Raptors Can’t Hold Big Halftime Lead In Loss To Rockets

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The Toronto Raptors put together their strongest half of their summer league session, but still dropped a 93-77 decision to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas.

Despite leading by as many as 29 points, the Raptors were unable to hold off a furious run by the Rockets in the second half and missed out on a match up with Andrew Wiggins and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday afternoon.

Thanks to a hot start from Dwight Buycks (24 points on 10-for-16 field goals), the Raptors jumped out to a quick ...

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With An Eye On Continuity, Raptors Target Offseason Priorities

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For DeMar DeRozan, locker room clean-out day has always been unpleasant. In addition to having to remove your workout gear from the locker that has been the home away from home, it means standing in front of media members to detail what went wrong. It means talking about failures and shortcomings and trying to explain why goals were not accomplished while trying to deal with the disappointment of the season ending.

This year, it was different.

Losing out on advancing to the conference semifinals by a single point, Sunday’s game was fresh ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Nets – Game 7

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Raptors gave them something to talk about. Fans gave them something to talk about. That’s a wrap on the incredible season that was but the power of #WeTheNorth isn’t going anywhere. #RTZ

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Heartbreak In Game Seven Ends Unexpected Raptors Season

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As the final buzzer sounded and the Brooklyn Nets celebrated a 104-103 Game 7 victory and series win, DeMar DeRozan immediately went to Kyle Lowry, still lying on the floor after missing what would have been the game-winning shot. The Toronto Raptors point guard had the ball with 6.2 seconds remaining to extend their season.

While Nets head coach Jason Kidd ran to hug Deron Williams and former Raptor Alan Anderson raised both arms above his head, Lowry covered his face ...

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Raptors End Season With Heartbreaking Loss In Game 7

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TORONTO (CP) _ Kyle Lowry scored 28 points, but was blocked on a shot at the buzzer as the Toronto Raptors lost Game 7 of their playoff series 104-103 against the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, ending their season.

Lowry got possession of the ball in the dying seconds of the game an drove to the rim as three Nets players clogged the lane, preventing him from scoring.

“The play was to get me the ball, but they did a good job of trapping ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Nets – Game 6.

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And you get a Game 7, and you get a Game 7 and Raptors and Nets, you get a Game 7! DeMar carried the team with 28 points but they needed all hands on deck. The final battle commences on home turf with their powerful sixth man, the fans. #WeTheNorth

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Raptors Slip In Game Six To Nets

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CP)_ DeMar DeRozan scored 28 points, but the Toronto Raptors dropped a 97-83 decision to the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, sending their best-of-seven playoff series back to the Air Canada Centre tied at three games apiece.

A win in Sunday’s Game 7 will put Toronto into the second round of the post-season for just the second time in the franchise’s 19-year history, and give them a date with the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat.

But they’re clearly going to ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Nets – Game 5

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A healthy lead of as much as 26 points by the Raptors had the crowd thinking that the game was in the bag. A healthy crowd helped cheer the Raptors back to victory when the lead was lost. The series sits at 3-2 for team from the north. And how about that Kyle Lowry, eh? #VictoryBaby #WeTheNorth

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Raptors Fend Off Nets, Take 3-2 Series Lead

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TORONTO (CP) – Kyle Lowry scored on an awkward, lurching 31-foot buzzer-beater just before halftime Wednesday, a circus shot that left him sprawled, grinning on his stomach on the Air Canada Centre floor.

The Raptors very nearly spoiled what was the point guard’s finest performance – in a playoff series full of them – while holding on for a 115-113 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

Lowry poured in 36 points in the victory that gave the Raptors a 3-2 lead in their ...

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The #RTZ Lookahead: Game 5

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Kat and Jay with more on staying dry in the Square for Game 5 of #Raptors – Nets on Wednesday and how to get tickets (if necessary) for Game 7.

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