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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors: Game Preview, Start Time, Television Information

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors: Game Preview, Start Time, Television Information

The Cavs head north and look to snap a three game losing streak. Things haven’t been going so well for the Cleveland Cavaliers lately. A combination of sloppiness in taking care of the ball, as well as on the defensive end of the floor have contributed to the team’s three game losing streak. If the Cavs are going to turn it around, they’ll need to do it against a red hot Toronto Raptors squad. Who? Cleveland Cavaliers (13-5) vs Toronto Raptors (14-6) When? 7:30 p.m. Where? Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario Where on my eyeballs? Fox Sports Ohio, NBA League Pass The Raptors have won...
Raptors HQ 21 hours ago
The Raptors offense is historic, and wonderfully divergent

The Raptors offense is historic, and wonderfully divergent

Toronto is scoring at an all-time rate, and it’s happening at their own pace. After a 44-point win over Atlanta, it’s becoming apparent that the Toronto Raptors are pretty good at scoring the basketball. As of today, they’re the second-best offense in the NBA, behind only the Golden State Warriors. Those Bay Area freaks, as you may have heard, are on pace to be the best scorers anyone’s ever seen. A much quieter story amongst NBA heads? The Raptors are surprisingly close to being on exactly the same pace. While the Warriors have an offensive rating of 114.7, the Raptors are just...
Raptors HQ Dec 3, 2016
Raptors Shoot Down Hawks, 128-84

Raptors Shoot Down Hawks, 128-84

Toronto crushed the Millsap-less Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night, extending their NBA-best winning streak to six games. The Toronto Raptors are simply tearing their opponents to pieces right now. The reeling Atlanta Hawks were just the latest soft log to get hurled into the roaring wood chipper, dropping their sixth straight and the ninth out of their last ten games. The Raptors destroyed the Hawks 128-84 on Saturday night, extending their own much more positive streak to six games. The 44-point margin of victory was the largest in franchise history. How good have the Raptors been lately?...
Raptors HQ Dec 3, 2016
Raptors take on depleted Hawks: Preview, Start time, and more

Raptors take on depleted Hawks: Preview, Start time, and more

The Raptors look to stay hot as they face a struggling Atlanta Hawks team With the toughest part of the early schedule behind them, the Raptors are enjoying the benefits of playing at home. Their current winning streak is now up to 5, dating back to the win in Houston. The much-maligned defence has taken a step forward and is now up to 17th in efficiency, after holding 3 of their last 4 opponents to under 100 points. Things are looking good as they enter game four of the six-game home-stand. The Hawks got off to a fine start this season, racking up a 9-2 record, and looked like a serious...
Peachtree Hoops Dec 3, 2016
Hawks Head North Hoping to Snap Skid Against Toronto

Hawks Head North Hoping to Snap Skid Against Toronto

Finishing a back-to-back tonight, the Atlanta Hawks face off against the Toronto Raptors Right now, the Hawks are desperate for a win. However, the conditions tonight aren’t terribly favorable. Not only is the team finishing a back-to-back, but they’re on the road (very far from home), face a 13-6 Toronto Raptors team, and still do not have Paul Millsap back from injury. Last year the Hawks went 1-3 against the Raptors, only winning the final matchup between the two teams. Atlanta will play Toronto three times this season, with the second game falling on December 16. The Raptors have...
Raptors HQ Dec 2, 2016
Raptors run wild over Lakers, 113-80, for fifth straight win

Raptors run wild over Lakers, 113-80, for fifth straight win

Toronto has now won five in a row and is looking pretty good on their home floor. There was a time not so long ago — like, last week — when we wondered if the Raptors would ever blow a team out. Now, after a thorough 113-80 dismantling of the Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto’s second monster win in five days (and fifth in a row overall), we wonder no longer. This Raptors team is winning and often expects to. “We’ve taken those steps towards that. Have we arrived? No,” said coach Dwane Casey pre-game, lest we get too ahead of ourselves. “We still have some growth to go and we’re...
Lakers vs. Raptors Final Score: Lakers blown out of Canada in 113-80 loss

Lakers vs. Raptors Final Score: Lakers blown out of Canada in 113-80 loss

The gust of wind you felt was the Raptors blowing the Lakers out of Canada. The Los Angeles Lakers were devoured by the Toronto Raptors in a 113-80 blowout. The Raptors went wire-to-wire on the Lakers, led by an impressive shooting performance from Kyle Lowry on his way to a game-high 24 points. Lowry shredded the Lakers from deep, making six of his nine three-point attempts with a game-high seven assists as the kicker. DeMar DeRozan added in 16 points and eight assists, Normal Powell had a strong outing, and the Raptors were shoulders above the Lakers all night. Brandon Ingram continues...
Lakers vs. Raptors Game Preview: Can the Lakers make the Raptors’ win streak extinct?

