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RAPTORS PODCAST: RAPS TALK Ep. 71 (11.27.2014) - The "Sweet Lou" Episode

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)Follow @romyaquino RAPTORS PODCAST - EPISODE 71 RAPS TALK  - The "Sweet Lou" episode Episode 71 of RAPS TALK (11.27.14) - The Raptors have been playing above everyone's expectations so far this season and are currently on a six game winning streak. On this week's podcast Mike Masaya (@hoopsaddiction) joins us from Montreal to talk about his breakfast...
Via Hip Hoop Junkies
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors In Unfamiliar Territory

The 13-2 NBA leading Toronto Raptors are in very unfamiliar territory indeed. Off to their best start in 20 years, this one-time 1995 expansion franchise is seemingly doing things they have never done before each and every night.
Via Pro Bball Report
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Money In The Bank, Raptors Lou Williams Beats The Shot Clock against the Hawks

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino Money In The Bank, Raptors Lou Williams Beats The Shot Clock against the Hawks The depth on the Raptors bench has definitely been a key factor in the Raptors 13-2 start to the season. With guys like Patrick Patterson, Greivis Vasquez, James Johnson, Chuck Hayes and Lou Williams on the second unit, this Raptors team has...
Via Hip Hoop Junkies
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Greg Stiemsma On Toronto, Cooking And Grandmas

Easy going, enjoys the cold, likes Canadian Tire and a big-time grandmas boy, it’s no wonder the Raptors Greg Stiemsma has fit comfortably into life in Toronto.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why the Toronto Raptors will take the next step?

May 4th, 2014. All the memories still so vivid in my mind.  It was the 4th quarter, Game 7, and 8.8 seconds left. Terrence Ross had just picked off an inbounds pass and knocked it off Paul Pierce to give the Toronto Raptors possession.  Maple Leaf Square, or more appropriately at the time, “Jurassic Park,” and the entire Air Canada Centre was sent into a frenzy.  Being there...
Via The Sideline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Raptors are Legitimate NBA Title Contenders

There hasn’t been much to be excited about with the Toronto Raptors since they became a NBA franchise in 1995. There have been a handful of superstars who have used Toronto as a stepping stone for their careers, like Tracy McGrady, Vince Carter and Chris Bosh, but the overall product on the court has left much to be desired. The 2014-2015 season marks the team’s 20th anniversary...
Via Standing O Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The City of Toronto Needs More Bruno Caboclo

The Toronto Raptors just had one of the greatest weeks in franchise history. They defeated the number one team in the west, the Memphis Grizzlies, they blew out the Milwaukee Bucks by 42 points (matching a franchise record), and the next day the Raptors went on the road to surmount an 18 point deficit against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Raptors successfully completed...
Via The Sideline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

More Raptors Franchise Records Could Fall In Atlanta

The Toronto Raptors travel to Atlanta on Wednesday for a rematch with the Hawks after defeating Atlanta 109-102 on opening night at the Air Canada Centre. The 12-2 NBA leading Raptors are 3-1 away from home this season and have rallied from double-digit deficits in each of their last two road contests. Toronto has never started a season 4-1 on the road.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors fight off Suns’ 4th quarter rally for a 104-100 win. Toronto: 5 straight wins. Still tied for NBA’s best, now 12-2

No one said winning would be easy, even when you have 4th quarter statistics on your side. The Raptors were forced to hold off the Suns’ 4th quarter barrage to hold on for a 104-100 home win at the Air Canada Centre. This win marked their firth win in a row, their second five game winning streak in their 12 wins on the season. The Raptors had to fight off the Suns in the 4th...
Via Hoops Heads North
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Jonas Valanciunas comes up big for Raptors

Score Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Phoenix 104 102.2 54.8 27.5 20.4 13.1 Toronto 100 103.9 47.6 20.5 12.0 39.0 Eric Bledsoe (PHX) — 25 pts., 7 rebs., 6 assts.; Markieff Morris (PHX) — 17 pts. Jonas Valanciunas (TOR) — 27 pts., 11 rebs.; DeMar DeRozan (TOR) — 23 pts.Game to Watch (11/25): Kings vs. Pelicans, 8 p.m.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chuck Hayes to Terrence Ross for the Reverse Jam

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino Chuck Hayes to Terrence Ross for the Reverse Jam Toronto continues to show and prove their dominance in the league with another big win over the Phoenix Suns. The Raptors move to 12-2 on the season, 4-0 vs the Western Conference and 9-1 at home with the 104-100 win over the Suns. Terrence Ross had 13 points on the night...
Via Hip Hoop Junkies
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns' big rally falls short against Raptors

