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Game Day Preview: Raptors Prepare for the Return of the Black Mamba

It’s been 241 days since Kobe Bryant has played in an NBA game. To some basketball fans this may be a big deal, but to fans of the Toronto Raptors, it’s just another moment to wait and see. Kobe + Raptors = crying a thousand tears, every-single-time. The Raptors are on a heavy downward spiral … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Raptors Not Able To Come Out Of L.A With A Series Sweep

After a terrific performance in a blow out win over the Phoenix Suns Wednesday night, the Toronto Raptors weren’t able to get over the hump against the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night on the road. This was a high scoring affair, 118-116, it finished off with 5 extra minutes of overtime. This game was very entertaining, while … Read more

Game Day Preview: It’s Showtime! Raps vs. Lakers in Hollywood

 Pre-Game: Coming off of a blowout win against the Suns, the Toronto Raptors (24-38) now come into an extremely tough game. The Los Angeles Lakers have been on a tear as of late behind the face of the franchise, Kobe Bryant. They are also coming off a tremendous 20-point comeback effort against the Hornets. The … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors Try to Continue Their Winning Ways Vs. Cleveland

Tonight, the Toronto Raptors return home to face the Cleveland Cavaliers. The new look Cavs are on a 2-game winning streak coming off some big wins against the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks, however they are still well out of playoff contention. The Raptors are currently four games out of the 8th spot, thanks … Read more

Hear Me Out: The Andrea Bargnani Situation

“With the first pick in the 2006 NBA Draft the Toronto Raptors select Andrea Bargnani from Italy”. These words from David Stern have haunted me since that illustrious draft. A draft filled with talents like Rudy Gay, my pick (Rajon Rondo), LaMarcus Aldridge…and the list goes on. All players that have panned out much better … Read more

Weekly Rap: Raptors Save Their Dignity by Finishing the Week with a Win

What a week! The Toronto Raptors managed to get some sort of redemption with a big win this afternoon against the Los Angeles Lakers. After starting out the New Year strong, the Raptors week resulted in heartbreak after heartbreak. It seems like we took two steps forwards only to take three back. This sort of … Read more

Game-Day Preview: Raptors Play Host To Kobe And The Lakers

The Toronto Raptors (14-26) hope to bounce back from Friday’s heartbreaking loss against another struggling team, the Los Angeles Lakers (17-22). This will be Steve Nash’s first and only visit to Toronto this year. Kid Canada is a favourite in Toronto and fans might recall Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo aggressively targeting Nash this past summer. … Read more