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  Pro Sports Daily: Toronto Raptors News
Toronto Sun: "Bosh unintentionally is grinning as he is telling the story on his proudest night as a professional.
Toronto Sun: "Much of the credit for his offensive misadventures has been the play of his shooting guard counterpart on the Raptors, Anthony Parker, who put together one of the best games of his NBA career last night.
Toronto Sun: "The third-year Raptors coach probably was close to being fired in past years, and perhaps even earlier this season when the team started 2-8.
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 Toronto Raptors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Toronto was the more balanced team with Carter, Williams and Davis providing much of the offensive game and Chris Childs and Jerome Williams providing the defensive pressure.
The Toronto Raptors started the 2005-06 season on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 with a loss against the Washington Wizards at the Air Canada Centre.
The Raptors changed their colour scheme and uniforms for the 2006-07 season, downplaying the original dinosaur logo and removing the purple elements of the team jerseys in favour of the newer "paw-print" logo and the colour red.
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 Toronto Raptors Tickets - Toronto Raptors Schedule - Toronto Raptors
Raptors Edge Knicks, Will Host First Round Chris Bosh scored 23 points and the Toronto Raptors earned home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 107-105 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday night.
Raptors Sign Jackson Through Next Season The Toronto Raptors signed forward Luke Jackson to a contract Saturday for the rest of this season and 2007-08 as well.
Parker, Raptors Rally Past Pistons Anthony Parker scored 21 points and the Toronto Raptors moved closer to clinching home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs with an 87-84 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.
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 Toronto Raptors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Toronto Raptors are a National Basketball Association team based in Toronto Ontario.
The Raptors' pick of Stoudamire was with boos from those present at the Draft at the Skydome in Toronto many bought into the hype surrounding UCLA star O'Bannon.
As a coach and a without significant playoff experience the Raptors were by the New York Knicks in the playoffs.
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 InsideHoops.com - Toronto Raptors
Wednesday night’s game for the Toronto Raptors in Milwaukee was one of redemption, as the Raptors came off of an awful effort against New Jersey, one of their worst of the season.
Toronto began the game against the Bucks, shooting 1-12, and showed glimpses of Tuesday night’s disaster in Jersey, when they didn’t score their first points until the six-minute mark of the opening quarter.
Toronto was without two starters in TJ Ford and Jorge Garbajosa, and although they kept it close for most of the opening half, Phoenix busted loose and finished the second quarter on a 19-2 run and carried a 15 point lead going into half-time.
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 New York Knicks/Toronto Raptors NBA recap on ESPN
TORONTO (AP) -- Larry Johnson had no trouble picking a nickname for the shot of the game, a 3-pointer that banked in off the backboard from a nearly straight-away angle.
The Raptors made the first big move of the game midway through the third quarter as McGrady scored eight straight points for a 59-52 lead, but Houston spurred a quick comeback with a steal, a block and a 3-pointer as New York ran off an 8-0 spurt to regain the momentum.
Toronto led 63-61 entering the fourth, and each team had a run -- 8-0 by the Knicks; 7-0 by the Raptors -- in the first six minutes of the final quarter.
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 Bargnani, Raptors storm past Rockets - Boston.com
The Raptors stretched their lead to as many as 22 as they finished shooting 57.1 percent (44-of-77) after hitting 69 percent (29-of-42) the first half.
The Raptors were only 4-of-16 (25 percent) from the field in the third quarter but still managed to lead 79-68 after three.
The Raptors hit 59.1 percent of their shots in the period and led by as many as nine before settling for a 27-21 lead.
www.boston.com /sports/basketball/articles/2007/02/28/bargnani_raptors_storm_past_rockets   (458 words)

