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DeRozan scores 25 to lead Raptors past Pistons 114-110

TORONTO (AP) Jonas Valanciunas had 20 points and 11 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors held on down the stretch to beat the short-handed Detroit Pistons 114-110 on Sunday night. Amir Johnson scored 17, Greivis Vasquez had 13 and Lou Williams 12 as the Raptors won for the third time in four games and snapped a two-game losing streak at home. The Pistons...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Short-handed Pistons fall on road to Toronto

TORONTO (AP) -- Jonas Valanciunas had 20 points and 11 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors held on down the stretch to beat the short-handed Detroit Pistons 114-110 on Sunday night. Amir Johnson scored 17, Greivis Vasquez had 13 and Lou Williams 12 as the Raptors won for the third time in four games and snapped a two-game losing streak at home. The Pistons...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pro Bball Report Week in Review 01/25/15

On Pro Bball Report last week: Who deserves to be an NBA All-Star, Kyle Lowry All-Star Starter, Panic in Toronto, Waiver wire prospects to watch, Raptors record setting first half, NBA Dominance Rankings, Miles Plumlee trades, James Johnson sits, Raptors blow another game and more.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry’s midair flop is glorious

Not only is Raptors’ Kyle Lowry an All-Star, he also is a flop-star. But what makes this flop so wonderful is that Kyle flops in midair against the 76’ers. Lowry was driving to the rim when his defender barely touches him and he flopped so hard in midair and of course he gets the call. The post Kyle Lowry’s midair flop is glorious appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panic In Toronto As Complacency Hits The Raptors

It was a sweat drenched and obviously irritated Head Coach Dwane Casey who addressed the media after the division-leading Toronto Raptors eked out a 91-86 win. “We got to make up our minds that we are serious about earning our paychecks twice a month,” Casey said. “We have an air of complacency and I don’t like it.”
Via Pro Bball Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Bieber helped Kyle Lowry become All-Star starter?

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry has been named a starter for the Eastern Conference in the NBA All-Star Game, and — Belieb it or not — he may have Justin Bieber to thank. At the beginning of the week, Lowry trailed Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade by more than 100,000 votes. The margin seemed...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Contender Or Pretender?

(Source: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images North America By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… My most recent article was sorting the NBA contenders and in a group of 13 excellent NBA teams this season, I had to put the Toronto Raptors with the pretenders. I don’t have anything against the Raptors and if I am being honest I like the team. I may be a Chicago Bulls guy, but I...
Via HoopStuff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch the Raptors James Johnson Show Off His Hops with a Back Flip

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino Watch the Raptors James Johnson Show Off His Hops We all know that James Johnson has freakish leaping ability and has been known to throw down dunks on defenders, so it doesn't surprise me that he can pull off a standing back flip. Check out James Johnson's back flip at the FedEx Forum in Memphis.(Via Landry Fields...
Via Hip Hoop Junkies
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Past unnecessarily haunting fans of Toronto Raptors

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports For longtime fans of the Toronto Raptors that had become accustomed to leaving basketball behind at the end of the regular season, it’s hard to believe that Canada’s lone NBA franchise has now been a respected playoff contender for a little more than a year. But that doesn’t mean that things have been perfect in Raptor-land. And with just...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Balanced Raptors edge Bucks with six scorers in double figures

  Terrence Ross finished what he failed to start Monday night. Kyle Lowry scored 18 points and was one of six Toronto players to reach double figures in the Raptors' 92-89 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Ross, who did not start for just the second time in the last 104 games after he was held scoreless for the only time this season in a 95-93 loss against New Orleans on Sunday...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Louis Williams For Sixth Man of the Year?

(Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Toronto Raptors are one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference, have a chance to win the Eastern Conference; although small and because of the excellent work by management they are set to be players in the Eastern Conference for the next half decade. This team is carried...
Via HoopStuff
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nando De Colo Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 3

Nando De Colo paced CSKA's 69-78 win over Anadolu Efes Istanbul on Thursday with his Euroleague career high of 22 points while making 12 of 13 free throws. De Colo added four more Euroleague personal highs with 7 rebounds, 4 steals and 12 fouls drawn and a performance index ranking of 34, the highest for any Euroleague player in Top 16 Round 3.
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors ‘We The North’ Poster Series

Artist Matthew Sharpe from Guelph, Ontario retouched these pictures of Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry, Terrence Ross, Amir Johnson, Jonas Valanciunas, DeMar DeRozan and Amir Johnson. As part of a mock “We The North” poster series. The post Toronto Raptors ‘We The North’ Poster Series appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Raptors Look to Trade Terrence Ross?

