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Forecasting the East

Last night’s Raptors-Bucks game was far more important than the relatively low-stakes it had on the standings given that Milwaukee is likely to run away with the first seed in the East. What the game truly acted as was a glimpse of things to come in the postseason and perhaps an indicator for where the … Read moreForecasting the East

Eastern Conference All-Star Predictions

January is coming to an end, and that means that the NBA All-Star Game is just around the corner. This year, the event will return to Chicago for the first time since 1974 – when Bob Lanier won All-Star Game MVP, Michael Jordan was just 10 years old, and the Toronto Raptors were still over … Read moreEastern Conference All-Star Predictions

The Scoring Balance Coefficient: Basketball’s Newest Advanced Stat

Similar to countless other youth sports fans out there, my dream is to one day have a career in basketball. Basketball, and the Raptors have been one of the few constants throughout my life. Through every up, and through every down, I knew I could look forward to that 7:00 PM tipoff, and for a … Read moreThe Scoring Balance Coefficient: Basketball’s Newest Advanced Stat

Raptors’ BIG solution to beating the Sixers

The Toronto Raptors were pummeled in a crucial Game 3. Absolutely pummeled. Joel Embiid, who finished the game with 33 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 blocks, threw down a monster windmill slam off a pump fake. The dunk sent the Philadelphia 76ers up by 26 points, and Embiid added insult to injury by taunting the … Read moreRaptors’ BIG solution to beating the Sixers

Game Day Preview: Bismack Biyombo, Terrence Ross in town as Raptors host Magic

Clinching a playoff berth was a sweet delight for the Toronto Raptors (44-29) who punched their ticket to a 4th straight postseason appearance, but still have much more to accomplish. Bismack Biyombo and Terrence Ross, two players from best Raptors team in franchise history are in town as the Toronto faces the Orlando Magic (27-46). Currently sitting as … Read moreGame Day Preview: Bismack Biyombo, Terrence Ross in town as Raptors host Magic

Toronto Raptors will select 9th in 2016 NBA Draft

The NBA Draft Lottery results are in, and the Toronto Raptors will have the 9th overall selection in the 2016 NBA Draft. The Raptors also own the 27th pick in the draft. This pick is the result of the infamous Andrea Bargnani trade with the New York Knicks in which the Raptors received the worst of the … Read moreToronto Raptors will select 9th in 2016 NBA Draft

Post Game Report Card: Raptors beat 76ers, will face Indiana in the first round

In a somewhat meaningless game the Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night in one last regular season show at home before the playoffs. Norman Powell logged close to 40 minutes yet again and led his team with 18 points as every Raptor who played in this game recorded a point and seven … Read morePost Game Report Card: Raptors beat 76ers, will face Indiana in the first round

Post Game Report Card: Toronto Raptors get back to winning ways

The Toronto Raptors ended a three game losing streak, taking a 16 point victory over division rival the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Centre. The Raptors started slowly and found themselves down 29-34 at the end of the first but got things going in the second quarter eventually taking a 63-57 lead heading into … Read morePost Game Report Card: Toronto Raptors get back to winning ways

Game Day Preview: Raptors Look To Bounce Back Against Sixers

After a tough blow against the New York Knicks at home, the Toronto Raptors hit the road once again, hoping to bounce back against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Raptors (5-3) may once again be without their two important wings: their starting small forward, DeMarre Carroll, and their first guy off the bench, Terrence Ross. For … Read moreGame Day Preview: Raptors Look To Bounce Back Against Sixers

Post Game Report Card: Raptors lose controversially to hot hand Anthony, Knicks

The Toronto Raptors lose 111-109 to the New York Knicks dropping their third straight game to Carmelo Anthony and friends. The Raptors struggled right out of the gate to find a rhythm, but eventually stayed the course and made their run in the second half. There was crucial missed call in the final 30 seconds of the game. It’s … Read morePost Game Report Card: Raptors lose controversially to hot hand Anthony, Knicks