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Category: ‘Atlantic Division’

Toronto Raptors Clinch First Playoff Berth Since 2008 with Win Over Boston Celtics
March 29th, 2014 at 11:24 AM
The Toronto Raptors are in the playoffs!  Last night the Raptors defeated the Boston Celtics 105-103 and clinched their first playoff berth since the 2007-2008 season.  It was an exciting night for the team and their fan base as now they can fully set their eyes on securing the best...

Boston Celtics (23-48) at Toronto Raptors (41-30)
March 28th, 2014 at 5:09 PM
The Toronto Raptors are back home tonight as they play host to the Boston Celtics in an Atlantic Division matchup.  The Raptors have won three of their last five, while the Celtics have dropped seven of their last eight.  This is the fourth and final meeting between the teams.  The...

Toronto Raptors Can Punch Their Playoff Ticket Tonight with Win Over Boston Celtics
March 28th, 2014 at 11:49 AM
It hasn't been since 2007-2008 that the Toronto Raptors have reached the playoffs.  A franchise that is in his 19th year of existence has only been to the postseason five times.  It has been years and years of disappointment and a lack of respect around the league.  It was becoming...

Toronto Raptors Defeat Boston Celtics 99-90, Pick up 40th Win of Season
March 27th, 2014 at 1:56 PM
A night after losing a winnable game to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Toronto Raptors got right back on track against the Boston Celtics.  The Raptors would finally get off to a good start and led by nine at halftime.  They would add to their lead in the third quarter, going...

Toronto Raptors Fall Short in Brooklyn, Nets Win 101-97
March 11th, 2014 at 10:52 AM
The Toronto Raptors were in Brooklyn Monday night to take on the Nets in an important Atlantic Division battle.  Both teams were coming off back-to-back games and both teams were missing players due to injury.  It was an intense game with a playoff atmosphere.  The fans at the Barclay Center...

Toronto Raptors (35-26) at Brooklyn Nets (31-30)
March 10th, 2014 at 5:54 PM
The Toronto Raptors are in Brooklyn tonight to take on the Nets in a very important Atlantic Division matchup.  Both teams played last night, however the Nets remained at home while the Raptors had to make the trip to Brooklyn.  The Raptors have won three in a row and six...

Will the Toronto Raptors Surpass 47 Wins This Season?
March 8th, 2014 at 4:27 PM
The Toronto Raptors currently sit with a 34-26 record.  They have already matched their win total from last season with there still being 22 games to play.  The Raptors have reached the 47 win mark twice in their previous 18 seasons as a franchise, but will they surpass that mark...

Toronto Raptors Stun Brooklyn Nets Late with Steal Off Inbound Pass
January 28th, 2014 at 10:52 AM
No DeMar DeRozan, no problem for the Toronto Raptors.  The Raptors went into Brooklyn Monday night to take on the the Nets in an Atlantic Division battle, but they would have to do it without their leading scorer in DeRozan.  With their star player out, Kyle Lowry took it upon...

Toronto Raptors (22-21) at Brooklyn Nets (20-22)
January 27th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The Toronto Raptors are in Brooklyn tonight to take on the red-hot Nets in an Atlantic Division battle.  The Raptors currently lead the Nets by a game and a half and will try to distance themselves with a win tonight.  The Nets have won five straight and are 10-1 in...

Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan Take Down Philadelphia 76ers
January 25th, 2014 at 11:05 AM
The Toronto Raptors headed into Philadelphia Friday night to take on the 76ers in an Atlantic Division matchup.  The Raptors were quick to jump out the gate and took an early 13 point lead in the first quarter.  However, the Sixers increased their intensity on defense and forced the Raptors...

Toronto Raptors (21-20) at Philadelphia 76ers (14-28)
January 24th, 2014 at 4:12 PM
The Toronto Raptors are in Philadelphia tonight to take on the 76ers in an Atlantic Division battle.  The Raptors are coming off a 93-85 win against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, but have dropped two of their last three overall.  The Sixers are coming off a four point win over...

Toronto Raptors’ Come up Short in Late Comeback, Fall 88-83 to Boston Celtics
January 16th, 2014 at 10:04 AM
The Toronto Raptors went into Boston Wednesday night to take on the Celtics.  The Raptors entered the game on a three-game winning streak and had won eight of their last 10.  The Celtics had dropped nine in a row and looked to be well on their way to the bottom...

Toronto Raptors End Brooklyn Nets’ Five-Game Winning Streak with 96-80 Victory
January 11th, 2014 at 9:45 PM
The Toronto Raptors hosted the Brooklyn Nets on "Drake night" at the Air Canada Center Saturday night and with their hometown rapper in attendance they did not disappoint.  The Raptors got off to a strong start, but struggled in the second and third quarters.  However, in the fourth they kept...

The Toronto Raptors Should Feel Encouraged About Their Loss to the Miami Heat
January 6th, 2014 at 1:37 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Toronto Raptors saw their five-game winning streak come to an end Sunday night as they fell 102-97 to the two-time defending NBA Champion Miami Heat.  Yes, the Raptors lost and yes it ultimately comes down to winning the game.  Several players on the Raptors have come out and said...

Toronto Raptors’ Dwane Casey Named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month
January 3rd, 2014 at 6:52 AM
***PHOTO1*** The NBA announced that Toronto Raptors Head Coach Dwane Casey has been named the Eastern Conference's Coach of the month for the month of December.  After starting the month off 1-4, Casey led the Raptors to an 8-6 record, with six of those wins coming on the road.  The team...

New-Look Toronto Raptors Take Down Philadelphia 76ers 108-100
December 13th, 2013 at 10:05 PM
The Toronto Raptors welcomed three new faces on Friday night as Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson and John Salmons all made their debut with the team after being acquired in the Rudy Gay trade.  All three of them saw their fair share of minutes and helped the Raptors defeat the Philadelphia...

Philadelphia 76ers (7-16) at Toronto Raptors (7-13)
December 13th, 2013 at 6:07 PM
The Toronto Raptors are back in action tonight as they play host to Atlantic Division rival, the Philadelphia 76ers.  The Raptors enter tonight's game having lost six of their last seven, while the Sixers have dropped eight of their last nine.  Both teams once held the Division lead, but currently...

Toronto Raptors’ Fourth Quarter Comeback Falls Short Against Brooklyn Nets
November 27th, 2013 at 11:46 AM
The Toronto Raptors trailed by 15 late in the fourth quarter but put together a 14-1 run, giving themselves a chance to tie or win the game at the buzzer.  With 10 seconds left, Rudy Gay had the ball in his hands for the Raptors.  As time was winding down,...

Brooklyn Nets (3-10) at Toronto Raptors (6-7)
November 26th, 2013 at 5:47 PM
The Toronto Raptors are back in action as they play host to Atlantic Division rival, the Brooklyn Nets tonight.  The Raptors currently lead the Atlantic Division at 6-7, while the Nets are tied for last at 3-10.  The Raptors, who have been off since Friday, have won two games in...

Is the Atlantic Division the Toronto Raptors’ to Lose?
November 25th, 2013 at 11:35 AM
***PHOTO1*** Although currently sitting with a record of 6-7, the Toronto Raptors are first place in the Atlantic Division.  They have won two in a row, but have a tough stretch of games coming up.  Anything can happen in the NBA from injuries to emerging players and all of that plays...