TORONTO -- Jonas Valanciunas had a career-high 27 points and 11 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 23 and the Toronto Raptors won their fifth straight game, beating the Phoenix Suns 104-100 Monday night. Lou Williams scored 17, Kyle Lowry had 14 and Terrence Ross added 13 for the Raptors, who improved 9-1 at home and 4-0 against Western Conference opponents. Eric Bledsoe scored 25 points...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins and Lou Williams Named Players of the Week

Sacramento Kings center Demarcus Cousins and Toronto Raptors shooting guard Lou Williams both have a victory to celebrate. Based on NBA.com reports, Demarcus Cousins and Lou Williams were named the Players of the Week in the NBA Eastern and Western Conference, for games played Monday, November 17th through Sunday, November 23rd. Lou Williams helped the Toronto Raptors to a 3-0...
Via Basketball Bicker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Weekly Column: Raptors lone East team in top five

Different year, same story. The Eastern Conference is behind the Western Conference in terms of overall firepower yet again. However, teams like the Toronto Raptors are fighting hard to keep the East relevant in the eyes of the fans. Power Six 1. Memphis Grizzlies(12-2) Z-Bo and crew have the most wins in the league and are the only team without a loss at home. 2. Golden State...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What has Masai Ujiri built in Toronto?

Here’s how you know for sure it’s a new era in the NBA: some of the league’s most important transactions are the ones that take place in the front office. For instance, one of the most influential—not to mention most efficient—contracts offered in the summer of 2013 was the Toronto Raptors offering then-Denver Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri a five-year, $15 million...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors fans invade Cleveland

That is right, Raptors fans travel and invaded LeBron James’ kingdom. The players noticed too with DeMar DeRozan telling Mike Ganter of the Toronto Sun: I can’t even explain it, man. It felt like a playoff game, honestly, with our fans being in there, cheering and singing the national anthem. It was just an amazing thing, especially for me. It’s really something for me because...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: 1 Trade To Become Contenders

(April 10, 2014 – Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America) Toronto Raptors: 1 Trade To Become Contenders By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Raptors are one of the best teams in the NBA and Eastern Conference this season, however they aren’t a title contender. They have 2 elite players in their starting point guard and shooting guard Kyle Lowry...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors defeat LeBron & the Cavs on the road, 110-93; improve to 11-2, tied for best record in the NBA

The Toronto Raptors are now tied for the best record in the NBA with a record of 11-2, after earning another quality win this season, this time on the road, beating LeBron James, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers by a score of 110-93. Lou Williams is making an early case for 6th man of The Year! His on court display was incredible. Williams scored a career high...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors overcome slow start to hand Cavs fourth straight loss

CLEVELAND -- Lou Williams scored a career-high 36 points and the Toronto Raptors turned an 18-point deficit into a convincing 110-93 win over Cleveland on Saturday night, handing the Cavaliers their fourth straight loss. The Raptors, who have won four in a row and are off to their best start in franchise history, trailed 26-8 less than 4 minutes into the game, but showed why they...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Previewing the remaining month for Raptors tickets

Finishing with first-place honors in the Atlantic Division and third overall in the Eastern Conference last season, the Toronto Raptors are again poised to return to postseason play in 2015. The team will play three more home games at the Air Canada Centre this month, where average price for Raptors tickets over that three-game span is currently listed at $119.13 on the secondary...
Via Hoops Heads North
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vince Carter brought to tears by Raptors' tribute

Vince Carter hasn’t exactly received warm welcomes when he’s returned to the Air Canada Centre through the years, but Wednesday was a much different story. The Toronto Raptors have been honoring former players for their 20th anniversary this season, so when Carter and his Memphis Grizzlies made the trip north for the only time this year, the Raptors had a video tribute ready...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vince Carter moved by Raptors tribute video

The Toronto Raptors honored Vince Carter Wednesday night with a gesture that many people would deem ill-advised: a pre-game video tribute. See, Vince isn’t very popular in Toronto after he famously quit on the team and demanded a trade roughly ten years ago (we covered all that here on Monday). Finally, after all these years, Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Terrence Ross gets way up for monster alley-oop

Terrence Ross can get high. During this Toronto Raptors/Utah Jazz game on Saturday night, Kyle Lowry threw an impressive near-halfcourt lob to Ross. Check out the video here: Ross is like Calvin Johnson. Just throw it anywhere and he’ll catch it. *** Terrence Ross picture from Getty Images. Vine by Bruce Arthur.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kyle Lowry runs into man's ice cream, man eats it

Kyle Lowry collided with a court side fan and spilled the guy's ice cream all over, but the man just kept eating what was left.
Via Gamedayr
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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