Lakers vs. Raptors Game Preview: Can the Lakers make the Raptors’ win streak extinct?

Los Angeles has been plucky, but Toronto is rolling. The Los Angeles Lakers avoided getting gored by the Chicago Bulls in an ugly game and now head North of the border to Jurassic Park. The Toronto Raptors (12-6) have run out to the second-best record in the Eastern Conference while posting the third-best net rating in the league, outscoring opponents by 6.6 points per 100 possessions. The Raptors are coming in on a four game win streak. The Lakers will still be without their starting backcourt in Nick Young and D’Angelo Russell, with Brandon Ingram and Raptors legend Jose Calderon...
Raptors HQ Dec 2, 2016
Dinos & Digits: The Historically Great Offense

Dinos & Digits: The Historically Great Offense

This week we look at the Raptors’ historically efficient offense, two league-leading five-man lineups, Simple Rating System, and more. Welcome back to Dinos & Digits, a column where we dive into the box scores and find five interesting or strange Raptors statistics and put them on front street for discussion. We like to explore a mix of both individual player and team statistics, ranging from raw box score numbers to some interesting and funky advanced metrics. The goal is to present the numbers without too much opinion attached, leaving those debates for the comment section. OK, let's...
Raptors HQ Dec 2, 2016
Raps Look for Fifth Straight Win vs. Baby Lakers: Preview, Start Time and More

Raps Look for Fifth Straight Win vs. Baby Lakers: Preview, Start Time and More

The Raptors are hot but will be forced to stay focused against the confident and new-look Lakers After the week from hell in mid-November, the Raptors sat at 8-6 and had dropped a couple of tough games, creating a subtle undertone of concern among Raptor skeptics. What many failed to realize however was that after the Clippers loss that pushed the Raptors’ record to a pedestrian 8-6 start, their schedule had actually been the toughest across the league by a decent margin. Even today at 12-6 the Raptors have faced the fourth toughest schedule in the league thus far. So if you’re still...
Raptors HQ Dec 2, 2016
Listen to The HeadQuarters: Episode 48, brought to you by Jerryd Bayless

Listen to The HeadQuarters: Episode 48, brought to you by Jerryd Bayless

If you like nonsense, this one’s for you. Welcome to The HeadQuarters! This week Sean Woodley is joined by John Gaudes and Russell Peddle to assess the sustainability of the Raptors' incredible offense, search for reasons why the defense has been so suspect, haphazardly power rank the end-of-bench guys and answer listener questions. This episode is brought to you by Jerryd Bayless. Listen at the BlogTalk Radio link below and be sure to subscribe to the show on iTunes! Music Courtesy The Passion HiFi
Raptors HQ Dec 1, 2016
Dial 905: Jakob Poeltl plays his first D-League game, and more

Dial 905: Jakob Poeltl plays his first D-League game, and more

A couple of rough games for the 905 this week, despite the presence of Jakob Poeltl. After the Raptors 905 started the season 3-0, the past two games this week didn’t go as planned. The 905 lost both of them moving their record to 3-2 on the season. Here is a summary of what went down. Saturday Nov. 26 — vs. Maine Red Claws Final Score: 100-91 for Maine, Raptors 905 record 3-1 Jakob Poeltl’s first D-League game Owing to the combination of the Raptors and 905 schedule allowing for it, Poeltl was assigned to the 905 for his first game. Poeltl got the start at centre for the 905 and...
Raptors HQ Nov 30, 2016

Raptors scrap with Grizzlies, win 120-105

DeRozan and Lowry were the difference as the Raptors earned their fourth straight win. It wasn’t pretty against Memphis — it never is — but the cream rose to the top in the end, as DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry proved too much for a beleaguered Grizzlies squad. The bromance combined for 53 points on 22 shots, as Toronto won 120-105. It was Lowry who led the way with 29 points, and much like the Philadelphia game on Monday, this was another example of how his indomitable will just drags the Raptors along when the rest of the team is lazy. When everyone else was playing down to the...
Raptors HQ Nov 30, 2016

Can a change in habit vault Terrence Ross to the next level?

