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Warriors score NBA-record 51 points in 1st quarter

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

The Golden State Warriors scored an NBA-record 51 points in the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night.

Raptors’ Leonard Eastern player of the week for 2nd time

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard was named the NBA's Eastern Conference player of the week on Monday, the sixth time he's earned the honour and second time this season with Toronto.

Ibaka’s 3-pointer helps Raptors survive Wizards in double OT

Sunday, January 13th, 2019
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Serge Ibaka hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in the second overtime, and the Toronto Raptors survived to earn their fifth straight win, 140-138 over the Washington Wizards on Sunday. The Raptors blew a 23-point lead but outlasted the stubborn Wizards, who never led until early in the second extra period.

Leonard scores 20 for 18th game in a row as Raptors rout nets

Friday, January 11th, 2019
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Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 11 rebounds on Friday to lift the Toronto Raptors to their fourth consecutive win, a lopsided 122-105 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

Jonas Valanciunas’s thumb improving, but still no date for return

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
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The Toronto Raptors said in a statement that the injury to centre Jonas Valanciunas's left thumb continues to improve, though the team did not provide a date for his return.

Andrew Wiggins denies calling opponent ‘gay’

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins is denying he used the word “gay” in describing Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder's behaviour during their game on Tuesday night.

Vince Carter gets the love but Raptors get the win over Hawks

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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Back-to-back slam dunks by Serge Ibaka and OG Anunoby lifted the Toronto Raptors to a 104-101 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

He’s the NBA’s old man, but the game still makes Vince Carter feel like a kid

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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The mornings are the worst. That's when Vince Carter feels every one of his 20 NBA seasons.

Vinsanity returns: A look at some of Vince Carter’s highlights in Toronto

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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Hailed as a hero. Lustily booed as a villain. Given a standing ovation for his contributions to the game. Vince Carter has heard it all from the vocal crowd in Toronto.

Raptors’ Norman Powell thriving in return from injury

Monday, January 7th, 2019
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A nine-point outburst in the fourth quarter Sunday night was the punctuation mark on Norm Powell's return. Left out of coach Dwane Casey's rotation last season, then sidelined with a shoulder injury for 21 games this season, the 25-year-old Powell had become virtually the forgotten man on the Raptors' roster.