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What Really Happened This Season?

What happened to the Toronto Raptors this season? Do the fans remember the promise Jamaal Magloire made before the final game against the New Jersey Nets (now Brooklyn Nets) last season? “…and continue, continue, continue to stick with us, ’cause we are going to improve, and we are going to make the playoffs next year.” … Read moreWhat Really Happened This Season?

Let My People Go: The Raptor Rookies

Lets face it people, the playoffs are no longer real for the Toronto Raptors. Even the extreme optimists out there, who refuse to lose hope until the Raptors are mathematically eliminated, understand this fact. Blowing this last stretch of games where the Raps could’ve easily gained ground on the 8th seed removed any hope of … Read moreLet My People Go: The Raptor Rookies

Evaluating The Rest Of The Toronto Raptors’ Season

No draft pick. No playoffs. Ouch. 25-40 is good enough for the ninth seed in the Eastern conference (at the time of the writing of this article) and that is exactly where the Toronto Raptors currently sit, unfortunately. Raptors fans were hoping for a late season playoff push with the acquisition of Rudy Gay on … Read moreEvaluating The Rest Of The Toronto Raptors’ Season

Toronto Raptors Weekly Rap: Average Is The New Awesome

This past week was fairly average, but the Toronto Raptors would definitely take a .500 record over nothing. Starting off with an entertaining game – unfortunately a loss – you were able to see some of the bests of Andrea Bargnani – likely his best game all season – and Rudy Gay against the Golden … Read moreToronto Raptors Weekly Rap: Average Is The New Awesome

Game Day Preview: Toronto Raptors Look To Bounce Back Against The Cleveland Cavaliers

The Toronto Raptors (23-34) are on the road to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers (19-38) and look to bounce back from Monday’s loss against the Washington Wizards. This is a very crucial week for the Raptors in this post all-star break playoff push. Every game from here on out is important as Toronto is still … Read moreGame Day Preview: Toronto Raptors Look To Bounce Back Against The Cleveland Cavaliers

Post Game Report Card: The Streak Continues, Raptors Bump Off the Knicks on the Road

The Toronto Raptors (21-32) were able to extend their winning streak to four games by knocking off division rival the New York Knicks (32-18). What was supposed to be an exciting offensive matchup between Rudy Gay and Carmelo Anthony turned into an exchange of brick after brick, making this game hard to watch at some moments. … Read morePost Game Report Card: The Streak Continues, Raptors Bump Off the Knicks on the Road

Post Game Report Card: Rudy Is The Antidote For Raptors

Just think about where the Toronto Raptors would be today if they had Rudy Gay closing those close games that account for far too many of their losses. It’s unbelievable what having a closer is doing for this team. Despite the terrible defense, Dwane Casey‘s questionable rotations, the Raps still closed out the game. After closing out the Denver Nuggets, … Read morePost Game Report Card: Rudy Is The Antidote For Raptors

Weekly Rap: Bad Start to week ends on good note for Raps

In a week that saw the Toronto Raptors get off to a rather discouraging start, the week turned out to be a lot better for TO, as they finished it off by winning two in a row. While blowing their first game in the 4th quarter to the Boston Celtics, the Toronto Raptors came out … Read moreWeekly Rap: Bad Start to week ends on good note for Raps

Game Day Preview: Raptors Try to Get Their Groove Back Against the Pacers

The Toronto Raptors (17-32) are trying to get back on the right track with a game against the Indiana Pacers (31-19) tonight. The Raptors are coming off yet another disappointing fourth quarter meltdown at the hands of the Boston Celtics, where the Raptors lead by ten to start the final quarter of regulation. The Raptors are currently … Read moreGame Day Preview: Raptors Try to Get Their Groove Back Against the Pacers

Game Day Preview: Game Two of the Rudy Gay Era, Beat The Heat!

Game number two of the Rudy Gay era in Toronto. The Miami Heat come into town to face the Toronto Raptors who won their first game with their new acquisition at the wing. If the matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers wasn’t a good enough test for what this team can do, the Heat will … Read moreGame Day Preview: Game Two of the Rudy Gay Era, Beat The Heat!