Raptors Reflect On Possibility Of Playoffs

Terrence Ross should get his first taste of NBA Playoff action in just his second year as a pro (NBAE/Getty Images)

Recap: Raptors 99, Celtics 90 | Box Score | Photos | Highlights & Post-Game Reaction

After five years without a postseason appearance, the Toronto Raptors are poised to make the playoffs.

Trying to keep their focus on each game as it comes without looking too far ahead, the Raptors recorded a 99-90 road victory against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. The win brought them another step closer to their postseason goals.

The team’s next win or New York Knicks loss will clinch a postseason berth for the Raptors. DeMar DeRozan was thinking of his second ...

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Raptors End Drought In Boston, Edge Closer To Playoffs

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BOSTON (CP) –  DeMar DeRozan understands that a playoff berth for the Raptors has meaning beyond Toronto’s locker room.

Terrence Ross scored 24 points, Kyle Lowry 23 and the Raptors edged closer to their first playoff spot since 2008 with a 99-90 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

“Not just the franchise, the whole city of Toronto and Canada,” said DeRozan, sitting at his locker with his left foot in a bucket of ice. “I’ve been here five years and see how passionate the fans are. ...

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Game Day: Raptors @ Celtics

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Season Series: Raptors 1-1

After a string of slow starts the Toronto Raptors got burned Tuesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Clawing back from a terrible first half, they were a botched final possession away from tying or winning the game.

With three weeks remaining in the regular season, showing up for anything less than 48 minutes isn’t good enough. Losing to the Cavaliers without Kyrie Irving is a good wake-up call for a team fighting to finish the season in the third spot in the Eastern ...

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Matt’s Stats: Raptors @ Cavaliers

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Matt Devlin breaks down some key numbers before the Raptors open a pivotal stretch of games against sub-.500 teams in Cleveland against the Cavs tonight (7 PM ET, Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 590 The FAN).

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Game Day: Raptors @ Cavaliers

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Season Series: Raptors 2-0

While the Toronto Raptors won both of their previous meetings with the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, neither was a runaway victory. In their first match up of the season, Terrence Ross and Jonas Valanciunas led the Raptors with 20 points and 18 points, eight assists, respectively.

In their most recent road win against the Cavaliers, DeMar DeRozan scored a game-high 33 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, to save the Raptors after they surrendered a 14-point lead. Ross had another strong game ...

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The Raptor Returns Against The Hawks!

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After months of rehabilitation from an Achilles tendon injury with the rather unconventional Dr. Goodman, The Raptor made his much-anticipated return to the court on Sunday!

As you can see from the video above and the photos below, fans were thrilled to welcome the greatest mascot in sports back to doing what he does best. Be sure to keep an eye out for The Raptor at all remaining home games this season!

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Lowry, DeRozan Lift Raptors Late Against Hawks

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In a Sunday matinee against the Atlanta Hawks the Toronto Raptors were able to pull out a 96-86 victory. After sleepwalking through the first three quarters, the Raptors outscored Atlanta 36-15 in the fourth. Trailing by three points with less than four minutes remaining, Toronto reeled off a 15-2 run to close the game and run away with the win.

“I told Tim Leiweke on the way in, it was like pulling teeth,” Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said. “It was like going to the dentist office in that first half.”

As ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Hawks

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Season Series: Raptors 1-2

The Toronto Raptors have a day off between games, though it might not feel that way considering the way their last one ended. They probably would have preferred to get right back to work and forget about it.

The Raptors will get that opportunity Sunday at home against the Atlanta Hawks. Friday night at home against Oklahoma City, Toronto (38-30) let an eight-point lead slip away in the final minute of the second overtime and watched Kevin Durant drain a ...

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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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