After being counted out again, the Raptors are headed to Game 7

A gutty double-overtime Game 6 victory has the defending champions one win away from defying the odds. – TOP

Raptors’ Lowry to undergo MRI for foot injury

Raptors guard Kyle Lowry injured his left foot in the first quarter of a series-ending Game 4 win over the Nets on Sunday and did not return. He will have an MRI for the injury, which Toronto previously said was to his ankle. – TOP

‘On to the next one’: Raptors sweep, await Celtics

Toronto’s bench scored a record 100 points Sunday to carry the Raptors to a sweep of the Nets and into their first-ever playoff series with the Celtics. – NBA

Ibaka: ‘Locked in’ Raptors ready for NBA restart

Serge Ibaka said the Raptors, who arrived in Florida last week, are mentally ready to defend their title when the NBA season resumes later this month. – NBA

‘Jurassic Park was wrong’: Raptors hunted alone and not in packs

Scientists have challenged a key plot point of the 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park with new research suggesting raptors hunted alone rather than in packs.
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From the archives: Inside Pascal Siakam’s 6,000-mile journey to Raptors stardom

The incredible behind-the-scenes tale of how the Toronto All-Star went from seminary school in a remote Cameroonian village to the heart of the Raptors. – NBA

Raptors test negative; were last opponents of Jazz

The Raptors’ entire travel party from the team’s last game Monday night in Salt Lake City — save one person — tested negative for the coronavirus. The remaining person’s test is pending. – TOP

Raptors ‘zombie’-like as win streak ends at 15

The Nets had an answer for every Raptors rally Wednesday night and ended Toronto’s 15-game winning streak in a 101-91 victory that had guard Kyle Lowry comparing his team’s effort to that of “walking zombies.” – TOP

Raptors extend streak to upstage Russell’s debut

Toronto, led by 34 points from Pascal Siakam, found a way to prevail in yet another close game, as D’Angelo Russell had 22 points and five assists in his Minnesota debut. – NBA

Raptors stage franchise-best 30-point comeback

Led by Kyle Lowry and a cast of reserves, the Raptors rallied from 30 points down against the Mavericks. – NBA

Short-handed Raptors without Gasol, Siakam

A strained hamstring will sideline Toronto center Marc Gasol for a period of weeks, sources said. – NBA

Raptors’ Serge Ibaka to be Face of Nobis Outerwear

Canadian outerwear brand Nobis has tapped Toronto Raptors player Serge Ibaka to be its global ambassador. As part of the deal, the hoopster will also be featured in the brand’s ad campaigns over the next year. The two will also be partnering on a collaborative collection that will be drop next year, according to the brand’s web site.
Ibaka, who was born in Congo to parents who were also basketball players, is a center for the Raptors, a team he joined in 2017. Earlier in his career, he was with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Orlando Magic. Off the court, he has become known for his style, attending fashion weeks in Europe and often seen sporting looks from his native Brazzaville as well as top European brands. He also has a foundation whose projects focus on health and education for orphans in Congo.

The ad campaign starring Ibaka was shot by Justin Wu and features Nobis’ Kane Utility Parka and Martin Parka.
Nobis was launched in 2007 and its outerwear and accessories are now sold in more than 35 countries in  North America, Europe and Asia.

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Lowry, Ibaka sidelined as Raptors beat Pelicans

The Raptors beat New Orleans on Friday night, but the defending NBA champions lost Kyle Lowry to a small fracture in his left thumb and Serge Ibaka to a sprained ankle. – NBA

Giannis ‘had a lot of motivation’ to beat Raptors

In their first matchup since last year’s Eastern Conference finals matchup, the reigning MVP helped Milwaukee hold on to beat Toronto 115-105 after nearly blowing a 26-point edge at Fiserv Forum. – NBA

Raptors receive ‘largest’ ever NBA title rings

Raptors players received what the team called the largest NBA championship rings ever, and unveiled their championship banner prior to Tuesday’s season opener against the Pelicans. – NBA

Siakam agrees to $130M extension with Raptors

Pascal Siakam has agreed to a four-year, $ 130 million deal with the Raptors, becoming the third player in the 2016 NBA draft class to agree to a maximum rookie contract extension. – NBA

Auston Matthews on the Raptors, Marner, Marleau and modeling

We check in with the Maple Leafs star — and NHL 20 cover boy — on myriad topics. – NHL

Source: Raptors’ Lowry has surgery on thumb

Guard Kyle Lowry hopes to be ready for USA Basketball training camp and the FIBA World Cup later in the summer after undergoing surgery on his left thumb, a source told ESPN. – NBA

VanVleet on Kawhi: Nothing else Raptors can do

Fred VanVleet and several Raptors players expressed their hope that Kawhi Leonard will re-sign with Toronto. – NBA

Raptors’ Game 3 win was more than injuries

Sure, the Warriors were missing some key players, but give Toronto credit for executing a smart game plan and getting a crucial road win in the NBA Finals.

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The Raptors aren’t afraid to ‘let it rip,’ and they’re not afraid of the defending champs

The Raptors know Warriors’ reinforcements are coming. But Pascal Siakam said of his team: “We’re really not afraid of anybody.” – TOP

Three alarming problems the Raptors must solve

The Golden State Warriors survived Game 2 to take a tie series back home – and put all of the pressure right back on Toronto.

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Raptors draw first blood in NBA Finals

Toronto won Game 1 at home against Golden State, the two-time defending champion, thanks to a big game by Pascal Siakam.

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Siakam stars for Raptors with all-around effort

Pascal Siakam, who has become a jack-of-all-trades at both ends for the Raptors, did “a little bit of everything” Thursday night in powering Toronto to victory in its first NBA Finals game. – NBA

Strength in numbers: The Raptors beat the Warriors at their own game

The Warriors’ Game 1 blueprint was to make things tough on Kawhi Leonard. It worked. But Golden State wasn’t prepared for Pascal Siakam and Toronto’s band of non-All-Stars. – TOP

Why Raptors will rue blowing Game 1 to Bucks

A fourth-quarter collapse cost Toronto the opening game of the East finals, and things don’t figure to get much easier from here. The Raptors are in real trouble.

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The rest of the Raptors joined Kawhi in dismantling the 76ers

Kawhi Leonard wasn’t superhuman in Game 5. He didn’t need to be. Toronto’s supporting cast created all sorts of problems for Philly. – NBA

The Raptors are as confident as they’ve ever been

The Raptors have been locked in since dropping their opening game of the postseason, and the dominant 76ers lineup was no exception. – NBA

Raptors focused on playoffs, not playoff seed

Unlike last year, the Raptors likely aren’t going to enter the playoffs as the top team in the East. But they’re more concerned about where they finish in June, not April. – NBA

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Toronto Raptors Comfy Feet Baby / Infant Slippers

These extremely cute officially licensed NBA Toronto Raptors baby slippers are a perfect gift for your newborn or someone else’s. The baby slippers come packaged with a cord to hang them (possibly on your rear-view mirror like fuzzy dice) after your baby has outgrown them. One Size : Fits infant to 9 months.
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Bulls use 49-point 4th to glide past Raptors

Derrick Rose scored 29 points, Jimmy Butler added 27 points and 11 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls snapped the Toronto Raptors’ six-game winning streak with a 129-120 victory on Monday night. – NBA