Raptors: Can Kyle Lowry sign-and-trade help Toronto land Ben Simmons?

Raptors: Can Kyle Lowry sign-and-trade help Toronto land Ben Simmons?

The Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers might’ve ended up on completely different sides of the Atlantic Division standings, but they could both be in the market for new point guards, as Kyle Lowry and Ben Simmons could both be in new jerseys by the time next year comes around. Lowry is an impending free agent […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Joel Embiid says the Toronto Raptors are the only team who plays solid defense against him

Joel Embiid says the Toronto Raptors are the only team who plays solid defense against him

While Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is an MVP candidate, and arguably the best offensive big man in the game today, the Toronto Raptors have been a thorn in his side for years. Be it Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka, or even Aron Baynes this season, Toronto has done a solid job of keeping Embiid in […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Pascal Siakam struggles as Heat scorch Toronto in frustrating loss

Raptors: Pascal Siakam struggles as Heat scorch Toronto in frustrating loss

Coming off a hard-fought game against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Toronto Raptors suffered a tough 116-108 loss against the Miami Heat on the second night of a back-to-back. The Raptors moved to .500 on the season with the win over Philadelphia, but they are taking on a Heat team that is a far cry from […]
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Author: Nickeem Khan / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Looking at a Kyle Lowry to the 76ers trade

Toronto Raptors: Looking at a Kyle Lowry to the 76ers trade

The Philadelphia 76ers whiffed on the James Harden sweepstakes. Still in the market for a guard, don’t expect Daryl Morey to be complacent with what he has. Morey isn’t exactly shy of big deals and is absolutely making calls to some teams who may be willing to make a move. The Toronto Raptors would be […]
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Author: Jack Long / Raptors HQ

Grades from Toronto Raptors’ win vs rival Philadelphia 76ers

The Toronto Raptors overcame the Philadelphia 76ers with a strong defensive effort on Wednesday night. How did everyone grade in the win? Well, that was certainly a game. The Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia 76ers both came into this game on the back of four-game winning streaks. By the end of this game, only one […]
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Author: Thomas Valentine / Raptors HQ

Before The Tip: Sixers @ Raptors, Jan. 22nd

The Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers square off at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday night (7 pm EST). Both teams bring win streaks of four games into tonight’s divisional clash, so something’s gotta give. The Toronto Raptors hold a one-game lead over the visiting Philadelphia 76ers and will be looking to give themselves a little bit […]
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Author: Jordan Skuse / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Takeaways from the loss to the Philadelphia 76ers

The Toronto Raptors lost to the Philadelphia 76ers with a final score of 110-104. What did we learn from the game? The night in Philadelphia didn’t go as planned. Actually, for much of the game, the Toronto Raptors were very much outdueled and outmatched against the 76ers. The Sixers looked clean and crisp while the […]
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Author: Andrew Hughes / Raptors HQ

Grades from Toronto Raptors superb win vs Philadelphia 76ers

The Toronto Raptors defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in a high-octane game. How did everyone grade in the win? A moment that has been replayed and recounted in dozens of languages around the world was “The Shot.” Kawhi Leonard’s series-winning Game 7 buzzer-beater was the last time we saw the Toronto Raptors take on the Philadelphia […]
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Author: Thomas Valentine / Raptors HQ

Maple Leafs Post-Game #18: 5 things we learned from the Leafs’ loss to Philly

The Leafs fell 3-2 to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night, for their first loss in quite some time.
Well, we might get to see the Leafs without Mitch Marner
In the second period, Marner fell down.
Jim Hughson said it was a broken skate blade.
Joe Bowen said it was a broken skate blade.
Mitch Marner didn’t think it was a broken skate blade, and tried to skate to the bench, unsuccessfully.
After a few spins trying to see if he could come back, and a couple trips to the dressing room, the Leafs eventually announced Marner would be out for the night with an ankle injury. Tough bounce.
I won’t link the injury as it could be a little gruesome to see his leg bend awkwardly, but at least Marner felt comfortable enough to attempt to keep skating.
We’ll likely get an answer in the next day or two, but for now…

Mitch Marner won’t travel with #Leafs to Chicago for tomorrow’s game, per Mike Babcock
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) November 10, 2019

 
Travis Dermott has an offensive side too
After falling behind 2-0 to start the game, the Leafs turned to… Travis Dermott for …

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Author: Adam Laskaris / The Leafs Nation

Game 7 Analysis: The Raptors made the right decisions to fend off the Sixers

The Raptors managed to beat the Philadelphia 76ers in seven games thanks to a truly absurd shot from Kawhi Leonard. Let’s look back at the decisions in Game 7 that led to that moment. So, Kawhi Leonard, huh?
Yeah, I still can’t believe that happened. But a lot needed to go right for the Raptors in Game 7 to even get to that last shot. There have been a few games where enough went wrong that Toronto didn’t have that chance at the end of the game.
Let’s check in on how they got to the finish line in their series with the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round of the NBA Playoffs.

That Embiid Matchup

It’s been a story line all series long. Joel Embiid has been by far the 76ers best player, and defending him with Marc Gasol was going to be absolutely crucial to the Raptors’ success, which became very clear after just one game, in spite of the general success of that game.
In Game 7, Nick Nurse made sure to match Gasol’s minutes directly to Embiid’s, much like in Game 5. And it paid off, keeping the Raptors within striking distance in …

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Author: Daniel Hackett / Raptors HQ