#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Hawks


The Raptors were back on track on home turf this week. A big game tonight, a big win and a big weekend ahead for Toronto’s All Stars DeMar, Terrence and Jonas. #VictoryBaby

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Hawks

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From NBA.com: The Toronto Raptors haven’t played this well before the All-Star break since Chris Bosh’s final season north of the border, but in no way does that mean they’re satisfied.

They’ll look to head into the long weekend on a positive note by ending a five-game home losing streak to the struggling Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.

Toronto (27-25) leads the Atlantic Division by three games and is enjoying its best run before the break since going 29-23 in 2009-10. It is coming off a 108-101 […]

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Trail Blazers


It just wasn’t enough in the second game of this 5-game road swing, but did the Raptors ever get close. A huge comeback led by DeMar, a homecoming for Terrence and a lot of Raptor fans in the building all the way from BC were just a few positives on the night.

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Game Preview: Raptors vs. Mavericks


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The Dallas Mavericks have one of the best assist-to-turnover ratios in the NBA thanks in large part to the steady play of Jose Calderon.

Calderon was greeted warmly in his first return to Toronto, but the receptions have been different for Vince Carter when he’s gone back north.

Carter has also been efficient with the basketball and Wednesday night’s contest figures to be one of his final games in Toronto as the Mavericks continue a three-game trip.

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Raptors: Kyle Lowry (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Terrence Ross […]

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Rebounding Proves Costly In Raptors’ Loss To Suns


There was no oasis in the desert for the Raptors on Friday and rebounding was a huge reason why.

After morning shootaround on Friday, both Raptors head coach Dwane Casey and Suns coach Jeff Hornacek believed their matchup was going to be won or lost on the glass — with Toronto’s ability to grab offensive rebounds and convert second-chance opportunities going up directly against the Suns’ league-leading scoring numbers on the fast break.

It was the home team that got the message and delivered emphatically in a 106-97 win on Sunday night […]

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Game Preview: Raptors at Suns



Key questions heading into the second game of a three-game trip for the Raptors against the Suns at US Airways Center (9 PM ET, TSN2, FAN590).

Can The Raptors Bounce Back? It’s the big question coming off what head coach Dwane Casey called the “debacle in Golden State” after Thursday’s practice in Phoenix. That’s an extremely economical way to describe the Raptors surrendering a 27-point lead in an eventual 112-103 loss to the Warriors in Oakland — the biggest comeback allowed in franchise history and the team’s fourth straight loss overall.

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Raptors Aim To Regroup Out West

After an unsuccessful homestand, it’s going to be a gut-check kind of week for the Raptors on the West Coast.

The Raptors did themselves no favours by going 1-3 during their season-long run of four straight home games. Their latest defeat at the hands of the Denver Nuggets on Sunday dropped them to 6-10 on the campaign and signs of frustration are starting to show during the team’s current three-game losing streak.

Improbably, the Raptors still lead the Atlantic Division. But that’s going to be tested against a trio of Pacific Division teams […]

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Raptors Can’t Outshoot Blazers in OT At ACC


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TORONTO (AP) — A steady hand and cool demeanour helped Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers.

Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points each as Portland shot its way to a 118-110 overtime victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

Nicolas Batum added a season-high 24, and the Blazers overcame a late push by Toronto to pick up their sixth straight victory.

“We didn’t have a reason to be all riled up,” Lillard said. “They played well getting back into the game. […]

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Raptors End Slide With Blowout Win Over Jazz At ACC


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TORONTO (AP) — Long on youthful promise but short on established talent, the Utah Jazz figured they’d take some beatings this season.

They just didn’t know how much it would hurt.

Tyler Hansbrough scored a season-high 23 points, DeMar DeRozan added 18 and the Toronto Raptors snapped a seven-game home losing streak against Utah, routing the winless Jazz 115-91 Saturday night.

“This is not fun,” frustrated Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said. “I don’t think we showed up with the intensity that we needed […]

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Pre-Game With Tyler Hansbrough


I catch up with Tyler Hansbrough, who makes his return to Indianapolis tonight to face the Pacers for the first time (7 PM ET, TSN2, Sportsnet 590 The FAN).

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