3:18 AM EST, Sat November 18, 2017
5 hours ago
The Raptors Dominate Knicks with 107-84 Victory

The Raptors Dominate Knicks with 107-84 Victory

For the third time in four nights, the Toronto Raptors ride a wave of prolific offence to a big victory. Toronto handed the Knicks a 104-87 loss on Friday night at the Air Canada Centre. The matchup marked the first time these two sides will meet within a week. Kyle Lowry finished with a 22 point, 10 assist double-double, ending just two rebounds shy of a triple-double. The Raps are now winners of three straight, averaging over 120 PPG through that stretch. All three of those wins have come against teams with positive records heading into the clash. Toronto outscored the visiting Knicks -...
8 hours ago
Raptors vs. Knicks Game Thread: With great depth comes great responsibility

Raptors vs. Knicks Game Thread: With great depth comes great responsibility

Injuries are piling up for the Raptors, so how will they deal with a Latvian monster tonight? The Toronto Raptors have been starstruck by the play of their bench so far this season. This squad is legitimately 12-deep on any given night, as a backlog of players has created new rotations, weird lineups, and a great deal of energetic success. Of course, the reality of a long NBA season is injuries happen, and right now, the Raptors are dealing with a few. Delon Wright went out in Thursday’s game with a dislocated shoulder — one we still don’t know the seriousness of (it is the same...
11 hours ago
Raptors 905 acquire Shevon Thompson by trade, make other moves

Raptors 905 acquire Shevon Thompson by trade, make other moves

With Kennedy Meeks off to FIBA, the 905 found a stopgap solution at centre. The Raptors 905 announced today that they’ve acquired centre Shevon Thompson from the Lakeland Magic via trade. In return, the 905 send the returning rights of Scott Suggs. .@Raptors905 have acquired Shevon Thompson from @LakelandMagic #RoadToTheSix pic.twitter.com/jhgUH6ZVOG— Raptors905MR (@Raptors905MR) November 17, 2017 For some context: the 905 presumed to have a centre in Edy Tavares at the start of the year. But after just one game, Tavares signed overseas, leaving Kennedy Meeks to fill that...
14 hours ago
Raw Raptor Rankings Week 4: From surprising to steady

Raw Raptor Rankings Week 4: From surprising to steady

The young Raptors have become the team’s catalysts. This season started with the Toronto Raptors’ young players as question marks. Out of the jumble of talent, who would take the biggest step forward? Who would earn their spot in the rotation? What’s been most surprising over the first month is that Toronto’s bench isn’t just reliable, it’s become the catalyst of success. The schedule runs like clockwork: after an ill-fitting starting lineup hits the doldrums, the young guys come in, provide some energy, and get the Raptors back into the game. It happened twice this week in...
16 hours ago
Raptors host new-look Knicks in divisional battle: Preview, start time and more

Raptors host new-look Knicks in divisional battle: Preview, start time and more

The Raptors return home to defend the ACC, where they are 4-1 on the season. The Raptors are looking to continue their blistering offensive production of the last five games in a Friday night split against the visiting New York Knicks. Toronto, averaging 118 points per game since their November 5 loss to Washington, face off against a revamped and energetic Knicks team featuring one of the brightest young players in the NBA, Kristaps Porzingis. Here are tonight’s details and keys to the game. Where to Watch Sportsnet One 7:30 p.m. EST Starters Toronto - Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, OG...
Nov 16, 2017
Delon Wright suffers dislocated shoulder, no timetable for return

Delon Wright suffers dislocated shoulder, no timetable for return

It is the same injury that required surgery in 2016. The Raptors have announced that Delon Wright suffered a dislocated right shoulder in Thursday’s game against New Orleans, during a collision with DeMarcus Cousins. The @Raptors Delon Wright suffered a dislocation of his right shoulder in the second quarter Wednesday vs. New Orleans. He was examined Thursday in Toronto, and team medical staff await his test results. He will not play Friday vs. New York.— RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) November 16, 2017 This is, unfortunately, the same injury that Wright suffered during the summer of...
Nov 16, 2017
The Wright Stuff Week 4: A short trip through time with Delon

The Wright Stuff Week 4: A short trip through time with Delon

The week that was hasn’t quite happened yet, the career that will be shall carry on anyway. How to make sense of this? Let’s travel through time with Delon and find out. Welcome to The Wright Stuff, our weekly column following the career of Raptors point guard Delon Wright. Since we can’t influence his training or anything on the court, we’ll recommend films that reflect his past week and hopefully inspire a leap forward. It’ll be part film breakdown, part essay, and part whatever loose piece of wisdom we can shake from the experience. ACT 3 Now we’re ten years in the future and...
Nov 16, 2017
Dial 905: Bruno on a hot streak, Lorenzo Brown shines and the 905 returns home

