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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 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 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...

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...

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 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...

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 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...

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...

Kyle Lowry Records Triple Double as Toronto Raptors Defeat Minnesota Timberwolves
March 10th, 2014 at 8:51 AM
The Toronto Raptors took on the Minnesota Timberwolves Sunday night and the two teams provided an entertaining game.  The first quarter was extremely fast paced with both teams exchanging baskets at a high rate.  They teams would each score 33 points in the quarter, going into the second quarter all...

Toronto Raptors Take Down Rudy Gay and the Sacramento Kings
March 8th, 2014 at 9:27 AM
The Toronto Raptors played host to the Sacramento Kings Friday night in what was Rudy Gay's first return to Toronto since being traded away in December.  Before we review the game, let's quickly talk about the reception that Rudy Gay received.  The fans immediately booed Gay and continued to do...

DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors Take Down Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors
March 3rd, 2014 at 8:44 AM
The Toronto Raptors played host to the Golden State Warriors Sunday night, a team that they blew a 27 point lead to earlier in the season.  It left a bad taste in the Raptors players' mouths and they were out looking for revenge in efforts of protecting their home court. ...

Toronto Raptors Lose Triple-OT Heartbreaker to Washington Wizards
February 28th, 2014 at 11:55 AM
The Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards got together Thursday night for what could be a preview of a first round matchup in this year's playoffs.  The two teams battled back and forth throughout the game and gave the fans at the Air Canada Center their money's worth.  The Raptors jumped out...

Toronto Raptors Hold on for 99-93 Victory Over Cleveland Cavaliers to Win Third Straight
February 26th, 2014 at 11:41 AM
The Toronto Raptors kept it rolling last night as they held on to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-93.  It wasn't a pretty night for the Raptors, but the most important thing is that it was a win, and that is all that truly matters at this point in the season.  The...

Toronto Raptors Pull Away in Third Quarter to Beat Orlando Magic 105-90
February 24th, 2014 at 11:21 AM
The Toronto Raptors played host to the Orlando Magic Sunday evening.  The Magic were without their leading scorer in Arron Afflalo and they had just bought out Glen Davis the other day.  It was expected to be an easy win for the Raptors, but that's not how the game started. ...

Toronto Raptors Put an End to Cleveland Cavaliers’ Six-Game Winning Streak
February 22nd, 2014 at 10:34 AM
The Toronto Raptors played host to the hottest team in the NBA Friday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers.  The Cavs came in on a six-game winning streak, but that didn't phase the Raptors at all.  The game started off slow with both teams struggling.  The Cavs would jump out to an...

Toronto Raptors Fall Short of Chicago Bulls in 94-92 Loss
February 20th, 2014 at 11:19 AM
The Toronto Raptors hosted the Chicago Bulls Wednesday night and learned a lesson in the process.  The Bulls came out stronger and more physical.  They jumped out to an early double-digit lead and would push it to 15 mid-way through the second quarter.  The Raptors got the deficit down to...