Raptors survive rally to eliminate Pacers

May 2, 2016

Raptors survive rally to eliminate Pacers

DeMar DeRozan pushed the Toronto Raptors into the second round — finally. DeRozan scored 30 points and Toronto beat the Indiana Pacers 89-84 on Sunday night in Game 7 to advance to face Miami in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Raptors won a best-of-seven ...

Pacers rout Raptors, force Game 7

Apr 30, 2016

Pacers rout Raptors, force Game 7

This time, the Indiana Pacers buckled down and fought back. Reeling from a fourth-quarter collapse followed by a sluggish start, the Pacers turned things around just in time with an 18-0 run to save their season. Paul George and George Hill combined for 24 ...

DeRozan delivers for Raptors in victory over Pacers

Apr 27, 2016

DeRozan delivers for Raptors in victory over Pacers

DeMar DeRozan finally turned in the All-Star effort Toronto has been waiting for in the playoffs. DeRozan’s big game, and an even bigger Raptors comeback, put Toronto on the brink of a second-round berth. DeRozan scored 34 points and the Raptors held on for ...

Spurs get franchise-record 64th win

Apr 3, 2016

Spurs get franchise-record 64th win

The San Antonio Spurs got exactly what they were hoping for against the Toronto Raptors — a scare. Kawhi Leonard had a career-high 33 points, LaMarcus Aldridge had 31 points and 15 rebounds and the Spurs held off the Raptors 102-95 Saturday night for ...

Lowry, DeRozan carry Raptors past Pacers in OT

Mar 18, 2016

Lowry, DeRozan carry Raptors past Pacers in OT

With Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan driving from the backcourt, the Toronto Raptors are on track for the best season in franchise history. Against Indiana on Thursday night, the Raptors duo wore down the Pacers late and gave Toronto the clutch plays it needed ...

DeRozan seals victory at foul line

Mar 5, 2016

DeRozan seals victory at foul line

After watching his Raptors survive a 50-point game from Damian Lillard and hang on for a 117-115 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto coach Dwane Casey was in disbelief. “How he isn’t an All-Star in our league? Shame on us,” Casey said. “That ...

Lowry drops 43 on Cavs

Feb 27, 2016

Lowry drops 43 on Cavs

Kyle Lowry had a big smile after capping off a career night by hitting the clinching basket in the closing seconds. Lowry finished with a career-best 43 points to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers 99-97 Friday night. “My first ...

Kobe set to take center stage in first ASG outside U.S.

Feb 12, 2016

Kobe set to take center stage in first ASG outside U.S.

Of all the goodies Kobe Bryant collects in his farewell season, one this weekend might be particularly useful. After all, you need a good winter coat in Canada. Though Bryant probably wouldn’t be too unhappy walking away with another All-Star Game MVP trophy. The ...

Raptors remain hot with win over Blazers

Feb 5, 2016

Raptors remain hot with win over Blazers

Kyle Lowry credited backcourt teammate DeMar DeRozan for Toronto’s latest win. Lowry had 30 points, DeRozan added 29 and the Toronto Raptors snapped Portland’s five-game winning streak with a 110-103 victory over the Trail Blazers on Thursday night. “DeMar was aggressive and stayed aggressive ...

Denver halts Toronto's 11-game surge

Feb 2, 2016

Denver halts Toronto's 11-game surge

The Toronto Raptors were ready for Danilo Gallinari. They didn’t have an answer for Nikola Jokic. The rookie center had 27 points and 14 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets ended Toronto’s 11-game winning streak with a 112-93 victory over the Raptors on Monday. Jokic’s ...

Raptors reel off 10th straight

Jan 29, 2016

Raptors reel off 10th straight

The 10-game winning streak the Toronto Raptors are on now is all part of the process coach Dwane Casey put in place five years ago. “He told us to stick to everything he’s showing us and teaching us from the beginning,” DeMar DeRozan said. ...

Butler eclipses Jordan's mark during victory over Raptors

Jan 4, 2016

Butler eclipses Jordan's mark during victory over Raptors

For one half, Jimmy Butler was better than Michael Jordan. That’s all it was, Butler said. One half. Still, it was an amazing run. Butler broke the Hall of Famer’s team record for points in a half, scoring 40 of his 42 after the ...