Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball/NBA’ Category

Thunder beat Raptors at home to get payback for OT loss in OKC

Friday, March 22nd, 2019
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Paul George scored 28 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder exacted some revenge on Toronto Raptors with a 116-109 win on Friday.

Kyle Lowry ruled out of Oklahoma City game with ankle injury

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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Kyle Lowry was ruled out of the Toronto Raptors' game Wednesday at Oklahoma City because of a sprained right ankle.

Canada’s R.J. Barrett recipient of USA Today basketball honour

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Canadian basketball star R.J. Barrett, who leads the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring, has been named the national player of the year by USA Today.

Lin leads Raptors’ rout of Knicks as Lowry reinjures ankle

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Jeremy Lin scored 20 points in his best game as a Raptor to lead Toronto to a 128-92 rout of the lowly New York Knicks on Monday, a night that might have cost Kyle Lowry another couple of games.

Casey curse continues as Pistons down Raptors to complete season sweep

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

Blake Griffin scored 25 points, Andre Drummond had 15 points and 17 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons beat the Toronto Raptors 110-107 on Sunday to complete a season sweep.

Canada grouped with strong squads Lithuania, Australia for FIBA World Cup

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Canada was drawn into a tough Group H for the 2019 FIBA World Cup this summer in China. The Canadians are ranked 23rd, with Lithuania No. 6, Australia No. 11 and Senegal 37th. The tourney begins Aug. 31.

Not this time LeBron: Raptors rout ex-rival’s Lakers

Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points as the Toronto Raptors defeated familiar foe LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers 111-98 on Thursday night.

Last name Centre, first name OVO Athletic: Raptors rename practice facility after Drake

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

The Toronto Raptors have renamed their training facility as the OVO Athletic Centre, a nod to the NBA team's partnership with Grammy award-winning artist Drake.

Raptors’ Ibaka gets 3 games for punch-up in Cleveland

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Toronto Raptors centre/forward Serge Ibaka has been suspended three games without pay by the NBA after a fight with Marquese Chriss of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

NBA star Russell Westbrook says he was victim of racial taunt by fans

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook confronted a man and his wife during the second quarter of Monday night's game in Utah after he says the two racially taunted him.