Raptors to defend crown in post-Leonard era

Basketball / NBA Oct 7, 2019

Raptors to defend crown in post-Leonard era

by Ed Odeven

The Toronto Raptors' magic-carpet ride last season lifted the franchise to new heights of popularity throughout Canada. Now, it's back to work for second-year head coach Nick Nurse and his team. The defending NBA champions' preseason mission, including their Tuesday and Thursday night games against the ...

Rockets train in Tokyo ahead of Saitama series

Basketball / NBA Oct 6, 2019

Rockets train in Tokyo ahead of Saitama series

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Superstar duo James Harden and Russell Westbrook and other Houston Rockets players have arrived in Japan and held their first practice in Tokyo on Sunday ahead of their two-game preseason series against the Toronto Raptors. The two teams will compete on Tuesday and Thursday night ...