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Contender Or Pretender: Do The Raptors Pose A Serious Threat In…

Contender Or Pretender: Do The Raptors Pose A Serious Threat In The Eastern Conference?

dimemag.com Updated Feb 5 (yesterday)
USA TODAY Sports The Toronto Raptors were riding a franchise-best 11-game winning streak going into Monday night’s matchup against the Denver Nuggets. They proceeded to inexplicably get blown out 112-93, mere hours after Dwane Casey was named Eastern Co…
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  • Kobe Bryant Scored 38, Had Some Fun, And Tortured Sam Mitchell …

    Kobe Bryant Scored 38, Had Some Fun, And Tortured Sam Mitchell One Last Time

    deadspin.com Feb 3 (4 days ago)
    Sam Mitchell was the head coach of the Toronto Raptors when Kobe Bryant dropped 81 points on them in 2006, and he has spent the last 10 years being ornery with anyone who asks him about it. Now with the T-Wolves, Mitchell coached against Bryant for the …
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  • Nuggets rookie Nikola Jokic's passport photo is pretty great

    Nuggets rookie Nikola Jokic's passport photo is pretty great

    yahoo.com Feb 2 (4 days ago)
    After scoring a career-high 27 points to go with 14 rebounds, four assists and a block to help lead the Denver Nuggets to an impressive 112-93 win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday, it seems like it's time for Denver rookie big man Nikola Jokic to get …
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  • Kyle Lowry And DeMar DeRozan Have Been Named The Eastern Confer…

    Kyle Lowry And DeMar DeRozan Have Been Named The Eastern Conference Players Of The Month

    dimemag.com nba.com Feb 2 (4 days ago)
    USA TODAY Sports The Raptors are sending backcourt mates and fledgling comedy duo Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan to the 2016 All-Star game next month, which will take place on their homecourt at the Air Canada Center in Toronto. On Tuesday, the pair was a…
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  • Excellence, Not Perfection: What Kobe Bryant’s Quest To Be The …

    Excellence, Not Perfection: What Kobe Bryant’s Quest To Be The Best Teaches Us About Work & Ambition

    dimemag.com Feb 2 (5 days ago)
    Getty Image Friday, January 22 was the 10th anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s 81-point scoring extravaganza against the Toronto Raptors, and it was a milestone almost categorically overshadowed by the bombshell announcement that David Blatt had been summaril…
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  • By the numbers: Spurs, Cavaliers keep winning, Raptors struggle…

    By the numbers: Spurs, Cavaliers keep winning, Raptors struggle inside

    ESPN.com Feb 2 (5 days ago)
    By the numbers: Spurs, Cavaliers keep winning, Raptors struggle inside
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  • Casey, Rivers named Coaches of the Month for January

    Casey, Rivers named Coaches of the Month for January

    nba.com Feb 1 (5 days ago)
    The Toronto Raptors' Dwane Casey and the Los Angeles Clippers' Doc Rivers today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in January.
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  • Guard combo turning Raptors into elite force in East

    Guard combo turning Raptors into elite force in East

    Winning in the NBA is a process. For the Toronto Raptors, that process has taken 20-plus seasons. On Nov. 3, 1995, the Raptors won their first-ever game, a 94-79 decision over the (then-) New Jersey Nets. That 1-0 start was followed by seven losses and …
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  • Kyle Lowry And DeMar DeRozan Continue To Be Adorable With Each …

    Kyle Lowry And DeMar DeRozan Continue To Be Adorable With Each Other

    dimemag.com Jan 29
    Via Streamable Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan are teammates, not just on the Toronto Raptors, but on the 2016 NBA All-Star Team. It’s a wonderful accomplishment for the two to share in together, made all the sweeter by the fact that they’re close friends …
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  • Wizards' Beal diagnosed with broken nose, concussion

    Wizards' Beal diagnosed with broken nose, concussion

    nba.com Jan 26
    Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal sustained a broken nose and a concussion after getting hit in the face by Boston Celtics forward Marcus Smart and will miss Tuesday night's game at the Toronto Raptors.
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  • Heat High-Flier Tyler Johnson Got A Bit Too Fancy On This Break…

    Heat High-Flier Tyler Johnson Got A Bit Too Fancy On This Breakaway Dunk Attempt

    dimemag.com Jan 22
    Don’t try this at home, kids. pic.twitter.com/RyucaF99lt — Deadspin (@Deadspin) January 23, 2016 Make no mistake: Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson has some serious hops. But on this wide-open dunk attempt against the Toronto Raptors Friday night, he had m…
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  • Did DeMar DeRozan Swish The Greatest Basket Of The Season That …

