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Canadians Andrew Wiggins, Tyler Ennis Declare for NBA Draft
April 1st, 2014 at 5:11 PM
In 2013, we saw Anthony Bennett get drafted first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers, marking the highest a Canadian has ever been drafted in NBA history.  We also saw his countryman Kelly Olynyk get drafted 13th overall, making it two Canadians chosen in the NBA lottery.  With all the exceptional...

Toronto Raptors Fall to Miami Heat, Kyle Lowry Injures Knee
April 1st, 2014 at 12:14 PM
The Toronto Raptors took on the Miami Heat in South Beach Monday night on what was a potential second round playoff matchup.  The Heat were without Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen, but it didn't matter because they have the best player in the world in LeBron James.  LeBron was just...

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...

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 102-100 to Cleveland Cavaliers After Erasing 21 Point Deficit
March 26th, 2014 at 1:16 PM
The Toronto Raptors were in Cleveland on Tuesday night to take on the struggling Cavaliers in an Eastern Conference matchup.  It seemed like it could be an easy win for the Raptors, especially since the Cavs were without all-star Kyrie Irving, but that wasn't the case.  The Cavs jumped out...

Toronto Raptors (39-30) at Cleveland Cavaliers (27-44)
March 25th, 2014 at 2:47 PM
The Toronto Raptors are back in action tonight as they are on the road to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers.  The Raptors are coming off a 96-86 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday and have won two of their last three.  The Cavs are coming off a 106-100 win...

Happy 28th Birthday to Toronto Raptors Point Guard Kyle Lowry!
March 25th, 2014 at 2:17 PM
Today is a special day for Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry.  Yes, his Raptors take on the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight, but that's not what makes it special.  Today is Lowry's birthday.  The should have been all-star turns 28 years old today.  Lowry has become the talk of the NBA...

Toronto Raptors Outscore Atlanta Hawks by 21 in Fourth to Win 96-86
March 23rd, 2014 at 4:21 PM
The Toronto Raptors started off Sunday afternoon's game against the Atlanta Hawks looking disoriented and disinterested.  They couldn't seem to get anything going on offense and looked lost on defense.  Raptors Head Coach Dwane Casey was quick to replace his starters in hopes of bringing some energized bench players into...

Kevin Durant Drops 51 as Oklahoma City Thunder Steal One from Toronto Raptors in Double-OT
March 22nd, 2014 at 1:41 PM
The Toronto Raptors hosted the Oklahoma City Friday night as they looked for the season sweep of one of the NBA's best teams.  The teams provided an entertaining game on both ends of the court that definitely felt like a playoff atmosphere in Toronto.  The Thunder got off to an...

Taking a Look at How the Current Toronto Raptors Faired During the March Madness Tournament
March 20th, 2014 at 11:18 AM
The March Madness tournament is upon us so we thought we would take a quick look back at how the current Toronto Raptors faired when they were in college.  Some of them won championships, some of them were part of the tournament every year, and some of them didn't have...

Toronto Raptors Dig Deep in Fourth to Pull Out Victory Over New Orleans Pelicans
March 20th, 2014 at 12:34 AM
The Toronto Raptors and the New Orleans Pelicans got together in the "Big Easy" on Wednesday night for a cross conference matchup.  Both teams were shorthanded up front and had to turn to other players to get the job done.  The Raptors were once again without Patrick Patterson who is...

DeMar DeRozan Needs to Learn How to Become Unselfish During Crunch Time
March 19th, 2014 at 6:49 PM
Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan is having a career year.  He made his first career all-star team earlier this season and has been one of the best shooting guards in the NBA.  He has helped lead the Raptors this season, putting them in a strong position to make the playoffs...

Toronto Raptors Fall to Atlanta Hawks in Overtime
March 19th, 2014 at 10:58 AM
For the second straight game, the Toronto Raptors' defense has struggled to protect the net.  This time it was against the Atlanta Hawks, whose ball movement and execution was too much for the Raptors on Tuesday night.  The teams fought back and forth throughout the game with the Raptors clawing...

Toronto Raptors (37-28) at Atlanta Hawks (30-35)
March 18th, 2014 at 5:51 PM
The Toronto Raptors are back in action tonight as they head to Atlanta to take on the Hawks in an Eastern Conference matchup.  The Raptors are coming off a 121-113 loss on Sunday against the Phoenix Suns after winning two straight and five of their last six.  The Hawks have...

Toronto Raptors Fall 121-113 to Phoenix Suns
March 17th, 2014 at 12:08 PM
The Toronto Raptors played host to the Phoenix Suns Sunday afternoon in a game that featured two of the NBA's most surprising teams.  It was an uncharacteristic game for the Raptors who weren't able to slow down the red-hot Suns.  The Suns did pretty much whatever they wanted on offense...

Phoenix Suns (37-28) at Toronto Raptors (37-27)
March 16th, 2014 at 11:06 AM
Two of the NBA's most surprising teams square off this afternoon as the Toronto Raptors play host to the Phoenix Suns.  Both teams finished last in their division last season, but this year they have turned it around and proven that they need to be taken seriously.  The Raptors have...

Jonas Valanciunas, Kyle Lowry Lead the Way for Toronto Raptors in Win Over Memphis Grizzlies
March 15th, 2014 at 3:21 AM
The Toronto Raptors continue to prove to the league that they are for real.  On Friday night, they faced a streaking Memphis Grizzlies team that was looking for a fifth straight win.  The Grizzlies started the game off hot and led by nine at one point.  However, the Raptors would...

Toronto Raptors Forward Patrick Patterson Turns 25 Today
March 14th, 2014 at 8:14 AM
Today is March 14 which means that there is a birthday on the Toronto Raptors - Patrick Patterson turns 25 today.  It's time to celebrate his birthday as we take a quick look back at his career in the NBA and how he has faired thus far with the Toronto...

Toronto Raptors Keep It Rolling at Home, Defeat Detroit Pistons 101-87
March 13th, 2014 at 9:46 AM
The Toronto Raptors got back into the win column Thursday night as they easily took care of the Detroit Pistons.  The Raptors led for the majority of the game and closed it out in the fourth quarter, once again thanks to their defense.  The Pistons are a team that gets...