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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 »

Round 1 Game 1 Recap: Toronto vs. Brooklyn

VasquezvsNets

Recap Saturday saw the Toronto Raptors play their first playoff game in 7 years. It was a crisp day and the crowds began to fill Maple Leaf Square hours before tip-off to cheer on the Raptors. Among the flags bearing the Raptors’ logo, the purple throwback Carter jerseys, and various other Raptors-related paraphernalia was something larger. There was a movement. ... Read More »

Raptor of the Year: 2013-14

13-14 Raps

Wow. We’re here again. At the end of every regular season we here at Raptors Watch like to give out our own imaginary annual award called Raptor of the Year. This is the third time we’ve done this and certainly won’t be the last. For those of you who don’t know, this award is given to the Raptor who played ... Read More »

Raptors make franchise history, record 48th victory of the season

vasquez sessions

With just over three minutes left in the 2nd Q, Kyle Lowry streaked up the floor and threw a beautiful bounce pass ahead to Greivis. He then shoveled it back to Amir, who threw down a vicious one-handed slam on Raduljica. An and-1. With the crowd now on their feet, Johnson walked past the basket and into the baseline stands, ... Read More »

Game Day: Raptors host Bucks

VasquezVsBucks

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 »

Raptor of the Week: April 7-13

Amir Johnson; Jonas Valanciunas;

The Raptors played three games this week and now have only two left in the regular season. They defeated Philadelphia, lost to New York and then finished off Detroit today. The Raps are sitting at a 47-33 record, tied for the most wins in franchise history. And what’s helped them get there? How about an insane week from three players? ... Read More »

Raps tie franchise record with W over Pistons

demar pistons dunk

I think they’re just teasing us now. Over the past few weeks, it has seemed as though these guys have not been able to consistently play all 48 minutes. Leads have been given up, and defense has ceased to exist. Yet, this Raptors team, who is aiming for the franchise record in wins Monday, almost always find a way to ... 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 »

Bill Simmons chooses Kyle Lowry for third-team all NBA

First-Team All-NBA: Durant, LeBron, Noah, Chris Paul, Harden. Second-Team All-NBA: George, Griffin, Dwight Howard, Curry, Dragic. Third-Team All-NBA: Kevin Love, Nowitzki, Al Jefferson, Kyle Lowry, Tony Parker. Thoughts: Durant/LeBron/Noah/Harden are unassailable first-team picks … CP3 nearly lost his first-team spot to Curry for missing 19 games, but he’s such a better defensive player that it evened out … Curry’s having ... Read More »

Despite loss to Knicks, Raps clinch Atlantic

RossVsKnicks

There were a few games around the NBA last night that affected the Eastern Conference. Two of those games (other than their own) affected the Toronto Raptors. The Brooklyn Nets lost to the Atlanta Hawks, making it impossible for anyone to top Toronto in the Atlantic Division and thus securing the 2013-14 banner for the club for the first time ... Read More »

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