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Drake Gets Odd Canada Gig

Rapper is new 'global ambassador' for Toronto Raptors basketball team

(Newser) - Drake started at the bottom floor seats, but now he’s here … atop the Toronto Raptors efforts to rebrand the team. The basketball team announced the Toronto native rapper is now a "global ambassador" for the franchise. Defining Drake's role is kind of tough, but he's... More »

Shaq Scores 45 Points Against Toronto in 6-Year High

Phoenix wins 133-113; O'Neal gets 49th 40-point game

(Newser) - Shaquille O'Neal scored 45 points last night in his biggest offensive performance in 6 years, powering the Phoenix Suns to a 133-113 victory over the Toronto Raptors. A week shy of his 37th birthday, O'Neal made 20 of 25 shots in the 49th 40-point game of his career but the... More »

Magic Ousts Raptors in 5 Games

Howard has another 20-20; Bosh frustrated in 102-92 loss

(Newser) - Dwight Howard had 21 points and 21 rebounds and the Orlando Magic advanced to second round of the playoffs for the first time in 12 years, beating the Toronto Raptors 102-92 on Monday night to close out their series in five games. It was Howard's third game with at least... More »

Magic Outmuscles Raptors

Lewis, Howard lead Orlando past Toronto for 3-1 series lead

(Newser) - Rashard Lewis had 27 points and 13 rebounds, Dwight Howard added 19 points and 16 boards, and the Orlando Magic beat the Toronto Raptors 106-94 today to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. Jameer Nelson scored 12 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, while Hedo... More »

Raptors Roll Past Magic 108-94

Toronto holds serve, cuts Orlando's series lead to 2-1

(Newser) - T.J. Ford scored 21 points, Jose Calderon had 18 points and 13 assists, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Orlando Magic 108-94 on Thursday night in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. Dwight Howard had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Magic, who lead the best-of-seven series... More »

Howard Has Another 20-20 Game as Magic Beat Raptors

Orlando holds on for 104-103 victory

(Newser) - Dwight Howard had 29 points and 20 rebounds, his second straight 20-20 game, and the Orlando Magic beat the Toronto Raptors 104-103 on Tuesday night for a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Chris Bosh had 29 points and 10 rebounds for Toronto, but missed a 19-footer with 1.... More »

Dwight Howard's 20-20 Game Helps Magic Top Raptors

Orlando defeats Toronto 114-100 in playoff series opener

(Newser) - Dwight Howard had 25 points and 22 rebounds, and Jameer Nelson scored 24 points, and the Orlando Magic defeated the Toronto Raptors 114-100 Sunday in the opener of their first-round series. Howard scored six straight points in a 10-0 fourth-quarter run that sealed Orlando's first playoff win since 2003. He... More »

Thomas Scores 26 as Bulls Defeat Raptors

Ford efficient in tuneup; Boylan triumphs in possible swan song

(Newser) - The Toronto Raptors will be in good shape if T.J. Ford shoots this way in the playoffs. While Ford finished with 18 points in 18 minutes, Tyrus Thomas scored a season-high 26 to lead Chicago to a 107-97 victory over Toronto in what might have been interim coach Jim... More »

Playoff-Bound Raptors Cruise Past Heat

Toronto close to securing sixth seed after 91-75 frolic

(Newser) - Rasho Nesterovic scored 20 points, Chris Bosh had 15 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Miami Heat 91-75 on Monday night. Anthony Parker had 13 and Jason Kapono scored seven of his 11 points in the fourth quarter as the Raptors moved one step closer to locking up the sixth... More »

Pistons' 'Zoo Squad' Leads Detroit Over Raptors

Rodney Stuckey scores 18 in win

(Newser) - Jason Maxiell and Rodney Stuckey combined for 18 fourth-quarter points as the Detroit Pistons beat the Toronto Raptors 91-84 today. The loss drops Toronto (40-40) into a tie with Philadelphia for the Eastern Conference's sixth seed with two games left, although the Raptors have the tiebreaker. The sixth seed will... More »

