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Quick Recap: Raptors Still Have Defensive Problems Despite Win Over Celtics


Near the end of the second quarter the Raptors found themselves trailing 40-31. Something must have clicked at that moment, because the Raptors not only woke up and clawed their way back into the game; but they pummeled the Celtics into oblivion. A 66-33 run ensued. It was that type of Jekyll / Hyde game for the Raptors who started ... Read More »

Scouting Report: Boston Celtics


What you need to know about the Boston Celtics… The Celtics have a ‘revamped’ look of sorts since the last time the Raptors played them. Of course, Rajon Rondo’s 10 assists per game now reside in Dallas; but most recently the Celts’ shipped off Jeff Green to Memphis and Brandan Wright to Phoenix in exchange for draft picks with the ... Read More »

Recap: DeRozan, Lowry come clutch in win over Celtics

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Playing their 4th game in 5 days Wednesday night, the Raptors could have very easily let this game slip away. Playing without their starting frontcourt in Jonas Valanciunas and Amir Johnson, the easy excuse was there for the taking. However, this team has shown again and again that they simply will not do that. After being down almost the entire ... Read More »

Game Day: Raptors @ Celtics


How good are the Celtics this year? That’s an interesting question. One that we can’t possibly answer until we’ve looped this amazing vine a dozen times. Pretty epic, and a fitting way to start dissecting the question above. Marcus Smart is part of the new identity the Boston Celtics possess. The rookie out of Oklahoma State is one of the ... Read More »

Raptors annihilate Thunder; no biggie


If this was a regular season game, I’d probably be delirious. Even by pre-season standards though, the shellacking the Raptors gave the Thunder last night in Wichita was something you could take with a grain of salt. There was the obvious absence of the league’s MVP, but the Thunder were also without Kendrick Perkins, Reggie Jackson, and Nick Collison. Meanwhile, ... Read More »

Sights & Sounds: Raptors @ Celtics


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Marcus Thornton; Lou Williams

Dwane Casey drew up a brilliant play to win the game. In reality, I’m sure that if this was a regular season game, Dwane Casey would draw up something different then an iso, right? Maybe. Regardless, it’s comforting to know that the Raptors have an added weapon in the clutch this year. Pre-season basketball can bring us a roller-coaster of ... Read More »

Why Raptor fans should be as excited for Lucas Nogueira as they are for Lou Williams


This is one of those trades that makes the saying “In Masai we trust” a quite valid, sound, and rational way of thinking. The Raptors give up John Salmons + 2015 2nd-round draft pick, and receive Gold in return. Lou Williams Lou Williams is an efficient player (14.2 PER), and is also an expiring contract. He’s one of those notorious ... Read More »

Game Day: Raptors vs. Celtics


Chalk up a win, or a Knicks loss – either one of those scenarios will see the Raptors clinch a playoff berth. Hopefully, both of those things will happen. Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics – Air Canada Center – 7 pm   Praise for DeMar Celtics head coach Brad Stevens had all kinds of pleasant things to say about DeMar ... Read More »

Quick Recap: Raptors win in Boston for first time in six years


And with the win, the Raptors put one foot in the door to the 2013-2014 playoffs. Let’s dance. With the Nets losing in Charlotte tonight in an OT thriller, the Raptors now regain their 2.5 game advantage, and reclaim the 3rd seed in the East. Quick Recap The Celtics quickly got off to a 5-0 start; but the Raptors bounced ... Read More »

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