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Raptors Handling of Bucks a Sign of Bigger Things?

For Raptors fans, it has been a rocky start to the newest NBA campaign, in fact the start was so rough that I previously wrote that it should prompt a roster reset for the team. It appears as though the Raptors themselves read my article and decided to fight back, handling the Milwaukee Bucks 130-111 … Read more

Nick Nurse: The Entrepreneur Of Basketball

On May 11th, 2018, four days after the Toronto Raptors were swept out of the playoffs for the second consecutive postseason, Masai Ujiri made the castigated decision to fire head coach Dwane Casey, who was just weeks away from accepting the NBA’s Coach of The Year award for his incredible season with the team. At … Read more

The Early Signs Of Bench Mob 2.0

Remember back in the 2017-2018 season, when the Toronto Raptors were led by best friends DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry, had Dwane Casey at the helm of the team, and the narrative going into the playoffs was that “we didn’t need a third superstar to finally compete with LeBron James, because our sensational bench of … Read more

Portland’s disastrous series rings bells of 2015 Raptors

When the clock hit zero on Saturday in New Orleans, it became clear that Portland’s fun season, which included a 12-game win streak, first-team all-NBA buzz for Damian Lillard, and promising playoff hopes were all for naught. In fact, it was clear a lot earlier than that. The Blazers, the 3rd seed in the West, … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Toronto Raptors survive Trail Blazers comeback

The Toronto Raptors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 117-115, holding off a 22-point fourth quarter explosion by Damian Lillard. After the Raptors held a 15-point lead at the 1:56 mark of the third quarter, the Trail Blazers were able to cut it to 116-115 with 2.2 seconds to go in the game. That sent DeMar DeRozan … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Raptors get first win in Portland since 2006

Kyle Lowry scored 30 points to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-103 at Moda Center. The Raptors improved their record to 34-16, with their first win in Portland since 2006. The young backcourt of the Trail Blazers put up a solid fight, both scoring over 20 points in the game. The … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors to face red hot Trail Blazers

The Toronto Raptors will try to get their first win against the Portland Trail Blazers since Jan. 2, 2013, while stopping their five-game win streak. Not having played the currently revamped Blazers squad this season, the Raptors will have to contain their young backcourt consisting of Damian Lilliard and CJ McCollum, who average 44.9 points and 11.5 assists between them. The Raptors … Read more

East Win Dunk Title, John Wall voted the best dunker by fans

NBA All Star Saturday night is over leaving me with a bunch of mixed emotions, especially knowing that the most exciting moment was seeing Marco Belinelli win the three-point shootout. Every single year I get amped up for what I know is about to be an underwhelming few hours, but I always remain optimistic. For … Read more

Terrence Ross to Defend Dunk Title Against Three All Stars

The field for the 2014 NBA Dunk Contest has been released. Unlike seasons of the past this year’s contest is packed with All-Stars, along with Toronto Raptors second year swingman Terrence Ross. Ross will defend his title against some of the best young talent in the NBA, so if this comes down to fan voting again this … Read more