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Raptors never die, eke out 96-92 win over short-handed Grizzlies

The short-handed Grizzlies gave it their all and took charge of the game, but fatigue and a resilient Raptors squad topped them in the end. Missing Courtney Lee, Tony Allen, Kosta Koufos, Beno Udrih and Jon Leuer, the Memphis Grizzlies knew it'd take a degree of resiliency to beat the Toronto Raptors. And they nearly pulled it off, too. In a 96-92 win for the bad guys, the credit should go to the Raptors for their own resiliency. There's no questioning the effort of the guys who did play for the Grizzlies. The core stepped up to fill the production hole created by the absence of those five...
Raptors HQ Nov 19, 2014

Raptors Play Catch Up Again with Vince and the Grizzlies, Win 96-92

All the VC-related hoopla aside, the Raptors still had to play a basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Once again it was a story of the fourth quarter, with Toronto powering to a 96-92 victory. With Vince Carter in town, the narratives for tonight's Raptors/Grizzlies game were plentiful. We could begin with five players on the Grizzlies coming down with some sort of flu virus. We could mention the fact that the weather and traffic got half of the remaining team late to the arena. We could talk about the Raptors quick 9-0 start in the first quarter, or Memphis' stout play for the...
Raptors HQ Nov 19, 2014

Raptors FanDuel Options vs. Memphis for Tonight's SB Nation Tournament

A look at which of your favourite Raptors make good plays in tonight's exclusive SB Nation FanDuel tournament and which ones you should fade. In case you missed it, FanDuel and SB Nation are getting together and holding an exclusive FanDuel one-day fantasy basketball tournament tonight. You can read all about that here, sign up for FanDuel here if you're not already a member, and register for tonight's tournament here. If you're a homer like me, you'll probably enjoy the idea of throwing at least one Raptor into your lineup for rooting purposes tonight. Here are my quick takes on some of...
Raptors HQ Nov 19, 2014

Join the FanDuel Tournament Running on SB Nation Today

FanDuel is holding an exclusive tournament tonight for SB Nation readers and writers. We've got all the details and the link for you to join in on the fun and possibly win some cash. Come test your NBA GM skills against SB Nation's writers and editors and other community members by playing in our exclusive FanDuel one-day fantasy basketball tournament tonight! Click here to join the tournament. There are 110 spots available and it'll only cost you $2 to join. The top 24 entries will win some cash, with first place getting a cool $25. If you're not already a member of FanDuel click here...
Raptors HQ Nov 18, 2014

Do You Want the Raptors To Honour Vince Carter?

It's really as simple as that. Point blank: Do you want the Raptors to honour Vince Carter or not? If you've been following the Raptors through the first ten games of the season, you may have noticed an increase in nods to nostalgia. It's the franchise's 20th season after all. At one game, they wore purple jerseys and provided special video montages to Alvin Williams and Antonio Davis. In another, Chuck Swirsky got the special treatment. But now, on Wednesday, they welcome the biggest name of all: Vince Carter. Vinsanity. Half-Man, Half-Amazing. Air Canada Carter. The Man Who Put the...
Raptors HQ Nov 18, 2014

Greivis Vasquez Invests in Toronto-Based Tech Startup, MoPals

The new social media/rewards platform welcomes the Toronto Raptors' guard to the company's Board of Directors. At just 27 years of age and with many quality years in the NBA still ahead of him, Greivis Vasquez isn't waiting to set himself up for a life after basketball. As the newest investor in MoPals, he now has more of an incentive to stay in the city once his playing days are over. Vasquez has been very vocal in the past over how much he adores Toronto, so this was clearly a no-brainer on his part. Per Jared Lindzon of the Globe and Mail: Basketball is part of my life, but it’s...
Raptors HQ Nov 18, 2014

James Johnson's Return Date: Unknown

The Toronto Raptors have confirmed the injury status of James Johnson. As per the Raptors official press release: Raptors forward James Johnson sustained a severe right ankle sprain during the fourth quarter of Saturday's game versus Utah. There is no timetable for his return to basketball activity. His status will be updated as appropriate. We knew the Raptors wouldn't be able to avoid injuries forever. This team was even built with the long regular season in mind with as much depth as it could muster at every position. For Johnson, however, it couldn't have come at a worse time. After...
Raptors HQ Nov 17, 2014