 Toronto Raptors
Toronto's other young star, the speedy Damon Stoudamire, ran the Raptors' offense with the precision of a crafty veteran, finishing sixth in the league in assists (8.8 apg) and 19th in scoring (20.2 ppg).
It was a tumultuous season for the Toronto Raptors, but with a core of talented young players, a determined new general manager and ownership and the prospect of a new arena opening next February, Raptor fans should be optimistic about the future of basketball in Toronto.
The Raptors were hoping to rebound from a disappointing season, and reclaim the success they achieved two seasons prior, with GM Glen Grunwald acquiring guard Lindsey Hunter from the Lakers, and forward Lamond Murray from the Cavaliers in two separate deals in the offseason.
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 TSN : NBA-RAPTORS - Canada's Sports Leader   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Pau Gasol had 22 points and 11 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the short-handed Toronto Raptors 110-104 on Saturday night in the debut of interim coach Tony Barone.
Toronto, though, is starting to slip like the original transmission on a Ford Escort with losses in two of its last three games.
In Friday's 107-97 setback to the Chicago Bulls -- Toronto's 15th in a row against them -- new Raptor T.J. Ford chipped in 20 points and six assists in a losing effort.
www.tsn.ca /nba/teams/?hubname=nba-raptors   (518 words)

 Toronto Raptors Tickets - Buy Raptors Basketball Tickets
The Toronto Raptors is the only team, which was granted permission to have their own TV Station so that they could broadcast games nationally.
Later, the Toronto Raptors hired Benetton Treviso to be the team’s General Manager and European executive guru Maurizio Gherardini as the club’s vice president and the assistant general manager.
In July the Toronto Raptors acquired Anthony Parker from the Maccabi Tel Aviv, and later picked John Salmons from the Philadelphia 76ers, though Salmons scraped the agreement and did not join the Toronto Raptors.
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 Offseason Blueprint: Toronto Raptors
Toronto’s short-term cap situation will hinge on what the team does with free agent Mike James, who averaged 21 points and six assists per game on a stellar 47% shooting.
The Raptors have the first pick in the draft, and the rumor mill has them selecting Andrea Bargnani, who basically plays the same position as Villanueva.
Magloire is a Toronto native, so he might be a good fit, although he doesn’t strike me as a player you’d acquire if you are trying to build a Suns-like team.
www.scoresreport.com /2006/05/27/offseason-blueprint-toronto-raptors   (821 words)

 Toronto Raptors Tickets - nwtix.com/Toronto Raptors Tickets - Buys/Sells Toronto Raptors Ticket
Chris Bosh made two free throws with 2.1 seconds left for the Raptors, who blew a 12-point lead in the fourth quarter before finding a way to recover and pull out their 28th win of the season, one more than their total of last season.
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 Raptors Team Page - CBS.SportsLine.com
During Toronto's 100-88 win over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, Peterson went scoreless from the field on 0-for-5 shooting and scored all five of his points from the foul line in 19 minutes of floor time.
Since he joined the Raptors in a Feb. 22 trade with the New York Knicks, Childs has stressed defense and has tried to make an impression with his new team by playing it hard-nosed.
With the Raptors assured of making their second straight appearance in the postseason, the team is relying on Childs' veteran presence in the backcourt and his willingness to sacrifice his body in leading them into the playoffs.
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 Pro Sports Daily: Toronto Raptors Rumors
Toronto Sun (scroll down): "Mitchell's contract expires after the season and there have been a number of teams, including Indiana and Charlotte, that are reported to be interested, although Raptors general manager Bryan Colangelo also has let it be known that he wants Mitchell back.
Toronto Sun: "A day after his general manager gave him his most public commendation since joining the Raptors, head coach Sam Mitchell was basking in the glow of the praise...
Toronto Star: "Bickerstaff, who is vacating the coach's chair at season's end, had just declined to comment on a report that the Bobcats might chase another member of this summer's free agent class — he being Sam Mitchell, the Raptors coach...
www.prosportsdaily.com /nba/raptors/rumors.html   (1480 words)

 Raptors knock down Nets 120-109 - Boston.com
TORONTO --Chris Bosh had 25 points and the Atlantic Division-leading Toronto Raptors gained ground on New Jersey with a 120-109 victory over the injury-plagued Nets on Wednesday night.
Calderon's 3 gave the Raptors a 111-97 lead with 5:20 left, and Anthony Parker's 3 made it 114-103 with 1:59 remaining.
Toronto finished 10-for-18 from behind the arc while New Jersey went 14-for-28.
www.boston.com /sports/basketball/articles/2007/02/14/raptors_knock_down_nets_120_109   (476 words)

