Tag Archives: Toronto Raptors

Podcast: Raptors Looking for Post Season Success

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Toronto posted a franchise record for regular season victories for the third consecutive year and won its third straight Atlantic Division title, but face an uphill battle after just one game. The Raptors couldn’t find their shooting touch — or a defensive solution for Pacers All-Star Paul George — and were the only team to surrender home court advantage during the opening …

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Fantasy Focus: The Unconventional Star

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A shooting guard without a potent jump shot has emerged as one of the biggest scoring threats in the league. As the rest of the NBA has placed tremendous value on spacing the floor and punishing opponents with a barrage of 3-pointers, DeMar DeRozan instead has posted the seventh most points in the NBA this season by relentlessly attacking the rim. …

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Lowry a Terror on the Perimeter

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All he needs is just an instant, a brief lapse in judgement to strike. Once the opposition relents for just a second, providing any time for Kyle Lowry to rip the ball away, it usually happens. Through 20 games, Lowry has managed to steal the ball 53 times, more than anyone else in the league. Nearly a quarter of the way through …

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Magic Avoid Collapse to Hand Toronto First Loss of Season

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Orlando wasn’t about to let another game slip away. After falling four times in its first five games of the season — by a combined total of 14 points with two losses coming in overtime — the Magic needed a spark to dropping another game to Toronto. The spark came following a lethargic start to the third quarter, as Orlando’s nine point …

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Catching Up with Jonas Valanciunas

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The Raptors are slowly convincing Jonas Valanciunas to step away from the basket. The tendency for any low post player, especially one as effective as Valanciunas, is to exploit any advantage the defense presents. As opponents have naturally crashed the basket in an attempt to prevent an open look for the 7-footer, Valanciunas has slowly been developing a potent mid-range jumper.

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Lowry Rips Minnesota for 40 Points

Kyle Lowry wanted his fourth season in Toronto to be a special one. During the off-season, Lowry decided to challenge himself to drop down to the weight he was back in his college days at Villanova. Following a disastrous post season run, as the Raptors were swept in the opening round of the 2015 Eastern Conference playoffs as Lowry, an All-Star …

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Revamped NBA Uniforms Give Teams New Look, Hope

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For certain NBA teams, the time to turn over a new leaf and kick off a new era has come this summer, regardless of whether or not they were able to do that with free agents. The Bucks, Raptors, Clippers, Sixers, Hawks, Pacers and Mavericks all have released new uniforms. Most of these teams are on the verge of franchise …

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Williams Delivers Clutch Shot for Tornoto

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Another victory was about to slip away for Toronto. Without hesitation, Victor Oladipo sent the home crowd into a frenzy by connecting on a long 3-pointer, from 27 feet out, securing a one point advantage for the Magic with 13 seconds remaining. The Raptors called timeout and coach Dwane Casey quickly drew up a play. 

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Lowry Returning to Lineup for Toronto

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Toronto’s playoff push just received a much needed boost. All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry has been sidelined since March 20th after suffering back spasms, but is set to return to the starting lineup for the Raptors tonight in Orlando. Four days after tweaking his back Lowry tried to rush back into the lineup, but lasted less than 11 minutes against Detroit, …

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Waiver Watch: The Makeup Vote

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The coaches of the Eastern Conference will have a difficult time once again leaving Kyle Lowry off the All-Star team if the fans don’t vote him in as a starter. The biggest snub from last season’s roster has already submitted an impressive campaign, this time in the absence of shooting guard DeMar DeRozan. 

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