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Norman Powell’s overtime heroics lead Raptors to a Game 7

One week ago, the Boston Celtics found themselves up two points against the Toronto Raptors with 0.5 seconds remaining in the game. They were half a second away from putting the defending champions in an unrecoverable 3-0 series deficit, and proclaiming their third Conference Finals berth in the last four years. It’s been anything but … Read moreNorman Powell’s overtime heroics lead Raptors to a Game 7

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s second round exit sparks optimism for Raptors fans

For the better part of the past decade, Toronto Raptors fans have longed to see Giannis Antetokounmpo don the red and white colours of the North. What began as a pipe dream with photoshopped images circulating Twitter, and fans stirring up stories of how the Greek Freak might appreciate Toronto’s cultural diversity on Reddit, may … Read moreGiannis Antetokounmpo’s second round exit sparks optimism for Raptors fans

Raptors find themselves in an unfamiliar place

The 2019 NBA defending champions, have been pushed to the brink of elimination by the shorthanded Boston Celtics, after being blown out in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Last night was just the seventh time all season that the Raptors have lost a game by 15 or more points, and interestingly enough, four … Read moreRaptors find themselves in an unfamiliar place

Kyle Lowry’s energy leads Raptors a 2-2 series

There are few to no words remaining in the entirety of the English language that can describe how Kyle Lowry plays basketball. After one of the most impressive performances of Lowry’s career in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Boston Celtics, where he dropped an efficient 33 points, and made the game-winning … Read moreKyle Lowry’s energy leads Raptors a 2-2 series

OG Anunoby sparks a light for the Raptors

“The mood’s not good. we’re not happy. We’re a little pissed off, and we should be,” said Nick Nurse after the Toronto Raptors crushing defeat to the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. “We’re not proud of anything we did [in Game 1]. So you gotta live through that until you … Read moreOG Anunoby sparks a light for the Raptors

Three Reasons For Raptors Optimism

The Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics are two of the NBA’s most elite teams. They’re two teams whom, coming into the NBA bubble, were both widely expected to contend for a championship; two teams who are led by young and budding superstars, finally meeting each other for the first time ever in a playoff series. … Read moreThree Reasons For Raptors Optimism

The stellar growth of OG Anunoby

When OG Anunoby was taken by the Toronto Raptors with the 23rd pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, he was known as an astute defender with an NBA-ready frame, tree trunk legs, top-tier intangibles, and of course, an ardent love for cheesecake. Coming off of a recent ACL tear that was supposed to hold him … Read moreThe stellar growth of OG Anunoby

Who should be the Toronto Raptors’ eighth man?

As the Toronto Raptors’ players begin to settle into their hotels, and the playoffs slowly inch closer, it is time to discuss everyone’s favourite conversation topic, playoff rotations. A typical NBA season will see a team give nine, ten, sometimes even 11 players significant minutes. Due to the Raptors’ crushing injury woe’s, and Nick Nurse’s … Read moreWho should be the Toronto Raptors’ eighth man?

Happy anniversary, Raptors fans

One year ago, Kyle Lowry walked out of the Toronto Raptors’ locker room in Oracle Arena. As he stepped foot out that door, his walk to glory began. It was a mere three days after the Raptors had lost in crushing fashion on their homecourt. On the night of January 10th, Toronto was up 3-1 … Read moreHappy anniversary, Raptors fans

Breaking down the Raptors potential First Round matchups

With last night’s victory over the Utah Jazz, and the Boston Celtics’ loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder a couple of days ago, the Toronto Raptors now sit comfortably in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference, and are a healthy Fred VanVleet and Norman Powell away from a full rotation. With a 3.5 game lead … Read moreBreaking down the Raptors potential First Round matchups