 RaptorBlog.com featuring Scott Carefoot - the best Toronto Raptors fan site since 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
So it was no surprise to me when the 2006-07 Raptors got off to a 2-8 start and seemed doomed for another season of shame.
Sam Mitchell deserves to win Coach of the Year because he pulled his ass out of that frying pan into that soothing winning breeze without appearing to crack much of a sweat and while continuing to be the best-dressed, suavest-looking motherfucker among the league’s coaching ranks.
For all the warm, fuzzy feelings of this feel-good Raptors season, there is still a demon that needs to be exorcised — the memory of Vince Carter.
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 Toronto Raptors (1995-Present)
However the joy was short lived as the Raptors came back to earth fast, as a disgruntled Vince Carter continued to sulk, which hit rock bottom in a November 12th loss in Seattle as he told the Supersonics what play the team was going to run in the waning moments of an 88-87 loss.
Meanwhile the Raptors would go to finish tied for last place in the Atlantic Division with a 33-49 record, while Chris Bosh started to emerge as the new star of the Toronto with a solid 16.8 ppg and 8.9 rpg in just his second year.
The Raptors would continue to play.500 ball in an up and down January that saw them set a franchise record for points in a game while a week later they were torched by Kobe Bryant for 81 points.
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 Toronto Raptors preview | CBC Sports Online
When the Toronto Raptors finished their disappointing season in May with only 27 wins in 82 games, most observers expected new general manager Bryan Colangelo to make changes.
No one on the Raptors is a liability on defence, but neither is there a player who can change a game and shut down the best players in the league — which means the scheme Mitchell comes up with will be key.
Differentiating Toronto from Atlantic rivals Philadelphia, New York and Boston is complicated by the volume of changes made to the roster.
www.cbc.ca /sports/indepth/backgrounder-raptorspreview.html   (2217 words)

 Toronto Raptors News - Topix
Sam Mitchell was honored as the NBA coach of the year Tuesday after leading the Toronto Raptors to a franchise-record-tying 47 victories and their first Atlantic Division title.
Toronto, 47-35, unfurled their Atlantic Division championship banner from the rafters of the Air Canada Centre before the game.
Those fans who are lucky enough to be attending the first two Raptors playoff games will be happy to know that the team is giving away red T-shirts for fans to wear during the game.
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 ESPN.com - NBA/TRAININGCAMP06 - Hollinger's Team Forecast: Toronto Raptors
Sometimes you don't judge the success of a season by wins and losses, and for the Toronto Raptors it was that kind of year.
Toronto's point differential in those first 16 games was a whopping -9.9 points per game, but for the rest of the year the Raptors nearly played their opponents to a draw at -1.3 per contest.
For the season Toronto had 31.3 Expected Wins, so the team on the court was better than its 27-55 mark indicated.
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 RAPTORS.COM - The Official Site of Canada's Team
The Raptors made a late surge, but could not overcome the Grizzlies on Saturday, falling 110-104.
The second annual Toronto Raptors Basketball Academy is now taking registrations.
Raptors Assistant GM and VP Maurizio Gherardini (L) calls play by play with a broadcaster from Sky Italia during the game against the New Jersey Nets on November 1, 2006 at Continental Airlines Arena.(N.S. Butler/NBAE/Getty)
www.nba.com /raptors   (282 words)

 FOX Sports - NBA - Toronto Raptors Team Front
The Raptors continue to befuddle New Jersey's Vince Carter, and unless the New Jersey star can get untracked in the comforts of home by Friday, this first-round playoff series may shift in Toronto's favor.
News: Anthony Parker was a major force at both ends of the court Tuesday as the Toronto Raptors evened their series with the Nets 1-1 with an 89-83 win.
Parker is basically the only Raptor to play well in both games, so that may bode well for this team that usually receives contributions up and down the lineup.
msn.foxsports.com /nba/team?statsId=28   (559 words)

 Toronto Raptors - NBA Wire
Raptors rookie Charlie Villanueva believes there is something special developing between Chris Bosh and himself on the court.
The Toronto Raptors traded temperamental point guard Rafer Alston to the Houston Rockets for guard Mike James on Tuesday.
He threatened to quit the team and the NBA after a Dec. 3 game in Boston and was suspended by the Raptors for two games for conduct detrimental to the club after he walked out during a practice.
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