Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball/NBA’ Category

Raptors near-historic rally falls short as Blazers’ balanced effort leads to victory

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022
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Pascal Siakam scored 28 points as the Raptors nearly overcame a 34-point deficit with an excellent second half in a 114-105 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday in Toronto.

Mavericks’ Don?i? drops season-high 41 on Raptors to deny 4th-quarter comeback

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
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Luka Don?i? scored a season-high 41 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with 1:01 to play, and tied a season best with 14 rebounds as the surging Dallas Mavericks held off the Toronto Raptors 102-98 on Wednesday night.

Kevin Durant has sprained knee ligament, no timetable for return to Nets

Sunday, January 16th, 2022
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Kevin Durant has a sprained medial collateral ligament of his left knee, sidelining the NBA's leading scorer just as the Brooklyn Nets were poised to finally have a lengthy run with their Big Three.

Siakam posts 2nd career triple-double to lead Raptors past Bucks

Saturday, January 15th, 2022
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Pascal Siakam had 30 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his second career triple-double and the Toronto Raptors overcame an early 15-point deficit to beat the cold-shooting Milwaukee Bucks 103-96 on Saturday night.

Canada’s Roy Rana to guide Egyptian men’s basketball team

Monday, January 3rd, 2022
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Roy Rana, who coached Canada to a gold medal at the 2017 FIBA under-19 World Cup in Cairo, has been named head coach of Egypt's men's basketball team.

VanVleet scores 35 to lead Raptors past Knicks

Sunday, January 2nd, 2022
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Fred VanVleet drilled seven three-point jumpers and 35 points total to help the Toronto Raptors dispatch the shorthanded New York Knicks 120-105 on Sunday.

Hall of Famer Sam Jones, winner of 10 NBA titles, dies at 88

Friday, December 31st, 2021
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Basketball Hall of Famer Sam Jones, the Boston Celtics' "Mr. Clutch" whose sharp shooting fueled the league's longest dynasty and earned him 10 NBA titles — second only to teammate Bill Russell — has died, the team said. He was 88.

COVID-19 depleted Raptors suffer hard 45-point loss to Cavaliers

Sunday, December 26th, 2021
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Kevin Love and Darius Garland scored 22 points apiece, and the Cleveland Cavaliers tied their franchise record with 46 points in the third quarter of a 144-99 rout over the COVID-19 depleted Toronto Raptors on Sunday night.

Trent Jr., Barnes help Raptors hang on to beat Knicks in 1st absence of ‘Superfan’

Friday, December 10th, 2021
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Gary Trent Jr., poured in 24 points, including a key three-pointer with just over a minute play, to lift the Toronto Raptors to a 90-87 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday.

After ugly start to season, Raptors’ Boucher stopped focusing on 3-point shot

Monday, December 6th, 2021
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Chris Boucher's 14-point performance in the Raptors' 102-90 win over Washington was his best game this season, and he accomplished it by focusing on what he does best.