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March 4, 2021


Raptors’ virus issues worsen, game vs. Bulls ppd.

11:49 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN Two days after the Toronto Raptors beat the Houston Rockets with several coaches — including head coach Nick Nurse — and star forward Pascal Siakam sitting out due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols, the Raptors had Sunday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls......

Virus sidelines 6 Raptors coaches vs. Rockets

3:02 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN The Raptors announced Friday that head coach Nick Nurse, as well as five assistant coaches, would be unavailable for Toronto’s game in Tampa, Florida, on Friday night against the Houston Rockets due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols. The Raptors, who have rebounded from......

Surging Heat return home to face Raptors

Sports Illustrated
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Raptors’ Ujiri: ‘Have to fight’ for wrongly accused

9:03 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN Although he lost the chance to celebrate winning the 2019 NBA championship because a law enforcement officer wrongly prevented him from stepping on the court, Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri said what he thinks about is the many other minorities who find themselves losing far......

Raptors brace for visit from Sixers, Joel Embiid

Sports Illustrated
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Powell leads Raptors to 110-96 win over skidding Bucks

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Ujiri Says Fight For Equality ‘Isn’t A Legal One’

Sports Illustrated
Raptors president Masai Ujiri released a statement on Instagram for the first time since the 2019 lawsuit stemming from a scuffle with a law enforcement officer was dropped on Wednesday.  Ujiri thanked the NBA, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment as well as team owner Larry Tanenbaum for their support.  “I......

Wolves snap 4-game skid by beating Raptors

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 20 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and had three blocks before fouling out in the final minute and the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Toronto Raptors 116-112 Sunday night at Tampa. The Timberwolves ended a four-game losing streak and a 16-game skid as the visiting team against the......

Raptors aim to capitalize on ‘home’ advantage vs. Timberwolves

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News The Toronto Raptors will try to continue their home dominance over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night in Tampa. The Raptors have won 16 straight games at home against the Timberwolves, which marks the longest regular-season home winning......

Celtics head home to face sizzling Raptors

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Deputy drops suit against Raptors president Ujiri

OAKLAND, Calif. — A law enforcement officer in California who sued the president of the Toronto Raptors over a 2019 scuffle following the team’s NBA Finals victory over the Golden State Warriors dropped his lawsuit Wednesday. The Raptors had just won their first title at Oracle Arena in Oakland on......

Raptors, Grizzlies both seeking quick turnarounds

Sports Illustrated
The Toronto Raptors and the host Memphis Grizzlies will be out to regain their winning ways Monday night. Both are coming off losses Saturday night. The Raptors’ three-game winning streak ended with a 132-121 road loss to the Atlanta Hawks. The Grizzlies lost 118-109 to the host New Orleans Pelicans......

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