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Raptors team up with 'Jeopardy' champion supercomputer, IBM's Watson

The Raptors (35-16) are just 2.0 games back of the Cavaliers for best team in the Eastern Conference. With new help from a supercomputer, however, Toronto may be able to take the next steps to success. Tech Crunch reports that IBM has partnered with the Raptors to provide analysis from Watson, the supercomputer which defeated former Jeopardy! champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter...
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Preview: Timberwolves vs. Raptors

The Toronto Raptors might be earning an extended break more than any other team, but given how they're playing, they might also be the last to want to kill their momentum.Toronto can head into the All-Star break with 15 wins in 16 games Wednesday night, and there's been no shortage of success against the Minnesota Timberwolves for 12 seasons.The Raptors (35-16) have won three straight...
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Raptors-Timberwolves Preview

The Toronto Raptors might be earning an extended break more than any other team, but given how they're playing, they might also be the last to want to kill their momentum. Toronto can head into the All-Star break with 15 wins in 16 games Wednesday night, and there's been no shortage of success against the Minnesota Timberwolves for 12 seasons. The Raptors (35-16) have won three...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vince Carter x Toronto Raptors Ultimate Dunk Mixtape

A photo posted by hoopedup (@hoopedup) on Jan 26, 2016 at 8:03am PST In a salute to one of the best dunkers we will ever see in our lifetime. The league looks back to the days when Vince Carter aka Air Canada was with the Toronto Raptors putting Canada on the basketball map one spectacular dunk at a time. With this epic 4-minute video featuring some of his best jams....
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Raptors Series: Kings Quincy Acy Is Still The Energy Guy

Kings Quincy Acy, "Every play, every opportunity, every chance I get to provide energy in some way I'm doing it and that's if I'm on the court or off the court. I am always trying to be in guys ears helping them. Always talking, a man full of energy."
Via Pro Bball Report
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Vince Carter best highlights from Toronto Raptors career mixtape

Before the Toronto Raptors had stars like Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, Vince Carter was their brightest star and known for his incredible slam dunks. During his time with the Raptors, Carter averaged over twenty-three points, grabbed over five rebounds, and dished out three assists. Check out some of his best moments in the below compilation: ***Carter Raptors Mixtape [NBA] Carter...
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Raptors win in the Motor City; defeat Pistons 103-89

The Toronto Raptors got off to a slow start in this tilt against the Detroit Pistons, scoring just 19 points in the first quarter. The Pistons held a 24-19 lead heading into the second quarter, but the Raptors rebounded and scored 30 points in the second quarter. This led to the Raptors holding a 49-43 lead at half time. The third quarter was a even affair, but Toronto was rolling...
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Raptors Coach Casey Keeps Singling Out Patrick Patterson

It's been a recurring theme with Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey after games recently. He keeps singling out Patrick Patterson for praise despite the forward's typically unspectacular scoring and rebounding.
Via Pro Bball Report
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Raptors beat Pistons 103-89, have won 14 of 15

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Kyle Lowry scored 25 points, and the Toronto Raptors went on an 11-2 run at the start of the fourth quarter to pull away for their 14th victory in 15 games, 103-89 over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night. Terrence Ross added 18 points for the Raptors, who recovered quickly after Detroit's Andre Drummond made a shot from about 80 feet to end the third...
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Andre Drummond makes amazing long-distance buzzer beater against Raptors

While most folks know Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond for his amazing ability to grab rebounds, he can also do some other incredible things on the basketball floor. Tonight, the Pistons hosted the Toronto Raptors and as time was running out in the third quarter, Drummond made an incredible long-distance buzzer beater: Andre Drummond, everybody! *** Drummond Buzzer Beater...
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Would a trade for Magic's Tobias Harris help Raptors beat LeBron?

Orlando's Tobias Harris is the latest to hear his name at the center of trade rumors around the NBA. Could Toronto be the best fit for the impressive young forward?The Magic are reportedly not "shopping" Harris, despite recent rumors. Orlando, however, isn't "discouraging" offers for the 23-year-old forward, via ESPN's Marc Stein. This likely means Harris is available at the right...
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With Raptors in town, Pistons must turn up their defense

Over the past month, no Eastern Conference team has been more efficient offensively than the Toronto Raptors. That doesn't bode well for the Detroit Pistons, who are struggling mightily defensively and were burned by the Raptors just last weekend. Extra time between contests should also benefit the Raptors, who go for a 14th win in 15 games as they resume their road trip Monday night...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors-Pistons Preview

