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Recap: Raptors roll through Auburn Hills, win 5th straight

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The “We The North” movement was in full effect Friday night at the Palace. From a TV standpoint, it sounded like just another contest at the ACC, and that’s exactly how Jonas classified it in his post-game interview. Kyle was the recipient of loud “MVP” chants every trip to the free throw line, much to the dismay of the local ... Read More »

Without DeRozan, Raps Need More T-Ross

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When DeMar DeRozan went down with a groin injury against the Dallas Mavericks a couple weeks back, Toronto Raptors fans groaned. The All-Star, despite having played a mediocre season at best to that point, was still a huge part of the Raptors’ success. I was one of those who thought that, even without DeRozan, the Raptors would be able to ... Read More »

Raptors sink Pacers, 106-94

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The Toronto Raptors started off slow against the Indiana Pacers in Friday’s matchup. Thankfully for them, so did Indy. The offense for both sides was rather hard to watch early, with multiple air balls splashing down out of bounds and not many plays being run. Both Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross had a rough go scoring-wise, though each of them ... Read More »

Recap: Raptors suffer tough loss at hands of LeBron, Cavs

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Entering Quicken Loans Arena, the last time the Cleveland Cavaliers had lost was against the Raptors in their own building. Tonight, both teams came in on the second night of a back-to-back and gave it their all until the final buzzer sounded. 105-101 was the final score. It was a tough loss for Toronto, snapping their streak of 39 wins ... Read More »

Raptor of the Week: Nov.23-29

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The Raptors played three games this week, defeating both Phoenix and Atlanta before falling to Dallas in a hard fought game. Toronto is now 13-3 and still sits atop the Eastern Conference, though it seems bittersweet after the Mavericks game. Still, there were some great plays and numbers put up this week. Let’s get to an honourable mention first. Jonas ... Read More »

Raptors fall to Mavericks, DeMar leaves game with injury

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The Raptors lost? Well this doesn’t feel right.. On a Friday night in which the Toronto Raptors donned the purple throwbacks yet again, they were served a slice of humble pie by the Dallas Mavericks, losing by a score of 106-102. Though the Raps showed great fight in making the final score close, the guys from Texas controlled the tempo ... Read More »

NBA.com MVP Ladder: Kyle Lowry in play

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NBA.com put out their list of early MVP candidates this morning, and Kyle Lowry found himself on the receiving end of an extended breakdown. From Sekou Smith: Knowing your role and playing it to perfection. That’s what Dwane Casey says his Toronto Raptors have done to go from a promising and talented bunch to the best team in the Eastern ... Read More »

Raptors edge Suns, 104-100

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The Toronto Raptors were on a four-game winning streak heading into tonight’s game against the Phoenix Suns. They’ve looked great over the winning streak and haven’t had too many grind it out until the end games. Until tonight, that is. The Raptors started off at a decent pace, feeding Jonas Valanciunas the ball in the post and getting him touch ... Read More »

Raptor of the Week: Nov.16-22

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The Raptors played three games this week, including a back-to-back. They won each matchup, taking out heavyweight Memphis, upstart Milwaukee and the LeBron James-led Cleveland. This week was full of excitement and fun, especially with the Raptors improving to an 11-2 record and keeping a strong hold on the top of the Eastern Conference. There are three notable players this ... Read More »

Vince Carter and the Dangerous Grip of Nostalgia

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On Wednesday night, during a commercial timeout, the Toronto Raptors celebrated Vince Carter as part of their 20th Anniversary theme for this season. All things considered, the moment went very well. The fans gave Carter a classy applause, the video was entertaining and Vinsanity himself sprung leaks in both eyes. Then the game began and on the first possession in ... Read More »

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