The 6ix: Toronto beats Atlanta on the road, 126-115, for their 6th straight win.

The Raptors traveled to Atlanta to face the Hawks for the second time this season, a rematch of each team’s season opening game. Like in the season opener, the Raptors came out on top but it was another hard fought win, 126-115, much like the first time around. The Raptors scored a season high 126 points in the win, and seven Toronto players scored in double digits. Toronto got...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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The early list of All-Star sleepers

It is never too early to start thinking about the All-Star game and who might make it. There are going to be the guys you expect like Stephen Curry, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Kevin Love and . . . you get the idea. Well, what about the guys who are playing well, but get no love? That is why I am here!   Here is a list of five guys from each conference that...
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Williams scores 22 as Raptors nearly set franchise mark vs. Bucks

  Lou Williams scored a season-high 22 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 18 points and 12 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 124-83 Friday night. The Raptors narrowly missed matching its largest margin of victory in franchise history, set in a 96-54 victory over Miami on March 19, 2008. Kyle Lowry scored 20 points and Terrence Ross had 13 as the Raptors wrapped...
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Raptors beat undermanned Grizzlies

TORONTO -- DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points, Terrence Ross had 14 of his 16 in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors beat the undermanned Memphis Grizzlies 96-92 on Wednesday night. Kyle Lowry scored 18 and Lou Williams had 13 as the Eastern Conference leaders won for the seventh time in eight games. Marc Gasol had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Zach Randolph added 18 points and...
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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.
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Basketball Bicker 2014-15 NBA MVP Rankings (Oct. 28 – Nov. 11)

Basketball Bicker 2014-15 NBA MVP Rankings Kevin Durant, 2013-14 NBA MVP winner Last season, Kevin Durant put together a historic campaign to wrestle the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award from LeBron James’ clutches. A preseason foot injury will likely prevent Durant from properly defending his title, leaving the 2014-15 MVP trophy up for grabs. These rankings feature a...
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Consistency key to sustaining Toronto Raptors’ turnaround

            With the world of NBA basketball transfixed on the star-studded storyline in Cleveland, the Clippers’ Tinseltown-takeover, and the beginning of life after LeBron in Miami, the Toronto Raptors have quietly continued their transition from perennial punch-line to Eastern Conference power during the first two weeks of the season. Yes, it appears...
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Kyle Lowry Went Sailing Into Stands, Takes A Bite Of Fan’s Ice Cream

The Chicago Bulls took down the Toronto Raptors in a much anticipated Eastern Conference game on Thursday night. The story-line of the game is probably Derrick Rose leaving the game with an injury. However, the moment of the night came when Kyle Lowry went sailing into the stands, taking a bite out of an unsuspecting […] The post Kyle Lowry Went Sailing Into Stands, Takes A Bite...
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Derrick Rose Abused Kyle Lowry With This Sick Spin-Move

Although Derrick Rose left Thursday’s game against the Toronto Raptors with an injury, he finished the night with 20 points. Rose’s best two points came with Kyle Lowry guarding him on a possession in the fourth quarter.  After a shot-fake, Rose took Lowry to the paint and got a clean look after this smooth spin-move. […] The post Derrick Rose Abused Kyle Lowry With This Sick...
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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.
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Kyle Lowry dives on floor and knocks down fan’s ice cream

When you’re watching an NBA game courtside, you get involved in the action, sometimes. In this Bulls/Raptors showdown in Toronto Thursday night (on national TV!), Kyle Lowry dove for the ball and, in the process, knocked down a fan’s ice cream. Check out Kyle Lowry’s hustle: Lowry got ice cream all over his face and had to wipe it off. But after the clip (not heard), Kevin...
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Raptors rally from 11 down in fourth quarter vs. Magic

  Kyle Lowry scored 19 points, Terrence Ross had 17 and the Toronto Raptors erased an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Orlando 104-100 on Tuesday night, their ninth consecutive victory over the Magic. DeMar DeRozan had 16 points and Lou Williams scored eight of his 14 in the fourth as the Eastern Conference leaders won their fifth straight game overall and improved...
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Kyle Lowry creeps in on Patrick Patterson's Postgame Interview

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)Follow @romyaquinoKyle Lowry creeps in on Patrick Patterson's Postgame InterviewIt was an ugly win, but it was a win. The Raptors got it together in the fourth quarter and defeated the Orlando Magic 104-100 in a game that was televised nationally in the US on NBA TV. Raptors moved to 7-1 on the season after the win. After the game, Kyle Lowry...
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Lowry scores 19, Raptors rally past Magic 104-100

TORONTO (AP) Kyle Lowry scored 19 points, Terrence Ross had 17 and the Toronto Raptors erased an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Orlando 104-100 on Tuesday night, their ninth consecutive victory over the Magic. DeMar DeRozan had 16 points and Lou Williams scored eight of his 14 in the fourth as the Eastern Conference leaders won their fifth straight game overall and...
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Casey: Kyle Lowry Has Grown From Reputation As Bad Teammate

Kyle Lowry has become one of the NBA's best point guards and also one of the best players in the game who hasn't made an All-Star Game. "At the end of the day, I can't worry about what other people do," said Lowry. "I have to go out there and do my job. If people make all-stars, and I'm winning, I'm happy with that. I'm not caring about anything...
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Make it 3 in a row! Raptors down Wizards; improve to 5-1

Make it 3 in a row! With a dominating 103-84 home win over the Washington Wizards, the Toronto Raptors have improved to 5-1 on the season, now tied for the best record in the Eastern Conference with the Chicago Bulls. The Raptors were sporting their classic original Dino jerseys from 1995 as a part of this season’s 20th Anniversary celebrations. They treated the crowd to a retro...
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Kyle Lowry with the Crossover on Andre Miller

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)Follow @romyaquinoThe Toronto Raptors continued their strong start with a big home win over the Washington Wizards 103-84 on their first 20th Anniversary Night of the season. Kyle Lowry finished with a triple double for the Raptors: 13 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists which included this crossover on the Wizards Andre Miller and the dish to JV.Check...
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Lowry records triple-double as Raptors cruise past Wizards

  Dressed in the same pinstriped purple dinosaur jersey that Damon Stoudamire once wore, Kyle Lowry broke a record belonging to the former Toronto point guard. Lowry had 13 points, 10 assists and a season-high 11 rebounds for his first triple-double of the season, leading the Raptors to a 103-84 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night. DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss
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