Raptors Power Ranking Poll Week 3: Quick Change

In response to ESPN's Power Rankings, each week we'll decide: Are the Raptors being ranked fairly or unfairly? Earlier this year Red Panda, the noted half-time act of basketball games across the continent, announced her retirement. For fans of dish-based entertainment - also known as, all of humanity - this was a crushing blow. It left a hole in the field of NBA half-time showmanship. Fortunately, Quick Change are still going strong. The Raptors this week find themselves in a precarious position. More unsure than their 8-2 record would suggest. Many of you are already nodding along. Now,...
Raptors HQ Nov 17, 2014

Wanna Meet Raptors Coaches and Players? The Raps City Social is For You!

Formerly known as the Red Party, everyday people like you and I can mingle with Toronto's basketball elite at the City Social. The Raptors yearly fundraiser, formerly known as the Red Party, rebranded this season as the Raps City Social. It takes place tonight on Monday, November 17th in support of the MLSE Team Foundation. Hosted by everyone's favourite TSN funny man Cabbie, fans will be able to meet and mingle with Raptors coaches, players, alumni and management. Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting MLSE's Regent Park Revitalization Project, which will provide over 2,800...
SLC Dunk Nov 16, 2014

Utah Jazz vs. Toronto Raptors FULL GAME HD (VIdeo) Nov 15 2014

Utah Jazz vs. Toronto Raptors FULL HD (VIdeo) Highlights Nov 15 2014 Utah Jazz vs. Toronto Raptors FULL HD (VIdeo) Highlights Nov 15 2014
Raptors HQ Nov 15, 2014

Raptors Crescendo Again in the Fourth Against the Utah Jazz

The Raptors played another monster fourth quarter to pull away from an upstart Utah Jazz team and win 111-93. Despite the late game familiarity, this was a weird game. The Raptors had a four point lead heading into the fourth quarter of tonight's game against the Utah Jazz. To that point, the game had largely been a seesaw affair until a fourth quarter run by Toronto put the Jazz away for good. It was just the latest instance of the Raptors pulling their new "We the Fourth" routine. They outscored the Jazz 35-21 in the final frame and secured the easy 111-93. But this was a weird...
SLC Dunk Nov 15, 2014

Utah Jazz 93 Toronto Raptors 111: Jazz play good, hard basketball for 40 minutes, get burned in the end

Utah Jazz play a beautiful game offensively until hitting a wall hard halfway through the 4th quarter. Favors and Kanter both play nice games to represent the Jazz big men. DeRozan has too big of a game for the Jazz to conquer. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total Utah Jazz 25 24 23 21 93 Toronto Raptors 23 23 30 35 111 Jazz fought rather valiantly this game. Remember this was the closing game on a 5 game road trip with this being the 5th game in 7 nights. This was also against the top team in the East this season. That all said, here are some of my notes from the game: 1st quarter...
Raptors HQ Nov 14, 2014

To Lou or Boo: Who are the Top Raptors Rivals?

To cheer Raptors fans up after the debacle against Chicago, here's a little game that can help train fans in the finer points of Lou-ing and Boo-ing. We could all use some cheering up after last night's debacle against Chicago. If we're being honest, the Bulls are a hard team to dislike; Pau Gasol seems nice, Joakim Noah is chill, and Derrick Rose is trying, man. Even Coach Thibodeau, who appears at first as an angry mound of a man, is actually more like a real life Ben Grimm up close. Still, Raps fans need to blow off some steam. In the early going of the season, two consistent fan...
Raptors HQ Nov 14, 2014

Raptors Learn Lessons (Hopefully) in Loss to the Chicago Bulls

The feel-good five game win streak comes to an end for the Toronto Raptors as they lose 100-93 to the Chicago Bulls. It's times like these, a 100-93 loss to the Chicago Bulls, when we remember that the Raptors are not going to finish their season 81-1. You could say that after every loss, but against the contending Bulls, in a game broadcast nationally in the US, the sting of defeat feels significant. After getting outscored 35-14 in the third quarter and handing the game away, let's chalk it up as a learning experience instead. "That's a good experience for us, you know, we coming off the...
Blog a Bull Nov 13, 2014

Bulls vs. Raptors final score: Bulls surge in 2nd half to win, Rose re-injures ankle.

