Raptors Depth Helps Grind Out Key Win Over Pistons

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The Toronto Raptors notched their 36th victory of the season on Wednesday night in a 101-87 win against the Detroit Pistons. It wasn’t a particularly pretty game. Neither team shot well. Each team turned the ball over 16 times.

Still, it was an important victory for Toronto because the team is in the home stretch of a playoff run with 19 games remaining. This is new territory for some of these players. They’re learning as they go with Raptors head coach Dwane Casey leading the way.

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Veteran Nets Close Out Raptors In Possible Playoff Preview

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With 1:36 remaining on Monday night, DeMar DeRozan took a three and missed a three. 16 year-veteran Paul Pierce grabbed the rebound and promptly hit a three of his own. The game had been tied at 94 points apiece. Pierce’s three gave the Brooklyn Nets a three-point advantage. Brooklyn would go on to close out the 101-97 victory from there.

That three —and Pierce’s 10-point fourth quarter— is exactly why the Nets are a dangerous team. Regardless of the four-game ...

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Pregame With Steve Novak In Brooklyn

Fresh off a big game against the Timberwolves in Minneapolis, Steve Novak sits down with me before the Raptors face the Nets in Brooklyn.

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Game Day: Raptors @ Nets

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Season Series: Raptors 2-1

The Toronto Raptors are in Brooklyn to face the Nets while being nine games above .500 for the first time since the 2006-2007 season thanks to a road win in Minnesota on Sunday night.

Currently holding a four-game lead on the Nets, Toronto will look to take another step toward winning the Atlantic Division. They’ll do so without the services of Patrick Patterson, who was ruled out for the next 7-10 days because of a right ulnar collateral sprain.

In Toronto’s dramatic 104-103 victory ...

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Game Day: Raptors @ Timberwolves

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Season Series: Raptors 1-0

In a January meeting against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Air Canada Centre, the Raptors pulled out a 94-89 victory. When the Timberwolves made a late push to get within two points with less than two minutes remaining, DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry made tough baskets to clinch the win.

Toronto comes to Minnesota winners of its past two games and five of its past six. A victory could put the Raptors nine games above .500 for the ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Kings

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The tide turned three months ago for the Raptors and Kings and the tide turned again tonight as the Raptors locked in the big win in this hometown reunion. #VictoryBaby

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No Rust From Ross In Raptors Win Over Kings

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When the Toronto Raptors sent Rudy Gay to Sacramento, they opened up an opportunity for Terrence Ross. While the main conversation after the trade was why Gay hadn’t been successful in Toronto, Ross was quietly inserted into the starting lineup. He soon began piecing together performances to show why the front office believed enough in their second-year guy to hand him an opportunity.

In his first game back from an ankle sprain that sidelined him in Toronto’s Sunday afternoon victory against ...

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Raptors Reveal Purple Throwbacks At Player’s Gala

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The fourth annual MLSE Player’s Gala, presented by BlackBerry, proved to be another huge success with roughly $500,000 raised in support of the MLSE Foundation’s Regent Park Revitalization Project.

Check out a recap of all the fun from Real Sports below, as the Raptors mixed and mingled with fans and colleagues from all MLSE teams and also made a splash with the reveal of their purple throwback jerseys to be worn for a handful of games in 2014-15.

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Raptors Embracing “15 Deep” Mentality

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Spend any amount of time around this year’s Toronto Raptors team and you’ll hear the phrase “15 deep.”

One of the key components of any successful team is depth. Over the course of an 82-game regular season a lot can happen. Thanks to injuries, illness and off-nights, even Mr. Dependable can disappear for a game here or there. Having a solid set of reserves can help weather those bumps and bruises without lasting damage.

For players that are not always in the rotation, staying ready on their own time is a must. ...

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Fields, Patterson Encourage Students To Shape Up

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Patrick Patterson, Landry Fields and Raptors strength and conditioning coach Jon Lee paid a visit to the students of St. Vincent de Paul in Toronto on Tuesday to encourage healthy, active living with the MLSE Shape Up program.

Watch highlights from the visit below. Teachers and students can learn more about how to get involved with MLSE Shape Up and become eligible for a future school visit.

 

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