Raptors hit big shots, beat Warriors for 2-1 series lead

Basketball / NBA Jun 6, 2019

Raptors hit big shots, beat Warriors for 2-1 series lead

For every amazing shot in a career night by Stephen Curry on his home court, Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry and Danny Green kept finding dazzling answers of their own. The Toronto Raptors have the momentum again in these back-and-forth NBA Finals. Leonard scored 30 points on ...

Raptors rally past Bucks to reach first NBA Finals

Basketball / NBA May 26, 2019

Raptors rally past Bucks to reach first NBA Finals

Kyle Lowry stole the ball and pushed it ahead, then waited for Kawhi Leonard to arrive before feeding his All-Star teammate for a thunderous one-handed slam over Giannis Antetokounmpo . "The building exploded after that dunk," Leonard said. It sure did. Now imagine how it will ...

Rockets, Raptors set for two games in Japan

Basketball / NBA Mar 5, 2019

Rockets, Raptors set for two games in Japan

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Well, it's only preseason contests this time, but Japan will host NBA games for the first time in 16 years when the Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors face each other, the league announced at a Tokyo news conference on Tuesday. The teams will compete on ...

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 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 ...

DeRozan delivers for Raptors in victory over Pacers

Basketball / NBA 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 a 102-99 ...

Lowry, DeRozan carry Raptors past Pacers in OT

Basketball / NBA 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 to ...

Lowry drops 43 on Cavs

Basketball / NBA 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 game winner ...

Raptors remain hot with win over Blazers

Basketball / NBA 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 throughout the ...