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VanVleet maintains hot hand in win over Magic as Raptors stay perfect since restart

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
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The Raptors (49-18) improved to 3-0 in the NBA restart at the Walt Disney World bubble, moved closer to clinching second in the Eastern Conference, and swept the season series (4-0) against Orlando.

No positive COVID-19 tests in NBA bubble for 3rd consecutive week

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
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The NBA conducted 343 tests for COVID-19 in the past week and returned no positive results, the league announced Wednesday. It marks the third straight week that the league and its Players Association reported perfect results.

VanVleet scores career-high 36 as Raptors beat Heat

Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 36 points and had a big deflection in the dying seconds to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 107-103 victory over the Miami Heat on Monday.

Toronto Raptors ready to pick up where they left off in title defence

Friday, July 31st, 2020
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The Raptors will resume defence of their NBA championship Saturday against the Los Angeles Lakers, 145 days after they last played a meaningful game.

Players, coaches, refs kneel for U.S. anthem as Jazz, Pelicans tip off NBA restart

Thursday, July 30th, 2020
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Players and coaches from the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz knelt alongside one another before the first game of the NBA restart on Thursday night, an unprecedented image for the league in unprecedented times.

Raptors beat Trail Blazers for 2nd scrimmage win in NBA bubble

Sunday, July 26th, 2020
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Serge Ibaka scored 19 points, while Pascal Siakam added 18, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-104 in their second exhibition scrimmage of the NBA restart in the Walt Disney World bubble.

Raptors Uprising claim 2nd straight NBA 2K League Tournament title

Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Raptors Uprising GC dispatched Wizards District Gaming on Saturday to win The Turn — a $260,000 US esports tournament. Toronto won Game 1 of the best-of-three final 56-51, then eked out Game 2 against Wizards DG 54-51.

Raptors beat Rockets in 1st game since March NBA shutdown

Friday, July 24th, 2020
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More than four months after COVID-19 shut down the NBA, the Toronto Raptors picked up where they left off — with a victory.

The champs are back: Leaner Raptors focusing on another title run

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
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The Raptors were amused earlier this season when the widespread belief was that losing reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard in free agency to the Los Angeles Clippers doomed their hopes for another strong season.

‘Nothing is normal in 2020’: LeBron James speaks out as NBA reports no new cases

Monday, July 20th, 2020
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LeBron James keeps hearing the same questions. How's it going? How's the bubble? He now has a one-size-fits-all answer.