Tag: toronto raptors

Pascal Siakam Couldn’t Answer CJ McCollum’s Dazzling Late Jumper As Portland Steals One From Toronto

For the second time in as many games, the Toronto (Tampa) Raptors saw a double-digit fourth quarter lead evaporate on them as the Portland Trail Blazers erased a 10-point deficit entering the final period to get a 112-111 win that felt like an absolute theft. CJ McCollum, fresh off watching his beloved Cleveland Browns win […]

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N.B.A. Eastern Conference Preview: Will the Nets Reign Supreme?

Is it already the most wonderful time of year again? With LeBron alley-ooping and referees demanding we be of good cheer? There’ll be dunks used for posting, Kawhi laughs for roasting and trash talking out in the snowwwww. Yes, the N.B.A. season is upon us, beginning Tuesday, with a much different landscape from any other […]

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The Raptors Will Begin The 2020-21 Season In Tampa Because Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

As the Toronto Blue Jays showed during the 2020 Major League Baseball season, the Canadian government has some pretty understandable reservations about professional sports teams bouncing back and forth between the United States and their country. The Blue Jays played in Buffalo in response to this issue, and as we learned on Friday afternoon, the […]

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Raptors Guard Terence Davis Charged With Assault, Criminal Mischief After Allegedly Hitting Woman

Toronto Raptors guard Terence Davis (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 1, 2020.Photo: David Zalubowski (AP) Toronto Raptors guard Terence Davis was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and criminal mischief after allegedly striking a woman, according to ESPN and Yahoo Sports. Advertisement The incident, which occurred on Tuesday […]

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Three Takeaways As The Celtics Closed Out The Raptors In Game 7

The Eastern Conference Semifinal series between the Celtics and Raptors has reminded us about everything that’s great about the NBA Playoffs. The two teams slugged it out for seven thrilling games, and it all came to end on Friday night as Boston was able to sneak away with a 92-87 victory and punch its ticket […]

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Takeaways From The Raptors Forcing Game 7 In An Instant Classic Double Overtime Win Against Boston

Aside from the Celtics blowout win in Game 5, the Raptors Celtics series has been a highly competitive and entertaining one, and it’s fitting that it will go the full seven games. Game 6 was a microcosm of the entire series as a whole, with both defenses shining, each team going on runs to seemingly […]

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Three Takeaways From The Celtics’ Dominant Game 5 Win Over The Raptors

Monday’s Game 5 between the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors was greatly anticipated, especially after the Raptors clawed back to tie the series at 2-2. In short order, though, the anticipation evaporated, with the Celtics zooming to a virtually insurmountable 62-35 halftime lead and cruising to a lopsided 111-89 victory to take a 3-2 […]

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Three Takeaways As The Raptors Drew Level With The Celtics In Game 4

While one series in the Eastern Conference is on the verge of a sweep, the other has turned into a best-of-three series. That’s because the Toronto Raptors took care of business on Saturday night, picking up a 100-93 win over the Boston Celtics in their conference semifinal tilt. With the win, Toronto tied things up […]

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Fred VanVleet On The Celtics After Toronto’s Game 3 Win: ‘They F*cked Up Now’

One of the best parts of the second round of the NBA playoffs is that the players’ families have now joined them in the bubble, offering no shortage of opportunities for the “awww” factor as cameras cut to socially-distanced toddlers doing their best to stay awake for late tip-off times in Orlando. Still, the Raptors […]

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Jaylen Brown Called His Defense On OG Anunoby’s Buzzer-Beater ‘A F*cking Disgrace’

Backed into a corner with a 2-0 series deficit, the Toronto Raptors had only 0.5 seconds to effectively save their season. On cue, Nick Nurse drew up a beautiful play and, when OG Anunoby buried a game-winning three-pointer over the outstretched arms of Jaylen Brown, the Raptors picked up a win to climb back into […]

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Raptors Exec Masai Ujiri Outed as the Real Racist After White Cop Accuses Him of ‘Racial Animus’, ‘Anti-Law Enforcement Prejudices’

Screenshot: CityNews Toronto If American history has taught us anything, it’s that Black people are bald-faced liars. Advertisement We lie about our police interactions, we lie about the existence of white privilege, we lie about our own innocence, we lie about any and everything to do with the irreparable harm that white people have done […]

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Marcus Smart Showcased His Immense Value In The Celtics’ Game 2 Win Over The Raptors

The Boston Celtics were a highly effective team during the 2019-20 regular season, finishing in the top five in both offensive and defensive efficiency and cruising to a top-three seed in the Eastern Conference. While Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker, and Jaylen Brown receive the lion’s share of attention, Marcus Smart remains a key cog for […]

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Three Takeaways From The Celtics’ Comeback Game 2 Win Over The Raptors

The Boston Celtics took Game 1 against the Toronto Raptors, 112-94, on Sunday, drawing first blood in a highly-anticipated series between two teams with legitimate aspirations of winning the Eastern Conference. Tuesday afternoon marked Game 2, and despite entering the fourth trailing by eight, Boston came out on top, 102-99. Now, Toronto finds itself in […]

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Milwaukee Bucks Miss Start of Playoff Game After Jacob Blake Shooting

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Milwaukee Bucks declined to come out of the locker room for the start of their N.B.A. playoff game against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, a move that appeared to be in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Wisconsin. The Magic were then seen […]

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I Ain’t One to Gossip, but Word on the Street Is That the Celtics and Raptors Might Boycott Their Game on Thursday

Photo: Kim Klement-Pool (Getty Images) Since the NBA resumed play in July, we’ve seen protests, demonstrations and players have been extremely vocal about a multitude of issues that impact our communities. Advertisement But one thing we haven’t seen is players outright refuse to play games in the name of social justice. And with tensions boiling […]

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Celtics And Raptors Players Met To Discuss A Boycott After The Jacob Blake Police Shooting

The Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors are slated to square off in a highly-anticipated conference semifinal series. Game 1 is currently scheduled to tip off on Thursday evening, but according to a report by Marc Spears of ESPN, players on both teams have met to discuss a potential boycott of the game. Spears brings […]

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Raptors Consider Game Boycott Following Police Shooting of Jacob Blake

The Toronto Raptors are vocal proponents of the Black Lives Matter movement. Photo by Kim Klement (Pool Photo via AP) The Toronto Raptors are considering boycotting their next playoff game in response to Jacob Blake’s violent shooting by police in Wisconsin.  In a news conference following the Raptors Tuesday practice, players Norman Powell and Fred VanVleet […]

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The Raptors And Celtics Are Considering An NBA Playoffs Boycott After The Police Shooting Of Jacob Blake

Since George Floyd’s death earlier this summer, the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked nationwide protests demanding social justice and police reform. Many NBA players have taken up the torch and used their voices and their influence to facilitate meaningful change. Before the restart in Orlando, a vocal segment of the players expressed their apprehensions […]

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