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Patman Unmasked: A Patrick Patterson story, as told by the main woman in his life

A year after the trade that sent Patrick Patterson to the Toronto Raptors, we caught up with his mother. It was 1994, in a YMCA gym in Huntington, West Virginia. “Pat, put your hands up! Defense!” Tywanna Patterson yelled. “What’s defense?” her five-year old son replied. “Put your hands up! Block his shot! Don’t let … Read more

The Best of Quincy Acy as a Toronto Raptor

With the Toronto Raptors slated to face the Sacramento Kings this evening, some familiar faces are bound to pop up. Many are anticipating the head-to-head matchup between Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan, or even the rarest of rare Aaron Gray sightings. However I’ll be looking out for someone else in this matchup; Quincy Acy. Quincy Acy, or “Q” as some … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Short-Handed Raptors Stun Lakers In Kobe Bryant’s Return

Today was quite something. Coming into Sunday night, the Toronto Raptors were on a five game losing streak gearing up to go against the Los Angeles Lakers. It was also announced a few days earlier that Kobe Bryant would be making his highly anticipated season debut AND the game would be nationally televised. Then Masai Ujiri threw a major curveball at … Read more

Breaking Down The Rudy Gay Trade

Big news on a Sunday night. On the same day Kobe Bryant makes his return, the Toronto Raptors have agreed on a deal with the Sacramento Kings, sending small forward Rudy Gay, power forward Quincy Acy, and centre Aaron Gray for point guard Greivis Vasquez, guard/forward John Salmons, power forward Patrick Patterson, and centre/forward Chuck Hayes. … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors Try to End Losing Skid Against the Undefeated Pacers

The Toronto Raptors (2-3), losers of two straight head into the Banker’s Life Field House tonight to face the undefeated Indiana Pacers (5-0). The Raptors hope to avoid their first three game losing streak of the season, however their opponent is no slouch. This game against the Pacers should reveal to Dwane Casey the importance … Read more

Post Game Report Card: No Slippin’ This Time, Raps Win in Milwaukee

The Toronto Raptors (2-1) have ended a miserable losing streak in Milkwaukee by holding on to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 97-90 on the road. Rudy Gay lead all scorers with 18 points (4-14FG) while adding a career high 15 rebounds. This game was by no means pretty basketball, but an improvement nonetheless in comparison to … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors Hoping For A Strong Start

Say hello to a brand new NBA season, folks! Raptors Cage is ready to kick off the 2013-2014 season. Tonight, the Toronto Raptors take on a new look Boston Celtics at the Air Canada Centre, hoping to start the season strong with a win. This Celtics team has a very different feel. No more Doc Rivers, no … Read more

Toronto Raptors Media Day Coverage

Full media day coverage is available here, and we get set to hear, from the different players, coaches, and personnel from the Toronto Raptors. Also, we will have coverage of the Raptors’ press conference, with their new ambassador, Drake, and the 2016 NBA All-Star game announcement. What exactly will we be hearing today from the … Read more

Burning Questions Each Raptor Will Have To Answer – Part 2

I previously wrote about the primary issues that will probably be faced by the projected starting five for the Toronto Raptors this season. Obviously, the players coming off the bench will have to answer some challenging questions pertaining to this team’s success as well. Landry Fields, SF: Can he regain “pre-elbow surgery” form? Unfortunately, Fields possesses a … Read more

Summer League Player Grades

The Toronto Raptors have been eliminated from the NBA Summer League tournament in the quarterfinals after a valiant comeback bid, but ultimately falling by a score of 103-98 to the Phoenix Suns. Jonas Valanciunas sat out the final game in order to rest before joining the Lithuanian national team. Winning or losing with regards to the summer league is … Read more