Amir Johnson, Patrick Patterson, and recently named first-time NBA All-Star, DeMar DeRozan, were all back on the court for the Raptors. Each player has been dealing with injuries and were ready to get back to action for the first game on Toronto's five game road trip facing the Denver Nuggets.
The Toronto Raptors got out to a fast start, scoring 60 first half points, and managed to stay ahead of the Denver Nuggets the rest of the way; earning a 100-90 win over Denver.
The Toronto Raptors got out to a 33-20 first quarter lead on the Orlando Magic, and didn't look back, cruising to a 98-83 victory at home in the Air Canada Centre. DeMar DeRozan missed his second straight game, recovering from a sprained left ankle, and Patrick Patterson missed this game as hedeals with issues stemming from a broken nose suffered on Saturday night against the Los Angeles Clippers.
DeMar DeRozan stayed in Toronto getting rest and treatment on his sprained left ankle suffered in the loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday. The Raptors wanted to get back to winning ways, and what better way to do it than against a division opponent, Brookyn Nets, who've been playing fantastic basketball this month.no comments
In front of another sold out crowd at the Air Canada Centre on 'Raptors Fan Appreciation Night', to watch the Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers, the fans in attendance witnessed a historic scoring effort from Terrence Ross. There wasn't much defense in this game, as it quickly turned into a track meet. The Raptors led the game 37-36 after the first quarter, but the Clippers outpaced the Raptors and came away with a 126-118 win.
Toronto Raptors' Terrence Ross, the 2013 NBA Sprite Slam Dunk Champion, stepped up in a major way! The 2nd year rising star was hitting everything that left his hand. He had 23 points at half time, including a LONG three at the buzzer to close the 2nd quarter. The break at half time didn't slow him down, has he scored another 28 points in the second half. Terrence was lights out, no matter where he took his shots from! He finished the game with 51 points (16-29 from the field, including 10-17 from 3-point range, 9-10 from the free throw line) and 9 rebounds.
Kyle Lowry put on a show for his hometown Philadelphia family & friends in attendance, and DeMar DeRozan had another huge scoring night, helping the Raptors earn a 104-95 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. With the win, the Raptors' 22nd of the season, Toronto is currently sitting in 3rd spot in the Eastern Conference.no comments
Down 21 points in the 1st quarter, but that didn't deter the Raptors as they clawed their way back in the 2nd quarter. Toronto made their final push in the 4th quarter to secure the win and get past the Dallas Mavericks, 93-85, behind a career night from DeMar DeRozan.
Toronto had lost their previous two games, and three of their last four. After losing all of those games in part due to lapses during key stretches of the game, which either put them behind big or allowed the opponent to get back into the game, the Raptors were desparate to not let it happen again. The 21 point deficit they overcame to win the game, marked their 5th largest comeback in franchise history.
This weekly honor, 'Crown Royal & Hoop Heads North #ReignOn Raptor Of The Week', will be given out to the Toronto Raptor we feel has made the most impact on the team during that 7 day period. We will award the player who set the tone and showed their ability to 'ReignOn'!
It's not reserved for starting players, or strictly the player who averaged the most points, it's the player we feel had the most impact (offensively, defensively, or perhaps in ways that can't even be quantified - although I'm sure there's always a way with advanced analytics!) on the games the Raptors have played that week.
The inaugural honour of this acknowledgement, 'Crown Royal & Hoop Heads North #ReignOn Raptor Of The Week', given each week through the rest of the 2013-14 NBA season, has been awarded to the Raptors' starting point guard, Kyle Lowry.
The Toronto Raptors saluted the Canadian Armed Forces service men & women last night with their annual 'Canadian Forces Night'. With some of Canada's bravest on hand to watch the game, the Raptors donned their camoflauge 'CADPAT' inspired jerseys, earning their 20th win of the season with a 94-89 victory over Kevin Love and his visiting Minnesota Timberwolves. With Toronto having lost an ugly road game to the Boston Celtics two days before, there was extra motivation to make sure this game ended with the result they wanted.
This was not the Raptors evening. Going into this match up the Celtics had lost 9 straight games, and were looking to find a spark being on their home court in front of their home fans. They managed to do just that, by being tenacious on the glass, getting a huge game from Jared Sullinger, and holding off a late rally by Toronto. The Boston Celtics were the victors in this game, holding on for an 88-83 win over the Toronto Raptors.
The Raptors refused to look past their opponent, the Milwaukee Bucks, and got the job done in convincing fashion. Toronto took matters into their own hands and cruised past the Bucks, 116-94, earning their 3rd straight win. With this victory, the Toronto Raptors are now sitting in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference standings.
The Toronto Raptors had a tremendous 1st quarter; scoring 38 points in the frame, matching their season high score for a single quarter. The Raptors went a perfect 15-15 from the free throw line in the 1st quarter. Truly taking advantage of every opportunity, the Raptors got out to an early 38-24 lead after the 1st, and they didn't look back.
Kyle Lowry had a night as efficient as they get! He scored 23 points on 6-8 shooting from the floor, 4-5 from 3 point range, and 7-7 from the free throw line. Lowry also added 5 assists, and had 4 steals on the night. This past week, Kyle Lowry cracked the Top 10 list on NBA.com's League MVP Ladder. Quite the accomplishment and acknowledgement of the season he's put together to this point.