Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball/NBA’ Category

Raptors near-historic rally falls short as Blazers’ balanced effort leads to victory

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022

Pascal Siakam scored 28 points as the Raptors nearly overcame a 34-point deficit with an excellent second half in a 114-105 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday in Toronto.

Mavericks’ Don?i? drops season-high 41 on Raptors to deny 4th-quarter comeback

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Luka Don?i? scored a season-high 41 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with 1:01 to play, and tied a season best with 14 rebounds as the surging Dallas Mavericks held off the Toronto Raptors 102-98 on Wednesday night.

Kevin Durant has sprained knee ligament, no timetable for return to Nets

Sunday, January 16th, 2022

Kevin Durant has a sprained medial collateral ligament of his left knee, sidelining the NBA's leading scorer just as the Brooklyn Nets were poised to finally have a lengthy run with their Big Three.

Siakam posts 2nd career triple-double to lead Raptors past Bucks

Saturday, January 15th, 2022
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Pascal Siakam had 30 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his second career triple-double and the Toronto Raptors overcame an early 15-point deficit to beat the cold-shooting Milwaukee Bucks 103-96 on Saturday night.

Canada’s Roy Rana to guide Egyptian men’s basketball team

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

Roy Rana, who coached Canada to a gold medal at the 2017 FIBA under-19 World Cup in Cairo, has been named head coach of Egypt's men's basketball team.

VanVleet scores 35 to lead Raptors past Knicks

Sunday, January 2nd, 2022
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Fred VanVleet drilled seven three-point jumpers and 35 points total to help the Toronto Raptors dispatch the shorthanded New York Knicks 120-105 on Sunday.

Hall of Famer Sam Jones, winner of 10 NBA titles, dies at 88

Friday, December 31st, 2021

Basketball Hall of Famer Sam Jones, the Boston Celtics' "Mr. Clutch" whose sharp shooting fueled the league's longest dynasty and earned him 10 NBA titles — second only to teammate Bill Russell — has died, the team said. He was 88.

COVID-19 depleted Raptors suffer hard 45-point loss to Cavaliers

Sunday, December 26th, 2021

Kevin Love and Darius Garland scored 22 points apiece, and the Cleveland Cavaliers tied their franchise record with 46 points in the third quarter of a 144-99 rout over the COVID-19 depleted Toronto Raptors on Sunday night.

Trent Jr., Barnes help Raptors hang on to beat Knicks in 1st absence of ‘Superfan’

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Gary Trent Jr., poured in 24 points, including a key three-pointer with just over a minute play, to lift the Toronto Raptors to a 90-87 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday.

After ugly start to season, Raptors’ Boucher stopped focusing on 3-point shot

Monday, December 6th, 2021
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Chris Boucher's 14-point performance in the Raptors' 102-90 win over Washington was his best game this season, and he accomplished it by focusing on what he does best.