Throwback Thursday: Today Was A Good Day

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February 27th in Raptors history was a good day.

Let’s talk franchise records for a moment because they’re always exciting and that magic number 51. That is the most points scored by a player in a single game. Terrence Ross hit that number just over a month ago in front of hometown fans and the leftovers are still lingering. But as we know, original honours go to a player who’s Raptors jersey is still spotted at every home game, Vince Carter. And he set it on this exact day in 2000 ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Wizards

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From NBA.com: Coach Dwane Casey has the Toronto Raptors in solid position to make the playoffs for the first time in six seasons, but he realizes it’s only going to get tougher down the stretch.

The Washington Wizards are looking to end a similar postseason drought, though they’ll have to play the next six weeks without one of their top frontcourt contributors.

Toronto hasn’t had much trouble with Washington even when Nene has been in the lineup, and it will look to sweep the four-game ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Cavaliers

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The Raptors made it safely to the final buzzer and took the win for the second time in a week against the Cavs. The tally moves on up to 32 wins this season and a healthy 7 games above .500. #VictoryBaby #KeepClawin

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Matt’s Stats: Raptors @ Cavaliers

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Matt looks at limiting Kyrie Irving, positive defensive numbers for the Raptors of late and a lengthy stay atop the Atlantic this season before tonight’s matchup against the Cavs in Cleveland (7 PM ET, TSN, TSN 1050).

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Game Day: Raptors @ Cavaliers

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From NBA.com: Backed by their strong play on the defensive end, the Toronto Raptors are on the verge of moving seven games over .500 for the first time in six years.

They could reach that mark against the Cleveland Cavaliers, whose offensive struggles began with Toronto ending their longest winning streak in nearly four years.

The Raptors go for their sixth win in seven games as they try to beat the short-handed Cavaliers for the second time in less than a week Tuesday night in Cleveland.

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Magic

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That’s a wrap on a winning weekend for the Raptors and a winning weekend for athletes north of the border. Canadian pride was loud and proud as the Raptors settled six games above .500 for the first time since February 24, 2010. #VictoryBaby

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Pregame With Jonas Valanciunas

The Raptors big man sits down with me before Sunday’s matchup with the Orlando Magic (6 PM ET, TSN2, TSN 1050).

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Magic

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From NBA.com: Another strong defensive effort helped the Toronto Raptors bounce back from a rare defeat on their home floor.

It wouldn’t seem they should have trouble getting another home win Sunday night against the Orlando Magic, who could be without leading scorer Arron Afflalo and haven’t won a road game in more than two months.

While Atlantic Division-leading Toronto (30-25) has won 11 of 14 at home, the Southeast-worst Magic have lost 14 straight on the road since winning in Chicago on Dec. 16.

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Cavaliers

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It was a Friday Night of celebrations: the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame honoured some new inductees, the 15th Anniversary of Air Canada Centre and of course a #VictoryBaby – plus a season high for Kyle Lowry – for the home team.

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Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees Honoured Tonight

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Tonight’s game against the Cavaliers features two great young pros with local ties in Tristan Thompson and Anthony Bennett, which makes it the ideal choice to also serve as the Raptors annual Canada Basketball Awareness Night.

At halftime, the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame will also honour its 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees:

Andrea Blackwell (Kingston, ON)

Played 17 years with Team Canada (1979-96)
Two-time Olympian (1984 & 1996)

Candace Clarkson (Hamilton, ON)

Bronze Medal at World Championships (1979)
Olympian (1984)

Bill Coulthard (Tillsonburg, ON)

Gold Medal at Senior Canadian Championships (1952)
Olympian (1952)

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