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Game Day: Don’t Sleep On The Hawks

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It seemed like it was just a fortnight ago, that energy, that atmosphere, that hype. And as far as atmosphere goes, this will – at the very least – be as loud and electrifying as any home opener the Raptors have ever had. Emotions are running high tonight for the season opener against the Atlanta Hawks, and expectations are also ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Pre-game notes: Raptors @ Bucks

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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 »

Game Day: Raptors @ Cavs

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The Cleveland Cavaliers will be without Kyrie Irving tonight, but that doesn’t mean you should sleep on them. The Cavs are coming off of a win against the Knicks where they haulted New York’s 8-game unbeaten run. Without Irving, former Raptor Jarrett Jack stepped up – scoring a season-high 31 points while dishing out 10 assists. Raptors on a mission ... Read More »

Game Day: Pistons @ Raptors

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You might find it hard to get yourself fired up for games at this point in the season. I mean, after coming off a loss in what was practically a playoff atmosphere in Brooklyn, coming back to play against a lowly – and woeful – Detroit Pistons team doesn’t sound nearly as tantalizing. Rest assured though, that every win counts ... Read More »

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