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'Making the playoffs is nothing': Team president says Toronto Raptors must change, in some way or another

TORONTO — Let us begin this assessment of Masai Ujiri’s season-ending press conference by saying right up front that everything was bull, uh, stuff.

The Toronto Raptors president literally told us this himself: “I feel like talking now is B.S., basically. 1,572 more words


Toronto Raptors lose Game 2 to Cleveland Cavaliers 125-103

CLEVELAND – Kyle Lowry walked gingerly to the post-game press conference table.

His pride was surely stinging as much as his ankle.

A rattled DeMar DeRozan, another sizzling three-point shooting night for Cleveland, and a sprained ankle for Lowry. 923 more words


Dwane Casey believes Raptors have what it takes to compete against Cavaliers

CLEVELAND – Dwane Casey wants his players to stop giving LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers so much respect.

A day after the Raptors were thrashed by Cleveland in the opening game of the Eastern Conference semifinals, the coach’s message to his team Tuesday was simple: the Cavs are human. 807 more words


Raptors Coach Dwane Casey Took Exception To A Reporter Saying The Cavs ‘Dominated’ Toronto

The Toronto Raptors aren’t “supposed” to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Yes, the Raptors have made significant improvements with the additions of Serge Ibaka and P.J. 357 more words


Riding the Toronto Raptors' rotation carousel: The case for Norman Powell as a fixture in Dwane Casey’s lineup

The Toronto Raptors have made the playoffs in four consecutive seasons for the first time in franchise history.

Each postseason has had its own storyline – whether it be Paul Piece blocking Kyle Lowry in the dying seconds of Game 7 in 2014, getting swept in the first round by the Washington Wizards in 2015, or last season’s run that saw the Raptors come within two games of the NBA finals. 952 more words


'We can get a lot better': Dwane Casey and the Toronto Raptors are far from satisfied

TORONTO — Two games into their NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinal with the Milwaukee Bucks, little has changed for the Raptors.

If there was any feeling of superiority over Milwaukee given the nine more games they won than their opponent in the regular season— it’s it’s gone now. 890 more words


Toronto Raptors look to bounce back from slow start against Bucks in Game 2

TORONTO – The Toronto Raptors led the NBA this season in comeback victories, but nobody has an explanation for the team’s slow starts.

“You ever have an old (Buick) Regal?” DeMar DeRozan said. 750 more words