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 ...

Cavaliers stage fourth-quarter rally against Raptors

Dec 10, 2014

Cavaliers stage fourth-quarter rally against Raptors

LeBron James acknowledged that it didn’t look good for the Cavaliers on Tuesday night. As usual when his team is in trouble, he did something about it. James scored 35 points, making the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 48 seconds remaining, and Cleveland rallied to beat ...

Cavs cruise past Raptors

Dec 6, 2014

Cavs cruise past Raptors

Less than two weeks ago, the Raptors went into Cleveland and rallied from an early 18-point deficit to win 110-93, causing LeBron James to call the Cavaliers “a very fragile team.” It hasn’t taken long for Cleveland to toughen up. James had 24 points ...

Kobe's triple-double leads Lakers past Raptors in OT

Dec 1, 2014

Kobe's triple-double leads Lakers past Raptors in OT

Kobe Bryant wanted this one badly, especially after missing a clutch free throw in the final minute of regulation. And by the time the Los Angeles Lakers had beaten the Toronto Raptors, the 19-year veteran had his 20th career triple-double. Bryant had 31 points, ...

Raptors raise record to 12-2 with win over Suns

Nov 25, 2014

Raptors raise record to 12-2 with win over Suns

The Phoenix Suns used a long range barrage to give the Raptors a fourth-quarter scare, but Toronto held firm for its fifth straight win. Jonas Valanciunas had a career-high 27 points and 11 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan added 23 points and the Raptors beat the ...

May 6, 2014

Raptors set to give Casey a three-year extension: source

Dwane Casey started the season in the perilous position of working for a new general manager and coaching a young Toronto Raptors roster that was widely believed to be on the ground floor of a remodel. He turned the situation into an Atlantic Division ...

Nets top Raptors in Game 7

May 5, 2014

Nets top Raptors in Game 7

Slowed by foul trouble and struggling with his shot, Paul Pierce still found a way to come up big for the Brooklyn Nets. And, right when they needed him most. Pierce blocked Kyle Lowry’s shot from the lane on the final play of the ...

Durant scores 51 to key Thunder win

Mar 22, 2014

Durant scores 51 to key Thunder win

Kevin Durant has played in plenty of exciting, amazing and memorable games. This one topped them all. “That was the craziest game I’ve ever been a part of,” Durant said after his go-ahead 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds left in the second overtime helped the ...