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Newcomers add 'nasty' dynamic to Toronto Raptors in pursuit of NBA playoff success

In the first week of January, coming home off a decent west coast trip that for years for this NBA ranchise had treated like a death march, the Toronto Raptors were a dozen games above .500 and firmly in second place in the Eastern Conference. 837 more words

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'We're all frustrated': Floundering Toronto Raptors struggle for ways to 'win some damn games'

A day after another tough loss sparked some frank talk and got tongues wagging about the togetherness of the squad, the Raptors — led by Kyle Lowry — played down any speculation of infighting. 710 more words

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Toronto Raptors need Cory Joseph's stingy defence to return after point guard's brief entrenchment on bench

MINNEAPOLIS — It has to have been a few tough days for the lone Canadian on the Toronto Raptors.

Cory Joseph first saw his minutes take a hit in a loss to the Orlando Magic on Friday, when Fred VanVleet was the first point guard off the bench behind starter Kyle Lowry. 656 more words

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Toronto Raptors not alarmed by loss in Boston, believing they're on the road to recovery

BOSTON — The Toronto Raptors pitstop in Boston on Wednesday night wasn’t a complete disaster.

Obviously the Raptors lost and offered an abysmal display of free-throw shooting, and the loss did move the Celtics a 1½ games clear of Toronto for second place in the Eastern Conference. 641 more words

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'I think it’s bulls---’: Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry, coach and president denounce Donald Trump's travel ban

The Raptors’ defensive woes took a decided back seat on Tuesday as first the team’s marquee player, then the head coach and finally the team president went on the offensive targeting U.S. 1,063 more words

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Kyle Lowry scores 27 points in Portland as Toronto Raptors make it 7 straight wins on the road

PORTLAND — In a game that will not win any awards for presentation, perhaps it is fitting that its most jaw-dropping play resulted in a minor injury to Terrence Ross. 623 more words

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Toronto Raptors combine physicality and Kyle Lowry's red-hot shooting touch to silence the Utah Jazz in NBA action

SALT LAKE CITY — The Raptors will have a Merry Christmas after opening one of the toughest stretches of the season with an impressive road win 104-98 over an excellent Utah Jazz team. 391 more words

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