DeMar DeRozan’s case for 1st Team All-NBA

This has, by all accounts, been a banner season for the Toronto Raptors. They are cruising towards their best record in franchise history, they are third in offense and fourth on defense (per Cleaning the Glass), haven’t lost to a team under .500 in 2018, and sit comfortably atop the Eastern Conference for the first time ever in late March. The fulcrum of this upward trend on the...
Via Raptors Republic
1 hour ago

Is it time for Raptors to honour their past?

Via Doug Smith's Blog
3 hours ago

L2M report says Brewer didn't foul DeRozan

Well so much for that, Raptors fans. This past Sunday, all three of DeMar DeRozan, Serge Ibaka and Dwane Casey would be ejected. But for DeRozan, it begins and ends with the non-call on OKC’s Corey Brewer near the end of the game.However, according to the Last 2-Minute report, that’s not what happened.“DeRozan (TOR) starts his drive as Brewer (OKC) is retreating and there is contact...
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Damien Cox: Raptors woe-are-us complaints come across as convenient excuses

It might just be time for the Raptors to shut up and play
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13 hours ago

Making sense of Toronto’s “thunderous” loss on Sunday

Yesterday’s Raptors loss did showcase a certain official's struggle with rule interpretation, but it also exposed a certain flaw in Toronto’s game. It’s flaw they will need to fix come playoff time. The Raptors wild, crazy, and fun 11-game winning is over. This we know. Victims of another Russell Westbrook “day at the office” triple-double, Toronto fell at home for only the sixth...
Via Raptors HQ
20 hours ago

Power Rankings Poll Week 22: The Raptors are still in charge, sort of

Toronto almost ran the table again, but after a close (and controversial loss) to end the week at 3-1, they’ll have to settle for something else. For (almost) the entire week, the Raptors played enjoyable, or, saving that, winning basketball. It all ended on a sour note though, with Toronto dropping their Sunday matinee game against the Thunder amidst of a flurry of rage, technical...
Via Raptors HQ
22 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...
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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...
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WATCH: Raptors Post-Game: DeMar DeRozan - March 18, 2018

DeMar DeRozan meets with the media following Sunday's 132-125 loss against the Thunder.
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WATCH: Raptors Post-Game: Kyle Lowry - March 18, 2018

Kyle Lowry meets with the media following Sunday's 132-125 loss to Oklahoma City.
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WATCH: Raptors Post-Game: Dwane Casey - March 18, 2018

Dwane Casey meets with members of the media following Sunday's 132-125 loss to the Thunder.
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Westbrook Notches 5th Straight Triple-double, Stops Raptors

Russell Westbrook is rolling, and now the Oklahoma City Thunder have won 6 in a row. But on Sunday, despite all the drama, Westbrook would record his fifth consecutive triple-double.“The reigning NBA Most Valuable Player was at it again Sunday afternoon at the Air Canada Centre, recording his 23rd triple-double of the regular season and 103rd of his career as the Oklahoma City Thunder...
Via The Sports Post
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Pacific Notes: Casspi, Green, Suns’ Coach, Carter

Veteran forward Omri Casspi is the latest addition to the Warriors‘ growing disabled list, according to Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News. Casspi underwent an MRI today after spraining his right ankle Friday. Doctors are still evaluating the results, but initial reports indicate that he will be out of action for about a week.Medina notes that Casspi’s production and playing...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlantic notes: Celtics will rely on Greg Monroe more; Nets' rebuild resembles Sixers' process

Daniel Theis' season-ending knee injury will force the Celtics to make adjustments in their frontcourt, as Taylor Snow of Celtics.com details. While the C’s figure out how to replace Theis’ minutes, Brad Stevens says he expects the rookie to make a full recovery and eventually return “better than ever.”“You really feel for him,” the Celtics’ head coach said of Theis. “He was a guy...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Drake tells funny story about seeing James Harden at hotel bar

James Harden is apparently something of an international man of mystery.During Friday night’s game between the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors, rapper (and Raptors global ambassador) Drake told a funny story on the Toronto broadcast about seeing Harden at a hotel bar the night before. Drake said that the Rockets star was “drinking virgin Mai Tais” and “crushing mint tea leaves...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan: James Harden a ‘lock’ for MVP

James Harden is widely viewed as the front-runner for the MVP Award and deservedly so. In fact, many believe bestowing the MVP on the Houston Rockets superstar is a virtual no-brainer.Interestingly, however, is how one player who is also considered an MVP candidate believes Harden is a “lock” to win the award. That player would be Toronto Raptors superstar DeMar DeRozan.“He earned...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Love to DeRozan: ‘Love and respect’ for inspiring talk about mental health

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love opened up about a sensitive topic on Tuesday, admitting that he struggles with panic attacks while crediting DeMar DeRozan for inspiring him to step up and talk about it.DeRozan opened up last week about his own battle with depression.“It’s one of them things that no matter how indestructible we look like we are, we’re all human at the end of...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

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