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Wizards let Raptors back in, but win Game 1 in OT behind Paul P…

Wizards let Raptors back in, but win Game 1 in OT behind Paul Pierce

yahoo.com nba.com ESPN.com Updated 5 hours ago
Discussions of the first-round series between the East's No. 4 Toronto Raptors and No. 5 Washington Wizards have focused on which team has '"it." It's arguable that neither team did in Saturday's Game 1 at the Air Canada Centre, but the Wizard…
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  • Hooray, the NBA playoffs are here!

    Hooray, the NBA playoffs are here!

    deadspin.com 9 hours ago
    Hooray, the NBA playoffs are here! Wizards-Raptors kick things off at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, followed by Pelicans-Warriors at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC, Bucks-Bulls at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN, and Mavericks-Rockets at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. It’s gonna be good. Re…
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  • DeRozan and Westbrook named Kia Players of the Month

    DeRozan and Westbrook named Kia Players of the Month

    nba.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    The Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.
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  • Raptors eager to face Wizards in first round

    Raptors eager to face Wizards in first round

    nba.com yahoo.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)
    Masai Ujiri is hanging onto his cash this time around.
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  • Jae Crowder's tough winner lifts Celtics over Raptors, locks up…

    Jae Crowder's tough winner lifts Celtics over Raptors, locks up 7 seed

    yahoo.com Apr 14 (4 days ago)
    The first matchup of the 2015 NBA Playoffs has officially been set. With a dramatic 95-93 win over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night, the Celtics locked up the No. 7 seed in the East. They can now plan for a first-round matchup with the Cleveland Cav…
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  • Thad Young's tip-in lifts Nets over Raptors to continue playoff…

    Thad Young's tip-in lifts Nets over Raptors to continue playoff push

    yahoo.com Apr 3
    The race for the last two playoff spots in the East has seemed likely to be captured by default winners for the vast majority of the season. At least six teams have appeared to have a decent chance at one of those postseason berths over the past few mon…
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  • How About We Just Do Two More Weeks Of Wiggins Vs. Gobert

    How About We Just Do Two More Weeks Of Wiggins Vs. Gobert

    deadspin.com Mar 31
    Listen, man, we're all ready for the NBA regular season to be over and for the playoffs to just start already. Russell Westbrook slaying the world is great and all, but the Raptors and Wizards zombie-shuffling their way toward what will be the saddest f…
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  • NBA Playoff Picture Update: Raptors soar past Rockets

    NBA Playoff Picture Update: Raptors soar past Rockets

    With just a few weeks remaining until the NBA postseason, every night can impact the standings. NBA Playoff Picture keeps you up to date on all the most important news for all 16 berths and seeds. A Raptors Resurgence?: While the Toronto Raptors have al…
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  • Raptors clinch second straight division title

    Raptors clinch second straight division title

    ESPN.com Mar 27
    Raptors beat Lakers, clinch second straight division title
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  • Butler, Bulls make it 5 straight over Raptors

    Butler, Bulls make it 5 straight over Raptors

    ESPN.com Mar 25
    Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Pau Gasol had 18 and the Chicago Bulls beat Toronto 116-103 on Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive victory against the Raptors.
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  • Raptors' Lowry (back) leaves vs. Pistons

    Raptors' Lowry (back) leaves vs. Pistons

    nba.com Mar 24
    Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry left Tuesday's game against the Detroit Pistons with back spasms and did not return.
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  • Gibson returns from ankle injury in Bulls' win

    Gibson returns from ankle injury in Bulls' win

    ESPN.com nba.com Mar 20
    After missing almost a month because of recurring problems with his left ankle, Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson returned to the lineup in a 108-92 win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.
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  • Andrew Wiggins on Minnesota: 'I plan to be there a very, very, …

    Andrew Wiggins on Minnesota: 'I plan to be there a very, very, very long time'

    yahoo.com Mar 19
    When Masai Ujiri took full control of the Toronto Raptors in the summer of 2013, the objective seemed clear. Ujiri would attempt to deal away all of the seemingly middling talent his predecessor (and former boss) Bryan Colangelo had outfitted the Raptor…
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  • Lowry's triple-double helps Raptors win 40th

    Lowry's triple-double helps Raptors win 40th

    ESPN.com Mar 16
    Kyle Lowry had 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Lou Williams scored 24 points, and the Toronto Raptors pulled away for a 117-98 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.
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  • Aldridge fuels Blazers' rout of reeling Raptors

    Aldridge fuels Blazers' rout of reeling Raptors

    ESPN.com Mar 15
    LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 10 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Toronto for the 12th time in 13 meetings, routing the struggling Raptors 113-97 on Sunday night.
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  • Oakley: Guys don't 'play with their heart' now

    Oakley: Guys don't 'play with their heart' now

    ESPN.com nba.com Mar 14
    Charles Oakley was honored by the Raptors on Friday, but the power forward who also played for Chicago, New York, Washington and Houston in a career that stretched from 1985-2004 had little good to say about today's game.
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  • Raptors' Valanciunas gets night off after birth of son

    Raptors' Valanciunas gets night off after birth of son

    nba.com Mar 13
    Toronto center Jonas Valanciunas sat out the Raptors' game against the Miami Heat on Friday night, a day after the birth of his son.
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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.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA: Paul Pierce has 'it' as Wizards stop Raptors

    Apr 18
    Paul Pierce scored 20 points to lead the Wizards to an overtime win against the Raptors in Game 1.
  • Masai Ujiri, Toronto Raptors GM, again swears before team's playoff opener

    Apr 18
    For the second straight year, Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri swore during a fan rally prior to the team's postseason opener.
  • Milwaukee Bucks need to build arena to keep team

    Apr 17
    The Bucks must build an arena by 2017 or face relocation. Investors hope to break ground by fall to show the NBA good faith, but who will foot the final costs is unclear as taxpayers balk.
  • LeBron James subjugates first-round foes in playoffs

    Apr 16
    Over the past six seasons, LeBron James is 24-3 in the first round of the playoffs. That spells trouble for the Boston Celtics in Round 1 this year.