Raptors

Raptors in search of another perimeter threat

It’s been a banner year for the Toronto Raptors, but they don’t view themselves as a finished product. The team is still on the lookout for perimeter shooting to add to their talented, deep roster built around the backcourt of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry. As noted by SportsNet, the Raptors rank 27th in the […]


Beal: Raptors are best team in the East

While the Boston Celtics have sat atop the Eastern Conference standings pretty much all season, and while the LeBron James and the Cavaliers are three-time defending champions of the East, another team should don the crown as the best in the East right now. According to Bradley Beal, anyway. Beal, the Washington Wizards’ high-scoring All-Star […]


Raptors’ Casey to coach Team LeBron in All-Star Game

Dwane Casey was all wet… and that’s a good thing. Moments after his Toronto Raptors defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, 123-111, on Sunday night at Air Canada Centre, a win that clinched Casey’s first All-Star Game head-coaching gig, he was showered with water by Kyle Lowry and other Raptors players. Casey will coach Team LeBron, […]


Morrow: Raptors’ DeRozan growing his game

The DeMar DeRozan experience has always been thrilling, if infuriating, at times. The explosive athleticism. The “No-no-no-YES!” penchant to make bad shots. It’s all very Kobe-esque. He has zigged while the rest of the NBA has zagged, eschewing 3-pointers in favor of fadeaway mid-range jumpers – the weapon of choice for the likes of Michael Jordan […]


T-Wolves step up in Butler’s absence to ground Raptors

The Minnesota Timberwolves are considered to be a team with great potential as they continue to put things together. One of the many lessons learned along the way by the Timberwolves is to be able to play at a high level, even when important players can’t answer the bell. Against the Toronto Raptors, the second-best […]


Raptors seeing red over refs in 2-point loss to Warriors

The Toronto Raptors were fossilized, trailing the Golden State Warriors at halftime of their game Saturday night at Air Canada Centre, 81-54. However, thought to be extinct, the Raptors scratched, clawed and dug deep in the second half, only to come up on the short end of a 127-125 verdict. Which only served to crank […]


Heat’s Johnson, Raptors’ Ibaka suspended for fight

Miami Heat forward James Johnson and Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka have each been suspended for their role in an on-court skirmish, the league announced Wednesday. Ibaka and Johnson threw punches at each other following a foul on Johnson and immediate shove by Ibaka. The incident occurred with 7:50 remaining in the third quarter of the Heat’s […]


Raptors likely shorthanded for Cavs on Thursday night

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been playing shorthanded, literally, for the entire 2017-18 season. Come Thursday night, in a showdown between the teams possessing the second- and third-best records in the Eastern Conference standings, the Cavaliers could be facing a team in the same situation. The Toronto Raptors (28-11), who sit 2.5 games ahead of the […]


Raptors’ Lowry day-to-day with bone bruise

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry took a hard fall Monday against the Brooklyn Nets and suffered a bone bruise in his tailbone. Lowry is day-to-day moving forward. Toronto guard Kyle Lowry is day-to-day on a return from a bone bruise on his tailbone, league source tells ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 9, 2018 The […]


Raptors’ Casey, Warriors’ Kerr named Coaches of Month

Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey and Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr have been named Eastern Conference and Western Conference Coach of the Month, respectively, the NBA announced Wednesday. Casey guided the Raptors to an 11-3 mark, the best in the East during December. The Raptors outscored opponents by 8.6 points, second-best in the league […]


DeRozan deals to the tune of 52 for Raps

Talking about tipping off the new year with a bang! DeMar DeRozan set a franchise standard for the Toronto Raptors on Monday night against the visiting Milwaukee Bucks. DeRozan fired in a career-high 52 points in leading the Raptors to a 131-127 triumph over the Bucks. His 52 points bettered the previous franchise best of […]


Raptors suspend Ibaka for altercation with staff member

The Toronto Raptors have suspended power forward Serge Ibaka one game for violating team rules, the team announced Friday. Ibaka got into an altercation with a staff member following Wednesday’s road loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He will miss Friday’s game versus the Atlanta Hawks. “Both parties have apologized,” Raptors president Masai Ujiri said. “We’ve discussed […]


Highlights: DeRozan, Raptors sink Sixers

DeMar DeRozan exploded for 45 points, burying 3-pointers and getting to the line, and the visiting Toronto Raptors overcame a 22-point deficit in downing the Philadelphia 76ers 114-109 on Thursday night. “I thought he was a young Ray Allen,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said of DeRozan’s hot 3-point shooting. “That’s what we need from him. […]


Winning Raptors have roster decisions ahead

The Toronto Raptors have won five straight, and now it seems their only issue is determining what to do with guard Delon Wright when he returns from injury. “Wright was playing good basketball before he hurt his shoulder again,” the Toronto Sun wrote. “He was smothering opponents of all sizes with his length and instincts, […]