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5 straight losses for the Toronto Raptors; must regain their identity.

This failed 360 dunk attempt by DeMar DeRozan last night could very well be viewed as a microcosm of the Raptors most recent, yet uncharacteristic, woes.After Friday night’s 113-89 home loss to the Golden State Warriors, a game in which they were losing by as many as 41, and in a game they never once held a lead of their own, it seemed as though that would’ve been the wake up...
Via Hoops Heads North
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors’ DeRozan comes up a wee bit short on 360 dunk attempt

Let this be a lesson for you kids, showboating can be fun so long as you don’t fall right on your face in front of thousands of fans in Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan found himself alone on the fast break when he went for a 360 dunk versus the Knicks. The result can be summed up in one word… FAIL! The post Raptors’ DeRozan comes up a wee...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Amir Johnson Posterizes 3 Knicks (Video)

This nightmare of season can’t end fast enough. Amir Johnson is a pretty good athlete, but this was ridiculous. In the first quarter of Saturday night’s matchup between the Knicks and Raptors, Johnson dropped a one-handed dunk on several Knicks defenders. h.t Bleacher Report
Via Thacover2
1 day ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan misses 360 slam dunk against Knicks

Even some of the greatest basketball players in the world can miss slam dunks and during tonight’s Raptors-Knicks game, DeMar DeRozan appeared to have an easy fast break slam. In the first quarter of play, DeRozan came up with a loose ball and went it for the fancy 360 slam dunk finish. Watch as he comes up short and misses the dunk: *** DeMar DeRozan misses 360 dunk [SB Nation...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors give struggling Lowry night off against Knicks

NEW YORK (AP) The Toronto Raptors gave struggling All-Star guard Kyle Lowry the night off Saturday against the New York Knicks. Lowry had just four points on 1-for-7 shooting Friday night in the Raptors' 113-89 home loss to Golden State, going without an assist for the first time since Oct. 31, 2009, and the first time ever as starter. The point guard is shooting under 30 percent...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Hansbrough and Festus Ezeli Ejected After Mini Fight in Raptors-Warriors Game

It was a brutal night for the Toronto Raptors on Friday, with the Warriors laying down the hammer in a blowout victory. Aside from Golden State’s offensive onslaught, it was a relatively uneventful game but did feature a mini scuffle between Tyler Hansbrough and Festus Ezeli. The two big men began battling inside the paint Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Hansbrough, Festus Ezeli ejected after scrap (Video)

Toronto Raptors forward Tyler Hansbrough and Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli were ejected after getting into a scrap during the final seconds of the third quarter in Friday night's game at the Air Canada Centre.It started with Hansbrough and Ezeli were jockeying for position during a Warriors offensive position. After the Warriors scored, the trash talk continued up the...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tyler Hansbrough, Festus Ezeli ejected for fight

Tyler Hansbrough and Festus Ezeli were ejected from Friday’s Raptors-Warriors game after getting into a scrap towards the end of the third quarter when Golden State was winning by a blowout. Ezeli and Hansbrough were fighting down low for position, and their physical play continued as they went up the court, with Ezeli going at...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors-Knicks Preview

The slumping Toronto Raptors still sit comfortably atop the otherwise deplorable Atlantic Division, but they haven't resembled a first-place team of late. Toronto tries to avoid its longest skid of the season Saturday night as it goes for a third consecutive win over the NBA-worst New York Knicks. The Raptors (37-21) have followed a four-game winning streak with four straight defeats...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Hansbrough and Festus Ezeli Get Ejected For Fighting (Video)

Tyler Hansbrough has always been down for a good scuffle and it seems the Warriors Festus Ezeli enjoys throwing his hands as well. After a made bucket, Ezeli and Hansbrough got tangled up around the top of the key. WHansbrough got up in Ezeli’s face and the Warriors forward then pushed Hansbrough away around the neck area, which prompted a scuffle from there. Video: Raptors...
Via Thacover2
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patterson out, Williams returns for Raptors vs. Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey says shooting guard Lou Williams is returning from a sprained ankle for Monday night's game against the Pelicans, while power forward Patrick Patterson is sitting out because of his sprained left knee. Williams, who averages 15.4 points, has missed only one game with his injury, a loss in Houston on Saturday night. Patterson's injury...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Inconsistency Hurts The Toronto Raptors

