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NBA roundup: Heat rely on defense to beat Raptors 84-76

Bam Adebayo had 15 points and 14 rebounds and the Miami Heat put together their best defensive performance of the season in an 84-76 victory over the Toronto Raptors on …


NBA roundup: Pacers hold off Raptors in overtime

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NBA roundup: Raptors use biggest rally in franchise history to beat Mavs

Kyle Lowry had 32 points and 10 assists, Chris Boucher scored a career-high 21 points and the Toronto Raptors overturned a 30-point deficit to beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-107 on …


NBA roundup: Kawhi Leonard back in Toronto, leads Clippers past Raptors 112-92

Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points in his return to Toronto, Lou Williams had 18 and the Clippers won their third straight game Wednesday, beating the slumping Raptors 112-92.



NBA roundup: Raptors rally to end Lakers’ winning streak

Pascal Siakam had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Fred VanVleet finished with 23 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors snapped the Los Angeles Lakers’ seven-game winning streak with …


Raptors receive NBA’s biggest championship rings ever

The Toronto Raptors received the biggest championship rings in NBA history and unfurled a banner celebrating their victory in a ceremony before their season opener against the New Orleans Pelicans.


Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors agree on 4-year max extension

TORONTO – Pascal Siakam is officially a major part of the Toronto Raptors’ long-term plans. The Raptors and Siakam have agreed on a four-year, $130 million maximum extension, a person …


Raptors’ Marc Gasol accepts one-year player option

Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol accepted a one-year player option Wednesday for next season. The value is approximately $25.6 million, marking the final year of a five-year contract Gasol signed …


Analysis: For Kevin Durant, Kwahi Leonard, the move is to stay put

Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard and Golden State’s Kevin Durant are both very difficult to figure out. They seem to enjoy giving cryptic answers, a minimum of clues, and clearly relish having …


Next game for Raptors: Making final pitch to Kawhi Leonard

The title won and the draft over, the Toronto Raptors turn to the next order of business: keeping Kawhi Leonard. He is expected to opt out of the final year …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Attorney: Deputy in clash with Raptors exec has concussion

A lawyer for a deputy involved in an altercation with the president of the Toronto Raptors as he tried to join his team on the court to celebrate their NBA …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Toronto police seek 4th person in Raptors rally shooting

Police in Canada are looking for a fourth person and haven’t recovered the gun involved in a shooting at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors that left four people …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019

Toronto Raptors’ NBA title sees Canada set viewing, spending records

The final numbers are in, and the NBA Finals were a smashing success for Canada all the way around.


No longer champs, injured Warriors brace for unclear summer

Steve Kerr still considers Golden State an ideal fit for Kevin Durant. Whether Durant sees it that way going into free agency next month, Kerr isn’t about to guess. Especially …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019

Nick Nurse’s nomadic coaching path takes him to an NBA title

Nick Nurse is a 51-year-old basketball journeyman who has been a coach for no fewer than 13 different teams in four countries over the last 30 years. He is unknown …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019

California police say Raptors president Masai Ujiri shoved, hit deputy

A California police agency will pursue a misdemeanor battery charge against Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri after the executive was accused of shoving and hitting a sheriff’s deputy in the …


Analysis: A global NBA now has a truly global champion

The Canadian flag, soaked in beer and champagne, was waved in the Toronto locker room. Pascal Siakam wore the flag of Cameroon around his shoulders. Marc Gasol was yelling some …


Klay Thompson sustains torn left ACL in Warriors’ loss

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson sustained a torn left ACL during Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Thompson was hurt late in the third quarter of their 114-110 loss …


Canada celebrates after Raptors win first NBA championship

Fans poured onto the streets and honked horns in Toronto and celebrated throughout Canada after the Toronto Raptors won their first NBA championship. Thousands of spectators who jammed Jurassic Park, …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019

King of the North: Kawhi Leonard wins Finals MVP

Kawhi Leonard’s first season with the Toronto Raptors started with his now-infamous laugh. It ended with him getting the last laugh. The best player on the league’s newly crowned best …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019

Raptors capture first NBA title, beat Warriors in Game 6

Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors captured Canada’s first NBA championship with their most remarkable road win yet in the franchise’s NBA Finals debut, outlasting the battered and depleted two-time …


Raptors say they’re simply staying in the moment heading into Game 6

There was a predictable sting that pained the Toronto Raptors after Game 5 of the NBA Finals. They were so close. And then they had to fly so far. Whatever …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Warriors play final game at Oracle Arena, trying to force Game 7

Stephen Curry offered a long list of things motivating the Golden State Warriors to extend their season once more and keep alive the chase for a third straight NBA championship.


Much at stake in a last NBA Finals trip to Oracle Arena

The NBA Finals are making one last trip to Oracle Arena. For the Toronto Raptors, it’s a second shot at a first championship. For the Golden State Warriors, it’ll be …


Analysis: Golden State won, but both teams lost Game 5

The scoreboard said Golden State 106, Toronto 105. The reality was that both teams lost. It’s almost unimaginable: an NBA Finals game where neither team felt like celebrating afterward. That …


Warriors hang on to stay alive, win Game 5 of NBA Finals

Stephen Curry scored 31 points, Klay Thompson added 26 and they led a season-saving surge that gave the Golden State Warriors a 106-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday …


UPDATED: Sun., June 9, 2019

Fred VanVleet, Raptors aren’t smiling now, but they might be soon

The Toronto Raptors can become the first team representing Canada to win the NBA championship by beating the Golden State Warriors at home in Game 5 on Monday night.