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Raptors player ratings for the Heat series

  The Toronto Raptors did it. They made it past the second round, they overcame a strong and well supported Miami team, they made their first conference final in franchise history, and they continue to make history in what is now undeniably their greatest season. These are my grades for some of the members of … Read more

Post-Game Report Card: Raptors beat the Heat, advance to East finals

We made it Raptor fans. Exhale, celebrate, hug your friends & family tight because the Toronto Raptors are going to the Eastern Conference Finals. For some of you, you weren’t there for all the playoff let-downs and bitter disappointments. But the rest of you were and you know exactly how much this means to all … Read more

Post Game Report: DeRozan, Casey bury Raptors in game 4 loss to Heat

After leading for the majority of the 4th quarter, the Toronto Raptors lost game 4, 94-87, after Miami Heat‘s Dwyane Wade took the game to overtime with a late run. The Raptors were in control for the most part of the second half, after having to fight back down by double digits in the first … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors look to take a commanding series lead

The Toronto Raptors have a chance to take a 3-1 series lead as they face the Miami Heat in game 4 of their Eastern Conference semi-final series. In game 3 the Raptors regained their home court advantage, headed by the return of #LowryTime.  A win tonight for the Raptors will give them their biggest playoff series lead … Read more

Raptors player ratings for the Pacers series

The Toronto Raptors eventually managed to hold off the resilient never say die Indiana Pacers and advance to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001. Like the series the roster had it share of individual ups and downs. Each rating is out of 10 based on the first round series … Read more

Game Day Preview: Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers – Game 3

Tonight the Toronto Raptors will look to steal a game on the road as they visit the Indiana Pacers in game 3 of their playoff match up. The series, thus far, is tied 1 a piece and while the Raps dropped game 1, they rallied back to win game 2 behind Jonas Valanciunas. The postseason is here … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Raptors finally get win #50, overcome Hawks late rally

Tonight, the Toronto Raptors defeated the visiting Atlanta Hawks 105-97, achieving their 50th win of the year for the first time in franchise history. Raptors fans every are glowing with a smile that spans from ear to ear. But, let’s not forget the real goal for the Dinos – getting out of the first round. The Raps … Read more

Game Day Preview: Toronto Raptors try to sweep Celtics on the road, tie franchise best win total

The Toronto Raptors are back at it again facing the Boston Celtics for the 2nd time in 3 games. Heading into tonight’s matchup against the 5th place Celtics, the Raptors sit just a 1.5 games behind the Cleveland Cavaliers for first place in the East.The last time these teams met, the Raptors came away victorious in a 105-91 home … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Toronto Raptors find magic of their own in win vs. Orlando

It wasn’t pretty, but the Toronto Raptors managed to come away with a 105-100 victory against the Orlando Magic improving their positioning in the Eastern conference playoff standings. The win places the Raptors just a game behind the Cleveland Cavaliers for first place in the East. The Raptors were without three key toational players; Cory … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Bismack Biyombo dominates glass in Raptors win over Pacers

The Toronto Raptors barely escape the Indiana Pacers in overtime, 101-94, with Bismack Biyombo setting a franchise-record grabbing 25 rebounds and scoring a career-high 16 points. With 16.9 seconds left in the fourth quarter, a seemingly tired Kyle Lowry turned the ball over to Monta Ellis, who was quickly sent to the charity stripe by Patrick Patterson. Ellis split the free throws, tying … Read more