Raptors fans react to Joel Embiid, 76ers playoff elimination

Raptors fans react to Joel Embiid, 76ers playoff elimination

The Toronto Raptors fell to the Philadelphia 76ers in six games during their first-round playoff series. Still, Joel Embiid and Doc Rivers could not use that momentum as a springboard to championship success in the conference semifinals. Kyle Lowry, former 76er Jimmy Butler, and the Miami Heat had minimal issues knocking Philly out of contention in […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

3 biggest areas of need for the Toronto Raptors this offseason

3 biggest areas of need for the Toronto Raptors this offseason

Despite losing to the Philadelphia 76ers in six games during the first round of the NBA playoffs, the Toronto Raptors had a successful season in 2021-22. The Raptors clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference, Scottie Barnes won Rookie of the Year, and Fred VanVleet is an All-Star this year. Considering that this […]
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Author: Pirasanth Gunasekaram / Raptors HQ

1 hidden matchup the Raptors can exploit in 76ers playoff series

1 hidden matchup the Raptors can exploit in 76ers playoff series

The Toronto Raptors are facing the Philadelphia 76ers after making an impressive climb to the No. 5 seed in the second half of the season. The Raptors beat the 76ers 3-1 in the season series, and the one they lost was by just five without Scottie Barnes, Fred VanVleet, and OG Anunoby. Toronto is 2-0 against […]
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Author: Sai Pirapakaran / Raptors HQ

A complete history of the Raptors-76ers rivalry in the postseason

A complete history of the Raptors-76ers rivalry in the postseason

The Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers have met twice before in the NBA Playoffs. The divisional rivals first squared up in 2001 and most recently in 2019. The winner of those series advanced to the NBA Finals both times. Could this 2022 matchup determine the Eastern Conference Champions again? In 2022, these two franchises will […]
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Author: Jason Mills / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors must resist Ben Simmons deal despite declining value

Toronto Raptors must resist Ben Simmons deal despite declining value

As soon as the trade buzz surrounding Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons started to pick up, Masai Ujiri and the Toronto Raptors were mentioned as a potential landing spot. With their desire to get younger and more versatile paired with their disappointing 2020-21 season, the move made some sense in a vacuum. However, both Simmons […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors Game Today: Raptors vs 76ers Odds, Prediction, Pick, TV for Oct. 7

Raptors Game Today: Raptors vs 76ers Odds, Prediction, Pick, TV for Oct. 7

The Toronto Raptors completely dominated the Philadelphia 76ers for large chunks of their preseason opener, as Scottie Barnes, OG Anunoby, and Precious Achiuwa helped lead what was a unified, motivated team that caused problems for Doc Rivers on offense due to their length. While one preseason game is certainly not indicative of a team that […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Ben Simmons trade value dropping is good news for Toronto

Raptors: Ben Simmons trade value dropping is good news for Toronto

The Philadelphia 76ers might be more well-equipped for a title run than the Toronto Raptors on paper, but the Sixers have been saddled with some misfortune after star point guard Ben Simmons has reportedly requested a trade. While it’s easy to crack jokes about his inability to shoot, Simmons is still a top-flight point guard. […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

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