Toronto Raptors

BOSTON | Kyrie scores 43, Celtics beat Raptors 123-116 in OT

BOSTON — Kyrie Irving had a season-high 43 points, scoring 17 in the last 8:06 of the fourth quarter to force overtime and then making or recording an assist on every basket in the extra period Friday night to lead the Boston Celtics to a 123-116 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Irving had 11 assists, … Continue reading BOSTON | Kyrie scores 43, Celtics beat Raptors 123-116 in OT

LOS ANGELES | Ibaka’s career-high 34 sends Raptors past Lakers, 121-107

LOS ANGELES — Serge Ibaka made his first 14 shots on the way to a career-high 34 points, and the Toronto Raptors didn’t need an injured Kawhi Leonard in a 121-107 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. Ibaka had 10 rebounds and didn’t miss a shot until 5:16 remained in the third … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Ibaka’s career-high 34 sends Raptors past Lakers, 121-107

PHOENIX | Raptors finally pull away from Suns 107-98, improve to 8-1

PHOENIX — The Toronto Raptors weren’t at their best, but good enough to pull away from the Phoenix Suns for another victory in the best start to a season in the Canadian franchise’s history. Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points and the Raptors used a 14-2 fourth-quarter run to finally put away the pesky Phoenix Suns … Continue reading PHOENIX | Raptors finally pull away from Suns 107-98, improve to 8-1

Nick Nurse’s long route from pole-vault pit to Raptors coach

Nick Nurse talks about the long route to his first head coaching job in the NBA, the hot start by his Toronto Raptors and how he came up with some creative ways to play defense in the latest edition of PodcastOne Sports Now . The Raptors head coach also describes how he and Kawhi Leonard … Continue reading Nick Nurse’s long route from pole-vault pit to Raptors coach

The Latest: In Toronto, Kawhi Leonard speaks for first time

The Latest on NBA media day from around the league on Monday (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Kawhi Leonard knows that people want to know his future plans. He’s more focused on the here and now. Leonard spoke out as a member of the Toronto Raptors for the first time on Monday, and one of … Continue reading The Latest: In Toronto, Kawhi Leonard speaks for first time

The Latest: Raptors bringing back guard Fred VanVleet

The Latest on NBA free agency (all times EDT): 11:10 a.m. The Toronto Raptors aren’t letting guard Fred VanVleet get away. A person with knowledge of the contract says the club has reached an agreement with VanVleet on a two-year, $18 million deal. The person spoke with The Associated Press Sunday on condition of anonymity … Continue reading The Latest: Raptors bringing back guard Fred VanVleet

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Jason Day captures Wells Fargo for second win of season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jason Day channeled his inner LeBron James and captured his second PGA Tour event of the season. Day said he drew inspiration from James’ Game 3 buzzer-beater against the Toronto Raptors before he pulled off his own clutch shot on Sunday. Leading by a stroke, Day’s 7-iron hit the flagstick on … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Jason Day captures Wells Fargo for second win of season

TORONTO | NBA asks Raptors to tell rapper Drake to tone it down

TORONTO (AP) — The NBA has asked the Toronto Raptors to tell rapper Drake to avoid a repeat of his verbal exchanges with Cleveland’s Kendrick Perkins during Game 1 of Toronto’s second-round series against the Cavaliers. Drake, who has been Toronto’s global ambassador since 2013, occasionally sits in a courtside seat adjacent to Toronto’s bench … Continue reading TORONTO | NBA asks Raptors to tell rapper Drake to tone it down