Raptors: Powell ‘saved our season’ in Game 6

Norman Powell’s clutch play down the stretch in a Game 6 victory over the Celtics “saved” the Raptors’ season, according to guard Fred VanVleet.
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After being counted out again, the Raptors are headed to Game 7

A gutty double-overtime Game 6 victory has the defending champions one win away from defying the odds.
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Raptors ‘zombie’-like as win streak ends at 15

The Nets had an answer for every Raptors rally Wednesday night and ended Toronto’s 15-game winning streak in a 101-91 victory that had guard Kyle Lowry comparing his team’s effort to that of “walking zombies.”
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Raptors stage franchise-best 30-point comeback

Led by Kyle Lowry and a cast of reserves, the Raptors rallied from 30 points down against the Mavericks.
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Siakam agrees to $130M extension with Raptors

Pascal Siakam has agreed to a four-year, $ 130 million deal with the Raptors, becoming the third player in the 2016 NBA draft class to agree to a maximum rookie contract extension.
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Auston Matthews on the Raptors, Marner, Marleau and modeling

We check in with the Maple Leafs star — and NHL 20 cover boy — on myriad topics.
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Hip Hop Week In Review: Drake Celebrates Toronto Raptors’ NBA Finals Victory With 2 New Songs

Plus, exclusive interviews with Nems, Black Thought and Charlamagne Tha God as well as an editorial by Darrell "Digga" Branch.


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VanVleet on Kawhi: Nothing else Raptors can do

Fred VanVleet and several Raptors players expressed their hope that Kawhi Leonard will re-sign with Toronto.
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Drake and the Raptors Celebrate NBA Championship in Las Vegas

[[tmz:video id=”0_ck3499bw”]] Drake was where he’s always been lately … smack in the middle of all things Raptors. Canada’s NBA champs celebrated Friday into Saturday AM in a big way at the Wynn in Vegas.   Drake walked in cradling the trophy…

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Lowe: What Kawhi and the Raptors have done to the Warriors

Without a Golden State win in Toronto, it will all be over on Monday. This is how we got here.
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The Raptors aren’t afraid to ‘let it rip,’ and they’re not afraid of the defending champs

The Raptors know Warriors’ reinforcements are coming. But Pascal Siakam said of his team: “We’re really not afraid of anybody.”
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Siakam stars for Raptors with all-around effort

Pascal Siakam, who has become a jack-of-all-trades at both ends for the Raptors, did “a little bit of everything” Thursday night in powering Toronto to victory in its first NBA Finals game.
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Strength in numbers: The Raptors beat the Warriors at their own game

The Warriors’ blueprint was to make things tough on Kawhi Leonard. It worked. But Golden State wasn’t prepared for Pascal Siakam and Toronto’s band of non-stars.
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Kawhi trade pays off with Raptors’ Finals berth

As he has been throughout the playoffs, Kawhi Leonard was the difference-maker for the Raptors in Saturday night’s Game 6, prompting president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri to label him “the best player in the league.”
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How Kawhi Leonard is orchestrating peak Raptors at the expense of the Bucks

Toronto had to lean on its core principles and its best player to complete the largest comeback road win in Raptors postseason history.
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For the Raptors, Game 3 came down to their will to survive

Staring at an 0-3 hole, the Raptors found a way to win in double overtime despite high minutes for Kawhi Leonard and foul trouble.
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Philadelphia dominates the Raptors with ‘pace, post and rub’

The 76ers and their star-studded lineup devastated the visiting Raptors behind sheer force to take a 2-1 series lead.
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The 76ers reset their defense to steal home-court away from Raptors

After failing to contain Kawhi Leonard in Game 1, the Sixers responded with stifling defense Monday night to even the series.
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The Raptors are as confident as they’ve ever been

The Raptors have been locked in since dropping their opening game of the postseason, and the dominant 76ers lineup was no exception.
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Raptors find the best version of themselves for a critical Game 2 rout

Toronto was one game late to the NBA playoffs. But Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry & Co. showed up in grand fashion.
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Raptors focused on playoffs, not playoff seed

Unlike last year, the Raptors likely aren’t going to enter the playoffs as the top team in the East. But they’re more concerned about where they finish in June, not April.
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After team-changing moves, new-look Raptors are done playing nice

Masai Ujiri shook up the Raptors last summer and did it again last week. Now Kawhi Leonard and Marc Gasol are poised to make a difference for Toronto when it counts.
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Greek Freak went Kareem in Milwaukee, Raptors win anyway

The Toronto Raptors overcame a strong Milwaukee Bucks crowd and one of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s best games.
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Leonard relentlessly booed as Spurs rout Raptors

Kawhi Leonard’s return to face the Spurs was met with the expected reaction — loud boos from the moment he took the court for pregame warm-ups.
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Lowry busts out of slump when Raptors need him most

With Kawhi Leonard out, the All-Star point guard posted his first back-to-back 20-point games of the season, leading Toronto to two blowout road wins.
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Durant: Raptors not up-and-coming, ‘they’re here’

After the Raptors swept the season series from the Warriors on Wednesday, Kevin Durant emphasized that they aren’t just some young, up-and-coming team. “They’re here,” he said.
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Kawhi Leonard was brought to the Raptors for moments like this

The Raptors’ thrilling overtime win against the defending champs goes a long way in validating their blockbuster offseason trade.
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Warriors feeling good, in time for showdown with Raptors

Golden State’s five-game road trip begins with a potential NBA Finals preview, as the team appears to have put its troubles in the past.
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No connections: How Raptors are making their case to keep Kawhi

Kawhi Leonard has won a championship, is relatively healthy and is from Southern California. Take it all with a grain of salt when it comes to his free agency.
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Lowe’s 10 things: Raptors, Jokic and absurd passes

This week’s highlights include an otherworldly Anthony Davis, Zach LaVine drives and an odd Celtics thing.
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Sources: Raptors hiring Kawhi friend to staff

The Raptors are hiring Jeremy Castleberry, a Spurs staffer and close friend of Kawhi Leonard, to a position on their coaching staff, league sources told ESPN.
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Raptors put squeeze on Celtics, strengthen hold on top seed

Toronto held Boston to 33 first-half points and was never challenged, taking a big step toward securing the No. 1 spot in the Eastern Conference.
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Warriors win in the north despite huge rally by Raptors

Golden State scored 81 first-half points in Toronto, but the Raptors fought all the way back and put a major scare in the defending champs.
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Toronto Raptors Unveil Official Drake OVO Alternate Jersey [Photos]

The 2015-2016 NBA season is around the corner and as promised, the new Toronto Raptors Drake OVO alternate jersey has arrived.

During this year’s OVO Fest, the hometown debuted what many thought to be new OVO alternate jersey and they thought right. The defending first round knockouts are allowed to rock their new uniforms a few times throughout the season and expect them to sport them during televised games this season.

The OVO alternate jersey is currently available exclusively at Real Sports apparel for $ 129.99 (CAD). If you’re a Drizzy fan, you had better get it while it’s hot.

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Check out more OVO Toronto Raptors gear in the gallery below. It’s not cheaply made threads, either. Mitchell & Ness gave it their official seal.


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