Raptors Take Down Grizzlies

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TORONTO (CP) - Days after folding down the stretch in a loss to division-rival Brooklyn, the Toronto Raptors made a statement on Friday night.

Toronto stood tall in final quarter this time around, scoring 12 straight points late to break open a tie game on the way to a 99-86 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies before a crowd of 18,465 at Air Canada Centre.

“That’s a tough team to beat. We beat a playoff team,” said Toronto guard Greivis Vasquez, who scored 17 points off the bench, including ...

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Pregame With Chuck Hayes

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Chuck Hayes has provided a much-needed veteran presence on this young Raptors team. I sat down with him prior to the Raptors’ big game against the Grizzlies (TSN, FAN590).

 

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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.

“A lot ...

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Raptors Cruise Past Pistons

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TORONTO (CP) - In the immediate moments after the Raptors’ 101-87 victory over Detroit on Wednesday, Toronto coach Dwane Casey sat down to watch the dying minutes of the Miami-Brooklyn game.

Amir Johnson checked the result on his phone.

With 20 games left on a thrilling season that sees Toronto poised for a playoff position for the first time in six years, the Raptors are excited, and thinking about little else.

“Hell, yeah. Without a doubt, man,” DeMar DeRozan said. “That’s why I work so hard, and it always bugged me ...

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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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Raptors Run Past Timberwolves

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MINNEAPOLIS (CP) - The Toronto Raptors have had every excuse to give in this season. They’ve had injuries to key players, turned the roster over significantly with an early season trade and had low expectations after a regime change portended a possible tear down and rebuild.

Kyle Lowry doesn’t make excuses. Dwane Casey doesn’t make excuses. And the Raptors haven’t given an inch while climbing the Eastern Conference ladder.

Lowry had 20 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his fourth career triple-double, lifting the Raptors to a ...

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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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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 Clip Kings

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TORONTO (CP) - The game marked the return of Rudy Gay, but the night belonged to the Toronto Raptors.

Terrence Ross scored 18 points to lead the Raptors to a 99-87 victory over Sacramento on Friday, the Kings’ first visit since the mammoth seven-player deal in December that sent Gay to the west coast.

A month after the Kings manhandled Toronto in Sacramento, the Raptors turned the tables on their visitors, putting their personal feelings aside and showing just how much they’ve ...

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