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Toronto Raptors go for first sweep in playoff series – The Canadian News

With a 3-0 lead in a playoff series for the first time, the Toronto Raptors will look to win their first sweep in the series on Sunday in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series with the Brooklyn Nets. Outside of a Game 2 problem, the Raptors have been downright dominant against Brooklyn so far in their series, averaging 118.3 points per game while holding the Nets at 100.3 points per game in the series - the 18-point-per-game differential is the greatest of any team in the playoffs so far. Essentially, this Raptors-Nets series has gone exactly as many thought: The championship-contender Raptors easily manage a vastly out-of-man, unmanned Nets squad. As such, heading into Game 4 on Sunday, you might believe the Raptors would be looking to take their foot off the gas a bit...
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Toronto Raptors complete first sweep of playoff series with win over Nets – The Canadian News

Toronto Raptors complete first sweep of playoff series with win over Nets - The Canadian News Rogers Media uses cookies to personalize, personalize your online advertisements and for other purposes. Learn more or change your cookie preferences. Rogers Media supports the principles of the Digital Advertising Alliance. By continuing to use our service, you agree to our use of cookies. We use cookies (why?) You can change your cookie preferences. Continued use of the site means consent. ...
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Raptors coach Nick Nurse named NBA coach of the year – The Canadian News

Raptors coach Nick Nurse named NBA coach of the year - The Canadian News Rogers Media uses cookies for personalization, to personalize its online advertisements, and for other purposes. Learn more or change your cookie preferences. Rogers Media supports the principles of the Digital Advertising Alliance. By continuing to use our service, you agree to our use of cookies. We use cookies (why?) You can change your cookie preferences. Continued use of the site means consent. ...
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Warriors president apologizes to Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri – The Canadian News

The Golden State Warriors president apologizes to Raptors president Masai Ujiri after a video was released this week showing an altercation between the Toronto executive and a law enforcement official in the NBA Finals on last year in Oakland, California. Rick Welts wrote on Twitter that he is "heartbroken" after viewing the video that was part of a Ujiri counterclaim following a lawsuit filed by Alameda County Deputy Sheriff Alan Strickland. Welts says that while the team was not responsible for security at Oracle Arena, it wanted to apologize that it happened at a Warriors home game. The video appears to show Strickland using his arm to prevent Ujiri from reaching the court. As Ujiri tries to get past, Strickland pushes Ujiri before the two appear to exchange words. Strickl...
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‘Because I’m black’: Raptors president Ujiri speaks after altercation video released – The Canadian News

When Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri needed help, star guard Kyle Lowry was there. Shortly after Toronto claimed its first NBA title last June in Oakland, California, Ujiri became embroiled in an altercation with Alameda County Deputy Sheriff Alan Strickland while trying to get onto the court. Earlier this week, a video surfaced showing the altercation, which was followed by Lowry pulling Ujiri to court and then hugging the Raptors executive. On Tuesday, Ujiri filed a counterclaim in the United States District Court in Oakland, California, after the officer filed a lawsuit. "(The video) shows why we support the social injustices that are happening right now," Lowry told reporters Thursday during a video conference. "It shows why we support Black Lives Matter." “It sho...
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New video shows clearer view of Deputy Sheriff’s Deputy vs. Raptors Masai Ujiri confrontation – The Canadian News

Attorneys representing Raptors president Masai Ujiri say a new video reveals that a deputy sheriff started the confrontation in last year's NBA championship victory in California. The video, obtained by Fox News affiliate KTVU, shows three clear angles of the meeting between Rep. Alan Strickland and Ujiri, including from Strickland's own body camera. In the video, Ujiri can be seen walking towards Strickland as he heads onto the court to celebrate. Ujiri appears to be pulling out his credentials when Strickland appears to shove Ujiri in the chest. The two exchange words, only for Ujiri to be pushed back. Then he pushes Strickland back. Ujiri's legal team says the footage shows Strickland was "without a doubt the initial assailant." No criminal charges were ever brought again...
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Raptors defeat Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 of their first-round series – The Canadian News

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Toronto Raptors’ Nick Nurse named finalist for NBA Coach of the Year award – The Canadian News

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse is a finalist for the NBA Coach of the Year award. Nurse, in his second year on the job, led the Raptors to a 46-18 record before the 2019-20 season was suspended on March 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Raptors held the same record after 64 games in their 2018-19 championship season, but Toronto matching that feat was impressive given that superstar Kawhi Leonard left for the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency and the Raptors played through several injuries of key players in this Campaign. Mike Budenholzer of Milwaukee and Billy Donovan of Oklahoma City are the other finalists. Voting on the NBA awards has already been conducted by a global panel of sports journalists and broadcasters. The NBA has not set specific dates when the w...
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Raptors extend winning streak to seven games with win over Magic – The Canadian News

Fred VanVleet scored 21 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to their seventh straight victory, a 109-99 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday. The Raptors (49-18) improved to 3-0 in the NBA reboot in the Walt Disney World bubble, edged closer to second in the Eastern Conference and swept the season series (4-0) against Orlando. Six Raptors scored in double figures. Pascal Siakam had 15 points, Norm Powell finished with 14, Marc Gasol had 13, OG Anunoby contributed 12 and Serge Ibaka added 11. Kyle Lowry had a difficult 2-of-9 shooting night, but narrowly missed a triple-double with eight points, nine rebounds and 10 assists. Two nights after his career-high 36 points against Miami, VanVleet added 10 assists. Evan Fournier and former Raptor Terrence Ross each had 15 poin...
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The Toronto Raptors kneel before the anthems before the first real game after the break. COVID-19

By Personal, The Canadian Press. 16 seconds ago See link » It's been a year since the Toronto Raptors captured the franchise's first championship, beating the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Anthony Bruno looks back at the magic moment as the team prepares to defend its title during a pandemic. LAGO BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Toronto Raptors He knelt for the Canadian and American national anthems before his first real game in nearly five months on Saturday. Linking arms in a line behind the words "Black Lives Matter" on the court, the Raptors and the Los Angeles Lakers knelt for The Star-Spangled Banner. The Raptors changed to their knees for "O Canada," a powerful message in...
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NBA champion Toronto Raptors ready to resume season tonight – The Canadian News

Defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors will resume their title defense when they face the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. Here are five things to see: THE TRANQUILITY The Raptors have one of the best fan bases in the NBA, but they won't have their "sixth man" in the bubble. Some 300 fans will virtually show themselves on 17-foot video boards on the court _ conjuring images almost of a video game for those who watch television. Coach Nick Nurse is unsure how his team will react. He quickly learned to keep his voice low when giving directions. “There is a little atmosphere in these games to be quieter as a communicator, because everyone in the gym can hear everything you say. I got to a point where I didn't say much in the first three practice games. “We are also going to miss ...
Defence will be the decider for Raps … Few changes now that the games count … Count on Raps making a social statement
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Defence will be the decider for Raps … Few changes now that the games count … Count on Raps making a social statement

Article content continuedThe goal obviously is to be at their peak Aug. 17 when the seeding games and the play-in games have been completed.INEQUALITY STATEMENTWe know the Raptors are planning some kind of pre-game statement. We just don’t know what that will be.“I don’t think we have come to like something we want to do right now, there’s a lot of different things swirling around,” Siakam said Thursday.Rest assured there will be something. The Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans whose game last night was the first seeding game of this restart were reportedly going to all take a knee together around the Black Lives Matter logo printed on the court.CHANGES FOR RE-STARTIn an effort to improve on an already solid set-up for NBA games inside the NBA campus, the league has made a few tweaks.For st...