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Terrence Ross: The Toronto Raptors “It” factor

Very recently Paul Pierce spouted off saying that the Toronto Raptors are a playoff team he is not concerned with. In his words, “they don’t have that ‘it’ factor” that intimidates other opponents. Many Raptor faithful know Pierce as the man who dashed last year’s playoff hopes with a controversial game ending block on Kyle … Read more

#NorthernNostalgia: Toronto Raptors All-Star Edition

Happy All-Star Sunday! We’re back with the final edition of #NorthernNostalgia. In honor of Kyle Lowry being voted an Eastern Conference All-Star starter we take a look back to another historical moment in Toronto Raptors history. With the tipoff to the 2015 NBA All-Star game just hours away, we pay homage to a moment in … Read more

In Retrospect: Raptors-Nets Series Takeaways

The dust has settled. The tears have (hopefully) dried. After a magical season which saw a franchise mark in wins and just the second division title in franchise history, the Toronto Raptors fell to the Brooklyn Nets in a captivating seven-game quarter final. Sorry for bringing it up again. Yes, this was not what any of us … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors Look to Gain Advantage in Game Five

Game Five between the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets tips off tonight at the Air Canada Centre. The series is currently tied 2-2- both teams have been evenly matched thus far. In the previous game on Sunday, Toronto pulled out a momentous 87-79 victory despite blowing a large lead in the second half. Three starters (Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Amir Johnson) … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors Look to Bounce Back in Game Two Against Nets

Game Two of the best-of-seven series between the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets goes down tonight at the Air Canada Centre. Brooklyn claimed the first matchup 94-87 with key contributions from the ancient duo of Paul Pierce and Joe Johnson. Deron Williams, the man who had been searching for redemption all season long, stepped up for his team when it mattered the … Read more

Are the Toronto Raptors at Risk of Losing the Atlantic Division?

The other night, the Toronto Raptors lost a tough game on the road to division rival Brooklyn Nets 101-97. The Barclays Center was electric as the teams battled back in forth in a playoff-like atmosphere. This season, the Raptors have proved their legitimacy as a team, and other squads have started taking them seriously. As the … Read more

Will The Toronto Raptors Make The Playoffs? Anything is Possible

The trade deadline is over, the dust has settled, and Andrea Bargnani is still a Raptor. The Toronto Raptors who were active just a few weeks ago making a blockbuster deal were active once again today. The Toronto Raptors made a move on the trade deadline to acquire point guard Sebastian Telfair from the Phoenix … Read more

Toronto Raptors Post Game Report Card: Another game, another fourth quarter collapse for the Raps

Another game and another fourth quarter collapse for the Toronto Raptors, as they lose their second in a row, 99-95 to the Boston Celtics. Entering the fourth quarter with a ten point lead, Raptors’ fans could just about taste a victory against this tough Celtics team. What seemed so sweet however, turned so sour, as … Read more

Game Day Preview: Toronto Raptors Take On Boston Celtics, Andrea Bargnani Returns

The Toronto Raptors (17-31) take on divisional rivals Boston Celtics (24-23) who are currently on a four-game win streak. The Celtics are without All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo who will miss the remainder of the season due to an ACL tear suffered on January 27th against the Miami Heat. Rondo is a key initiator of … Read more