Dial 905: Bruno on a hot streak, Lorenzo Brown shines and the 905 returns home

Raptors 905 went 2-1 while Bruno Caboclo shone. Let’s take a look at what else happened with the Raptors G-League affiliate this week. Raptors 905 entered the season with a completely overhauled roster from the one that won a D-League title last season. Only the injured Negus Webster-Chan is back, not counting Raptors assignee Bruno Caboclo. As a result, head coach Jerry Stackhouse has been forced to constantly shift his rotation and starters to find something that clicks. It’s is still a work in progress. The 905 however, still look like a good G-League team, but they still need time...
Nov 15, 2017
Raptors continue hot play, dispatch Pelicans 125-116

Raptors continue hot play, dispatch Pelicans 125-116

The Raptors defeated the Pelicans for the second time in a week thanks to lights out shooting The fatigue from last night’s victory in Houston showed early on tonight as the Raptors committed five turnovers in the opening minutes. However, thanks to another magnificent offensive showing, they managed to pull away in the second half to defeat New Orleans 125-116 on the road. Things were sloppy in the early going, but Toronto was on fire throughout, shooting 59% from the field and 47% from distance in an offensive effort rivaled only by their output yesterday. DeRozan, who made 2-of-4...
Nov 15, 2017
Raptors vs. Pelicans Game Thread: Y’all tired now?

Raptors vs. Pelicans Game Thread: Y’all tired now?

Fresh off a doozy in Houston yesterday, do the Raptors have the legs left in New Orleans? The Raptors ride into New Orleans fresh off their best win of the season: a 129-113 romp of the Houston Rockets, toppling a Western Conference powerhouse. While New Orleans isn’t on Houston’s level, the test tonight is the schedule — can Toronto win their first back-to-back of the season? The Pelicans’ depth has been massacred by injury. The biggest piece of that is Tony Allen, who’s questionable after two missed games with knee inflammation. 8-6 New Orleans, though, does have their two...
Nov 15, 2017
The OG Anunoby Quote of the Week: On playing golf

The OG Anunoby Quote of the Week: On playing golf

OG Anunoby is a Raptors rookie who is sometimes asked questions he has to answer. OG Anunoby is a rookie for the 2017-18 Toronto Raptors. Here is his Quote of the Week for the week of November 15, 2017. The Raptors went to a golf simulator this week to loosen up and have fun. OG loves to have fun, and waxed poetic on his history with the sport of golf. Some of Raps are going to golf simulator tonight . How's OG'S golf swing? "Never played. Only mini golf on my cell phone."— (((Eric Koreen))) (@ekoreen) November 13, 2017 As someone coming off an unexpected Mario Golf: Advance Tour...
Nov 15, 2017
Raptors finish first back-to-back in New Orleans: Preview, start time, and more

Raptors finish first back-to-back in New Orleans: Preview, start time, and more

Rejoice, rejoice, the Raptors have arrived! Or at least so was the feeling after last night’s cathartic 129-113 thumping of the (now formerly) Western Conference-leading Houston Rockets. It was a scene, man. DeMar DeRozan dropped five dimes in the first quarter after the Rockets sold out on trapping him, something that would have been unfathomable a couple seasons ago, when ESPN’s (nee Grantland’s) Zach Lowe wrote something along the lines of “Once he receives the ball, it’s unclear if DeRozan is aware he has teammates”. Jonas Valanciunas was effective in limited minutes...
Nov 14, 2017
Raptors beat a good team, win 129-113 against Rockets

Raptors beat a good team, win 129-113 against Rockets

It was a complete effort on both ends, as the Raptors withstood 38 points from James Harden to win. In what was probably their best game of the young season, the Toronto Raptors got outstanding performances from the top down on Tuesday to beat the Houston Rockets, 129-113. Toronto’s win snaps a six-game win streak by the Rockets, the third-longest in the Association. We’ll get to the usual suspects with the Raptors, but this game was personified — on both ends — by the hustle of rookie OG Anunoby. Earning his first career start with Norman Powell sitting with a hip pointer, Anunoby...
Nov 14, 2017
Raptors vs. Rockets Game Thread: Make it hard on Harden

Raptors vs. Rockets Game Thread: Make it hard on Harden

Toronto takes on a superstar at the peak of his powers tonight at the Toyota Centre. The Raptors have been a bit lucky when it comes to facing superstars. This past Sunday, they faced a red hot Boston Celtics at the perfect time — right after they had lost Kyrie Irving, their best player, to injury. They also have a game against the Pelicans minus Anthony Davis under their belts. This is a trend that also popped up last season. Well, no luck tonight. The Raptors will have to deal with early MVP candidate James Harden at the peak of his powers, as his Rockets come in with an 11-3 record...
Nov 14, 2017
Raptors attempt to ground red hot Rockets: Preview, start time, and more

Raptors attempt to ground red hot Rockets: Preview, start time, and more

Toronto has a chance to end Houston’s six-game win streak. The Toronto Raptors will have another chance to end one of the league’s longest active win streaks when they take on the Houston Rockets in the second stop of a three-game road trip. Houston is currently riding a six-game win streak and sit first in the Western Conference with an 11-3 overall record, including an opening night win at Oracle Arena against the Golden State Warriors, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Rockets have done this all without the services of nine-time All-Star point guard Chris Paul, who hasn’t been in...