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DeRozan shoulders blame for Game 4 loss as Raptors look to rebound at home

Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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The morning after the Toronto Raptors' late-game meltdown against the Washington Wizards, DeMar DeRozan was still taking the blame.

Raptors crumble in 4th quarter to let Wizards even up series

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

The Toronto Raptors saw their playoff series lead disappear on Sunday. Bradley Beal scored 31 points, while John Wall had 27, and the Washington Wizards beat Toronto 106-98 to tie their opening-round Eastern Conference series at two games apiece.

Spurs avoid sweep as Ginobili, Aldridge hold off Warriors

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Manu Ginobili scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter of what could have been his final home game with the Spurs, and San Antonio beat the Golden State Warriors 103-90 on Sunday to avoid a series sweep as coach Gregg Popovich remained out following the death of his wife.

Raptors’ ‘bench mob’ being outplayed by Wizards reserves

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

The Toronto Raptors' second unit was so strong in the regular season that the team ran a tongue-in-cheek social media campaign suggesting their entire "bench mob" win the NBA's sixth man of the year award.

Ben Simmons makes rookie history as Sixers dump Heat in Game 4

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Ben Simmons had the first playoff triple-double by a rookie in nearly 40 years, JJ Redick scored 24 points and the Philadelphia 76ers outlasted the Miami Heat 106-102 on Saturday to move within a victory of the second round.

Raptors disappear in lopsided loss to let Wizards back in series

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Bradley Beal and John Wall scored 28 points apiece and the Washington Wizards beat Toronto 122-103 on Friday, cutting the Raptors' lead in their opening round playoff series to 2-1.

Embiid sparks 76ers’ comeback win over Heat in return to lineup

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

A masked Joel Embiid scored 23 points in his post-season debut, Marco Belinelli and Dario Saric each added 21 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Miami Heat 128-108 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.

LeBron James powers Cavaliers past Pacers to tie series

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

LeBron James scored 46 points and added 12 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a poor performance in the opener by holding off the Indiana Pacers 100-97 on Wednesday night to even their Eastern Conference series at one game apiece.

Wife of Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich dies

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

The wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. The Spurs confirmed Erin Popovich's death Wednesday. The team didn't provide further details.

Raptors comfortable in role of overwhelming favourite

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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It's been an unprecedented playoff start for Dwane Casey and the Toronto Raptors. For the first time in its history, Toronto boasts a 2-0 series lead following its 130-119 win Tuesday night over the Washington Wizards. The Raptors began with a 114-106 Game 1 victory on Saturday, the first time they'd won a playoff opener since 2001.