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Raptors send Magic to eighth straight loss
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Raptors send Magic to eighth straight loss

TORONTO – After digging themselves into a couple of enormous holes in two ugly losses on the road, the Toronto Raptors gathered before tipoff Saturday to talk about getting out to a better start. Message received.O.G. Anunoby tied his season high with 32 points and the Raptors led virtually from tipoff en route to a 121-108 rout of the Orlando Magic on Saturday.“We just wanted to regroup, be better. It was a bad feeling in the locker room,” said Scottie Barnes, who had 17 points and a season-high 14 rebounds.Pascal Siakam finished with 26 points and 10 assists, and Fred VanVleet finished with 13 points and seven assists, as the Raptors (12-11) sent the Magic — the league’s worst team at 5-19 — to their eighth consecutive loss. Story continues below advertisement ...
Williamson scores 33, powers Pelicans past Raptors 126-108
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Williamson scores 33, powers Pelicans past Raptors 126-108

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson had 33 points, four steals and two blocks, and Trey Murphy added six 3-pointers and 26 points as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Toronto Raptors 126-108 on Wednesday night. The Pelicans shot 52.3% from the floor on 45-of-86 shooting, had 28 assists and led by as many as 31 points midway through the third quarter before Toronto rallied, cutting the deficit to 113-102 with 5:30 left.But Williamson, who also had 10 rebounds, iced the game by igniting an 8-0 run over the next 1:27. He blocked a Pascal Siakam layup attempt at one end and finished with a dunk at the other. He then had steals on Toronto’s next two possessions, leading to another fast-break dunk and then a put-back layup by Dyson Daniels.Williamson capped the blitz by rebounding a miss...
Pelicans play the Raptors for cross-conference game
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Pelicans play the Raptors for cross-conference game

By Staff The Associated Press Posted November 29, 2022 2:04 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size Toronto Raptors (11-9, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (12-8, third in the Western Conference) New Orleans; Wednesday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: OG Anunoby and the Toronto Raptors take on Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans in out-of-conference action.The Pelicans are 7-3 on their home court. New Orleans is fourth in the Western Conference with 54.9 points per game in the paint led by Williamson averaging 17.3.The Raptors a...
Omoruyi scores career-high 22 as Thunder top Raptors 132-113
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Omoruyi scores career-high 22 as Thunder top Raptors 132-113

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Eugene Omoruyi scored a career-high 22 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Toronto Raptors 132-113 on Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak. Omoruyi, a two-way player from the Toronto area, acknowledged that the game against his hometown team “definitely meant a little more.” He made the most of the opportunity by making 8 of 10 field goals, including 5 of 6 3-pointers.Omoruyi spent last season on the G-League’s Texas Legends, averaging 15.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per game as a rookie. This season, he’s played in two of three games for the Oklahoma City Blue — the Thunder G-League affiliate — and has averaged 26.5 points and 4.0 rebounds.He looked comfortable after moving up, and he looks forward to more chances.“It’s been a different j...
Toronto hosts Houston in out-of-conference game
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Toronto hosts Houston in out-of-conference game

By Staff The Associated Press Posted November 8, 2022 2:04 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size Houston Rockets (2-9, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (6-5, fifth in the Eastern Conference) Toronto; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Toronto and Houston play in non-conference action.Toronto went 48-34 overall with a 24-17 record at home during the 2021-22 season. The Raptors allowed opponents to score 107.1 points per game and shoot 46.2% from the field last season. Related Videos ...
Mavericks take on the Raptors in non-conference action
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Mavericks take on the Raptors in non-conference action

By Staff The Associated Press Posted November 3, 2022 2:23 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size Toronto Raptors (5-3, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (4-3, ninth in the Western Conference) Dallas; Friday, 8:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: The Dallas Mavericks host the Toronto Raptors in out-of-conference play.Dallas went 9-9 overall with a 29-12 record at home during the 2021-22 season. The Mavericks averaged 15.3 points off of turnovers, 8.9 second chance points and 29.6 bench points last season. Related Videos ...
Siakam, Trent help Raptors overwhelm depleted Spurs, 143-100
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Siakam, Trent help Raptors overwhelm depleted Spurs, 143-100

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Pascal Siakam had 22 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in just 28 minutes, and the Toronto Raptors beat the depleted San Antonio Spurs 143-100 on Wednesday night for their largest victory of the season. San Antonio was without starters Keldon Johnson and Devin Vassell, and reserves Isaiah Roby and Blake Wesley. The Spurs also sat rookie forward Jeremy Sochan early in the second quarter due to restricted minutes after a one-game absence with flulike symptoms.Gary Trent Jr. scored 24 points for the Raptors, who were without All-Star guard Fred VanVleet but had plenty left to score a season high in points and force a season-high 23 turnovers.Keita Bates-Diop had 17 points for San Antonio. He was the only starter in double figures. Related Videos...
Toronto Raptors overpower Hawks 139-109
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Toronto Raptors overpower Hawks 139-109

TORONTO – Pascal Siakam had 31 points and 12 rebounds and the Raptors routed Atlanta 139-109 on Monday, Toronto’s seventh consecutive win over the Hawks at Scotiabank Arena. Scottie Barnes was masterful at point guard in place of injured all-star Fred VanVleet en route to 21 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.Gary Trent Jr. had 21 points, O.G. Anunoby finished with 14 points and six steals, Chris Boucher chipped in with 11 points and Precious Achiuwa had 10 for Toronto (4-3).Dejounte Murray led Atlanta (4-3) with 20 points.On the heels of an ugly 112-90 loss to Philadelphia on Friday, the Raptors led for most of the night, and were up by as many as 17 points late in the third quarter, before taking a 95-80 advantage in the fourth. Story continues below advertisement ...
Trent Jr. scores 27, Raptors beat rival 76ers
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Trent Jr. scores 27, Raptors beat rival 76ers

TORONTO – Gary Trent Jr. scored 27 points while Pascal Siakam had 20 points and 13 assists and the Toronto Raptors beat the struggling Philadelphia 76ers 119-109 on Wednesday. Six Raptors scored in double figures. Scottie Barnes finished with 16 points and 10 boards, O.G. Anunoby and Fred VanVleet recorded 15 points apiece, and Chris Boucher chipped in with 13 for the Raptors (3-1), who exacted a bit of revenge after last season’s playoff loss.Joel Embiid scored 31 points to top the Sixers (1-4), who stumbled out to an 0-3 season start that James Harden said “felt like we were 0-82” before beating Indiana 120-106 on Monday.There’s no love lost between the Eastern Conference rivals. Philly beat Toronto in six games in last season’s first round of the playoffs, and the sting of that...
NBA suspends Heat’s Martin, Jovic for 1 game
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NBA suspends Heat’s Martin, Jovic for 1 game

MIAMI (AP) — Caleb Martin’s scuffle with Christian Koloko will keep him out of the Miami-Toronto rematch on Monday night. Martin has been suspended for one game by the NBA, after the league determined he was the instigator in a scuffle with Koloko that spilled into the baseline seats near the Miami bench during a Heat-Raptors game on Saturday.Also suspended: Heat rookie Nikola Jovic, who was found to have left the bench area during the incident. Koloko was fined $15,000 for grabbing Martin during the altercation.The league handed down the penalties Sunday night. Martin and Jovic will miss Monday’s Raptors-Heat game. Both Martin and Koloko were whistled for technical fouls and ejected from Saturday’s matchup. Related Videos ...