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Delon Wright saves the Raptors in Game 5

Delon Wright was open. The Raptors were down by two early in the second quarter of Wednesday night’s Game 5. Ty Lawson had mistakenly anticipated Wright setting a screen, allowing the Raptors point guard to receive a pass with a second of airspace behind the 3-point arc. Just three days earlier, Wright had passed up … Read moreDelon Wright saves the Raptors in Game 5

WATCH: 6ix Keys To Winning In 4

You couldn’t script a better start to this series, if you’re a Raptors fan. The stage was set for games 1 and 2. After being swept by the Wizards a few years back, the Wizards confidently rolled into Toronto expecting to have their way. Unfortunately for them the Toronto Raptors, like the weather during their stay in Toronto, was a lot colder than they remembered.

How fitting it was for the Raptors to go up 2-0 (during one of the bigger freezing rain storms in recent memory) against a team that had swept them 3 years prior. The Wizards have been very vocal in their hoping to draw the Raptors, and thus far Washington been made to eat their words.

With that being said, here are 6 Keys to success if the Raptors plan on returning the favour and sweeping the Wizards.

Raptors get over the Wall

Heading into tonight’s game 3, the Raptors can be nothing but ecstatic about the first two games of their series against the Wizards. The Raps took care of business and beat the Washington 130-119 to go up 2-0 in the series. Toronto went up big early in the game, finishing the first quarter with 44 … Read moreRaptors get over the Wall

Toronto Raptors Postgame: Raptors offence falls flat in series opener

    First Half The Toronto Raptors opened their First Round Series against the Milwaukee Bucks, Saturday evening. Off the opening tip, you could tell the Raptors were fired up. Unfortunately for Toronto, the energy did not last. After finishing a lacklustre First Quarter down 30-22, the Raptors would try to turn things around in … Read moreToronto Raptors Postgame: Raptors offence falls flat in series opener

After Draft, Biyombo’s emergence, it’s time for the Toronto Raptors to put Valanciunas on the trade block

After the 2016 Draft, the Toronto Raptors still don’t have an answer for their missing piece at the power forward position. Instead, they now have three centres that are able to contribute. With the 27th pick they did select power forward Pascal Siakam, who is still a couple years away from filling that void on a … Read moreAfter Draft, Biyombo’s emergence, it’s time for the Toronto Raptors to put Valanciunas on the trade block

Playing GM: Evaluating Trade Deadline Targets for the Toronto Raptors

  The Toronto Raptors are 3 games behind first, they rank 6th and 9th in offensive and defensive efficiency, and they are poised for a deep playoff run. But, they aren’t a championship contender…yet. The Cleveland Cavaliers were appointed Kings of the East before the season started, and most choose the San Antonio Spurs or the Golden … Read morePlaying GM: Evaluating Trade Deadline Targets for the Toronto Raptors

The Impact of the NBA All-Star Game

NBA All-Star 2016 has had a great impact on the city of Toronto. From being the final all-star game for Kobe Bryant to bringing back the fame of the dunk contest, this weekend will carry great sentimental value. Furthermore, it has brought a great increase in tourism and will continue to have the same effect … Read moreThe Impact of the NBA All-Star Game

Game Day Preview: Raptors prepare for Pistons rematch

The Toronto Raptors will look for win number 35 tonight as they take on the Detroit Pistons. A couple weeks back, the Raptors took down the Pistons by a score of 111-107, headed by DeMar DeRozan’s 29 points. This time around, the Raptors head to Detroit where they will hope to keep the winning ways going. The Pistons are no … Read moreGame Day Preview: Raptors prepare for Pistons rematch

Evaluating the promising future of basketball in Canada

Basketball in Canada is often overlooked. Many individuals forget that origins of the sport tie deep into Canada. However, some are totally oblivious to just how deep basketball roots run in Canada. It was December of 1891 when physical instructor, Canadian James Naismith invented the game. It was initially meant to keep track athletes in shape. Fast forward … Read moreEvaluating the promising future of basketball in Canada