Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball/NBA’ Category

Raptors regroup to defeat Heat after blowing lead

Friday, January 22nd, 2021
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Norman Powell scored 23 points, OG Anunoby added 21 and the Toronto Raptors recovered in the second half after blowing a 21-point lead to beat the Miami Heat 101-81 on Friday night.

Newly-acquired Harden willing to make sacrifices to win, sees title chance with Nets

Friday, January 15th, 2021
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In Brooklyn, James Harden finds a roster that features Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, a coaching staff that includes a coach under whom he became the NBA's leading scorer, and an opportunity to win the title he still lacks.

NBA fines Irving $50,000 US for health, safety violations

Friday, January 15th, 2021
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Kyrie Irving's absence from the Brooklyn Nets has cost him nearly $1 million US. The NBA fined the point guard $50,000 on Friday for violating its health and safety protocols

Raptors come up short against Trail Blazers, suffer 2nd straight 1-point loss

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
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CJ McCollum scored 30 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 9.6 seconds left to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 112-111 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.

Lowry out, but Raptors roll to franchise scoring record in rout of Kings

Friday, January 8th, 2021
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Pascal Siakam had 17 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, Toronto made 20 3-pointers and the Raptors set a franchise record for scoring while winning for the second time this season, 144-123 over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.

Celtics, Heat release joint statement over Kenosha ruling, Capitol protests before game

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
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The Boston Celtics and Miami Heat knelt for the national anthem Wednesday night, saying they were playing "with a heavy heart" after a violent pro-Trump mob breached the U.S. Capitol and the decision earlier in the week by a Wisconsin prosecutor not to charge a police officer who shot Jacob Blake.

Raptors make late push, but fall short against Pelicans

Saturday, January 2nd, 2021
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Eric Bledsoe capped a 19-point, 10-assist performance with a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute, and the New Orleans Pelicans held on for a 120-116 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night.

Pascal Siakam benched as Raptors come alive late to beat Knicks for 1st win

Thursday, December 31st, 2020
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The Toronto Raptors finally have their first victory of the season, putting an end to their worst start in 15 years. Fred VanVleet had 25 points, while Kyle Lowry had 20 and the Raptors pulled away to beat the New York Knicks 100-83 on Thursday.

DeMar DeRozan, Spurs rally past Raptors

Saturday, December 26th, 2020
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DeMar DeRozan had 27 points and the San Antonio Spurs rallied in the final minute to beat the Toronto Raptors 119-114 on Saturday night.

Rockets’ James Harden must quarantine until Friday, could play in opener

Thursday, December 24th, 2020
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James Harden will be in quarantine until Friday, meaning the Houston Rockets star could be eligible to play Saturday when his team is to finally open its season in Portland.