• September 21, 2021

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Kyle Lowry era over in Toronto as Raptors great signs with Miami Heat

Kyle Lowry era over in Toronto as Raptors great signs with Miami Heat

Raptors star guard Kyle Lowry is headed to the Miami Heat. Lowry put out a social media post to his more than 907,000 Twitter followers saying, “Miami Heat X Kyle Lowry” and “Let’s Goo!!” followed by…

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Kyle Lowry says family, winning will impact decision on if he stays in Toronto

Kyle Lowry says family, winning will impact decision on if he stays in Toronto

When asked about his highlight of a crazy NBA campaign, Kyle Lowry rattled off a laundry list of virtually every player on the Toronto Raptors and their high notes. From all-star Pascal Siakam to newcomer…

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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 sputter to finish as Kevin Durant sparks East-leading Nets to victory

Raptors sputter to finish as Kevin Durant sparks East-leading Nets to victory

Kevin Durant scored seven of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, Jeff Green had 22 points and the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Toronto Raptors 116-103 Tuesday night and clinched a playoff spot. Durant, who…

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Siakam powers Raptors past depleted Cavaliers

Siakam powers Raptors past depleted Cavaliers

Pascal Siakam scored 25 points, rookie Malachi Flynn added 18 and the Toronto Raptors pulled away in the second half for a 112-96 victory over the depleted Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Kyle Lowry contributed…

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Toronto Raptors trade Norman Powell to Portland Trail Blazers

Toronto Raptors trade Norman Powell to Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday attained guard Norman Powell from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood. In addition, center Jusuf Nurkic tweeted that he is returning from a right wrist fracture and will be in the Blazers’ lineup versus…

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Raptors drop 9th straight with loss to Rockets

Raptors drop 9th straight with loss to Rockets

Stephen Silas walked off the court at halftime thinking he’d seen a sign. Danuel House Jr. swished a 51-footer at the buzzer, sending the Rockets to the locker room on a high after 20 consecutive…

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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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5 Raptors ruled out for rescheduled game vs. Pistons due to COVID-19 protocols

5 Raptors ruled out for rescheduled game vs. Pistons due to COVID-19 protocols

A greatly reduced Raptors team will host the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday in Toronto’s temporary home of Tampa, Fla. The team stated Tuesday that starters Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby are out as…

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Raptors’ COVID-19 issues worsen, forcing postponement of Sunday game against Bulls

Raptors’ COVID-19 issues worsen, forcing postponement of Sunday game against Bulls

After dodging COVID-19 for almost half of the NBA campaign, the Toronto Raptors have been dealt a big blow. The NBA called off Toronto’s game versus the visiting Chicago Bulls on Sunday night due to…

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Minnesota Timberwolves fire coach Ryan Saunders, hire Toronto Raptors assistant Chris Finch as replacement

Minnesota Timberwolves fire coach Ryan Saunders, hire Toronto Raptors assistant Chris Finch as replacement

The Minnesota Timberwolves hired Toronto Raptors assistant Chris Finch as the franchise’s new coach Monday. Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas fired Ryan Saunders on Sunday, clearing the way for Minnesota to eschew an interim coach and move…

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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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VanVleet carries Raptors to victory over Bucks after Lowry leaves with injury

VanVleet carries Raptors to victory over Bucks after Lowry leaves with injury

Fred VanVleet scored 33 points, Pascal Siakam added 23 and the Toronto Raptors withstood the loss of Kyle Lowry to defeat the slumping Milwaukee Bucks 124-113 on Tuesday night. Lowry exited with a sore left…

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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 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 arrive in Tampa as preparations begin for season away from home

Raptors arrive in Tampa as preparations begin for season away from home

On the Toronto Raptors’ first full day in their temporary home away from home, the state of Florida hit an inglorious milestone, surpassing one million COVID-19 cases. Concern around the pandemic itself is just one…

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Canadian Chris Boucher completes underdog story by signing 2-year deal with Raptors

