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Bullets Forever 12 hours ago

Wizards fall short in comeback bid, lose 120-116 to Raptors in overtime

John Wall and Paul Pierce spearheaded a furious comeback in the fourth quarter to force overtime, but the Raptors put things away in overtime for their fifth win over Washington in their last six games. For the fifth time in their last six meetings, the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards. The team's battles over the past two years have either featured Toronto cruising to easy wins or Washington and Toronto going to overtime to settle their differences. For most of the game, it appeared we were set to see another Raptors blowout, but thanks to a late surge, the Wizards erased an 18...
Raptors HQ 13 hours ago

Raptors Win Sixth Straight, Defeat Washington 120-116 in OT

After allowing another big lead to evaporate, Raptors pull it together to win in overtime. For the second straight night the Raptors gave up a massive lead in the fourth quarter and found themselves in overtime. For the second straight night, the Raptors managed to claw out a win that was much harder than it should have been, but ultimately got their 6th straight win. Playing in front of a sell out crowd in Washington, two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference provided a first quarter that can only be described as an offensive exhibition. The Raptors missed five shots in the first...
Bullets Forever 16 hours ago

Wizards vs. Raptors A major point guard battle and Gortat action figures

The Wizards host the Raptors in D.C. on a night where John Wall faces Kyle Lowry, and Marcin Gortat also has a toy figure. The Washington Wizards wrapped up their trip to the West Coast and are back in the nation's capital to take on Canada's Finest: The Toronto Raptors. Where and when: Tonight's game starts at 7 PM at the Verizon Center. You can catch the game tonight on CSN Washington or join the radio party on 99.1 WNEW. Who's hurt? John Wall is questionable for tonight's game as he deals with several lingering issues. He didn't participate in practice on Friday or shootaround this...
Bullets Forever 18 hours ago

Wizards vs. Raptors preview: Teams battle in Washington for second best record in East

The Wizards host the Raptors in D.C. on Marcin Gortat Action Figure night, with the second spot in the Eastern Conference on the line. The Washington Wizards wrapped up their trip to the West Coast and are back in the nation's capital to take on Canada's Finest: The Toronto Raptors. Where and when: Tonight's game starts at 7 PM at the Verizon Center. You can catch the game tonight on CSN Washington or join the radio party on 99.1 WNEW. Who's hurt? John Wall is questionable for tonight's game as he deals with several lingering issues. He didn't participate in practice on Friday or...
Raptors HQ Jan 30, 2015

Raptors Survive Overtime Scare in Brooklyn 127-122

The Raptors played a poor second half, but managed to do just enough to beat their quasi-rival in overtime 127-122. Just as you thought the Raptors were starting to find their defensive rhythm since the return of DeMar DeRozan, some cracks have started to show in their armour once again. While the Brooklyn Nets are no longer a playoff lock, the same problems that plagued the Raptors throughout last year's playoff series hurt them again tonight. The Raptors started the game hyperactive on defence and raced out to a 16-3 lead. This game had all the looks of an easy win, as Toronto continued...
Raptors HQ Jan 30, 2015

Play in Friday Night's FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Tournament

As the Raptors head to Brooklyn to play real basketball, you can get in on a one-day fantasy basketball tournament with FanDuel and SB Nation. It'll only cost you $2 and you'll have the chance to win up to $10,000. As always, use the link we provide to get a 100% deposit bonus. Tonight's NBA slate is comprised of nine games, including your Toronto Raptors visiting the Brooklyn Nets. If you want to get even deeper into the game, FanDuel and SB Nation are giving you the opportunity to play a one-day fantasy basketball tournament with the chance to win big cash prizes. Here are all the...
NetsDaily Jan 30, 2015

2nd Half Game Thread: Raptors at Nets

The score at the half: Raptors 66, Nets 54. Brook Lopez leads with 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting. For more on the Toronto Raptors, check them out at Raptors HQ. Game Thread: Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors, 7:30 PM - NetsDaily Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets Box Score -ESPN
Raptors HQ Jan 30, 2015

