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GIF: Marcus Smart Gets Steal, Dives To Save Loose Ball, Hits Cl…

GIF: Marcus Smart Gets Steal, Dives To Save Loose Ball, Hits Clutch Three

dimemag.com Updated Oct 16
The Boston Celtics will surely be pleased should Marcus Smart make just the defensive knack and all-out hustle he showed on this sequence from last night’s exhibition against the Toronto Raptors commonplace this season. If Smart can consistently knock d…
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  • Evan Turner Ejected For Throwing Ball At Ref (Video)

    Evan Turner Ejected For Throwing Ball At Ref (Video)

    dimemag.com Oct 16
    Evan Turner was running point guard for the Celtics last night during their preseason game against the Raptors. He was doing pretty well, too, shooting the ball efficiently (5-of-9), and getting his teammates involved (six dimes). Except, it was a pass …
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  • Raptors rookie Bruno Caboclo thought Portland, Maine was Boston

    Raptors rookie Bruno Caboclo thought Portland, Maine was Boston

    The Toronto Raptors surprised the NBA on draft night when they selected Brazilian forward Bruno Caboclo. The 19-year-old had played just one professional season in his country's top league and was not projected to go off the board near when he did. He s…
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  • Raptors pick up options for Valanciunas, Ross

    Raptors pick up options for Valanciunas, Ross

    nba.com ESPN.com Oct 14
    The Toronto Raptors have picked up the fourth-year team options on Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross, guaranteeing their contracts through the 2015-16 season.
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  • Hungry DeRozan not satisfied with last season's success

    Hungry DeRozan not satisfied with last season's success

    nba.com Oct 7
    While working on his game this summer, Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan went back to the basics.
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  • Here's the Atlanta Hawks' new home court, complete with the 'Pa…

    Here's the Atlanta Hawks' new home court, complete with the 'Pac-Man' logo smack dab in the middle

    yahoo.com Oct 6
    With the 2014-15 NBA campaign just three weeks away, a number of teams have begun unveiling the new and improved floor surfaces on which their players will ply their trades this coming season. The San Antonio Spurs, Washington Wizards, Toronto Raptors, …
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  • T-Ross Steal & Coast-To-Coast Tomahawk Jam

    T-Ross Steal & Coast-To-Coast Tomahawk Jam

    dimemag.com Oct 6
    The NBA is back…sort of. Preseason games tipped off this weekend with the Pellies taking on the Heat on Saturday and the Cavs hosting Maccabi Tel Aviv on Sunday. The Kings and Raptors also faced off. Terrance Ross intercepted a Nik Stauskas pass at the …
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Toronto Raptors

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Toronto Raptors

    yahoo.com Sep 29
    The Toronto Raptors weren’t supposed to win last season. They weren’t designed to fail, but they weren’t far off. In fairness they weren’t designed at all by general manager Masai Uriri, who was lured from Denver after the 2012-13 season concluded to re…
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Toronto Raptors

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Toronto Raptors

    yahoo.com Sep 29
    The Toronto Raptors weren’t supposed to win last season. They weren’t designed to fail, but they weren’t far off. In fairness they weren’t designed at all by general manager Masai Uriri, who was lured from Denver after the 2012-13 season concluded to re…
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  • Mentor Chauncey Billups, Helps Kyle Lowry Grow Wise

    Mentor Chauncey Billups, Helps Kyle Lowry Grow Wise

    dimemag.com Sep 23
    If you’re a fan of hardscrabble basketball, then you’ve probably already fallen in love with the tough-nosed point out of Philly, Kyle Lowry. He’s bounced around the league since getting drafted in 2006, but finally found a home — and a new, four-year, …
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  • Watch DeMarcus Cousins Scare Jonas Valanciunas

    Watch DeMarcus Cousins Scare Jonas Valanciunas

    dimemag.com Sep 12
    The USA cruised past Lithuania in the FIBA World Cup semifinals yesterday, 96-68, and it got a little feisty after the game concluded. Before Coach K did his Van Gundy impression, though, DeMarcus Cousins came very close to slugging Lithuanian and Rapto…
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  • We Reminisce: Damon Stoudamire Beats Jordan And The Bulls, Wins…

    We Reminisce: Damon Stoudamire Beats Jordan And The Bulls, Wins ROY

    dimemag.com Sep 4
    Damon Stoudamire turned 41 yesterday. Because he’s officially in his 40′s, we take a look back at his rookie season with the Toronto Raptors, in which he won Rookie of the Year and led the expansion team to a victory over Michael Jordan and a Chicago Bu…
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  • Raptors sign veteran center Stiemsma