The Bulls rode a huge 3rd quarter to take over the game in Toronto and take a huge 2nd half lead and eventually outlast the Toronto Raptors 100-93. It was an impressive showing considering the Raptors were only their second real test of this young season, at home and leading the Eastern Conference heading into tonight. After an even first quarter, the only true blip of the game for the Bulls was the 5 minute stretch where McDermott and Mirotic were in a lineup that turned it over nearly every possession, finishing a -9 as a group. You'd say it was a bad night for the Bulls draft history,...
Blog a Bull Nov 13, 2014

Bulls vs. Raptors preview, start time, lineups

[Thanks to xshwanger for today's game preview. This is a 7pm start on TNT. -yfbb] Will Mike Dunleavy or Terrence Ross drink more cups of water during the game? Next up, the Chicago Bulls (6-2) face the Toronto Raptors (7-1) in what should be the biggest challenge of the new season. Toronto is currently leading the league in scoring and 3rd in offensive rating while also sporting a top 10 defense. Small sample size, and it could mean jack shit, but they're looking like one of the top 3 teams in the East so far. Meanwhile, the Bulls have been feasting on shitty teams while trying to sort...
Raptors HQ Nov 13, 2014

DeMar DeRozan Takes Over Klipsch's Twitter Account to Do Fan Q&A

DeRozan took part in some off-court activity -- helping out as an endorser of Klipsch Canada, by answering some fan questions on Twitter. Semi-recently minted All-Star DeMar DeRozan is only just beginning to build his brand off the court with endorsement deals. One such company to come calling has been Klipsch Canada. Yesterday, DeRozan took part in a Twitter Question and Answer period for Klipsch and gave us some fun stuff to read while we distract ourselves from the anxious wait for tonight's TNT game. Twitter takeovers are generally quite fun. Athletes have the liberty of picking out...
Raptors HQ Nov 11, 2014

Raptors Declare "We the Fourth" in Comeback Win Over Magic

After another slow start, the Raptors looked to James Johnson on D and Lou Williams on O to lead the comeback against the Orlando Magic. Toronto won 104-100. The Raptors are not usually a team to buck tradition. Fans have seen this type of game from the squad before, not just this season but through the years; the slow start, the almost comeback, the near win. But after a furious fourth quarter run and a 104-100 win over the Orlando Magic, what does it say about these Raptors? "Our resiliency, never back down, never surrender, no matter what the deficit is," said Patrick Patterson, whose 12...
Raptors 104, Magic 100: Toronto's bench ends Orlando's upset hopes

Raptors 104, Magic 100: Toronto's bench ends Orlando's upset hopes

The Raptors' second unit keyed a crucial scoring run in the fourth quarter. The Orlando Magic dropped their second straight contest Tuesday, 104-100, to the Toronto Raptors, squandering a lead they took in the first quarter and built to as much as 11 on several occasions. Toronto's second unit went on an 11-0 run against Orlando's reserves in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter, tying the score and setting the table for its starters to take command. Orlando got 23 points, 13 rebounds, and five assists from Tobias Harris and another 18 points, with five three-pointers, from Channing...
Raptors HQ Nov 11, 2014

Amir Johnson Looks Like a Solid FanDuel Play Tonight Against Orlando

Amir Johnson has been brought along slowly on his way back from an ankle injury, but tonight he's the best mid-priced power forward on the FanDuel market. Should he be in your lineup? Amir Johnson has only played 19.8 minutes per contest in his two games since returning from an ankle injury, but both were sizeable blowouts against the Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers. Even with those two games, he's averaging a respectable 10.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.5 blocks, and only 0.5 turnovers through four contests, while shooting 55.9% from the field. On FanDuel, that's good enough for...

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