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Drake is in the building for Toronto Raptors home opener

Drake is the Global Ambassador for the Toronto Raptors. Champagne Papi was in the building on Wednesday night for the Raptors season tip-off. Toronto Raptors beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-102. We the North
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors claw past the Atlanta Hawks in season opener; 109-102

After a confidence & team building 2013-14 season, featuring a tough First Round, Game 7, playoff exit at the hands of their Atlantic Division rival, Brooklyn Nets, the Toronto Raptors were eager to get back on the court to tip off of the regular season. The Air Canada Centre crowd inside and outside, in Maple Leaf Square aka ‘Jurassic Park’, was electric and ready to show...
Via Hoops Heads North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

DeRozan scores 15 points, Raptors heat Hawks

TORONTO (AP) DeMar DeRozan had 15 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, Kyle Lowry added 11 points and 10 assists, and the Toronto Raptors opened their defense of the Atlantic Division title with an 109-102 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. Amir Johnson had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points, and Terrence Ross had 13 for the Raptors, who were...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors ‘We The North’ Season Opener Promo

The Toronto Raptors are back for another season representing an entire nation. The post Toronto Raptors ‘We The North’ Season Opener Promo appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wale Named Wizards “Creative Liaison”

The Raptors have Drake so naturally the Wizards need Wale, right? Well, whether or not anyone in DC wants this is irrelevant, because it’s official that Wale is the new creative liaison for the Wizards. This could be interesting. Wale is #Wizards creative liaison this season. His songs will be in WAS opening video, will perform during pregame intros opening night. — Jessica Camerato...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Since 95 Toronto Raptors ‘Heritage’ Tee

How time flies when you’re having dinosaur sized fun. This season marks the 20th season of the Toronto Raptors being in the NBA and folks over at Since 95 created this tee saluting the best team the Raps ever had — up to this point. Cop one of these tees over at since95.com and you’ll automatically feel a little better about that Game 7. You know which one I’m talking about...
Via Hooped Up
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Season Preview Party Makes A Big Impression

The Toronto Raptors were pulling out all the stops again this year to get their Season Seat Holders revved up at the Season Preview Party and they left a big impression. Raptors Superfan and Toronto Path host of MoVernie On The Move, Vernon Chang was there soaking it all in. He watched as the Fan 590’s Tim and Sid, Raptors GM Masai Ujiri, The Raptor and the players participated...
Via Pro Bball Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

20 Reasons to Watch The Toronto Raptors 20th Season

The Toronto Raptors are back and expectations are high. Here’s twenty good reasons to watch the Raptors as they play in their 20th NBA season. Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Drake, winning games and a lot more.
Via Pro Bball Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Stiemsma Survives Raptors Cuts On Saturday

The Toronto Raptors announced on Saturday that guard Will Cherry and forward Jordan Hamilton were released. This means center Greg Stiemsma has survived the cut heading towards the Raptors home opener on Wednesday against the Atlanta Hawks.
Via Pro Bball Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Waive Will Cherry, Jordan Hamilton

The Toronto Raptors have waived Will Cherry and Jordan Hamilton. Cherry played in five contests, averaging 3.4 points, 1.6 assists and 13.9 minutes. Hamilton averaged 9.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 18.3 minutes in six outings.
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Toronto Raptors

Toronto set a franchise record in wins — one win better than what they had in the Vince Carter era and one win better than what they had in the Bosh era — and with steady, wise management from Ujiri the future is still bright. With the rewritten history books, Charlotte was given its Hornets history in the 90′s and New Orleans has its success with Chris Paul still. Toronto...
Via Analytics Game
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Toronto Raptors: Rising Sideways

(Kyle Lowry)   It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season will be their best ever. While some teams will surely be rising up, the same amount will be rising down, with the rest floating along treading water (rising sideways). Since we at The Hoops Manifesto are always 100% accurate with our predictions, we’ve...
Via Hoops Manifesto
6 days ago  |  Discuss

CelticsLife Atlantic Division Preview: The Toronto Raptors

2013/14 Record: 48-34Expected Starting Lineup & SummaryKyle LowryDeMar DerozanTerrence RossAhmir JohnsonJonas ValancuniasThe Toronto Raptors were quietly one of the league's better stories last season. A bunch of good guys (who couldn't wait to tell anyone who would listen how much fun basketball can be when Rudy Gay's not on your team) playing in front of a tremendous...
Via Celtics Life
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Increase Security After Ottawa Shootings

The Toronto Raptors will have extra security in place for Wednesday night’s preseason game after the Parliament Hill shootings in Ottawa. The team is encouraging fans to arrive early for the Raptors’ game against Maccabi Haifa so they have enough time to clear security at Air Canada Centre. A Canadian Forces soldier at the National War Memorial was killed Wednesday morning by...
Via Geeks and Cleats
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vasquez leads Raptors past Maccabi Haifa, 92-85

TORONTO (AP) Greivis Vasquez had 15 points, Lucas Nogueira scored six straight points in the final 2 minutes and the Toronto Raptors held off Israel's Maccabi Haifa 92-85 on Wednesday night for their sixth victory in seven preseason games. Kyle Lowry and Terrence Ross each had 11 points for the Raptors, whose sole exhibition defeat was a 113-106 loss at Sacramento on Oct. 7...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Injury Update: Greivis Vasquez didn't play because he felt a 'little wozzy'

The Toronto Raptors improved to 5-1 on the preseason following a 109-90 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. Terrence Ross lead an offense that had six players in double figures with 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting from the floor. The Raptors were without point guard Greivis Vasquez, shown below while with the Hornets, who was hit in the head with a ball during the shoot...
Via Sports Injury Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Injury Update: Amir Johnson leaves Friday's game with sore left foot

The Toronto Raptors improved to 5-1 on the preseason following a 109-90 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. Terrence Ross lead a balanced offense with 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting from the floor. On the injury front, starting power forward Amir Johnson left the game with a sore foot. He finished the game with two points and four rebounds in 13 minutes of action....
Via Sports Injury Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: Toronto Raptors

Editor's note: This is the 16th of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Jonas Valanciunas; PF Amir Johnson; SF Terrance Ross; SG DeMar DeRozan; PG Kyle Lowry. Key Reserves PF Patrick Patterson; PF-C Tyler Hansbrough; SG Lou Williams; PG Greivis Vasquez; SF James Johnson; SG Landry Fields; C-F Chuck Hayes; F-G Jordan Hamilton;...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
16 days ago  |  Discuss

All Eyes on Young Brazilians as Raptors Training Camp Opens

As the calendar turns to October, 2014 training camps are underway across the National Basketball Association. Toronto Raptors’ camp opened this week with expectations running high following a successful 2013-2014 campaign in which the team finished atop the NBA’s Atlantic Division, returning to playoff action for the first time since 2008. With the opening of camp, Raptors management...
Via Hoops Heads North
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Terrence Ross goes coast-to-coast, throws down tomahawk slam (Video/GIF)

Toronto Raptors shooting guard Terrence Ross stole a pass and went coast-to-coast for the bucket, finishing it off with a tomahawk slam, during Sunday night's preseason game against Sacramento.Ross made the play early in the second quarter and gave the fans in Vancouver a good close-up look at what he's all about.Video via NBA. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports...
Via Holdout Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors claim to have best NBA backcourt

When Bradley Beal stated that he and John Wall were the best backcourt in the NBA, it sparked a healthy debate bigger than the All-Stars boast. He has received at least one challenger to that claim in Dion Waiters, but really the conversation isn’t limited to just the Wizards and the Cavaliers. The back-and-forth banter between […] The post Kings Of The North: Why The Toronto...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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