    Raptors sign veteran center Stiemsma

    nba.com Sep 4
    The Toronto Raptors have signed Greg Stiemsma, a veteran free-agent center who played last season with New Orleans.
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  • DeMar DeRozan lights up Dominican Republic with a dunk in comfo…

    DeMar DeRozan lights up Dominican Republic with a dunk in comfortable USA win

    yahoo.com Sep 3
    Shooting guard DeMar DeRozan made his first All-Star team for the Toronto Raptors this past NBA season, but at the FIBA World Cup of Basketball he's an end-of-the-bench player for Team USA. It's not necessarily a mark of shame for the 25-year-old — it's…
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  • Tracy McGrady Works Out With Kobe In Comeback Test

    Tracy McGrady Works Out With Kobe In Comeback Test

    dimemag.com Sep 3
    A year after Kobe Bryant was drafted out of Lower Merion High School into the NBA, Tracy McGrady made the jumper when he was selected with the ninth pick in the 1997 Draft by the Raptors. Now, 17 years later, the two worked out together in Southern Cali…
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  • Watch Amir Johnson Work On His Post Game With Olajuwon & Al…

    Watch Amir Johnson Work On His Post Game With Olajuwon & Al Jefferson

    dimemag.com Aug 26
    There aren’t many 6-9 power forwards like Amir Johnson, who can hit at better than 30 percent from beyond the arc. Amir added the three-point range last year, but this offseason, he looks to be working on his low-post moves under the dual tutelage of Ha…
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  • How Tim Leiweke’s Departure Affects The Raptors & GM Masai …

    How Tim Leiweke’s Departure Affects The Raptors & GM Masai Ujiri

    dimemag.com Aug 22
    Tim Leiweke announced yesterday he will be leaving his role as President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment by June 2015. MLSE owns the Toronto Raptors, which means this will have a significant impact on the basketball team. Leiweke was brou…
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  • Raptors CEO Leiweke to resign

    Raptors CEO Leiweke to resign

    nba.com ESPN.com Aug 21
    The CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment will step down next year.
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  • Raptors sign swingman Jordan Hamilton

    Raptors sign swingman Jordan Hamilton

    nba.com Aug 18
    The Toronto Raptors have signed Jordan Hamilton, a swingman who played last season with Denver and Houston.
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  • Report: League Rep Denies Asking Raptors To Fire Drake

    Report: League Rep Denies Asking Raptors To Fire Drake

    dimemag.com Aug 14
    Drake recently made an onstage appeal for Kevin Durant to join the Toronto Raptors, the franchise for which the Canadian superstar serves as team ambassador. That’s not up for debate, and nor is that the NBA levied a $25,000 tampering fine against Toron…
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  • Video - Balanced Scoring Leads Raptors 01:14

    Balanced Scoring Leads Raptors

    Oct 29
    Toronto had seven players score in double figures as the Raptors beat the Hawks 109-102.
  • Video - DeRozan's Double-Pump Dunk 00:18

    DeRozan's Double-Pump Dunk

    Oct 24
    Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan drives through the paint and delivers a soaring dunk against the Knicks.
  • Video - Don't Blame Drake 01:29

    Don't Blame Drake

    Oct 21
    Drake hung out at Kentucky's Midnight Madness this past weekend, violating NBA rules and regulations yet again. But is he to blame for this?
  • Video - Westbrook Strong In Thunder's Loss 01:24

    Westbrook Strong In Thunder's Loss

    Oct 17
    Russell Westbrook scored 16 points and dished out eight assists in the Thunder's 109-90 loss to the Raptors.

Sports Columnists

  • Sources: Warriors, Thompson agree on deal

    Oct 31
    The Golden State Warriors have agreed to terms with shooting guard Klay Thompson on a contract extension, sources said.
  • Alec Burks agrees to 4-year, $42 million extension with Utah Jazz

    Oct 31
    The Utah Jazz have agreed to a contract extension with guard Alec Burks worth $42 million over four years, sources told ESPN.com.
  • Windhorst: Cavs fall flat in LeBron's return

    Oct 31
    The Cavs fell flat in their opener after months of hype. But LeBron and Co. were glad to just get it over with, writes Brian Windhorst.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder's West path gets trickier without Russell Westbrook

    Oct 31
    Without a margin for error in the unforgiving West, the Thunder are winless and now perhaps starless, with Russell Westbrook joining Kevin Durant in street clothes.