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Making the playoffs in the Eastern Conference is not exactly the toughest thing to do. The Milwaukee Bucks slid into the eighth spot with a record of 38-44. The reward for their efforts is a first round matchup with the Miami Heat. Not exactly appealing, but there is still some honor in being a playoff team. That is an honor the Toronto Raptors have not had since 2007. Going into the season they were a trendy pick to be the team that could exceed expectations in the East. Several months and quite a few injuries later, the Raptors finished at 34-48, four games out of the postseason. Their season was not without a few bright spots though. Acquiring Rudy Gay in a big trade gives the team some hope for the future. They even had three separate five-game win streaks, including the last five games of the season, all against playoff teams. But injuries really made it tough for the Raptors to make a playoff push. Toronto guard DeMar DeRozan is the only one on the team who played in...
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Jonas Valanciunas talked about the biggest adjustment during his rookie season in the NBA, respect being earned, how he plans to grow as a player this summer and how important it is to make his teammates better.
The Thunder spoke to the Raptors about a trade centered on James Harden for Jonas Valanciunas.
ATLANTA -- DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the Toronto Raptors ran all over playoff-bound Atlanta, routing the Hawks 113-96 Tuesday night.
The Raptors made two-thirds of their shots in the first half, sprinting to a 68-51 lead as DeRozan scored 19 points and Gay chipped in with 17. Atlanta went mostly with backups, showing no sense of urgency to claim the No...
Dwane Casey addressed how Toronto’s rough start ultimately doomed the entire season, how Kyle Lowry has grown this season, and what Jonas Valanciunas’ summer will entail.
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Bryan Colangelo's contract with the Raptors expires in July.
The Toronto Raptors apperantly really wanted to keep Jonas Valanciunas in town.credit: cbc.ca
When the Oklahoma City Thunder traded shooting guard James Harden to the Houston Rockets prior to the season, there was a lot of speculation surrounding where else Harden could have ended up. Due to salary restrictions and already having Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Serge Ibaka locked...
From Bob Mitchell of The Toronto Star:
The Toronto Raptors will play “Sweet Caroline” during the introduction of the Boston Celtics players at Wednesday night’s game at the Air Canada Centre in a show of solidarity following this week’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon.
Interesting how this has become the unofficial anthem representing all things Boston in the wake of Monday...
DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the Toronto Raptors ran all over playoff-bound Atlanta, routing the Hawks 113-96 Tuesday night.
The Raptors made two-thirds of their shots in the first half, sprinting to a 68-51 lead as DeRozan scored 19 points and Gay chipped in with 17. Atlanta went mostly with backups, showing no sense of urgency to claim the No. 5 seed in...
Well, that wasn't a fun way to spend a Wednesday night. I still chuckle at the Raptors' announcers who thought that Gino was something the Celtics do at every game because the Celtics had played it every Raptors' game. This time they got us. My favorites are in bold, what are yours? On to the playoffs.
We always lose to Boston. If they rest all their...
For the season finale, the Boston Celtics headed to Toronto. The Celtics decided to go the route of limiting the minutes of their key players, and the Raptors scrubbed the remaining role players. The Celtics finished the season at 41-40, with the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors fans were very happy about their ability to grab the 9th seed in the East, and they continued...
-Boston Celtics (41-39, 14-26 on the road) @ Toronto Raptors (33-48, 20-20 at home) Air Canada Centre, 8:00 pm on CSNNE/WEEI Officials: Ed Malloy, Tony Brown, Scott Twardowski Line: Toronto -5.5 (194) Get Tickets to Tonight’s Game at the Air Canada Centre The Celtics visit Toronto for the final regular season game of the year; just game #81 for Boston after Tuesday's home...
DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points, Rudy Gay had 19 points and nine rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors routed the Boston Celtics 114-90 on Wednesday night, finishing their season with five straight wins.
Jonas Valanciunas scored 18 points, Alan Anderson had 16 and Kyle Lowry had nine points and eight assists as the Raptors matched their longest winning streak of the season. Toronto also...