• August 12, 2022

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Canadian men’s basketball team misses out on Olympic qualification

Canadian men’s basketball team misses out on Olympic qualification

This Canadian basketball loss is going to sting for a long time.  After mounting an unbelievable and chaotic comeback, storming back from nine points down with 44 seconds left in the game to force overtime,…

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Canada clinches Group A, semifinal berth with commanding win over China

Canada clinches Group A, semifinal berth with commanding win over China

Unselfish basketball, a balanced attack and solid defense were key factors in a commanding Canadian victory against China Wednesday night at the Olympic basketball qualifying event in Victoria. A day after grinding out an opening…

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Trio of scorers power Canada past Greece in opening game of FIBA Olympic qualifier

Trio of scorers power Canada past Greece in opening game of FIBA Olympic qualifier

Canada finally has a depth of talent on its national men’s basketball team. And they leaned into it Tuesday night in the opening game versus Greece. Led by the strong play of Andrew Wiggins, R.J.…

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Raptors’ playoff hopes dim further after close loss to Kawhi Leonard, Clippers

Raptors’ playoff hopes dim further after close loss to Kawhi Leonard, Clippers

Paul George and Marcus Morris scored 22 points each, and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied for a 105-100 triumph over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night to snap a three-game skid. Reggie Jackson added 18…

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Raptors get full squad back at practice on heels of 6th straight loss

Raptors get full squad back at practice on heels of 6th straight loss

The Toronto Raptors seem to have put their health troubles behind them — finally. Raptors coach Nick Nurse had his full roster at practice on Thursday for the first time in two weeks, which is…

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Powell drops 29 as Raptors beat Bucks to sweep 2-game series

Powell drops 29 as Raptors beat Bucks to sweep 2-game series

Norman Powell’s efficiency ensured the Toronto Raptors would extend the Milwaukee Bucks’ longest skid in four years. Powell matched a season high with 29 points, Pascal Siakam had 27 and the Raptors defeat Milwaukee 110-96…

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Raptors sign GM Bobby Webster to multi-year extension

Raptors sign GM Bobby Webster to multi-year extension

The Toronto Raptors have signed general manager Bobby Webster to a multi-year contract extension, the team informed on Thursday. The extension for Webster has been in the works for some time, as president Masai Ujiri has discussed…

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Raptors still searching for 1st win after blowing another lead in loss to 76ers

Raptors still searching for 1st win after blowing another lead in loss to 76ers

The Toronto Raptors have carved out a reputation over the past few years of being a mentally tough and adaptable team that’s excellent at making modifications down the stretch. Three games — and three losses…

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Raptors top Hornets in pre-season opener

Raptors top Hornets in pre-season opener

If Malachi Flynn was feeling any nerves in his NBA debut, they were gone by the time the Raptors rookie guard knocked down back-to-back three-pointers in the third quarter on Saturday. Matt Thomas had 16…

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Raptors’ Nurse ‘decompressing’ after playoff loss, says contract extension was ‘easy’

Raptors’ Nurse ‘decompressing’ after playoff loss, says contract extension was ‘easy’

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse is still taking time to “decompress” after a strange NBA campaign that began with a championship banner raising at Scotiabank Arena, was interrupted by months by the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Toronto Raptors sign coach Nick Nurse to multi year extension

Toronto Raptors sign coach Nick Nurse to multi year extension

Nick Nurse would have been in the final year of his contract next campaign. The Toronto Raptors weren’t about to let that happen with their coach. Nurse and the Raptors stated a multiyear extension Tuesday,…

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Toronto Raptors to face Brooklyn in 1st round of playoffs

Toronto Raptors to face Brooklyn in 1st round of playoffs

The Toronto Raptors will face a familiar opponent in the first round of the playoffs — the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets clinched their spot against the defending NBA champions with Sunday night’s 129-120 win over…

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Pace of competitive Raptors practices picks up as trash talk fills empty gym

Pace of competitive Raptors practices picks up as trash talk fills empty gym

Trash talk has become the soundtrack of Toronto Raptors practices at Walt Disney World. Four months after the NBA was forced to shut down due to COVID-19, the Raptors are making up for lost time…