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NBA Tipoff: Bucks lead East finals 2-0, and now series shifts to Toronto

All Milwaukee did in the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals was hold serve. And now the Toronto Raptors think it’s their turn to do the same. Down …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019

Milwaukee Bucks top Raptors 125-103 for 2-0 Eastern Conference Finals lead

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, Ersan Ilyasova came off the bench to score 17 and the Milwaukee Bucks never trailed on the way to beating the …


NBA Tipoff: Bucks seeking 2-0 lead over Raptors in East finals

When the season started, everyone knew the Eastern Conference would have a new king. LeBron James left Cleveland, having taken his talents to Los Angeles. And even Milwaukee star Giannis …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019

Bucks finish with a flourish, rally to top Raptors 108-100

Brook Lopez scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied in the final minutes to beat the Toronto Raptors …


NBA Tipoff: Bucks, Raptors to begin deciding Eastern Conference title

There’s a big-name superstar on either side: Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard. There’s a Milwaukee franchise that hasn’t been to the NBA Finals in 45 years, opposite a Toronto franchise …


Raptors say Pascal Siakam is doubtful for Game 4

The Toronto Raptors say forward Pascal Siakam is doubtful for Sunday’s Game 4 against Philadelphia with a right calf injury. Siakam is Toronto’s second-leading scorer in these playoffs, averaging 22.9 …


Kawhi Leonard has been brilliant, but Raptors know they must help

Toronto gave Kawhi Leonard plenty of help in the regular season. The Raptors need to start doing that in the postseason – or else. Leonard is a free-agent-in-waiting, someone who …


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019

Joel Embiid, 76ers rout Raptors to take 2-1 series lead

Joel Embiid refused to get tripped up back home in the postseason, scoring 33 points and playing to the “MVP!” chants to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 116-95 victory …


Raptors and 76ers made changes this season, and now face off

The last time Toronto and Philadelphia played was Feb. 5, a night where the Raptors went into the 76ers’ building and had no trouble on the way to an easy …


For Raptors, guard Kyle Lowry might be as valuable as ever

Kyle Lowry’s scoring is down, and the Toronto Raptors might be better for that. The Raptors open the second round of the NBA’s East playoffs on Saturday against Philadelphia, and …


With defense clicking, Raptors focused on deep playoff run

The Toronto Raptors have reason to believe this is the year their playoff run doesn’t end in failure and frustration. Just ask the Orlando Magic, who’ve seen firsthand how good …



UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019

NBA roundup: League-leading Bucks end Raptors’ home winning streak at 10

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 19 points, Khris Middleton had 18 and the Milwaukee Bucks beat Toronto 105-92 on Thursday night, ending the Raptors’ season-best home winning streak at 10 games.


NBA Capsules: Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam lead Raptors past Bucks, 123-116

Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam each scored 30 points, with Siakam setting a career high, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 123-116 on Saturday night in a matchup …


NBA Capsules: Leonard scores 37, Raptors beat Cavaliers 126-110

Kawhi Leonard matched his season high with 37 points, helping the Toronto Raptors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 126-110 on Friday night.


NBA Capsules: Serge Ibaka, Raptors cruise past Clippers 123-99

Serge Ibaka had 25 points and nine rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors cruised past the Los Angeles Clippers 123-99 on Tuesday night without injured Kawhi Leonard.


NBA Capsules: Malcolm Brogdon’s 3-pointers lift Bucks past Raptors 104-99

Malcolm Brogdon hit tying and go-ahead 3-pointers in the final 67 seconds and the Milwaukee Bucks held on to beat the Toronto Raptors 104-99 on Sunday night.




NBA roundup: Kawhi Leonard has 31 points to lead Raptors past Celtics

Kawhi Leonard had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Serge Ibaka added 21 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Boston Celtics 113-101 on Friday night in an early matchup between …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018

USA Basketball: DeMar DeRozan eager to work with Gregg Popovich

USA Basketball’s first minicamp of this Olympic cycle started Thursday in Las Vegas, with DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry – longtime teammates in Toronto – wearing the same uniform again. …


Raptors president Masai Ujiri apologizes to departed DeMar DeRozan

Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri has apologized for a ‘miscommunication’ with four-time All-Star and franchise icon DeMar DeRozan, who was traded this week to the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018

Steve Popper: Kawhi Leonard, DeMar DeRozan blockbuster deal makes teams happy, but not the players

There is a line of thinking in any sport, that a trade that makes both sides happy is the best one – even if no general manager really wants the …


AP sources: Kawhi Leonard going to Raptors, DeMar DeRozan going to Spurs

The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is on the cusp of ending, with the Spurs reaching an agreement in principle on Wednesday to send the 2014 NBA Finals MVP …


AP source: Toronto assistant Nick Nurse to coach Raptors

Nick Nurse has agreed to become the next coach of the Toronto Raptors, a person with direct knowledge of the hire told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Nurse will be …


Pistons land ex-Raptors coach Dwane Casey with five-year deal

Dwane Casey lost his job in Toronto because the Raptors wanted to advance further in the playoffs.


Tim Reynolds: Dwane Casey’s firing means good isn’t good enough

The regular season is irrelevant. That’s the message the Toronto Raptors sent Friday when they fired Dwane Casey, two days after his now-former peers in the NBA said he did …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018

Raptors fire coach Dwane Casey after another sweep by Cavs

Two days after being honored as coach of the year by the National Basketball Coaches Association, Dwane Casey was fired by the Toronto Raptors after the team was swept in …


Raptors’ Dwane Casey voted by peers as NBA coach of the year

Toronto’s Dwane Casey is the NBA’s coach of the year, as presented by the National Basketball Coaches Association. The award named for longtime NBCA executive director Michael H. Goldberg is …


Raptors’ Dwane Casey on hot seat after third playoff loss to Cavs

DeMar DeRozan sees regular-season and playoff basketball as different as checkers and chess. DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors keep running into LeBron James. He’s the ultimate grandmaster. Their inability to …