DeMar DeRozan outshines Kawhi Leonard in Alamo return

Basketball / NBA Jan 4, 2019

DeMar DeRozan outshines Kawhi Leonard in Alamo return

The Spurs' suffocating defense, scoring runs and fans' unrelenting contempt for the opposing team's star player have often overwhelmed the opposition. Kawhi Leonard has seen it many times in San Antonio, but the Toronto star never experienced it from the opposing bench until Thursday night. ...

Spurs hammer 76ers, go 5-1 on homestand

Basketball / NBA Dec 18, 2018

Spurs hammer 76ers, go 5-1 on homestand

While the San Antonio Spurs search for their identity as a team, Rudy Gay is showing that he has returned to form. Gay had 21 points and LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan each added 20 as San Antonio defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 123-96 on Monday ...

Spurs ship Kawhi Leonard to Raptors, get DeMar DeRozan

Basketball / NBA Jul 19, 2018

Spurs ship Kawhi Leonard to Raptors, get DeMar DeRozan

The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is over. So is DeMar DeRozan's time in Toronto. An NBA summer blockbuster got pulled off Wednesday, with the Spurs sending Leonard to the Raptors as part of a four-player deal that has DeRozan heading to San Antonio. ...

DeRozan drops 40 on Pistons in opener

Basketball / NBA Oct 27, 2016

DeRozan drops 40 on Pistons in opener

DeMar DeRozan had clearly been itching for the start of the regular season. Like so many other veterans, he had to grind his way through exhibition games in training camp, gradually moving from 11 points in his first preseason game, to 15, to 20 ...

Kohama-Casey friendship endures

Basketball | HOOP SCOOP Aug 27, 2016

Kohama-Casey friendship endures

by Ed Odeven

A few days before the Rio Olympics kicked off, Mototaka Kohama, the godfather of Japanese basketball, reunited with one of his closest friends. Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey made a long-awaited visit to Japan to see Kohama. The two men hadn't seen each other in ...

LeBron, Love help Cavs crush Raptors, take 3-2 series lead

Basketball / NBA May 26, 2016

LeBron, Love help Cavs crush Raptors, take 3-2 series lead

Back home, the Cavaliers were not hospitable. Just rude. They roughed up the visiting Raptors again. LeBron James scored 23 points then sat the fourth quarter, Kevin Love scored 25, and Cleveland unleashed tenacious defense on Toronto to regain control of the Eastern Conference finals with ...

Lowry, DeRozan shine as Raptors get even

Basketball / NBA May 24, 2016

Lowry, DeRozan shine as Raptors get even

A series that once looked lopsided is now even. Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, including a driving layup in the final minute, and DeMar DeRozan had 32 as the Toronto Raptors evened the Eastern Conference Finals by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-99 in Game 4 ...

Raptors come up big to end Cavaliers' playoff streak

Basketball / NBA May 22, 2016

Raptors come up big to end Cavaliers' playoff streak

Cleveland's perfect playoff run went south in the north. DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Bismack Biyombo set a Toronto playoff record with 26 rebounds, and the Raptors beat Cleveland 99-84 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night, handing the Cavaliers their ...

Raptors oust Heat, prepare for Cavs

Basketball / NBA May 16, 2016

Raptors oust Heat, prepare for Cavs

Toronto fans chanted 'We Want Cleveland!' in the final seconds. They got it. Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, DeMar DeRozan had 28 and the Raptors beat the Miami Heat 116-89 in Game 7 on Sunday to advance to the conference finals for the first time ...