This Week in Social: Philly Chillin’, Juicers, and Naps

Your weekly look inside the lives of the Toronto Raptors. The Toronto Raptors are on a four-game winning streak and that’s so hashtag blessed. Even without Drake on the sidelines (we haven’t seen him at all in 2015?!), this team makes for some fun follows. Let’s get into this week’s gold. The week started with the announcement of Kyle Lowry as an All-Star starter. With the team in his hometown of Philadelphia, dude invited everyone into his man cave and filmed this excellent thank-you video. A video posted by Kyle Lowry (@kyle_lowry7) on Jan 22, 2015 at 6:19pm PST Please,...
NetsDaily Jan 30, 2015

Nets end January vs Raptors

Well, at least it wasn't by 35 points this time. Brooklyn went down to Atlanta and lost their third consecutive game, this time by "only" eleven points. The Nets are still on the outside looking in of the playoff picture, and time is starting to run out. This is the last game of the month, and the Nets will be eager to put January 2015 behind them. Making the trip into Brooklyn will be the Atlantic Division leading Toronto Raptors. The Raptors are on their way to their second straight division title and are second in the Eastern Conference, seven games behind the Hawks. They've won their...
Raptors HQ Jan 29, 2015

The XX-Files: Matt Bonner Meets Kevin Garnett for the First Time

Today we remember how Matt Bonner, one the most popular Raptors of all time, got his start: by almost getting into a fight with Kevin Garnett. In celebration of the Toronto Raptors' 20th season, we'll be taking a look at some key moments in the team's history. What was the context of the moment? What was its significance? And what song were you listening to as it happened? Welcome to the XX-Files. The Event December 15, 2004: The Toronto Raptors play the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Air Canada Centre. Toronto wins 96-90. The Moment A couple of weeks ago Muggsy Bogues was given a brief...
Raptors HQ Jan 29, 2015

Raptors HQ Staff Pick NBA All-Star Reserves

The final NBA All-Star rosters will be revealed on Thursday. The Raptors HQ staff gives you the lowdown on who the favorites are to land those seven prestigious spots for both the East and West. The official reserves for the 2015 NBA All-Star teams will be revealed in a special one-hour edition of TNT NBA Tip-Off on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. The benches for both the East and West will consist of the following: two backcourt players, three frontcourt players and two wild cards that can come from any position. We've tallied up the votes from all of the staff members here at the site and...
Raptors HQ Jan 28, 2015

Raptors Run Wild on Kings in the Second Half, Cruise to 119-102 Win

Despite a close first half, the talented collective of the Raptors blew away the one man army of the Kings 119-102. Good players make a difference. With the Kings' DeMarcus Cousins, this is quickly apparent. When he's on the floor, a look at advanced stats - plus/minus and the like - is not even necessary. The eye test shows you a team operating with a powerful and, at times terrifying, fulcrum. But when he sits (or, alternatively, sulks), the Kings struggle. No eye test necessary: just look at the final score. The Raptors, meanwhile, do not have a player quite so immediately and apparently...
Sactown Royalty Jan 28, 2015

Kings 102, Raptors 119: Same story, different version

The Kings fell apart defensively in the third quarter, again, allowing an avalanche of threes to bury them The Sacramento Kings haven't played since last Friday, but tonight seemed like a repeat of the epic flood unleashed by the Golden State Warriors. This time the Toronto Raptors as a team played the role Klay Thompson did single-handedly, scoring 39 points in the third quarter to essentially end the game. The final score of 119-102 was a mere formality afterwards. As has been usually the case for the Kings, the team fell apart when DeMarcus Cousins sat down. While Cousins wasn't all that...
Sactown Royalty Jan 28, 2015

