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Post Game Report Card: DeRozan and reserves lead Raptors past Timberwolves

The Toronto Raptors returned to the Air Canada Centre to take a 114-105 win over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves. Toronto was led by DeMar DeRozan’s big 31 point game and the result gives the team their 9th straight home victory (equal franchise record). A strong finish in the first quarter meant the Raptors were leading … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors look forward to matchup with Timberwolves

After a day of rest, the Toronto Raptors will step back on to the hardwood tonight as the young and hungry Minnesota Timberwolves visit the Air Canada Centre. The last time these two teams met was the last game before the All Star break, which didn’t go so well for the Raps. After not making … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Toronto Raptors drop one on the road in Minnesota

The Toronto Raptors played their final game before the all-star break against the Minnesota Timberwolves and lost 117-112. Toronto led by as many as 18 points and they came out blazing scoring 68 points in the first half. The defence for the Raptors clearly didn’t show up tonight as they allowed the Wolves to score … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors head to Minnesota before All-Star break

The Toronto Raptors look to continue their strong road form as they travel to face the Minnesota Timberwolves in their last game before All-Star weekend. The Raptors have won 14 of the past 15 games including the last 3 on the road, while Minnesota’s loss to New Orleans ended their two game win streak. At … Read more

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 more

Lowry drops 40 against T-Wolves, sets franchise record

Kyle Lowry sets a pre-season franchise record of 40 points (6-9 3FG), to help the Toronto Raptors defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-105. With DeMar DeRozan sidelined, it was obvious that heading into the fourth game of the pre-season all eyes would be on All-Star Kyle Lowry. Kyle Lowry, who looks like he lost 100 pounds … Read more

Is Joseph the first of many Canadians for the Toronto Raptors?

  As we all know, Canada Basketball is on an absolute high right now, coming off a win at the Tuto Marchand Continental Cup in Puerto Rico, a tuneup for the FIBA Americas where they look to earn a berth in the upcoming Olympic games. The talent on the team is possibly the best it’s ever … Read more

Game day: Raptors visit Timberwolves

It’s game day as the Toronto Raptors are set to visit the fledgling Minnesota Timberwolves in the land of a thousand lakes.  Toronto (44-30) has just eight remaining games to secure its seeding ahead of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The team currently sits at fourth in the conference.  Should this positioning hold up when the regular season concludes,  the … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors need to take care of Wiggins in homecoming

Andrew Wiggins will play at home for the first time tonight. The rookie phenom and Canada basketball poster child makes his way to the north as the Minnesota Timberwolves will take on the Toronto Raptors in what should be a sold out game with an electric atmosphere. The Raptors, on the other hand are searching for a winning streak and … Read more

Andrew Wiggins Prepared to Hold Out for Hometown Raptors in this year’s Draft

Fresh off the news that he’s declaring for the nba draft, Kansas Jayhawks’ freshman Andrew Wiggins continues to make national headlines. Widely regarded as the player with the most upside in this year’s draft, Wiggins has the opportunity to enter the NBA and impact a franchise immediately. The Canadian phenom Andrew Wiggins is a projected top … Read more