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You know the story. The Raptors have a franchise best season, meet up with the Cavaliers in the playoffs, get sent home. Rinse. Repeat.


Though this year seems different, LeBron James and the Cavaliers have gone through a few different transformations this year in terms of roster. They haven’t had quite the stability that they’ve had in past years, and it seems like its really effecting the team’s ability to play as a winning basketball unit. Cleveland is coming off the greatest first round challenge that they’ve seen in recent memory, barely scraping by Indiana in a grueling 7 game series.


On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Raptors have had a story book season, once again breaking the franchise record for wins. This year though seems different than years past. The way they’ve been winning is more about ball movement, and less about isolation play. For the first time it didn’t really seem like the Raptors fan base was worried in the first round, despite dropping two games to Washington.


If there ever was a time for the King to be put in check, it’s now. We’re out here looking for revenge.

Everyone’s confident in the Raptors and it’s scary

Tonight, the Raptors begin a series that is, perhaps, the culmination of the entire DeRozan/Lowry era, and the biggest of their franchise history by a large margin. Many are skeptical of the Cavs, and everybody agrees that it’s now-or-never for this Toronto team when it comes to dethroning LeBron James and winning the East. As … Read more

LeBron’s high praise for the Raptors immediately after win

It’s official. Following their 105-101 Game 7 win against Indiana, the Raps will meet the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference playoffs for the third year in a row. This time, though, with the Cavs vulnerable as ever and Toronto being by far their best version yet, the series is set to be infinitely more interesting … Read more

Raps-Wizards is over, but Washington’s trash-talk isn’t

It’s official. The first-seeded Raps- who, by nature, made it difficult on themselves- have finally disposed of the Wizards and now await the winner of Cavaliers-Pacers Game 7 (hahahahaha). But lost in all of the postgame relief is this incredible quote by Markeiff Morris, tweeted just after the game by an ABC reporter. Markiefd Morris: … Read more

Delon Wright saves the Raptors in Game 5

Delon Wright was open. The Raptors were down by two early in the second quarter of Wednesday night’s Game 5. Ty Lawson had mistakenly anticipated Wright setting a screen, allowing the Raptors point guard to receive a pass with a second of airspace behind the 3-point arc. Just three days earlier, Wright had passed up … Read more

Marcin Gortat and the art of the moving screen

As the Raptors and Wizards get ready for a pivotal Game 5 tonight, it’s pretty clear that the play of John Wall will have a big hand in deciding the outcome of the game that will break the 2-2 tie. Wall looked comfortable and dialed in during the games in Washington, upping his series averages … Read more

Portland’s disastrous series rings bells of 2015 Raptors

When the clock hit zero on Saturday in New Orleans, it became clear that Portland’s fun season, which included a 12-game win streak, first-team all-NBA buzz for Damian Lillard, and promising playoff hopes were all for naught. In fact, it was clear a lot earlier than that. The Blazers, the 3rd seed in the West, … Read more

A different Game 1 from a different Raptor team

At about 6:30 PM yesterday, one could almost feel a collective sigh around Toronto. Part of it was the fact that the city was covered in ice tundra in the middle of April, but more of it was because the Raptors were playing right into the hands of every doubter that Sportsnet likes to run … Read more