• September 23, 2021

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Trent’s 3-pointer beats buzzer as Raptors rally past Wizards

Trent’s 3-pointer beats buzzer as Raptors rally past Wizards

Gary Trent Jr. beat the buzzer with a long 3-pointer and the Toronto Raptors rallied from a 19-point second-half deficit to defeat the Washington Wizards 103-101 on Monday night. Pascal Siakam led Toronto with 22…

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VanVleet sets new Toronto Raptors record with 54 points in a single game

VanVleet sets new Toronto Raptors record with 54 points in a single game

Fred VanVleet, hitting 11 three-pointers, put on a show with a franchise-record 54 points as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Orlando Magic 123-108 on Tuesday. The Raptors’ previous single-game scoring record was 52 points, set…

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OG Anunoby, Toronto Raptors agree to multi-year extension

OG Anunoby, Toronto Raptors agree to multi-year extension

Forward OG Anunoby and the Toronto Raptors have agreed to a multi-year contract extension. The Raptors revealed the deal with the 23-year-old Anunoby on Monday, but did not disclose financial terms per team policy. The…

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Nurse, Powell believe Raptors rookie Malachi Flynn has drive to thrive in NBA

Nurse, Powell believe Raptors rookie Malachi Flynn has drive to thrive in NBA

Malachi Flynn sits with Fred VanVleet every morning, peppering the veteran guard with questions about the NBA game. Since he was drafted 29th overall just three weeks ago, Flynn hasn’t had the luxury of casual…

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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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Raptors’ Fred VanVleet leaves scrimmage early after banging knee

Raptors’ Fred VanVleet leaves scrimmage early after banging knee

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet was required to leave the team’s Sunday evening scrimmage versus the Portland Trail Blazers due to a left knee injury. The Raptors-Blazers match-up is apparently ill-fated. Portland point guard Damian Lillard was also forced to sit…

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Raptors clinch a playoff spot with victory over Warriors

Raptors clinch a playoff spot with victory over Warriors

The Toronto Raptors secured a berth in the 2020 NBA playoffs with a triumph over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday. Few fans expected the Raptors to suffer a precipitous drop following the offseason departures of…

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Bucks take down Raptors, further establish Eastern Conference supremacy

Bucks take down Raptors, further establish Eastern Conference supremacy

The Milwaukee Bucks took the early punch. Staggered by the suffocating defense of the Toronto Raptors and barraged by three-pointer after three-pointer, the Bucks found themselves in a 12-point hole late in the second quarter.…

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Pascal Siakam leads Raptors to historic rout over Pacers

Pascal Siakam leads Raptors to historic rout over Pacers

Kyle Lowry had been keen to come out of the NBA all-star break at top speed. On Sunday, Lowry set a breakneck pace in the Toronto Raptors’ most lopsided win in franchise history. Lowry, who’d…

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Raptors aiming for new franchise record against Pacers

Raptors aiming for new franchise record against Pacers

The Toronto Raptors will be going for a franchise record of 12 straight victories Wednesday night when they host the Indiana Pacers. This is the second of four meetings between the two teams. The Pacers won 120-115 in…

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Raptors hold 24 second Kobe Bryant tribute in win over Spurs

Raptors hold 24 second Kobe Bryant tribute in win over Spurs

The Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs did not want to be on the court after learning Kobe Bryant had died, but they tried to honour him as best they could. The teams collaborated on…

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With roster almost at full strength, Raptors defeat Thunder

With roster almost at full strength, Raptors defeat Thunder

Blown leads have been chasing the Raptors like that winter long cold you just can’t seem to shake. Well, the Raptors found the cure … but just. It was a 30-point lead midway through the…

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Raptors Pascal Siakam hopes to return next week

Raptors Pascal Siakam hopes to return next week

Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam returned to practice in a limited capacity on Friday, along with Norman Powell and Marc Gasol. Raptors head coach Nick Nurse said Siakam, who has been out since Dec. 18 with a groin injury, is…

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Depleted Raptors fall apart late as Carmelo Anthony nails game-winner for Blazers

Depleted Raptors fall apart late as Carmelo Anthony nails game-winner for Blazers

Tuesday’s Raptors game was playing out like a good-news story about Toronto’s emerging new bench mob — until Carmelo Anthony spoiled it. The 10-time NBA all-star scored with 4.1 seconds to play as part of…

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Raptors close championship year with easy victory over Cavaliers

Raptors close championship year with easy victory over Cavaliers

Kyle Lowry once again lead the Toronto Raptors to a victory — it was a fitting ending to a fabulous year. Lowry, wearing baby-pink shoes, scored 24 points and dished out eight assists, guiding the…

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Celtics spoils Raptors´ Christmas cheer

Celtics spoils Raptors´ Christmas cheer

Jaylen Brown scored 30 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 118-102 win over Toronto on Wednesday, spoiling the Raptors’ first Christmas Day match at home. Fred VanVleet had 27 points while Chris Boucher…

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Lowry has triple double in Raptors´victory over pistons

Lowry has triple double in Raptors´victory over pistons

The Toronto Raptors defeated Detroit but lost two more players in the process. ”A win with a heavy price,” coach Nick Nurse said. Kyle Lowry had 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for a triple-double and the…

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Raptors´ Kyle Lowry returns to starting lineup on first home loss

Raptors´ Kyle Lowry returns to starting lineup on first home loss

Raptors guard Kyle Lowry got the green light to play Tuesday night versus the Miami Heat. “Kyle’s good. Good to go,” Toronto coach Nick Nurse said prior to tipoff. “He’ll be in the starting lineup…

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Raptors defeat 76ers in first rematch since The Shot

Raptors defeat 76ers in first rematch since The Shot

Pascal Siakam had 25 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 101-96 victory over Philadelphia on Monday, while holding 76ers centre Joel Embiid to zero points for the first time in his NBA career.…