Raptors Game Tonight: Raptors vs Rockets Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, TV Channel for Feb. 10

Raptors Game Tonight: Raptors vs Rockets Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, TV Channel for Feb. 10

The Toronto Raptors rode another dominant performance from Pascal Siakam to a win against the Thunder last night. With seven straight victories in the bag, the latest Raptors odds hint that they will keep their hot streak up against a young team that is playing for the future. Toronto will take on Jalen Green and […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: 2 studs and 1 dud from preseason opener

Toronto Raptors: 2 studs and 1 dud from preseason opener

The Toronto Raptors took home a win in dominant fashion against the rival Philadelphia 76ers in their preseason opener. While Scottie Barnes was the main attraction, the performances of players like Dalano Banton, Yuta Watanabe, and Justin Champagnie helped the Raptors start the preseason off with a 1-0 record. The Raptors have preached what has […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: 3 reasons Toronto could win head-to-head games vs. 76ers

Raptors: 3 reasons Toronto could win head-to-head games vs. 76ers

The Toronto Raptors have been the dominant team in the NBA’s Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division for nearly a decade. Since 2013 the Raptors had appeared in seven consecutive playoffs, won the Atlantic Division six times, and appeared in two Eastern Conference Finals, and won a championship. They were an Eastern Conference playoff fixture […]
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Author: Jason Mills / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: 1 key reason Chris Boucher’s knee injury could ruin Raptors

Toronto Raptors: 1 key reason Chris Boucher’s knee injury could ruin Raptors

The Toronto Raptors might’ve polished off a dominant win against a very injured Brooklyn Nets team, but the celebration ended as soon as the final whistle blew, as star bench player and power forward Chris Boucher left the game early with a knee injury. Boucher came into the contest averaging 13.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, and […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Matthews scores two again as Leafs dominate the Can-sucks

The Leafs had a dominant game against Vancouver on Thursday, and they made sure not to disappoint again tonight, as they played another strong game on route to a 5-1 victory.
The Leafs started with another strong period against the Canucks, as they once again had the advantage in possession (62.69%) and scoring chances (59.94%), and it showed up in the goal department. First, they got another powerplay goal (their 15th of the season already) off of a Simmonds goal with a shot that looked a lot like a James van Riemsdyk net front goal.

I could watch this forever.
Wayne and Auston pic.twitter.com/dEp1OvEBvp
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) February 7, 2021

After another power play that got no results, Matthews put the Leafs up 2-0 with a goal so filthy I looked behind me to make sure no one would see me watching it.

Matthews just ended Chatfield’s career pic.twitter.com/dALMhQXLaG
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) February 7, 2021

The Canucks got their first big chance of the game early in the second as Pettersson got a chance with a wide open net, but a bad bounce saw him fan on the shot.

Pettersson had an open-net. What a shame. pic.twitter.com/m1CE8 …

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Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation

Jason Spezza Hat-Trick in 7-3 Win over Vancouver

Toronto defeated Vancouver 7-3 today in a dominant display of offense.
The Leafs scored early, scored often, and most importantly, scored at even strength. That is a formula for success in any game, especially when you cannot always rely on consistent officiating. I will limit this to one gripe, and that is the uncalled boarding on Kerfoot:

No call for this hit by Chatfield on Kerfoot. Directly into numbers on a vulnerable player into boards pic.twitter.com/RiK7ZOVZkm
— NHL Safety Watch (@NHLSafetyWatch) February 5, 2021

On to the positives though, this is Jason Spezza’s world and we are all just living in it.
V I N T A G E

Spezza snipe #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/TTuxL5N2Yl
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) February 5, 2021

What is so deceptive about this goal is that Spezza constantly uses the fake slap pass, building up his reputation just to lower opposing goaltenders guards.

Sauce and snipe #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/afLKyXePY4
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) February 5, 2021

Nic Petan made a case for himself staying in the lineup, showing his hockey IQ by passing to ‘free points’ sign, Jason Spezza.

THE SCORING SPEZZALIST #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/PthxwsfBIU
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) February 5, 2021



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Author: Earl Schwartz / The Leafs Nation

Three centers the Toronto Raptors should try and trade for

Three centers the Toronto Raptors should try and trade for

Although the Toronto Raptors aren’t the dominant force they’ve been in recent years – they’re only a few pieces away and getting a center should be their biggest priority. The Toronto Raptors are in a weird spot. They currently sit at a 3-8 record and are mulling around the bottom of the standings. At the […]
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Author: Jack Long / Raptors HQ

The Toronto Raptors are not Respected as a Top Four team should be

The Toronto Raptors have been dominant all season, yet they don’t gain any respect or consideration when the playoffs are mentioned. They’ll be heavy underdogs once the playoffs to resume. Everyone always enjoys an underdog story. Just as a kid growing up, I always rooted for the weaker team who had the odds stacked against […]
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Author: Alexandro Fidanza / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Wild Western Conference and a potentially healthy roster await them in March

After a short but dominant February, the Toronto Raptors are hoping to keep up the excellent play and return to full strength in March. March is the beginning of the end in terms of the NBA regular season. This month is considered to be the stretch run, as some teams are on the edge of […]
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Author: William Ricks / Raptors HQ

Three Questions from the Raptors ahead of Game 5 vs. the Orlando Magic

After a dominant Game 4, we spoke to the Orlando Pinstriped Post before the Raptors look to take the series on their home court. The Raptors have a chance to close out the Magic… tonight! Mike Calli of the Orlando Pinstriped Post was kind enough to answer some questions for us heading into Game 5:
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Both Norman Powell and Serge Ibaka had huge games on Sunday, propelling the Raptors to victory. What did they do differently this time around?

This seemed like the first game of this series where one of the benches actually made an impact on the result of the game.
Entering Game 4, all of the Raptors primary reserves were shooting less than 40 per cent in the series. That changed in a big way with Normal Powell shooting 7-for-9 for 16 points, nearly surpassing his total from the first three games combined (17 points, 31.6 percent shooting), and Serge Ibaka shooting 5-for-6 for 13 points.
Overall, the ball movement when the Raptors’ second unit was on the floor seemed much better than it had been. Powell, after struggling with his three-point shot the first three games, was aggressive throughout in Game 4, attacking the basket without hesitation and often beating the Magic off the dribble …

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Author: Dylan Litman / Raptors HQ