Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball/NBA’ Category

With Lowry, Ujiri reaching free agency, Raptors’ ‘We The North’ era might be over

Monday, May 17th, 2021
ujiri-masai-051321

Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri and star guard Kyle Lowry are free agents. Should they leave, it would close the book on an era of Raptors basketball. If they stay, another chapter may be in order.

Curry wins NBA scoring race to give Warriors shot at making playoff splash

Monday, May 17th, 2021
Curry-Stephen-160521

The most bizarre season in Toronto Raptors history ended with a 125-113 loss to Indiana on Sunday.

Former Toronto Raptor Chris Bosh among those selected for Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2021

Sunday, May 16th, 2021
Chris-Bosh-101019

Chris Bosh, Chris Webber and Jay Wright were among the names announced Sunday as this year's Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement class, a group that also includes Paul Pierce and WNBA stars Yolanda Griffith and Lauren Jackson.

Raptors rookies Flynn, Harris enjoy career nights in loss to playoff-bound Mavericks

Friday, May 14th, 2021
harris-jalen-051421

Luka Doncic had his 11th triple-double of the season with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists and the Dallas Mavericks guaranteed themselves a top-six finish in the Western Conference, to avoid the NBA's play-in next week, with a 114-110 victory over Toronto on Friday night.

Lowry, Siakam’s offensive outbursts lead Raptors past Lakers

Sunday, May 2nd, 2021
Raptors Lakers Basketball

Kyle Lowry had 37 points and 11 assists, Pascal Siakam had 39 points and 13 rebounds and the short-handed Toronto Raptors defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 121-114 on Sunday night.

Nuggets outlast Raptors in continuation of winning ways minus Jamal Murray

Thursday, April 29th, 2021
Raptors Nuggets Basketball

Nikola Jokic had 19 points and 11 rebounds in just three quarters to lead the Denver Nuggets past the Toronto Raptors 121-111 on Thursday night.

Siakam powers Raptors past depleted Cavaliers

Monday, April 26th, 2021
Raptors-2021Siakam

Pascal Siakam scored 25 points, rookie Malachi Flynn added 18 and the Toronto Raptors pulled away in the second half for a 112-96 win over the depleted Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.

ICU nurse finds inspiration in Steph Curry’s catchphrase

Sunday, April 25th, 2021
1312219644

Shelby Delaney, an intensive care unit nurse, has depended on Steph Curry's "I Can Do All Things" catchphrase so many times over the years.

NBA prospect Terrence Clarke, 19, dies following car accident

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
clarke-terrence-042221

Kentucky freshman guard Terrence Clarke died Thursday following a car accident in Los Angeles. He was 19.

Replenished Raptors squad dispatches hobbled Nets, extends win streak to 4 games

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
Nets Raptors Basketball

Pascal Siakam had 27 points and nine rebounds, OG Anunoby scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors seized control in the third quarter in a 114-103 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night, extending their winning streak to four games.