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Three takeaways from Malachi Flynn’s Raptors debut

When Malachi Flynn was selected with the 29th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, he was a relatively unknown commodity. There was no NCAA March Madness tournament due to COVID-19, and so he was never able to carry his San Diego State Aztecs to play on a greater stage under brighter lights. Luckily for … Read more

How the Raptors can remain competitive in the East

The Toronto Raptors will tip their pre-season off on the weekend, with a game against the Charlotte Hornets set for this coming Saturday. The Raptors have fared a lot better than the Hornets in recent years and even the most diehard fan would have likely considered a pre-season game against the Michael Jordan-owned side a … Read more

Raptors look to bounce back against the Denver Nuggets

After riding a 15-game win streak for the bulk of January and the opening of February, the Toronto Raptors have won a mere two of five not-so difficult games since. Most recently, Toronto is coming off of a disappointing loss to the Charlotte Hornets, in one of their most discombobulated games of the season. Loose … Read more

The unbelievable progression of DeMar DeRozan

Through the first 9 games of the 2016-17 NBA season, the Toronto Raptors are 7-2, tied for third in the Eastern Conference. A large reason for that has been the tremendous play of DeMar DeRozan. After re-signing on a 5 year/$139 million-plus deal with the Raps, DeRozan has been lighting the opposition on fire. The man who claims ‘I am … Read more

What’s next for the Toronto Raptors?

The 2015-16 season was an historic one for the Toronto Raptors. The team set a franchise record of 56 wins in a single season and survived 2 gruesome playoff match ups against the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat, both of which went all the way to 7 games. The Raps also reached the conference finals against the … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Raptors 905 beat Indiana Pacers

The Toronto Raptors beat the Indiana Pacers 111-98 on Friday Night behind 27 points from rookie sensation Norman Powell. On the second night of a back-to-back, the Raptors rested 3 of their starters as well as recently healed DeMarre Carroll. The Pacers, who hold the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, looked lazy and undetermined … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors hope to win season series against Hornets

As the anticipation for the Toronto Raptors’ playoff quest builds, they must first escape the wrath of a hungry Charlotte Hornets team. While the Hornets may not be seen as much of a threat to other teams, the story has been different for the Raptors as Charlotte leads the all-time series 40-28. Notwithstanding, the East is a lot … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Hornets Sting Toronto Raptors in OT

  The Toronto Raptors, once again without DeMarre Carroll and Jonas Valanciunas, fell to the Charlotte Hornets after a controversial call at the end of regulation. Even if the shot doesn’t count, the Raptors attempted to call a timeout and the play was not reviewed. The referee’s reasoning is that because time did not expire. … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Raptors down the Hornets in the season finale

The Toronto Raptors closed out the regular season in style on home court, defeating the severely short-handed Charlotte Hornets 92-87. The game was a lot more lopsided than the final score would suggest as the Raptors had control for most of the game. Dwane Casey sent a clear message that his team needs fine tuning … Read more

Game Day Preview: Toronto Raptors look to set franchise mark in wins against the Hornets

The Toronto Raptors look to get win number 49 against the disappointing Charlotte Hornets. The 49th win of the season would set a franchise record in regular season wins for the Raptors. A win for the Hornets would mean…absolutely nothing. The Hornets are eliminated from playoff contention and are missing a number of their core … Read more