    Did DeMar DeRozan Swish The Greatest Basket Of The Season That Didn’t Count?

    dimemag.com Jan 21
    Subscribe to UPROXX Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan hit one of the best circus shots of the 2015-16 NBA season Wednesday against the Boston Celtics — and it didn’t even count. Late in the third quarter, DeRozan was fouled while driving to the basket…
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  • ESPN Screwup: "Umm... I Think I... Yeah, Something Happene…

    ESPN Screwup: "Umm... I Think I... Yeah, Something Happened There."

    deadspin.com Jan 21
    We all make mistakes. Here’s one that popped up on everyone’s favorite website espn.go.com tonight, as a basic video of Celtics-Raptors highlights inadvertently included an earlier, aborted take. Is it Friday yet? Guffaw! Mr. Go won’t be happy. Read mor…
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  • A Brief But Amusing Math Lesson From Kyle Lowry And DeMar DeRoz…

    A Brief But Amusing Math Lesson From Kyle Lowry And DeMar DeRozan

    deadspin.com Jan 19
    The Toronto Raptors played in London last week. During a post-practice media scrum, shooting guard DeMar DeRozan was asked asked about his strong offensive performances in the previous two games he’d played in London. That’s when a hum-drum interview su…
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  • Drake Will Coach Team Canada’s Really Big Team At This Year’s N…

    Drake Will Coach Team Canada’s Really Big Team At This Year’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    dimemag.com Jan 14
    Getty Image With the NBA’s All-Star game taking place in Toronto this year, it only makes sense to have Drake be the coach of Team Canada’s celebrity all-star team. The 6 God is already the Raptors Global Ambassador, so accepting the role of Head Coach …
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  • DeMar DeRozan Says He Wants To Finish His Career With The Rapto…

    DeMar DeRozan Says He Wants To Finish His Career With The Raptors

    USA TODAY Sports The Toronto Raptors are having another excellent start to their season at 24-15, and their success comes in large part due to their outstanding backcourt duo of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. DeRozan is currently the tenth leading scorer…
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  • DeMar DeRozan’s Crazy Tomahawk Dunk Is One Of The Best Of The N…

    DeMar DeRozan’s Crazy Tomahawk Dunk Is One Of The Best Of The NBA Season

    Subscribe to UPROXX With 23 points per game, Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan has put together quite the season, helping the Raptors to 4th in the East just a half game out of the two seed. Always a capable dunker, DeRozan may have collected his firs…
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  • This Toronto Raptors Executive Had An Extremely Tight Wedding

    This Toronto Raptors Executive Had An Extremely Tight Wedding

    deadspin.com Jan 8
    I’m fully aware of the fact that rich people’s ridiculous weddings get written up in places like Vogue precisely because non-rich people will read sentences like, “Everyone gently retrieved their seat assignments from sphagnum moss falling from the boug…
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  • DeMarre Carroll has knee surgery, as Raptors play the long game

    DeMarre Carroll has knee surgery, as Raptors play the long game

    Toronto Raptors forward DeMarre Carroll underwent arthroscopic surgery on his troublesome right knee on Wednesday morning, a procedure aimed at correcting an issue that has limited both his ability to get on the court and his effectiveness when he's mad…
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  • Butler's 32 points, 10 assists lead streaking Bulls past Bucks

    Butler's 32 points, 10 assists lead streaking Bulls past Bucks

    yahoo.com Jan 6
    Man, Jimmy Butler has really fallen off. After scoring 40 points over the final two quarters of the Chicago Bulls' Sunday win over the Toronto Raptors, he only managed a measly 20 in the first two quarters of Chicago's Tuesday tilt against the Milwaukee…
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  • Video - Bulls Charge Past Raptors 01:09

    Bulls Charge Past Raptors

    Mar 20
    Nikola Mirotic came off the bench to score a game-high 29 points in the Bulls' 108-92 win over the Raptors.
  • Video - Raptors Hold Off Wolves 01:19

    Raptors Hold Off Wolves

    Mar 18
    Despite Kevin Martin scoring 37 points, the Timberwolves fell to the Raptors 105-100.
  • Video - Rubio's Difficult Pass Through Triangle Defense 00:20

    Rubio's Difficult Pass Through Triangle Defense

    Mar 18
    Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio lobbed a seemingly impossible but successful pass to forward Chase Budinger, who finished with deuces.
  • Video - Lowry Leads Raptors To Win 00:55

    Lowry Leads Raptors To Win

    Mar 16
    Kyle Lowry recorded a triple-double of 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the Raptors' 117-98 win over the Pacers.