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Raptors 2016-17 season preview: building off last season

Toronto Raptors and NBA championship are typically not two things mentioned in the same breath. However, after a season that consisted of 56 wins, an Eastern Conference finals berth, and two playoff victories against the eventual NBA champions, we have legitimately reached a point where we can call the Raptors title contenders. What does that mean … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors look to avenge game 1 embarassment

Tonight, the Toronto Raptors are out in Cleveland looking for revenge against the Cavaliers. Tuesday night, the Raps lost to the Cavs 115-84 in game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Kyle Lowry disappeared and the bench was not present in game 1. However, DeMar DeRozan was still able to score 18 points and dish out 5 assists on … Read more

Toronto Raptors need Norman Powell on the court, not the bench

After the Toronto Raptors lost 115-84 to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, it’s apparent that whatever they’re doing isn’t exactly working to their advantage. The Cavaliers ran them off the court by driving to the rim for highlight dunks, on their way to 56 points in the paint. The Raptors seemed tired … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Raptors embarrassed in game 1

Well… that was a rough welcome to the Eastern Conference Finals. After getting insulted by basically everyone in America, the Toronto Raptors didn’t really help their cause, getting blown out badly by the Cleveland Cavaliers in game 1 by a score of 115-84. Game 1s have never been kind to the Raptors, but this one was just flat out … Read more

Series Preview: Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers

For the first time in franchise history, the Toronto Raptors have reached the conference finals. The main goal this year was to advance past the first round. However, after advancing to the second round, expectations weren’t as clear. Well, here we are. Our precious Raptors are in the Eastern Conference Finals against the King, LeBron James. While … Read more

Raptors player ratings for the Heat series

  The Toronto Raptors did it. They made it past the second round, they overcame a strong and well supported Miami team, they made their first conference final in franchise history, and they continue to make history in what is now undeniably their greatest season. These are my grades for some of the members of … Read more

Game Day Preview: Toronto Raptors look to win another Game 7 against Miami Heat

The Toronto Raptors are back at it again with another chance to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. They’ll have to do it though against three-time NBA Champion Dwayne Wade and his Miami Heat in Game 7. It’s been a replica of round one with the Raptors dropping … Read more

DeMarre Carroll questionable for Game 6

The Toronto Raptors have updated us on the status of combo-forward and defensive specialist DeMarre Carroll. Carroll left Wednesday’s Game 5 late in the third quarter with an apparent left wrist injury after colliding with Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic. Carroll came down hard on the wrist while trying to brace himself from the ensuing fall. Here’s the play … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Raptors squeeze out pivotal game 5 win

Pivotal is a word that is being used a lot for Toronto Raptors playoff games. But game 5 against the Miami Heat was truly a pivotal tilt, that saw the Raps take down the Miami Heat 99-91, giving them a 3-2 series lead. The Raps are in another game 6 closeout situation, with the series shifting to Miami on Friday. … Read more

Post Game Report: DeRozan, Casey bury Raptors in game 4 loss to Heat

After leading for the majority of the 4th quarter, the Toronto Raptors lost game 4, 94-87, after Miami Heat‘s Dwyane Wade took the game to overtime with a late run. The Raptors were in control for the most part of the second half, after having to fight back down by double digits in the first … Read more