Canadian Chris Boucher completes underdog story by signing 2-year deal with Raptors

Chris Boucher’s story has played out like a feel-good sports movie, the kind where everyone cheers for the underdog. Riding an overnight bus as a homeless teenager. Dropping out of high school and working as…

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Raptors sign Alex Len to help fill void created by Ibaka, Gasol departures

Raptors sign Alex Len to help fill void created by Ibaka, Gasol departures

On the heels of losing their two championship centres, the Toronto Raptors shored up their frontcourt by signing Alex Len on Monday — and also some maintained some financial flexibility toward their ambitious 2021 off-season…

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Canadian government reviewing Raptors’ proposal to play in Toronto

Canadian government reviewing Raptors’ proposal to play in Toronto

The Canadian government is studying a proposal from the NBA and the Raptors to play in Toronto amid the pandemic. A spokesman for Health Minister Patty Hajdu said Tuesday officials have been in contact with…

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Raptors hopeful they’ll play in Toronto this season

Raptors hopeful they’ll play in Toronto this season

The Toronto Raptors’ president Masai Ujiri stated he’s hopeful the team will be able to play in their home city in the upcoming NBA campaign. “We understand … how difficult this is. We understand that…

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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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Raptors go down fighting in longest, strangest season in history

Raptors go down fighting in longest, strangest season in history

Championship defense ends with Game 7 loss to Celtics in 2nd round. When the Toronto Raptors were swept by Washington in the first round of the 2015 playoffs, Kyle Lowry made himself read every scathing…

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Raptors force game 7 against Celtics

Raptors force game 7 against Celtics

Playing on weary legs and with a gash on his chin that required three post-game stitches to close, Kyle Lowry backed his big behind into Boston’s Kemba Walker with 11.7 seconds left to play before…

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Raptors’ Serge Ibaka could miss Game 6 because of sprained ankle

Raptors’ Serge Ibaka could miss Game 6 because of sprained ankle

Facing elimination, the Toronto Raptors have a key player nursing an injury and their top scorer stuck in a severe rut. Forward Serge Ibaka wore a protective walking boot Tuesday after spraining his left ankle…

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Raptors on edge of elimination after loss against Celtics

Raptors on edge of elimination after loss against Celtics

Kyle Lowry had all but pushed the Toronto Raptors to a pair of triumphs with two excellent performances. But the six-time all-star guard had an off night on Monday. And so did the rest of…

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Raptors defeat Celtics with buzzer beating 3 pointer

Raptors defeat Celtics with buzzer beating 3 pointer

OG Anunoby hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer to give the Toronto Raptors new life in the NBA playoffs. Kyle Lowry had 31 points and found Anunoby with a precision crosscourt pass with 0.5 seconds on the…

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Raptors wobbled in title defense as Tatum, Smart help Celtics extend series lead

Raptors wobbled in title defense as Tatum, Smart help Celtics extend series lead

The Toronto Raptors had packed with a plan of being in Florida for four months. They’re now just two losses away from leaving the NBA bubble. The defending NBA champions let Tuesday’s game slip away…

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Raptors struggle with finding offensive rhythm in Game 1 loss to Celtics

Raptors struggle with finding offensive rhythm in Game 1 loss to Celtics

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse sat down for his postgame news conference and started looking for answers. For only the second time since the NBA season restarted, his Raptors dropped a game. It just so happened…

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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry diagnosed with ankle sprain

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry diagnosed with ankle sprain

The Toronto Raptors say that Kyle Lowry has been diagnosed with a left ankle sprain and that his condition will be updated as appropriate. Toronto’s Eastern Conference semifinal series versus the Boston Celtics starts on Thursday. With just a little more…

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Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets match preview

Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets match preview

The Toronto Raptors weren’t expected to perform well this campaign after losing Kawhi Leonard. Coach of the Year finalist Nick Nurse has proven everyone wrong yet again. Toronto Raptors notched their fifth consecutive 50+ win season and have…