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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, 11:04 p.m.

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, 5:16 p.m.

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, 6:29 p.m.

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, 2:07 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Cavaliers thrash Raptors for series sweep in NBA playoffs

LeBron James sent Toronto into summer vacation for the third straight season as the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a series sweep of the Raptors with a 128-93 win in Game 4 …


Playoff Capsules: LeBron James banks in game-winner as Cavs beat Raptors

LeBron James banked in a running one-hander at the buzzer, giving Cleveland a 105-103 win over Toronto on Saturday night in Game 3 and shoving the Raptors to the edge …


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

Lebron James scores 43 as Cavs beat Raptors 128-110 in Game 2

TORONTO – Watching LeBron James at shootaround, Kevin Love knew something special was in store. Maybe not the fadeaway jumpers James kept making, each seemingly with a higher degree of …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 9:47 p.m.

LeBron James has triple-double, Cavs beat Raptors in OT in Game 1

LeBron James had 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, J.R. Smith scored 20 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 113-112 in overtime to win Game 1 …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Down at half, Kyle Lowry’s 24, bench help Raps top Wiz 102-92

The Toronto Raptors overcame a halftime deficit in a road playoff game for the first time in 24 tries, using 24 points from Kyle Lowry and a tremendous effort from …


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

DeMar DeRozan scores 32 points, Raptors beat Wizards in Game 5

DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Kyle Lowry had 17 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 108-98 in Game 5 of the first-round series. Toronto …


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

Bradley Beal, John Wall each get 28, Wiz top Raps 122-103; series at 2-1

Bradley Beal heeded his coach’s plea to “do his job” by scoring 21 of his 28 points in the first half, his All-Star backcourt running mate John Wall delivered 28 …


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

DeMar DeRozan scores 37, Raptors win Game 2, beat Wizards 130-111

DeMar DeRozan matched his career playoff-high with 37 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 19 points and 14 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 130-119, taking a 2-0 lead …


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.

Serge Ibaka scores 23, Raptors win Game 1, beat Wizards 114-106

Serge Ibaka had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Delon Wright scored 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors snapped a 10-game losing streak in …


NBA Capsules: Raptors’ 11-game winning streak stopped by Thunder

TORONTO – Russell Westbrook had 37 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds for his fifth straight triple-double, Steven Adams scored 25 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Raptors …