Category Archives: Game Previews

Game Day: Raptors vs. Knicks

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If there was ever a preseason game that might give an accurate teaser of the regular season, it would be tonight’s game vs the Knicks in Montreal. Being the last pre-season game and all, Dwane Casey has stated that he’ll go with a more regular rotation to get the squad prepared for the season opener against the Hawks on Wednesday. ... Read More »

Raptors vs. Maccabi Haifa: 3 Things To Look Out For

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Three things to look out for in tonight’s game: The final roster spot – This is it. Do or die. Sudden death. Dwane Casey has stated that for the last pre-season game he will go with his full-strength rotation, and with this being the second last pre-season game, it’s the last chance for Cherry, Stiemsma, and Hamilton to showcase their ... Read More »

Game Day: Raptors @ Knicks

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Tonight’s game in New York provides us with two interesting facts: This is the first of a 3-game pre-season road swing. This is the first time ever that the Raptors will play a pre-season game at Madison Square Garden. So what should we expect from tonight’s game? For starters, a more balanced distribution of minutes. Yesterday’s gutting news of Kevin ... Read More »

Preseason Game 2: Eyes On Sweet Lou

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The Raptors have played pretty well during preseason in recent history, so last night’s win over Sac-Town in Rain City was of no surprise. But there seems to be a certain buzz, aura, and excitement about the Raptors this year. This pre-season seems different. For good reason, this pre-season is quite distinguished from previous pre-seasons. Lou Williams is a fragment ... Read More »

Raptors get set to take on Kings

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“A crusade. This is not just a rally cry, this is, I think, our identity.” - Tim Leiweke on “We The North” From East to West, Halifax to Vancouver. Tim Leiweke’s vision from the beginning was to stamp the Raptor brand on the entire nation. He’s doing just that. The Raptors are in Vancouver for training camp and will have ... Read More »

Game Day: Raptors look to take Game 7

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At least it’s in Toronto. That’s something most fans are happy to breathe a sigh of relief about after the Raptors got thrashed in Brooklyn in Game 6. They never held the lead once and despite a late rally, fell short to the desperate Nets. “They were throwing haymakers and we were not ready for it,” said DeMar DeRozan. Four ... Read More »

Raps look to close the deal in Game 6

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The Raptors were outscored 44-24 in the fourth quarter of Game 5, which included a 32-8 run by the Nets. Despite this, they were able to hold on for the narrow 115-113 victory. Even after countless four-point plays that had fans groaning and wringing their hands. “My emotions, you wouldn’t want to hear it. We just didn’t play smart. They ... Read More »

Game Day: Game 5, Nets @ Raptors

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Much has been made about the difference in atmosphere between Toronto and Brooklyn. While the ‘White Sea up North’ – I just kind of coined that on the fly – has been a living hell, the Barclays Center has been a den of pussycats. The expectation that Garnett had from Brooklyn’s crowd was not met, and Paul Pierce didn’t seem ... Read More »

Game Day: Raptors’ season hangs on Game 4

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It’s no secret that the Raptors need to win tonight to have any hope of defeating the Nets and moving on to the next round of the playoffs. Down 2-1 in the series, Toronto knows that it has to play much better despite some iffy calls by officials. Patrick Patterson is one said player looking for redemption, after missing two ... Read More »

Game Day: Raptors @ Nets – Game Three

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Win one of these next two games, and you regain your home-court advantage. Win both, you’re heading back to Toronto to finish off the seniors for good. Lose both, your season is done. Indeed, the implications of this – and most – playoff games are massive, and could shift the momentum to one team’s favour drastically. The atmosphere “Very, very ... Read More »

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