Raptors Cage

Why do the Raptors keep blowing leads?

This is uncharted territory for the Toronto Raptors. After a 112-111 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, the Raptors are now 2-8 in a 72 game season. There is still time, but it won’t be easy to climb up the standings. This isn’t the Raptors team that won 15 straight games last season. If they … Read more

Raptors find an offensive groove against the Kings

When you boil it all down, there are only two ways to win a basketball game: score more points than your opponent, or allow your opponent to score fewer points than yourself. With the former being an offensive-minded approach, and the latter taking the defensive perspective, Nick Nurse has made it clear to his squad … Read more

Cases for and against the Raptors tanking this season

The Toronto Raptors abysmal start to the 2020-2021 NBA season is beginning to bring back memories of 2013. Shortly after the season had begun on the eve of Halloween, the Raptors were playing horribly despite assembling a new big three comprised of Rudy Gay, DeMar DeRozan, and Kyle Lowry. They were off to a 6-12 … Read more

Raptors drop to 1-6, but spark some hope

The Toronto Raptors are off to their worst start in the Kyle Lowry era. Two games into the season, they were treading unknown waters. Five games later having only picked up one win against the lowly (although off to a hot start) New York Knicks, panic has begun to ensue. Are the 2019 NBA Champions, … Read more

Toronto Raptors point spread pick versus the Philadelphia 76ers

Game information Toronto Raptors @ Philadelphia 76ers 7:00EST, Tuesday December 29, 2020 Point Spread: Bet 365 – Toronto Raptors +1.5 Bet Online – Toronto Raptors +1.5 Powerplay – Toronto Raptors +1.5 Bodog – Toronto Raptors +1.5 Key injuries Toronto Raptors – Patrick McCaw (OUT) Philadelphia 76ers – Furkan Korkmaz (OUT), Joel Embiid (PROBABLE) Outlook The … Read more

Concern or Patience for the Raptors’ 0-2 start?

There is no secret that this start of the season for the Toronto Raptors has been frustrating. This has been apparent to the fans, players, and the coaches. Everyone knows that it has not been what this organization has become accustomed to. Following a game 1 loss to the Orlando Magic, lasting nearly 18 months, … Read more

Toronto Raptors point spread pick versus the San Antonio Spurs

Game information Toronto Raptors @ San Antonio Spurs 8:30EST, Saturday December 26, 2020 Point Spread: Bet 365 – Toronto Raptors -2.0 Bet Online – Toronto Raptors -2.0 Powerplay – Toronto Raptors -2.5 Bodog – Toronto Raptors -2.0 Key injuries Toronto Raptors – Patrick McCaw (OUT) San Antonio Spurs – Derrick White (OUT) Outlook The Toronto … Read more

Recap of the Season Opener; Toronto Raptors VS. New Orleans Pelicans

Result: New Orleans Pelicans’ win; 113-99 | Box Score Top Performance of the Night: Kyle Lowry (Raptors) | Brandon Ingram (Pelicans) Injuries: Toronto — Patrick McCaw (out – knee) New Orleans — Wenyen Gabriel (out – knee/quad) It’s not how you start that matters, but it’s how you finish, and this was the demise of … Read more

7 Questions For The 2020-2021 Toronto Raptors

Blink and you’ll miss it, but the Toronto Raptors’ season officially begins tonight at 7:30 PM ET. That’s right, after a swift, three-ish month offseason, NBA basketball is back in a pandemic-ridden world. With the annual pre-season matches done and over with, avid fans have a clearer image of the current iteration of the Toronto … Read more