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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


'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


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


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


'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


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


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