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Barnes admits leaving bench early was ‘a bad look’

TORONTO – As the clock wound down on a demoralizing loss to the lowly San Antonio Spurs, Scottie Barnes left the Toronto Raptors’ bench and headed to the locker room. Barnes’s frustration was obvious after rookie sensation Victor Wembanyama had a triple-double to power San Antonio past Toronto 122-99 on …

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Wembanyama dominant as Spurs rout Raptors 122-99

TORONTO – When rookie sensation Victor Wembanyama was introduced during pre-game warm-ups at Scotiabank Arena, he received a warm welcome from the sold-out crowd. He thanked them by giving them a night to remember. Wembanyama had a triple-double to power the San Antonio Spurs to a 122-99 rout of the …

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Homecoming: Olynyk, Agbaji happy to join Raptors

TORONTO – There was no need for Kelly Olynyk to plug Scotiabank Arena into his GPS before coming to his first-ever game as a Toronto Raptor. He grew up around the arena with both of his parents working for the team. Olynyk, who was born in Toronto but raised in …

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Growing pains as Raptors fend off Rockets 107-104

TORONTO – There’s going to be games when the Toronto Raptors have to learn on the job. Veteran centre Jakob Poeltl is eager to be part of those lessons. Immanuel Quickley led with 25 points as the Raptors held off the Houston Rockets 107-104 on Friday as Toronto welcomed back …

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Barnes named NBA all-star as injury replacement

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 6, 2024 2:40 pm Updated February 6, 2024 2:41 pm 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size NEW YORK – Toronto Raptors star Scottie Barnes has been named one of two injury replacements on the Eastern Conference team for …

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Rajakovic gives ‘assist’ to kids hospitals

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 24, 2024 10:18 am Updated January 24, 2024 10:27 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size TORONTO – Raptors head coach Darko Rajakovic and his wife Gaga have pledged to help three children’s hospitals. Rajakovic says he will …

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Jackson leads hurting Grizzlies past Raptors

TORONTO – There has been so much turnover on the Toronto Raptors roster that even some of their newer players feel like they’re veterans. Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 27 points to lead the injury-depleted Memphis Grizzlies past Toronto 108-100 on Monday. RJ Barrett of Mississauga, Ont., led Toronto with 29 …

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Raptors assign Kira Lewis Jr. to G-League team

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 19, 2024 12:05 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size TORONTO – Kira Lewis Jr. has been sent down to the G-League by the Raptors two days after he was traded to Toronto. Lewis was one of the pieces in a …

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Pascal Siakam’s impact on Toronto remains

TORONTO – Pascal Siakam is no longer a Raptor but his love affair with Toronto will continue. The 29-year-old all-star forward was traded from the Raptors to the Indiana Pacers earlier this week, the last major player from Toronto’s 2019 NBA championship roster to leave the team. But Siakam, who …

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Ujiri preaches patience after Siakam trade

TORONTO – Patience and flexibility were Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri’s watchwords a day after trading all-star Pascal Siakam. Ujiri explained the rationale behind the deal that sent Siakam to the Indiana Pacers for three players and three draft picks, while reassuring fans that Toronto would return to its NBA …

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