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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

Three different paths that the Raptors can take this year

Raptors 2020-21 Outlook The Toronto Raptors are facing a crossroads this season. They have 34 year-old All star point guard Kyle Lowry and a core of players from ages 23-27. Furthermore, they have interesting depth pieces who could have break out seasons (or fail to live up to expectations). Masai Ujuri, Bobby Webster, and the … Read more

Report: Toronto Raptors to cut Anthony Bennett & sign F/C Jason Thompson

According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, the Toronto Raptors will part ways with Anthony Bennett to sign veteran F/C Jason Thompson. The Toronto Raptors are waiving forward Anthony Bennett to sign veteran Jason Thompson for the season, league sources tell The Vertical. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 29, 2016 Bennett’s homecoming was a nice … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Lowry ejected as Raptors fall to Kings

The Toronto Raptors came out empty for the third time in their last four games, losing to the Sacramento Kings 94-104, getting swept in the season series. It was nothing but a disappointment tonight for the Raptors as they took on the Kings. Right from the get-go the Kings toppled on-top of the Raptors with … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors square off with Kings

Back at the Air Canada Centre, coming off a three game road trip, the Toronto Raptors will face off against the Sacramento Kings for their second and final meeting of the season. The Raptors are feeling good heading into tonight’s matchup after defeating the Miami Heat 108-94, beating Chris Bosh for the first time since … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors return home for clash with Kings

In the game versus the Indiana Pacers last night, the start wasn’t exactly pretty, but the finish was the closest we’ve seen to the early-season Toronto Raptors all January. This evening, the Raptors will look to hold on to the mojo that they’ve recently found – after a month-long search – as they host the Sacramento Kings. Though their 16-27 … Read more

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: Kings vs Raptors

  Two words, DeMarcus Cousins. Entering this game tonight against the Sacramento Kings, the Raptors seemed fairly optimistic. With being winners of 8 of their last 9 (including winners of five straight at home), the Raptors had much to be pleased about. Despite all the optimism, and all the hope circling around Raptor Nation recently, … Read more

Raptors vs. Kings: Game-day Preview

The Toronto Raptors are heading into their game against the Sacramento Kings as winners of their last three games. They defeated the hard-nosed Portland Trailblazers with nearly flawless basketball on Wednesday night to start off the new year virtually nullifying any production from the Blazers’ star LaMarcus Aldridge. The last time these two teams met, … Read more