Raptors End Nets' Playoff Chances

New Jersey missing the postseason for first time since 2001

(Newser) - Carlos Delfino scored 24 points, Chris Bosh had 21 and the Toronto Raptors eliminated New Jersey from playoff contention with a 112-85 victory Friday. Vince Carter had 21 points and Devin Harris added 19 for the Nets, who last missed the playoffs in the 2001 season. Philadelphia's loss to Indiana... More »

Bosh Pushes Raptors Past Bucks

All-star's 32 points, 11 rebounds fuel victory

(Newser) - Chris Bosh did his part to end Toronto's slump. He would like the fans to do theirs. Bosh had 32 points and 11 rebounds and the Raptors ended a three-game losing streak with a 111-93 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. Anthony Parker added 18 points for the... More »

Nets Beat Raptors to End Skid

Carter scores 32 to snap four-game losing streak

(Newser) - Vince Carter scored 21 of his 32 points in the second half and the New Jersey Nets beat the struggling Toronto Raptors 99-90 last night, snapping a four-game losing streak and keeping their faint playoff hopes alive. Despite the win, the Nets' magic number for being eliminated from postseason contention... More »

Lowly Bobcats Surprise Raptors

Richardson, Boykins key Charlotte's victory over playoff-bound Toronto

(Newser) - Jason Richardson scored 27 points and Earl Boykins converted a three-point play after stealing the ball from T.J. Ford in the final minute of the Charlotte Bobcats' 105-100 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. Chris Bosh had 23 points for the Raptors, who could have clinched a... More »

Bosh, Raptors Outmuscle Bobcats 104-100

In race for playoff spot, Hawks, Pacers rout Grizzlies, Heat

(Newser) - In a rollercoaster of a contest, the Raptors took control of the East's coveted sixth seed, defeating the Bobcats, 104-100. Chris Bosh's 32 points led all scorers. Toronto capitalized on 17 straight baskets in the first quarter, then went cold, trailing at halftime, 63-58. T.J. Ford put the game... More »

Backup Suns Shine Bright in Philly Win

Raptors top Knicks while Pacers beat Nets, cling to playoff life

(Newser) - Phoenix got double-figures in scoring from five players, including 17 apiece from Leandro Barbosa and Boris Diaw off the bench, and defeated red-hot Philadelphia, 107-93, reports the Arizona Republic. The Suns played solid defense, forcing the Sixers, who had won seven of their last eight, to miss their first 13... More »

Ford, Bosh Lead Raptors Past Pistons

Boone has big game for Nets, Crawford lifts Knicks in overtime

(Newser) - TJ Ford celebrated his return to the starting lineup with 13 points and nine assists to help the Toronto Raptors beat the the Detroit Pistons 89-82 last night, reports the Associated Press. Chris Bosh also had 28 points as the Raptors won for just the fourth time in 15 games.... More »

Raptors Collapse Late, Nuggets Prevail 109-100

Rare flash of anger for Bosh as Toronto falls to .500

(Newser) - Toronto forward Chris Bosh came an assist short of his first triple-double, but it didn't make his team's latest loss any easier. The Raptors frittered away a 17-point first-quarter lead to the resilient Nuggets, who ended with a 13-2 run to win 109-100 and bump Toronto back to .500, reports... More »

Cavs Stop Raptors, LeBron Hits Milestone

Nuggets outscore Nets while Grizzlies snap long road losing streak

(Newser) - LeBron James scored 29 points and became the all-time leading scorer in Cavaliers franchise history in a 90-83 victory over potential first-round playoff opponent Toronto. Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 16 points, Devin Brown scored 14, and Damon Jones knocked down two crucial three-pointers early in the fourth for the Cavs, reports... More »

Wizards Conjure Up 87-86 Victory over Magic

Heat score only 54 in loss to Raptors, Pacers tame Bobcats 102-95

(Newser) - Hedo Turkoglu scored a career-high 39 points but it wasn’t enough as the Orlando Magic fell to the Washington Wizards 87-86. Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy was not pleased with his team’s play. “Other than [Turkoglu] and [Keith Bogans], it was a miserable, miserable miserable offensive night,... More »

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