If you want to get into Toronto Raptors Head Coach Dwane Casey's doghouse, not being ready to play when its time to start the game will do it. “When you don’t come out in this league ready to play mentally and physically, I don’t care who you are, you are going to get your behind handed to you,” Casey said.
Via Pro Bball Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mad Ants Give Raptors Bruno Caboclo A Few Minutes

Toronto Raptors Bruno Caboclo didn’t disappoint in 10.5 minutes with the Mad Ants. In the first half he blocked Thanasis Antetokoupnmpo (older brother of the Bucks Giannis, ‘The Greek Freak’) and grabbed the board. At least he got to play a bit in this game. Canadian Jordan Bachynski played backup center for the Knicks, and in just 14.9 minutes, he led his team in scoring.
Via Pro Bball Report
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Bruno Caboclo Gets Chilly Reception In Fort Wayne

For the second time this season the Toronto Raptors have assigned rookie forward Bruno Caboclo to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League and for the second time he got a chilly reception from the team that was supposed to be giving him some badly needed playing time.
Via Pro Bball Report
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Expect To Keep Terrence Ross Through Deadline

Masai Ujiri anticipates the Toronto Raptors keeping Terrence Ross through the deadline. “I would be shocked if we did something with Terrence,” Ujiri said Tuesday night. “Trust me. I can’t tell you more how I totally don’t think that would happen before Thursday.” Ross has been mentioned in trade rumors involving the Raptors. Ross was removed from the Raptors' starting...
Via RealGM
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Reassign Bruno Caboclo To Mad Ants

The Toronto Raptors have reassigned Bruno Caboclo to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the team’s NBA Development League affiliate. The assignment is the 152nd of the 2014-15 campaign and Caboclo is one of 50 NBA players to have been assigned to the NBA D-League this season. Caboclo has appeared in four games with the Raptors this season, as well as three D-League games.
Via RealGM
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry has hops? Only for the All-Star Game

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino Kyle Lowry has hops? Only for the All-Star Game I don't know if I had ever saw Kyle Lowry dunk until Sunday night. Lowry had a solid All-Star debut with 10 points, 8 dimes and 4 steals as the East lost to the West All-Stars 163-158 at Madison Square Garden in NY. Kyle Lowry shocked the world (or at least Raptors fans...
Via Hip Hoop Junkies
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Listening To Trade Offers For Terrence Ross

The Toronto Raptors are willing to listen to offers for Terrence Ross. Ross has been coming off the bench for the Raptors since mid-January. David West and Kevin Garnett are two players that could be intriguing for the Raptors' needs.
Via RealGM
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce shoves Drake after rapper crowds him on inbounds play (video)

Paul Pierce had no time or patience for the inappropriate front row antics of Drake during the tense, waning moments of a tight basketball game between the Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday night. But given the annoyingly foolish conduct of the Toronto-based rapper, it wouldn’t have mattered if Drake’s...Read More The post Paul Pierce shoves...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers and Raptors meet Friday with intentions of climbing their respective conference rankings

The L.A. Clippers and Toronto Raptors meet at the Air Canada Centre Friday night as two teams desperate to get themselves back on track and closer to resembling the teams they appeared to be just a few short victories ago. After winning seven straight, the Clips have now dropped their last two and three of four following Thursday night’s 105-94 drubbing at the hands of LeBron James...
Via Hoops Heads North
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rusty start to the season for the Raptors

The Glendale Raptors fell to Old Mission Beach Athletic Club (OMBAC) 24-13 in San Diego during week one of the 2015 Pacific Rugby Premiership (PRP) season. The January 31st opener never saw the Raptors find their feet while OMBAC was able to capitalize on penalties. “It was obviously a bit of first game jitters and we were a bit rusty.” Raptors head coach Andre Snyman said of...
Via Mile High Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Glendale Raptors kick off 2015 season on the road

The Glendale Raptors will kick off their 2015 campaign on the road against Old Mission Beach Athletic Club (OMBAC) on Jan. 31. The weekend match will mark the start of the Pacific Rugby Premiership (PRP) season, but the home side enters the contest having already been match tested, coming off of a 42-34 win over the Old Aztecs in SoCal DI action, where the team played nearly a full...
Via Mile High Sports
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Bieber helped Kyle Lowry become All-Star starter?

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry has been named a starter for the Eastern Conference in the NBA All-Star Game, and — Belieb it or not — he may have Justin Bieber to thank. At the beginning of the week, Lowry trailed Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade by more than 100,000 votes. The margin seemed...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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