Raptors Game Tonight: Raptors vs Mavericks Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, TV Channel for Oct. 23

Raptors Game Tonight: Raptors vs Mavericks Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, TV Channel for Oct. 23

After an ugly offensive showing in their home opener, the Toronto Raptors managed to tighten things up in Boston against the rival Celtics. While they didn’t have the most efficient shooting performance, the likes of Scottie Barnes were able to carry this team to a victory. Unfortunately, the newest Raptors odds aren’t projecting another win […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Nick Nurse’s plan for OG Anunoby could fuel DPOY season

Raptors: Nick Nurse’s plan for OG Anunoby could fuel DPOY season

With so much hype and bombast surrounding the offensive improvements that Toronto Raptors star OG Anunoby has made over the course of the last few months, it’s easy to forget that he has the skills to potentially become the best on-ball defender in the Eastern Conference. With Kyle Lowry in Miami and Pascal Siakam recovering […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: How should the team be handling the Terence Davis sutiation?

Raptors: How should the team be handling the Terence Davis sutiation?

The struggles on the offensive side of the ball this season led Toronto Raptors fans to call for in crease in playing time for shooting guard Terence Davis, who made the leap from undrafted free agent to rotational guard in just one season. While Davis has had his moments on the court this season, he […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Should the Blue Jays extend Justin Smoak?

The Toronto Blue Jays are suddenly an exciting offensive team. Full of young stars that have the potential to carry a team into eventually winning more games than they lose, but beyond the Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, and Cavan Biggio trio, there appears to be a newly found hole in the future infield.
Rowdy Tellez was destined for that position and slotted in there over last winter, but to say his 2019 has been disappointing could be an understatement. Through the last month of the 2018 season, he provided an excellent story with some powerful home runs and what seemed like an unending slugging streak.
But as he was given more responsibility this season, his .222/.281/.421 slash line through a total of 324 plate appearances makes one wonder if he’s really the player that could be in that position long-term when everything is put together for a contending team.
He found a resurgence in Triple-A Buffalo midseason, hitting for an astronomical 186 wRC+ and 1.138 OPS in 109 PA,  but his production returned to what it was before he was optioned down to the minors. Since his return on August 14th, Tellez has a .592 OPS — it is only 10 games of hitting, but his hot streak …

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Author: Thomas Williams / Blue Jays Nation

Listen to That’s A Rap #20: Post-Game 2 vs. Sixers Reaction

What started as an offensive slog, turned into the Jimmy-Kawhi show. Listen as the boys pick apart Game 2 of Raptors-Sixers. For the first time since mid-March, the Raptors did not lose to a 3-pointer in the final five seconds. Although, their Game 2 loss to the 76ers was heart-breaking all the same.
So, the Raptors got out to a slow start. They trailed by double-digits at halftime. The starters led a third quarter comeback. Kawhi Leonard hit a slew of clutch buckets. Kawhi found a teammate for an open three in the dying seconds. Does any of this sound familiar?
Let’s hope the Raptors recover in Philadelphia the same way they recovered from the Game 1 loss to Orlando. Check out the latest episode as we dissect Game 2, with an eye toward Thursday’s momentum-swinging game.

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Toronto got another outstanding performance from Kawhi Leonard (35/7/6) and Pascal Siakam (21/7/3 + 4 steals), along with inspiring play from Kyle Lowry (20/5/5 + excellent D). Unfortunately, that’s where the positive numbers end.
The bench was outscored (again). How bad has it gotten? Greg Monroe – yes, that one – scored twice as many points (10) as the entire Raptors bench (5). The Sixers were the aggressors …

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Author: JayRosales / Raptors HQ