Over the past month, no Eastern Conference team has been more efficient offensively than the Toronto Raptors. That doesn't bode well for the Detroit Pistons, who are struggling mightily defensively and were burned by the Raptors just last weekend. Extra time between contests should also benefit the Raptors, who go for a 14th win in 15 games as they resume their road trip Monday...
Via AP on Fox
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Rookie Delon Wright Is Proving Raptors 905 Works

The Toronto Raptors invested heavily into their NBA D-League team Raptors 905 for one reason and one reason only and that’s to properly develop their draft picks. This is exactly how it has worked for Raptors first round pick Delon Wright.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Raptors Window Is Open Right Now

The Toronto Raptors are on a roll. Second place in the Eastern Conference and just two games back of the first place Cleveland Cavaliers, the 36-14 Raptors are a game ahead of last season's franchise record setting win pace. The Raptors are rumored to be looking for a power forward and the window to make a move that could take them over the top in the East is now.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard gets high-flying block on Kyle Lowry lay-up

As the Portland Trail Blazers look to gain ground in the West, Damian Lillard is showing that he can be a pretty good defensive player as well. Last night, the Trail Blazers hosted the Toronto Raptors and in the second half, Toronto’s Kyle Lowry appeared to have an easy lay-up until Lillard made an amazing block: Damian Lillard, everybody! *** Lillard High-Flying Block [Portland...
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Toronto prevails in Portland! Raptors claw past Trailblazers, 110-103

Portland has not been a hospitable city for the Toronto Raptors for quite sometime. This game was different, as the Raptors managed to earn their first win against the Trailblazers in Portland for the first time since December 22, 2006. The Raptors were resilient, despite a late push by the Blazers, and won the game 110-103. The game would feature a match up of two sets of fantastic...
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DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry Combine For 59 Points

DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry brought their “best backcourt in the east” act west to Portland and finished the night with a combined 59 points in a Raptors win. “DeMar was aggressive and stayed aggressive throughout the game,” Lowry said. “His aggressiveness really helped set the tempo and set the standard for us throughout the game. “We understood it was going to be...
Via Hooped Up
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Raptors hold off Blazers for 110-103 victory

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Kyle Lowry had 30 points, DeMar DeRozan added 29 and the Toronto Raptors snapped Portland's five-game winning streak with a 110-103 victory over the Trail Blazers on Thursday night. Damian Lillard had 27 points and 11 assists, while CJ McCollum added 21 points for Portland in the matchup between two of the league's dynamic backcourts. The Raptors, who have...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

adidas Salutes Tracy McGrady with Aurora Borealis Triple White Collection

Tracy McGrady was the first superstar the Toronto Raptors ever had, but they just didn’t know it at the time. Before playing his first pro game, McGrady was already signed to adidas and today the three stripes honor T-Mac with the release of the Aurora Borealis Triple White Collection. The collection features two snow white versions of the T-Mac 3 and one of the D Lillard 2. As...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors are reportedly interested in Markieff Morris

The NBA trade deadline is in a few weeks, so you can expect things to get a little crazy until it passes. One popular name on the trading market is Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris. As many of you may know, Morris has wanted out of Phoenix ever since the team trade his brother Marcus to the Detroit Pistons. Morris has a lot of interest around the league and now has the attention...
Via No Guts, No Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors showing interest in Suns’ Markieff Morris

Markieff Morris had quite the performance on Tuesday night against the Toronto Raptors. He scored 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, both season-highs, and now the Raptors want him. From ESPN NBA reporter Marc Stein: Toronto, I’m told, also showing interest in Suns’ Markieff Morris; PHX widely seen as a LOCK to do at least one deal before Feb. 18 deadline — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine...
Via The Sports Daily
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Raptors reportedly interested in Markieff Morris, P.J. Tucker

Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri appears to be circling the dire basketball situation in Phoenix like a hungry vulture. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Wednesday, Toronto is expressing trade interest in a pair of Suns ahead of the mid-February deadline: forwards Markieff Morris and P.J. Tucker. ESPN sources say Toronto is among the teams expressing trade interest...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors-Trail Blazers Preview

The Toronto Raptors made some history over the weekend, completing the franchise's first perfect seven-game homestand. The Portland Trail Blazers have a chance to finish their seven-game homestand with six wins when they face the Raptors on Thursday night in a matchup between two of the league's hottest teams. A victory over Detroit on Saturday capped the homestand for the Toronto...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors show trade interest in Suns’ P.J. Tucker

The Phoenix Suns remain one of the hottest items in NBA trade deadline rumblings these days after a coaching change and with names such as Markieff Morris and Tyson Chandler floating around. One name that hasn’t come up until now, though, is small forward P.J. Tucker, who would have some obvious value if the right team came calling. By the sounds of it, the right team might be...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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