MacKenzie: Durant Praises, Torches Raptors

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Late Thursday night, Kevin Durant tweeted a Toronto shout out.

“This what Sauga feel like in the night time.”

The tweet is a lyric from Mississauga artist PartyNextDoor’s “Break From Toronto.”

Late Friday night, Durant poured in a 51-point, 12-rebound, seven-assist performance in a double-overtime victory against the Toronto Raptors.

Prior to giving Air Canada Centre its most gut-wrenching loss of the season, Durant held court in Oklahoma City’s locker room in front of a projector showing game film.

A childhood fan of the Toronto Raptors, he was asked a lot of questions about the ...

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Massive Milestone Game For Johnson Comes In A Loss

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Kevin Durant wasn’t the only player having a night to remember in Oklahoma City’s 119-118 double-overtime victory against the Toronto Raptors.

Although he would rather the final outcome had been a different, Amir Johnson suited up for the 500th game of his NBA career on Friday night.

“I just say it’s a blessing that I can continue to keep on playing through all the injuries I’ve been through,” Johnson said about the milestone. “Just to be able to wake up every ...

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#RaptorReturns: Part 3

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The Raptor is now just days away from his big return to the court! Check out his latest progress and be sure to come out and see him complete his comeback from injury against the Hawks on Sunday.

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Thunder

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Season Series: Raptors 1-0

The Toronto Raptors notched one of their biggest road victories of the season when they defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-98 back in December. On Friday night, the Thunder are in town to try to get a season split against the Raptors.

Toronto’s win in Oklahoma City was the Thunder’s first home loss of the season and snapped a 13-game home winning streak. Kyle Lowry had 22 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the Raptors, while Amir Johnson added 17 points and ...

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Game Day: Raptors @ Pelicans

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Season Series: Raptors 1-0

The good thing about back-to-backs is they force you to forget about the last game and focus on the challenge ahead. Fresh off an overtime-loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night, the Toronto Raptors are in New Orleans and hoping to dust off their shoulders to get back on track against the Pelicans.

The last time these teams met, Kyle Lowry had a 19-point, 12-assist double-double and DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points as the Raptors downed the Pelicans 108-101. Amir Johnson missed ...

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Game Day: Raptors @ Hawks

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Season Series: Raptors 1-1

After a disappointing loss to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday afternoon, the Toronto Raptors face off against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta on Tuesday night. While these teams have split a pair of games earlier this year, the Hawks were recently in free-fall mode, dropping 14 of 15 games prior to the four-game winning streak they bring into Tuesday’s game.

While the Raptors hold a three-game lead on the Brooklyn Nets at the top of the Atlantic Division, the Hawks are holding down ...

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Lowry, DeRozan Rep Raptors On NBA TV

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With the Raptors in Atlanta to face the Hawks on Tuesday night, Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan stopped by the NBA TV Game Time set.

Check them out as they describe leading the Raptors through a majorly improved 2013-14 campaign and walk the GameTime crew through some of the basic plays and sweet spots that have led to their success this season.

Get ready for more Raptors on NBA TV, Tuesday’s game against the Hawks was selected as the final Fan Night matchup of the season.

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Raptors Get Stretch Run Lesson In Loss To Suns

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Shortly before the Phoenix Suns shot their way to a 121-113 victory against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek praised the depth of Toronto’s bench. With Gerald Green scoring 28 points to lead the way, Hornacek spent Sunday afternoon watching his own bench outscore Toronto’s reserves 59-11.

In addition to the 28 from Green, Markieff Morris had a 16-point, 14-rebound double-double for the Suns, who are in a battle ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Suns

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Season Series: Raptors 0-1

The Toronto Raptors will try to go a perfect 3-0 when they close out this three-game homestand on Sunday afternoon against the Phoenix Suns.

In Toronto’s previous meeting against Phoenix (on Dec. 6), the Suns overwhelmed the Raptors with their speed and handed them their fifth consecutive loss. That was the team’s longest losing streak this season and moved them to 6-12.

In that loss, Markieff Morris led the way with 23 points for the Suns. Amir Johnson scored 22 points for the Raptors. ...

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Raptors Take Control Late In Bounce Back Win Over Grizzlies

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As the Toronto Raptors push toward the postseason, they need to learn from their losses and not make the same mistakes twice. On Friday night in a convincing 99-86 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto seemed to be playing to avenge a loss to the Brooklyn Nets earlier in the week.

While the Raptors allowed Brooklyn to overwhelm them with their experience and be the aggressors from the jump, against the Grizzlies, save for a slow start, they were ready.

“I don’t mean this in ...

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