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Raptors vs. Magic: An Overview

Kawhi Leonard summed up the regular season best: 82 practices. But right now, it’s playoff time. With it coming down to the final night, the brackets are set and the Raptors will tip at 5. With a big win over Charlotte, the Orlando Magic clinched the 7th seed and get to face the Toronto Raptors … Read moreRaptors vs. Magic: An Overview

Explaining the Raptors’ Game 1 Curse

The Toronto Raptors have struggled in game one of a playoff series. The Raptors are 1 and 10 in the first game of a playoff series since the seven game format was introduced.

Season in Recap: A Transformative Journey

The Toronto Raptors end the regular season 2nd in the East with 58 wins. Despite this great finish, any fan will know this season has been far from the ordinary journey. Last season the Raptors had 12 different starting lineups. This year they’ve had 22. This is a testament to their strength in holding the … Read moreSeason in Recap: A Transformative Journey

What a Playoff Run Means for Toronto

April showers bring May flowers, but what else does April in Toronto bring? Playoff basketball. The city of Toronto has had the pleasure to experience the playoffs for 5 consecutive years, unfortunately, with no results. “We’ve seen Toronto before.” “Have they really changed?” While the Raps may have earned these assumptions due to their poor … Read moreWhat a Playoff Run Means for Toronto

The Chronicle of DeMar DeRozan’s Career in Toronto

In what seems like the most anticipated game of the Raptor’s regular season, DeMar DeRozan will return with his San Antonio Spurs teammates to face the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on Friday. The league seems abuzz about the game at the moment. The game will be nationally televised in the United States. Masai Ujiri … Read moreThe Chronicle of DeMar DeRozan’s Career in Toronto

The Recipe for NBA Championships: How Hungry are the Raptors?

Halfway into the regular season, the contenders have emerged amidst the surprising parity the league has seen so far. The top four teams in the Eastern Conference are separated by 3.5 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are currently sitting at the top of the East with a half game lead over the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors … Read moreThe Recipe for NBA Championships: How Hungry are the Raptors?

Raptors Quarter-ish Season Report Card

At 21-7 the Raptors have the best record in the league. Their combination of shooting, versatility and starpower has propelled them to the top of the NBA, and have them looking as the best chance to dethrone Golden State. The team has gotten significant contributions from a number of players, some more surprising than others. … Read moreRaptors Quarter-ish Season Report Card

The eccentric evolution of Kyle Lowry

As an observer of any professional sport, it’s always really easy to say “If [Player X] could just make [Fundamental change to their game Y], then they’d be so much better”. The reality is that for most athletes, that fundamental change is almost impossible to achieve. For Kyle Lowry, though, these changes appear routine. NBA … Read moreThe eccentric evolution of Kyle Lowry