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Raptors look to bounce back against the Denver Nuggets

After riding a 15-game win streak for the bulk of January and the opening of February, the Toronto Raptors have won a mere two of five not-so difficult games since. Most recently, Toronto is coming off of a disappointing loss to the Charlotte Hornets, in one of their most discombobulated games of the season. Loose … Read moreRaptors look to bounce back against the Denver Nuggets

The unbelievable progression of DeMar DeRozan

Through the first 9 games of the 2016-17 NBA season, the Toronto Raptors are 7-2, tied for third in the Eastern Conference. A large reason for that has been the tremendous play of DeMar DeRozan. After re-signing on a 5 year/$139 million-plus deal with the Raps, DeRozan has been lighting the opposition on fire. The man who claims ‘I am … Read moreThe unbelievable progression of DeMar DeRozan

What’s next for the Toronto Raptors?

The 2015-16 season was an historic one for the Toronto Raptors. The team set a franchise record of 56 wins in a single season and survived 2 gruesome playoff match ups against the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat, both of which went all the way to 7 games. The Raps also reached the conference finals against the … Read moreWhat’s next for the Toronto Raptors?

Post Game Report Card: Raptors 905 beat Indiana Pacers

The Toronto Raptors beat the Indiana Pacers 111-98 on Friday Night behind 27 points from rookie sensation Norman Powell. On the second night of a back-to-back, the Raptors rested 3 of their starters as well as recently healed DeMarre Carroll. The Pacers, who hold the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, looked lazy and undetermined … Read morePost Game Report Card: Raptors 905 beat Indiana Pacers

Game Day Preview: Raptors hope to win season series against Hornets

As the anticipation for the Toronto Raptors’ playoff quest builds, they must first escape the wrath of a hungry Charlotte Hornets team. While the Hornets may not be seen as much of a threat to other teams, the story has been different for the Raptors as Charlotte leads the all-time series 40-28. Notwithstanding, the East is a lot … Read moreGame Day Preview: Raptors hope to win season series against Hornets

Post Game Report Card: Hornets Sting Toronto Raptors in OT

  The Toronto Raptors, once again without DeMarre Carroll and Jonas Valanciunas, fell to the Charlotte Hornets after a controversial call at the end of regulation. Even if the shot doesn’t count, the Raptors attempted to call a timeout and the play was not reviewed. The referee’s reasoning is that because time did not expire. … Read morePost Game Report Card: Hornets Sting Toronto Raptors in OT

Post Game Report Card: Raptors down the Hornets in the season finale

The Toronto Raptors closed out the regular season in style on home court, defeating the severely short-handed Charlotte Hornets 92-87. The game was a lot more lopsided than the final score would suggest as the Raptors had control for most of the game. Dwane Casey sent a clear message that his team needs fine tuning … Read morePost Game Report Card: Raptors down the Hornets in the season finale

Game Day Preview: Toronto Raptors look to set franchise mark in wins against the Hornets

The Toronto Raptors look to get win number 49 against the disappointing Charlotte Hornets. The 49th win of the season would set a franchise record in regular season wins for the Raptors. A win for the Hornets would mean…absolutely nothing. The Hornets are eliminated from playoff contention and are missing a number of their core … Read moreGame Day Preview: Toronto Raptors look to set franchise mark in wins against the Hornets

Game Day Preview: David (Raptors) vs Goliath (Hornets)

The Toronto Raptors (David) meet the Charlotte Hornets (Goliath) tonight in Time Warner Arena. It is unusual to refer to a (45-32) team with a guaranteed playoff birth as the underdog David when facing a (33-44) team that is fighting for 8th seed, but the Raptors lost both contests against Charlotte this season by wide … Read moreGame Day Preview: David (Raptors) vs Goliath (Hornets)

Looking Ahead: Toronto Raptors Playoff Scenarios

1.Atlanta (53-17) 2.Cleveland (46-26 3.Chicago (43-29) 4. Toronto (42-29) 5.Washington (40-31) 6.Milwaukee (35-36) 19GB 7.Miami (32-38) 20.5GB 8.Boston (31-39) 22GB 9.Charlotte (30-39) 22.5GB 10.Indiana (30-40) 23GB 11.Brooklyn (29-40) 23.5GB If the NBA playoffs started right now, the matchups would be: Atlanta vs. Boston Cleveland vs. Miami Chicago vs. Milwaukee Toronto vs. Washington Five games separate … Read moreLooking Ahead: Toronto Raptors Playoff Scenarios