Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball/NBA’ Category

Drake’s courtside trolling has Milwaukee fans up in arms

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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On Wednesday, a tweet from a senior executive for Octagon, the agency representing Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo, called out Drake for his repeated trolling of the Bucks in general and specifically their superstar power forward.

Serge Ibaka and Bench Mob’s re-emergence is what Raptors will need to win series

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

One of the storylines of this post-season is the disappearance of the beloved "Bench Mob," a big part of the Raptors' post-seasons in the past. Through much of two series, the bench was a liability. But it showed up when needed in Toronto's win in Game 4.

Are life-sized murals, MVP chants, free meals (and winning) enough to keep Kawhi in Toronto?

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

The #HeStay movement has been gaining momentum – since day one, Raptors fans have been doing everything they can to keep Kawhi Leonard in the city for maybe, just maybe, one more season. 

Raptors ride balanced attack past Bucks to even East final 2-2

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Kyle Lowry had 25 points, a limping Kawhi Leonard had 19, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 on Tuesday, tying the Eastern Conference finals series at two wins apiece.

‘Fun Guy’ Kawhi Leonard the latest example of NBA branding

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

New Balance was looking for uncommon personalities in sport and got one in Kawhi Leonard, beating all the big basketball players like Nike for the Toronto Raptors' quiet superstar.

Warriors sweep Trail Blazers to reach 5th straight NBA Finals

Monday, May 20th, 2019

The Golden State Warriors swept their way to a fifth straight NBA Finals, getting triple-doubles from Stephen Curry and Draymond Green in a 119-117 overtime victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.

Raptors’ Leonard tired after double OT win, but ‘he’ll be ready’ for Game 4

Monday, May 20th, 2019

A day after they clawed out a 118-112 victory over Milwaukee in double overtime, the Toronto Raptors were feeling every one of the 58 hard-fought minutes.

Raptors rewriting team history one playoff victory at a time

Sunday, May 19th, 2019
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This is not your Toronto Raptors team of the past. This team keeps finding ways to win, and in doing so, is providing fans with some of the most memorable moments in franchise history.

Kawhi Leonard powers Raptors to double overtime win

Sunday, May 19th, 2019
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Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points to lift the Raptors to a 118-112 thrilling double-overtime victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, throwing Toronto a lifeline in the Eastern Conference finals.

Portland’s Damian Lillard will play Game 4 despite rib injury

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

Portland's Damian Lillard says separated his ribs in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors.