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Kyle Lowry, Toronto's prodigal son, re-signs with the Raptors

Toronto - Raptors' point guard Kyle Lowry was highly sought after as one of the most valuable free agents available this year. Numerous teams were courting Lowry, but the Raptors pulled out all the stops to re-sign him.

'Raptors vs. Dinosaurs': Toronto Sun trolls Nets vets

Toronto - As the NBA playoffs got underway with a first-round matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors, there was much trash talking in Toronto as the Raptors' general manager and one of the city's leading newspapers brazenly dissed the opposition.

NBA Playoff Preview: Young Raptors host Nets in round one

Toronto - Toronto set a franchise record with 48 wins this season and earned the third seed in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors are not a regular fixture in the NBA Playoffs, but this young squad could make some noise if they can get past Brooklyn in round one.

Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan on tough defense, fave music Special

I briefly spoke to the NBA all-star guard in Toronto to find out how he's stepped up his defense this season ahead of the Raptors' first playoff appearance since 2008.

NBA Scores: DeRozan helps lead Raptors over Rockets 107-103

Toronto - The Toronto Raptors took the court on Wednesday night without point guard Kyle Lowry, but fellow guard Demar DeRozan picked up the slack, scoring 29 points in leading his squad to a 107-103 victory over Houston.

Watch Raptors guard Terrence Ross posterize Kenneth Faried

Toronto - Last year's slam dunk champion proved once again why he has no fear when he drives towards opponents. Toronto Raptors' Terrence Ross dunked over defender Kenneth Faried in one of the most jaw-dropping highlights of the season.

Toronto Raptors honor Drake with 'Drake Night'

Toronto - The Toronto Raptors honored Drake Saturday night (January 11) with "Drake Night" as they took on the Brooklyn Nets. Fans were treated to Drake's music, t-shirts, free Jordans, and more.

NBA Scores: Raptors hand OKC first home loss of year

Oklahoma City - Oklahoma City has been on a roll to start the 2013-14 NBA season, but Toronto ended the Thunders 13 game home winning streak with a come from behind 104-98 victory on Sunday.

NBA: Toronto Raptors trade Rudy Gay to Sacramento Kings

Toronto - The Toronto Raptors are set to trade Rudy Gay and several forwards to the Sacramento Kings in a move many are calling the first step to clear the team's salary cap room. Gay is set to make nearly $17.9 million this season.

NBA Scores: Portland wins sixth straight, defeat Raptors 118-110

Toronto - Portland is one of the better stories in the early part of the 2013-14 NBA season and the Trail Blazers continued their winning ways on Sunday with a 118-100 victory in overtime over Toronto.

NBA Trade Rumors: Steve Nash to Toronto Raptors?

Toronto - It figured the LA Lakers would be involved in trade rumors as the 2013-14 NBA season progresses, but the latest reports don't have Pau Gasol on the move, instead Steve Nash is the latest player to wear the Purple and Gold who could be moved.

NBA Scores: James leads Heat past Raptors 104-95

Toronto - LeBron James made sure the Miami Heat wouldn't lose their third straight road game as the NBA's best player scored 35 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and dished out eight assists in leading his team to a tough victory over Toronto 104-95.

Toronto Raptors win opener over Boston 93-87

Toronto - Many NBA experts have the Toronto Raptors as one of the top sleepers teams for the 2013-14 season and they got started on a solid note with a 93-87 win over Boston, spoiling the debut of Celtics new head coach Brad Stevens.

Op-Ed: 10 bold predictions for the 2013-14 NBA season

Tonight the NBA regular season begins, and I look into the crystal basketball to predict the major storylines you'll soon be hearing about, from Derrick Rose's stunning comeback to the West Coast trade bound to shake up the playoffs picture.

NBA Preseason: Raptors hold off Celtics, win 99-97

Toronto - Toronto has made some big changes to their roster over the last twelve and it seems to be paying off over the NBA preseason as the Raptors won again on Wednesday night, 99-97 over the Boston Celtics.

NBA News: NY Knicks acquire Andrea Bargnani from Raptors

New York - The NY Knicks had a terrific 2012-13 NBA season, but the franchise is looking for bigger and better years in the future and they took a big step forward with the acquisition of Adrea Bargnani from Toronto.

Rapper Wale confronts NBA commentators for making fun of him

MMG rapper Wale got into it with Toronto Raptors' small forward Rudy Gay on the court at the Wizards/Raptors game Tuesday night. That turned out to be in good fun, but the DC-native took exception to being made fun of by Raptor commentator, Matt Devlin.

Video: DeMar DeRozan posterizes Mozgov with Raptors' dunk of year

Call it the dunk of the year for the Toronto Raptors. In tonight's game versus the Denver Nuggets, DeMar DeRozan soared into the air and dunked hard on Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov. In basketball terms, Mozgov is now co-starring in a DeRozan poster.

Video: Raptors' DeMar DeRozan sinks game-winning shot vs Orlando

The high-scoring guard on the Toronto Raptors hit a fadeaway jumper in the dying seconds of Thursday's game against the Orlando Magic. DeRozan's 22 points and Amir Johnson's 21-10 double-double helped Toronto eke out a 97-95 road win.

Op-Ed: NBA: DeMar DeRozan — The Ten Million Dollar Man?

Toronto - Media uproar surrounds the Toronto Raptors front office for their recent controversial contract extension of starting shooting guard DeMar DeRozan.

Op-Ed: Is Toronto the absolute worst pro sports city in North America?

Toronto - You have the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Toronto Blue Jays, the Toronto Argonauts, the Toronto Raptors and Toronto FC. That's 5 professional sports teams in the Canadian city and not one a playoff team last season.

NBA: Calderon wants out of Toronto

Toronto - After acquiring point guard Kyle Lowry in a trade, it appears as if the Raptors' Jose Calderon, the starting PG from last season, wants out of Toronto.

Op-Ed: Time for the other Brian to step up

Toronto - After watching the GM of the Toronto Raptors Bryan Colangelo shift to his plan B in a stunningly quick manner following the loss of Steve Nash, it only seems appropriate that GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs Brian Burke follows in his footsteps.

Nash spurns Raptors and Knicks to join the Los Angeles Lakers

Toronto - ESPN.com is reporting that two time MVP Steve Nash is headed to the Los Angeles Lakers through a sign trade deal with the Phoenix Suns.

NBA: Lakers join Nets in teams in running for Dwight Howard

Toronto - As the Dwight Howard saga drags on, the Los Angeles Lakers have stepped up in a serious way offering star centre, Andrew Bynum in a potential package to the Orlando Magic in return for Howard.

NBA: Raptors knock off frustrated Celtics Special

Toronto - For a young Toronto Raptors team learning under the tutelage of new head coach Dwane Casey the team has had its share of disappointments this season.

NBA: Raptors finally defeat NBA’s last place Bobcats Special

Toronto - It wasn’t pretty but the Toronto Raptors were finally able to defeat NBA’s last place team, the Charlotte Bobcats, and finished its five-game home stand with a 3-2 record.

NBA: Raptors unable to spoil Bosh’s return, lose to Heat Special

Toronto - The boos rained down on Chris Bosh at a sold-out Air Canada Centre but the reception was nowhere near as harsh as last season for the former fan favourite.

NBA: Raptors get payback against Linsanity and Knicks Special

Toronto - What a difference a month makes. It just was on Valentine’s Day that Toronto basketball enthusiasts and even casual fans snapped up tickets to sell out the Air Canada Centre to witness the phenomenon of Jeremy Lin that had taken the NBA by storm.

NBA: Another late collapse for Raptors in Loss to Bulls Special

Toronto - Same old story. For the Toronto Raptors, the “fourth quarter collapse” storyline has grown stale this season with many fans and critics eager for the team to quickly play out the string of meaningless games remaining.
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Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan scored all of his game-high 22 points in the second half.
Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan scored all of his game-high 22 points in the second half.
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San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) dribbles the ball past Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) ...
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) dribbles the ball past Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the first half at the Air Canada Centre
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Vanilla cupcake topped with vanilla buttercream and a handmade fondant Toronto Raptors logo.
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Toronto Raptors point guard Jerryd Bayless drives to the basket against the Indiana Pacers at the Ai...
Toronto Raptors point guard Jerryd Bayless drives to the basket against the Indiana Pacers at the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday night. The Raptors came up short in the fourth quarter losing 90-85 to fall to 1-1 on the season.
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Trash-talkin' T-dot style
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Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan attempts to drive past Detroit Pistons forward Jason Maxiell. DeRozan sc...
Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan attempts to drive past Detroit Pistons forward Jason Maxiell. DeRozan scored a team-high 23 points and attacked the basket often in his team's 103-93 win at the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday night
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Toronto Raptors all-star DeMar DeRozan in Toronto
Toronto Raptors all-star DeMar DeRozan in Toronto
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Raptors guard Jerryd Bayless (right) was effective distributing the ball along with Jose Calderon in...
Raptors guard Jerryd Bayless (right) was effective distributing the ball along with Jose Calderon in the back court. He was forced to leave the game in the third quarter after re-injuring his strained left ankle
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Jay Triano, former coach of the Toronto Raptors, is on the far right
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Pistons point guard Rodney Stuckey attempts to drive past DeRozan but he had an awful night finishin...
Pistons point guard Rodney Stuckey attempts to drive past DeRozan but he had an awful night finishing with zero points on 0-for-2 shooting
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Toronto Raptors forward James Johnson (right) drives hard to the basket against Milwaukee Buck forwa...
Toronto Raptors forward James Johnson (right) drives hard to the basket against Milwaukee Buck forward Luc Mbah a Moute at the Air Canada Centre
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Raptors centre Aaron Gray and forward Amir Johnson guard Detroit s Maxiell closely. Gray had a spiri...
Raptors centre Aaron Gray and forward Amir Johnson guard Detroit's Maxiell closely. Gray had a spirited game, his best as a Raptor, and registered season highs in points and rebounds
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Denver Nuggets guard Randy Foye (4) drives to the basket against Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross...
Denver Nuggets guard Randy Foye (4) drives to the basket against Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross (31) during the first half at Pepsi Center. Jan 31, 2014; Denver, CO, USA
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Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan guards Bucks guard Stephen Jackson. Both players had good offensive nigh...
Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan guards Bucks guard Stephen Jackson. Both players had good offensive nights with DeRozan tying a game-high 25 points and Jackson scoring 17
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Toronto Raptors forward Rudy Gay (22) dribbles the ball as Miami Heat forward Shane Battier
Toronto Raptors forward Rudy Gay (22) dribbles the ball as Miami Heat forward Shane Battier
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