Toronto Raptors

Escape from Mississauga: Long Island Nets end eight-game losing streak, beat Raptors 905

It came down to the 0.5 seconds and one free throw but the Long Island Nets get their revenge on the the Raptors 905 and in the process ended their eight-game losing streak, 117-106. The game, a rare morning affair, was played on the Raptors home court in Mississauga, Ontario, Justin Anderson, an NBA...

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2 days ago, NetsDaily, Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors

Dial 905: Justin Anderson comes alive in split week

Photo by Christian Bonin/NBAE via Getty Images The Raptors 905 discovered a new offensive catalyst this week, as they went 1-2 in three games. With lineup inconsistencies early in the season, the Raptors 905 made a shrewd signing last week — bringing Justin Anderson on board. The G League veteran...

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2 days ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors

Trash-talk Toronto Raptors: Serge Ibaka is back!

Welcome back to another edition of Trash-talk Toronto Raptors! Here we discuss everything about the Toronto Raptors except… basketball Last week Toronto Raptors Twitter-verse dropped a little knowledge on ESPN and their rankings of the teams. And, the Raptors helped the smack talkin’ fanbase...

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Report: Raptors apparently have “high interest” in Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports The Cavs are losing — a lot — and could start to shed veteran salary. Could the Canadian-born Thompson land in Toronto? Over at (the remains of) Sports Illustrated, Sam Amico has been speculating on what the future holds for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who at 5-15 are currently...

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2 days ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers

End of Bench Chronicles: The Raptors continue to shorten the rotation

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports The Raptors welcomed back Serge Ibaka and Kyle Lowry, which means there are some changes coming to the end of the bench. Here’s where things stand now. Some big changes are afoot in the world of the Raptors, bigger even than the ones that came before. Actually, that’s...

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2 days ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors

Should the Toronto Raptors keep Fred VanVleet at any cost?

Bobby Marks recently noted that Fred VanVleet could earn $25-$30 million this offseason. If he receives that figure, should the Toronto Raptors match? When negotiating in free agency, every front office must set a hard-line. There’s a point when you must cease negotiations and walk away from the...

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2 days ago, Raptors Rapture, Toronto Raptors

Rockets vs. Raptors preview, betting odds, injury report, game time, TV

The Houston Rockets look to put a devastating loss behind them by traveling to Toronto to meet the defending NBA Champion Raptors on Thursday. While it looks like the fiasco in San Antonio isn’t quite over yet, nevertheless, the Houston Rockets must shift their focus on Pascal Siakam and the defending...

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2 days ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors should be buyers, not sellers at the trade deadline

Even though the Toronto Raptors are defending NBA champions, no one expected them to compete for a title again this year. Now, they’re proving everyone wrong and might be one trade away from seriously contending. Before the season began, many thought the Toronto Raptors would take a significant...

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2 days ago, Raptors Rapture, Toronto Raptors

Raptors look to bounce back vs. Rockets: Preview, start time, and more

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports After an overtime loss to the Heat, the schedule doesn’t get any lighter for the Raptors with James Harden and the Rockets up next in Toronto. For the third time in as many games the Toronto Raptors are up against an elite opponent. In the first two contests they blew...

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2 days ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors, Houston Rockets

Raptors’ Fred VanVleet on James Harden: He’s an alien out there

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet will have the pleasure of going up against high-scoring Houston Rockets guard James Harden on Thursday. It’s going to be a major test for the improved Raptors star. VanVleet knows this full well. He praised Mr. Harden at every turn in the lead up to the game, going...

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3 days ago, Yardbarker, Toronto Raptors

Toronto Raptors: Around the NBA, including are the Spurs done?

Every week we take you beyond the Toronto Raptors to look at the rest of the NBA. This week’s highlights include the San Antonio Spurs being done, the Milwaukee Bucks heating up, and more. The Toronto Raptors are currently 15-5 and in fourth place in the Eastern Conference. But what’s been...

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3 days ago, Raptors Rapture, Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs

Toronto Raptors Podcast: How real are the Toronto Raptors?

In this week’s episode, Hunter Surphlis and Mike Bossetti talk about the most recent news and numbers from the Toronto Raptors. Should they trade for DeMar DeRozan? Is Pascal a real MVP candidate? And more. The Toronto Raptors are shaping out to be one of the best teams in the NBA. They’re...

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3 days ago, Raptors Rapture, Toronto Raptors

Toronto Temperature: Lowry’s return falls flat but the Raptors are still rolling

Lowry’s return didn’t quite go as planned. | Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images The Raptors go 3-1 for the week and have some lineup management questions to address. Time to take the temperature. Bit of a mixed-bag week for your Toronto Raptors. Yes, Toronto finished with a 3-1 record. Yes, the Raptors...

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3 days ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors

Swingin’ Wings: Norm Powell makes a statement

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports The Raptors are finally back at full strength! What does it mean for Toronto’s wing depth? Yes, questions remain. The 2019-20 Toronto Raptors are not only defending their championship, they’re also replacing two starters at key positions on the wing. Each week on Swingin’...

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3 days ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors

Takeaways from Toronto Raptors overtime loss to the Miami Heat

The Toronto Raptors played even for 48 minutes but eventually lost to the Miami Heat in overtime. What were the game’s biggest takeaways? A dog fight broke out in Scotiabank Arena last night. In a matchup between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference, we saw defense, scrappiness, and a...

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3 days ago, Raptors Rapture, Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat

Grades from Toronto Raptors tough overtime loss to Miami Heat

The Toronto Raptors dropped their first home loss of the season in a tough game against the Miami Heat. How did everyone grade in the defeat? At long last, the King has returned for the Toronto Raptors. After Serge Ibaka returned against the Utah Jazz in a game the Raptors absolutely dominated, Kyle...

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3 days ago, Raptors Rapture, Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat

Five thoughts on last night: Heat 121, Raptors 110 (OT)

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports Two defensive powerhouses fought to a draw Toronto last night, until one team’s superstar made the difference. Two of the league’s best defenses went at it last night, and as you might expect, the game ultimately came down to who could generate more stops — and who could...

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3 days ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors

Harden leads Houston against Toronto after 60-point game

Houston visits the Toronto Raptors after James Harden scored 60 points in the Rockets' 158-111 victory over the Hawks

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3 days ago, FOX Sports, Toronto Raptors, Houston Rockets

Butler Takes Over Late, Leads HEAT Past Raptors

Mission accomplished.

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3 days ago, Miami Heat, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors

Jimmy Butler’s triple-double helps Heat snap Raptors’ seven-game win streak

Jimmy Butler’s triple-double helps Heat snap Raptors’ seven-game win streak

Bam Adebayo scored 18 points, Justise Winslow had 17 and Kelly Olynyk 16 for Miami.

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3 days ago, NBC Sports, Toronto Raptors

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