Kings vs. Raptors Preview: O Canada, I hope we actually guard thee

Boy, does it feel like forever since the last Kings game.  Due to Monday night's postponement, the Kings have had four full days off before today's game against the Toronto Raptors.  Today's action tips off at 4:30 pm on Comcast SportsNet California and on KHTK 1140. 3 THINGS TO LOOK FOR 1.  As I noted above, the Kings have had a lot of rest since playing last.  The Raptors meanwhile are on the second night of a back to back.  This is something the Kings have to be able to use to their advantage.  Breaks of that length are almost never seen in the NBA aside from the All-Star break....
Raptors HQ Jan 28, 2015

Diving Into The Numbers: A Look At Those End of Quarter Iso Lou Williams Shots

A familiar theme this season: Lou Williams dribbles a lot, then shoots a three to end the quarter. It's become a staple of Raptors games this season: Lou Williams gets the ball at the end of the quarter, (if it's a home game), the fans chant his name, he dribbles, and dribbles, and then he launches a three-pointer. It's exciting when it goes in, no so much when it's a miss, and either way, it seems like a waste of a possession in a game, which, over a season, adds up to a lot of squandered possessions. On the season, Lou is averaging 14.9 points and shooting 40.5 percent from the field and...
Indy Cornrows Jan 27, 2015

Pacers come up short in loss against Raptors

A game of runs early gave way to a second half owned by Toronto, putting Indiana in the loss column for the 9th time in 11 games. Rodney Stuckey scored 22. Returning home didn't quite provide the Indiana Pacers with the relief they were looking for in stringing together a second straight win for just the fifth time this season, facing one of the Eastern Conference's top teams in the Toronto Raptors. Despite that, the Pacers did find early success, shooting well in the first quarter and using a 12-0 run into the second quarter to go up 32-21 on Toronto. Not entirely surprising, that proved...
Raptors HQ Jan 27, 2015

Raptors Set the Pace in Indy, Win 104-91

Toronto put forth a complete effort for three of four quarters Tuesday night, and won their third straight game for the first time in 2015. The Raptors did something tonight they've been struggling with of late. They took care of business with solid play from the whole roster against a weaker team. Rolling into Indy on the first night of a away-home back-to-back, the Raps needed this win to keep the win streak going and set up a positive outlook for this stretch of four games in five nights. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan looked like their old selves, as DeRozan led the team in scoring and...
Raptors HQ Jan 27, 2015

Quick Stat Hits: The Dark Knight Rises?

Patman to the rescue! "Patman! Patman! Why isn't he starting, Coach?" "Because we have to bench him." "He didn't do anything wrong." "Because he’s the hero Toronto deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we’ll bench him because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A dark knight." --------------- I'm going to give you the stats for a mystery team, and a mystery player, and you can try to guess if the player plays on that mystery team or not. Over the past nine games, the team has lost a good number of winnable games,...
Raptors HQ Jan 26, 2015

Raptors Mailbag: Amir Johnson's future, DeMar DeRozan's present struggles, and more

Answers to your questions. We asked you for questions, and you responded. Here's our first mailbag! What do you think the Raptors should do with Amir Johnson? He's the heart of the team, but his health problems combined with poor rebounding and defense against stretch fours are concerns moving forward. He deserves a decent payday based on the player he is, but the Raptors could use an upgrade at that position and a loyalty extension could end up looking like Anderson Varejao's in Cleveland in a hurry. Do you think Masai Ujiri should test his trade value and look to move him? - Justin...
Raptors HQ Jan 25, 2015

Stay Positive: Raptors Fend Off Pistons to Win 114-110

Despite some close calls against the Pistons, there were a lot of positive signs in the Raptors' 114-110 win over Detroit. We were all ready to call this the D.J. Augustin Revenge Game. That's where the collective spirit of Raptors fans is at these days. After Detroit won the last meeting in Toronto, we knew the Raptors could not just ease into this one. But Brandon Jennings, the TO Annihilator, was out. Surely we don't have to be pessimistic all the time, do we? Of course not (and don't call me Shirley). The Raptors won 114-110 tonight and you know what, let's run through some...

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