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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

After Draft, Biyombo’s emergence, it’s time for the Toronto Raptors to put Valanciunas on the trade block

After the 2016 Draft, the Toronto Raptors still don’t have an answer for their missing piece at the power forward position. Instead, they now have three centres that are able to contribute. With the 27th pick they did select power forward Pascal Siakam, who is still a couple years away from filling that void on a … Read more

Re-Signing Bismack Biyombo is not in the Raptors’ best interests

Most Toronto Raptors fans are not going to like this one bit. Bismack Biyombo was the heart and soul of the Raptors this season. He brought tremendous energy whether he was starting or coming off the bench, provided exciting dunks and blocked shots, and was certainly a fan favourite. He wants to be back in Toronto. However, unfortunately it seems … Read more

Season Recap: 2015-2016 Toronto Raptors Season

The Toronto Raptors‘ season is officially over. Usually that sentiment is joined with frustration, anger, and a painful sense of despair. But this time is different: The Raptors weren’t beaten in a heartbreaking game 7 loss, or embarrassed in a 4 game sweep by a lower seed. The end of this season is a stark … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Toronto Raptors end historic season with Game 6 loss to Cavaliers

The Toronto Raptors‘ historic season is over after losing 113-87 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kyle Lowry led all scorers with 35 points, but it wasn’t enough with the Cavaliers’ Big 3 combining for 83 points. The Air Canada Centre won’t be celebrating another victory, after the Raptors won … Read more

Game Day Preview: Toronto Raptors face elimination in Game 6 against Cavaliers

The Toronto Raptors enter Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals facing elimination against the Cleveland Cavaliers. This is the first time the Raptors are facing elimination in these playoffs before going into a Game 7. After a horrible Game 5 in the Quicken Loans Arena, losing 116-78 to go down 2-3 in the series, … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Raptors Punished in Cleveland

Well, that was embarassing. The Toronto Raptors came into game 5 with a ton of momentum after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in back to back games, only to come out completely flat on their way to being massacred in tonight’s game. It’s mind-blowing how the Raptors can play so badly after playing so well at home.  An … Read more

Game day preview: Toronto Raptors look to stun Cavaliers in Game 5

So the Toronto Raptors had a great season, but sadly it’s now over- Wait what? We’re four games in and the series isn’t over? I was told the Raptors were going to get swept? That’s right, sarcastic narrative device, after getting laughed out of the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ building in Games 1 and 2, the Raptors took both of … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Raptors somehow tie the series

Stephen A. Smith apologizes to Canada after Raptors win Game 4. VIDEO @ https://t.co/Fi7xSmyG4g pic.twitter.com/1cwQ1C6mSF — BarDown (@BarDown) May 24, 2016 The Toronto Raptors have tied their Eastern conference finals series with a 105-99 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Nobody was giving this team a chance, and here we are. Wow. After getting crushed on the … Read more

Game Day Preview: Toronto Raptors look to even series against Cavaliers in Game 4

The Toronto Raptors will try to even the Eastern Conference Finals at 2-2, with a win today in Game 4 against the Cleveland Cavaliers at 8:30 p.m. EST. After winning Game 3 by 15 points, the Raptors have a chance to continue their momentum in front of their home court, the Air Canada Centre. The … Read more