Kanazawa hires Suzuki

Jun 12, 2015

Kanazawa hires Suzuki

by Ed Odeven

Yukinori Suzuki, who guided the Oita HeatDevils for the past four seasons, was named the first head coach in Kanazawa Samuraiz history on Thursday. The expansion team will make its bj-league debut for the 2015-16 season, the circuit’s final scheduled season before the launch ...

DeRozan's career-high 42 points leads Raptors past Rockets

Mar 31, 2015

DeRozan's career-high 42 points leads Raptors past Rockets

DeMar DeRozan and James Harden have been battling on the basketball court for more than a decade. It’s hard to imagine any of their previous encounters was as entertaining as this one. DeRozan scored a career-high 42 points and tied his career high with ...

Feb 22, 2015

Rockets blow out Raptors

The Houston Rockets needed a spark against the Toronto Raptors to bounce back from a loss to Dallas in which they were so lethargic that coach Kevin McHale said it looked like they were wearing “mud shoes.” Corey Brewer provided that spark, coming off ...

Raptors overwhelm rival Hawks

Feb 21, 2015

Raptors overwhelm rival Hawks

The Toronto Raptors proved they’re a team to watch in the Eastern Conference. They also showed once again they can beat the Atlanta Hawks — and in convincing fashion. The matchup of the Eastern Conference’s top teams turned into rout as Toronto opened the ...

Evans lifts Pelicans with late shot

Jan 19, 2015

Evans lifts Pelicans with late shot

The short-handed New Orleans Pelicans took the Toronto Raptors’ best punch — and delivered a decisive blow of their own. Tyreke Evans scored on a driving layup with 1.6 seconds left and the Pelicans beat the Raptors 95-93 on Sunday, their first victory in ...

Hornets notch fourth straight win

Jan 9, 2015

Hornets notch fourth straight win

Kemba Walker made the big shot for the Charlotte Hornets — again. A night after hitting his third winning shot of the season, Walker scored 29 points to help the Hornets beat the Toronto Raptors 103-95 on Thursday night for their fourth straight victory. ...

Stars carry Warriors

Jan 3, 2015

Stars carry Warriors

Forced to go small, the Golden State Warriors keep coming up big. East or West, they are the best team in the NBA right now — and they want everyone to know it. Stephen Curry had 32 points and 12 assists, Draymond Green got ...

Raptors reserves vital in fourth quarter against Clippers

Dec 28, 2014

Raptors reserves vital in fourth quarter against Clippers

Kyle Lowry and the short-handed Toronto Raptors needed plenty of help from their reserves down the stretch to beat the Los Angeles Clippers. Lowry scored 25 points and the resilient Raptors got 18 of their 30 fourth-quarter points from the bench on Saturday, a ...

Casey has fueled rise by Raptors

| Dec 12, 2014

Casey has fueled rise by Raptors

by Ed Odeven

The Toronto Raptors’ climb hasn’t been an overnight miracle. But it’s been a memorable climb under the steady leadership of head coach Dwane Casey. The Raptors are on pace for an increase in wins for the fourth consecutive season since Casey was hired to ...