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ICYMI from Raptors Republic Raptors treating Game 6 like a Game 7, and other practice notes | Raptors Republic Another factor the team cited in getting DeRozan going and the effectiveness of the closing group was the quality of screens the team set, particularly Biyombo. “Going into the second half, it was just having a mentality of trying to find a way to get our guys better...
Via Raptors Republic
16 minutes ago

Raptors Should Start Norman Powell In Game Six

While Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey could go back to Luis Scola, he has another option that just might give him the boost he's looking for. A starting unit of Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Norman Powell, DeMarre Carroll and Jonas Valanciunas with Patterson, Joseph, Biyombo and Ross coming off the bench should give Casey the additional speed and quickness he needs.
Via Pro Bball Report
6 hours ago

Coach Casey’s tweaks have Raptors in driver’s seat: Feschuk

The Raptors will be in Indianapolis Friday with a chance to achieve something that has proven to be an awfully hard thing — specifically winning the first best-of-seven post-season series in the history of the franchise.
Via Toronto Star
10 hours ago

Bismack Biyombo brings intangibles Raptors desperately need

Most of what he does on the court goes unnoticed by those who pay attention to raw statistics and nothing he does is lost on his teammates or coaches, but bring up his name and smiles break out, eyes light up.
Via Toronto Star
13 hours ago

WATCH: Raptors Practice: Dwane Casey - April 27, 2016

Head coach Dwane Casey meets with members of the media following Wednesday's practice.
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raptors Practice: Norman Powell - April 27, 2016

Norman Powell speaks with members of the media following Wednesday's practice.
Via YouTube
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raptors Practice: DeMar DeRozan - April 27, 2016

DeMar DeRozan speaks with the members of the media following Wednesday's practice.
Via YouTube
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Drake mocks Paul George on Instagram for being ‘scared’

Rapper and Toronto Raptors ambassador Drake mocked Indiana Pacers star Paul George on Instagram for deciding to pass the ball on the final shot of Game 5 Tuesday in Toronto. The Pacers were down 102-99 and had the ball with 2.7 seconds left against Toronto. They inbounded the ball to George, their best player. George was being defended and had a chance to pop a three-pointer, but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors' Dwane Casey wins PBWA's Rudy Tomjanovich Award

NEW YORK (AP) Toronto's Dwane Casey has won the Rudy Tomjanovich Award, given by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to an NBA coach who combines cooperation with the media and fans with excellence on the court. Casey beat out Charlotte's Steve Clifford, the Clippers' Doc Rivers, Boston's Brad Stevens and Detroit's Stan Van Gundy in voting Monday. Casey led Toronto...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

On-court tension figures to rise as Pacers-Raptors Game 5 goes to Toronto

A lineup change revitalized the Indiana Pacers and helped them tie up their first-round series with the Toronto Raptors.The change the Raptors would like to see is for DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry to wake up from some series-long woes.These teams were also involved in a scuffle toward the end of the last matchup, and the tension only figures to be raised Tuesday night in a pivotal...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan says he and Kyle Lowry ‘stink right now’

The Toronto Raptors are laboring through their first-round series against Indiana, with the second seed and seventh seed tied at two games a piece. Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan is pinning the blame squarely on himself and his backcourt partner Kyle Lowry. The duo who paced Toronto through the regular season are shooting a combined 30.8 percent from the field through the first four...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Here we go again: DeRozan, Lowry are shooting Toronto towards a first-round exit

The Toronto Raptors were supposed to make easy work of the Indiana Pacers in the teams' first-round playoff series. This was supposed to be the Raptors' year —€” the campaign where they would not only get out of the first round, but would get out of the second round too, and then they'd push for an NBA Finals appearance. But the Raptors and Pacers' series is tied at two games...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Anthony Bennett could sign with Australian team

Former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett could be heading to play professionally in Australia next season. Bennett, who last played for the Toronto Raptors’ D-League team, could join the Sydney Kings, according to a report that was passed along by Real GM. The team’s general manager, Jeff Van Groningen, is visiting Las Vegas during his current scouting trip in the U.S. Bennett...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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