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Raps look to right ship in Game 2

Kyle Lowry, Paul Pierce

Make no mistake about it. Tonight is a must-win game for the Toronto Raptors. After blowing Game 1 in the Air Canada Centre 94-87, the Raps have lost home court advantage to the dangerous Brooklyn Nets. Going into Brooklyn 0-2 is definitely not how Toronto would like to repay its loyal fans who have waited years for these very games. ... Read More »

Playoffs, Game 1 – The Preview


The Prologue: Long before this season began, long before Demar DeRozan was ever drafted, long before Masai Ujiri every worked for the Raptors, the city of Toronto still had beef with New York. It began over a decade ago, when a then young upstart Raptors team, led by the dazzling Vince Carter trotted into the post season for the first ... Read More »

Game Day: Raptors host Bucks


If the Raptors are able to grab a win tonight, they’ll set a franchise record for wins in a season. And what better opponent to do it against than the league worst Bucks? “We definitely want to pass that record,” Amir Johnson said. “We’re still playing hard, we’re still working on our game for the playoffs so we’re still playing ... Read More »

Game Day: Raptors meet Pistons

DeMar DeRozan; Jonas Jerebko

The Raptors have won the Atlantic Division for the second time ever. They are headed to the playoffs for just the sixth time in 19 seasons of existence. But that’s not enough. After the Raps’ loss to the Knicks, the Chicago Bulls stole back the third seed that Toronto has held for the majority of the season. If they want ... Read More »

Game Day: 76ers @ Raptors

Amir Johnson; Jonas Valanciunas;

While the media has yet to speak to Jonas Valanciunas directly, we do know that he will play tonight. No suspension… For now. Dwane Casey and Masai Ujiri both addressed the press (all 5 million of them who turned up), yesterday. “(I was) disappointed a little bit,” Masai Ujiri said. “As an organization, it’s not something we take lightly, it’s ... Read More »

Pre-game notes: Raptors @ Bucks


Larry Sanders is suspended five games for smoking dope. Here’s his response to the ban. The Raptors tonight, just may have an opportunity to finally rest some players. I mean, Milwaukee literally wants to lose as many games as possible; while the Raptors are looking to do the exact opposite – it sort of just works out nicely for both ... Read More »

Game Day: Pacers @ Raptors


This is a great chance to beat the Indiana Pacers. They’re struggling – having lost three-of-four, and six of their last nine. They’ve ‘slipped’ to a first place tie with the Heat, and Miami has a chance to overtake them tonight. The Pacers also have a tough remaining schedule, which includes games against Miami and OKC. They did however, finally ... Read More »

Pre-game notes: Rockets @ Raptors


First I need to get this out of the way: Kyle Lowry will be a game-time decision. Still no word. The Rockets will be without Dwight Howard, which is a relief for the Raptors. It kind of evens itself out, doesn’t it? Both teams are fighting for the third seed in their respective conferences, and both teams will (probably) be ... Read More »

Pre-game notes: Raptors @ Heat


The Toronto Raptors have not beaten the Miami Heat since the ‘Big 3′ formed. That’s 14 straight games, all in all. If they want to avoid a 15th straight loss against the defending champs, they need to go inside. It’s no secret that Miami’s weakness lies in the paint – they are not a good rebounding team, nor do they ... Read More »

Game Day: Raptors @ Celtics


“It makes it feel all worth it, honestly,” DeRozan said of the team’s past woes. “The hard work, the struggles, the nights going home where you’re just frustrated and don’t want to turn on sports. It really shows you that if you stick at it and don’t give up, not to sound cliché, but it definitely pays off.” The Raptors ... Read More »

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