We continue to ask the big questions regarding the Toronto Raptors. We’re all creatures of habit — when we wake up, how we wake up, what kind of alarms we set, how many alarms we set, how we like our food prepared, where we do our groceries — but sometimes change is good. Slight changes, even. Not the life changing ones that forces you to alter your life in any significant ways. Think of it as just tweaks, like fine-tuning your car, or the specifications on your television or stereo system, minor things that can go a long way to making life easier and better. Earlier this week,...
Raptors HQ Nov 30, 2016

Sharpshooting Raptors Host Shorthanded Grizzlies: Preview, Start Time and More

The Toronto Raptors continue their six-game homestand on Wednesday against the Memphis Grizzlies.      After enduring a brutal mid-November stretch, the Toronto Raptors are starting to look like their normal selves again and are riding a three-game winning streak into tonight’s home contest with the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies (11-7) started the campaign with a mediocre 4-5 record before rattling off six straight victories. Memphis followed that up by dropping two of their last three ahead of tonight’s game. As is seemingly always the case for this team, the injury bug has...

Grizzlies vs. Raptors Game Preview

Marc is going to need a little help from his friends for Memphis to have a shot tonight. Site Manager’s note- Thanks to Richard Miller for writing today’s Game Preview. Follow him on Twitter @richmiller22 Who: Memphis Grizzlies (11-7, 6-3 road) at Toronto Raptors (11-6, 4-1 home) When: 6:30 PM CT Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada How to watch/listen: Fox Sports Southeast/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis Injury report: Memphis Grizzlies: Tony Allen (questionable, lower back), Zach Randolph (questionable, personal reasons), Brandan Wright/Mike Conley/James Ennis/Chandler Parsons...
Raptors HQ Nov 29, 2016

Numbers Game: The Raptors are Shooting the Lights Out

Remember how the Raptors couldn’t hit open shots? Neither do we. The narrative through the first nine games of the season was the Raptors’ complete inability to hit open shots, especially from three point range. After the Raptors’ ninth game, they were ranked second-last in 3-point percentage (at 29 percent, just ahead of the Pelicans at 28.7 percent) and third-last in 3-point makes per game. This was causing some concerns over the performance of the team’s role players and shooters, especially with a tough stretch of six games on the road out of seven, against a brutal set of...
Raptors HQ Nov 28, 2016

Raptors cruise to 122-95 win over Sixers

Kyle Lowry has fun dissecting the poor team from Philly. If there’s a takeaway to be had in the Raptors’ contest against the Philadelphia 76ers, one in which the latter team’s best player Joel Embiid did not play, it’s this: the Sixers are not close to good yet, and the Raptors are. Toronto beat Philly tonight 122-95, while shooting 54 percent from the floor, a whopping 68.4 percent from three and 80.6 percent from the line (on 31 attempts). That’s it, what more is there to say? You’re still here? Fine, let’s get into what we saw. Watching Kyle Lowry in games like this, ones...
Liberty Ballers Nov 28, 2016

Sixers-Raptors recap: Philadelphia scorched by Toronto offense

The Sixers’ defense falters as Toronto routs Philadelphia without Joel Embiid. The Philadelphia 76ers (4-14) struggled mightily on the defensive end of the floor as the Toronto Raptors (11-6) won convincingly 122-95 Monday. The absence of rim-protecting center Joel Embiid was evident, but the Raptors excelled in many areas offensively. Whether it was from deep, mid-range or long twos, the shots were dropping for a Toronto team that entered the game fifth in the league in scoring. Philadelphia couldn’t match its 46.7 percent shooting clip from Sunday against Cleveland, going just...
Raptors HQ Nov 28, 2016

Power Ranking Poll Week 5: The Raptors Will Not Relent

The Raptors keep things moving, even after some tough breaks. Since we are confining ourselves to the events of the past seven days in the world of the Raptors — looking Monday to Monday — the situation is not too bad. Toronto went 2-1 over the past week, with rousing wins over the Rockets and Bucks and a tough loss to a top team in the Los Angeles Clippers. That they return home now for a six game stretch is a nice consolation anyway, even before considering the broader aspects of the road trip they were just on, and the team’s current place in the league. It’s worth mentioning...

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