The Toronto Raptors recently got DeMar DeRozan back into their lineup and he was needed, he scored 20 points in a victory last night for a team that had been struggling recently. During DeMar’s absence it was believed that Terrence Ross would step up and fill the shoes in the scoring area. Apparently he did not get the memo. Terrence is a shooter on a team that needs a shooter...
Via TopSportsReport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA team already preparing to go after Andrew Wiggins

The Toronto Raptors are one of the more unique stories the past two years in the NBA. General manager Masai Ujiri had a vision for the team to basically tank last year by trading away it’s better players in order to gain assets. That started with the trade of Rudy Gay and ended with the trade of Rudy Gay. See, the Raptors went on an improbable run after the trade that saw them...
Via Pass The Pill
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Already Plotting On Andrew Wiggins In Free Agency

The Toronto Raptors are already looking to potentially bring Andrew Wiggins home when he becomes an unrestricted free agent, reports Cathal Kelly from The Globe and Mail. Thats right, Toronto is making big plans for 2021. Kelly mentions the new practice facility the Raptors are building as a key component to the pitch, noting that it could serve as an” indoctrination hub...
Via Thacover2
11 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan Returns In Raptors Win

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan returned to play in his first game since getting injured in November and wasted no time getting back into the swing of things, scoring a team-high 20 points in a 84-100 win over the 76ers. “Just stayed level-headed, treat it like a normal game,” said DeRozan. “I didn’t want to get too high on it. I understood I still had to come out here...
Via Hooped Up
11 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan Returned Wednesday, Raptors Route 76ers

DeMar DeRozan returned to the Toronto Raptors after missing 21 games. Toronto Raptors all star DeMar DeRozan returned to the lineup on Wednesday night to face the Philadelphia 76ers. DeRozan missed 21 games due to a torn tendon in his left groin. Despite the longest layoff of his NBA career, DeRozan had a great return with 20 points (9 of 14 shooting from the field), 4 rebounds...
Via Basketball Bicker
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors' DeMar DeRozan back after missing 21 games with groin injury

  Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan is back in the starting lineup after missing 21 games with a torn tendon in his left groin. Toronto faced Philadelphia on Wednesday night. An All-Star for the first time last season, DeRozan has not played since suffering the injury in the third quarter of a Nov. 28 home loss to Dallas when he slipped and fell on a drive to the basket. The Atlantic...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Outgunned By Raptors 109-96 Despite Kelly Olynyk’s 23 Points

TORONTO — Kyle Lowry scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, James Johnson had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors won their fourth straight meeting with the Boston Celtics 109-96 Saturday night, snapping a season-high four-game losing streak. Lou Williams scored 19 points and Jonas Valanciunas and Amir Johnson each had 15 to help...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics fall to Raptors in Toronto 109-96

TORONTO -- For the second game in a row the Celtics go into battle without Jeff Green, this time against Toronto. Despite a highly competitive game that was a lot more entertaining than the final score would have you believe, the Celtics lost to the Raptors 109 to 96.Offensively, the Celtics played well, but had trouble containing Toronto on the other side of the ball. It also...
Via Celtics Life
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Amir Johnson is an Unsung Hero

The Toronto Raptors have been one of the biggest surprises in the NBA. We all knew they were going to be good, but not this good. As expected, much attention is being lavished on players who have been carrying their offense. Kyle Lowry is having an All-Star season, newly-acquired Lou Williams has been a lethal weapon off the bench and Jonas Valanciunas has been a decent scoring...
Via The Sideline
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwane Casey Wants to Fight Other NBA Head Coaches

Move over, Jon “Bones” Jones. Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey is looking to take up the fighting mantle — except with other...
Via Athlon Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Rising – Highlighting 2014 in Toronto’s 2014-15 NBA season

2014 was a memorable year for the Toronto Raptors highlighted by their 2014 NBA Playoff appearance & 7 game First round battle vs. the Brooklyn Nets. The Raptors took both the sweet taste of success & bitter taste of defeat built on it for the 2014-15 NBA campaign. Toronto proceeded to rise to the top of the Eastern Conference standings and held that position for 60 straight...
Via Hoops Heads North
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Raptors reveal their new logo

The rebranding of the Toronto Raptors is continuing, and we’ve come a long way from the purple raptor days. This is reportedly their new logo, which was seen briefly in a hype video released by the team today. Can confirm that is the new logo. Expect uniforms and a full colour scheme in the new year. pic.twitter.com/G7H9pvZGl1 — Eric Koreen (@ekoreen) December 19, 2014...
Via Crossover Chronicles
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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