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Raptors Mailbag: Rest for Ibaka, tightening up for playoffs, and more

The Blake Murphy Open Challenge is back for a chat, though the hope it it’ll be a quicker one given how compressed the schedule has been of late. I always say it’s going to be short, though, and, well, you know how that usually turns out. You can find all of the previous editions of the mailbag here. You can ask me questions at any time using #RRMailbag Twitter, and I’ll be sure...
Via Raptors Republic
10 hours ago

On LeBron’s “perfect” night and Serge Ibaka’s continued struggles

Perfection is a difficult opponent, but LeBron was perfect on Wednesday night. The Toronto Raptors were great (offensively), but they weren’t perfect. It could be the difference. There is no counter to perfection. It will prevail in pretty much any scenario it finds itself in — unless we’re talking about Mr. Perfect, then there are many answers. But now we go from the ring to the...
Via Raptors HQ
12 hours ago

Watch security escort referees out of arena after Thunder-Raptors game

The officials that did Sunday’s Thunder-Raptors game at Air Canada Centre lost complete control of the game, which resulted in an ugly scene afterward.It began down the stretch when a number of no-calls appeared to benefit the Thunder — causing a fan to yell at one of the refs. Unfortunately, the officials thought head coach Dwane Casey had said it, and he was hit with a technical...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Serge Ibaka delivers groin shot to Steven Adams

Steven Adams was the unfortunate recipient of a painful shot to an area that males do not want to absorb contact with during Sunday’s game against the Raptors.Former Thunder big man Serge Ibaka drove the lane and went up for a layup attempt, when he was met by Adams, who challenged his shot. Ibaka stuck his knee out, on what looked to be a natural motion, and delivered a shot with...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Refs escorted off floor after controversial Raptors-Thunder ending

Officiating controversies continue to be a black eye for the NBA this season.The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Toronto Raptors on Sunday 132-125, but the end of the game was marred by some questionable refereeing decisions. A series of perceived no-calls down the stretch of the contest caused Toronto’s frustration to boil over, and Serge Ibaka, DeMar DeRozan, and coach Dwane Casey...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Vogel’s job in jeopardy in Orlando?

With the Magic wrapping up another lost season, there’s a sense in Orlando that it could be the last one for coach Frank Vogel, writes Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel.Vogel is 50-102 in nearly two full years with the Magic, operating against a background of change. The team replaced GM Rob Hennigan and cleared out several other members of the basketball operations department...
Via Hoops Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

DeRozan, Ibaka and Casey ejected in Raptors’ loss

While the Toronto Raptors saw their 11-game winning streak end Sunday, that’s not all that happened. Not only did Russell Westbrook and OKC hold them off, but DeMar DeRozan, Serge Ibaka and head coach Dwane Casey saw themselves ejected. So, how did this come about?Late non-calls down the stretch certainly didn’t help. But here’s the thing: nobody seems to know why Casey is out. The...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Open Gym, presented by Bell S6E21 - Home Away From Home

This week on Open Gym, Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka reflects on his uniquely personal journey to the NBA, and how inspires his work with Global Citizen and the Serge Ibaka Foundation. The team battles on the road in Orlando, where Ibaka and the Raptors find time to spend moments with close friends and family.
Via YouTube
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars’ Robinson touts Victor Oladipo for Most Improved Player, takes shot at Magic

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson gave his support to Victor Oladipo for the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award and took a shot at Oladipo’s former team.Oladipo was one of the players the Pacers received in the trade that sent Paul George to the Thunder. Since arriving in Indianapolis, Oladipo has played the best basketball of his professional career. He’s averaging...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlantic Notes: James, Ibaka, Monroe

Speculation about LeBron James signing with the Sixers is a tease, Bob Ford of The Philadelphia Inquirer writes. The scribe opines that it’s more likely the superstar either signs with Los Angeles or, more likely, stays in Cleveland.Ford writes that it would play well for the Ohio product to stay home after having already departed the city once in his career. What’s more, he adds...
Via Hoops Rumors
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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