Toronto Raptors: Top three takeaways from week 20

Week 20 saw the Toronto Raptors finish a perfect 3-0 against three weaker Western Conference teams. With the end of the regular season getting closer, here are my three takeaways from this week’s action. This week was eventful for the Toronto Raptors. Not only did they increase their lead over the Boston Celtics for second […]
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Author: Aditya Chandran / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Top five performances from a perfect week 14

Week 13 saw the Toronto Raptors post another perfect 4-0 record as they faced off against a mixture of easy and difficult opponents. Which performances stood out the most from this four-game slate? This week ended heartbreakingly. Not because of anything the Toronto Raptors did, but because of the death of one of the greatest […]
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Author: Aditya Chandran / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Top Five Performances From 3-0 Week 13

Week 13 saw the Toronto Raptors post a perfect 3-0 record as they welcomed several players back to the lineup. Which performances stood out the most? The Toronto Raptors have had arguably the worst luck in the NBA this season when it comes to injuries. Just when one player would return, another would get injured […]
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Author: Aditya Chandran / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Top five performances from a perfect week six

The Toronto Raptors went a perfect 4-0 in week six as they played a good mix of easy and tough teams. What Raptor performances made the top five? With the Toronto Raptors expecting Serge Ibaka back this week, the role players on the squad were looking to prove themselves in the last remaining days. With […]
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Author: Aditya Chandran / Raptors HQ

Kawhi’s buzzer-beater ends the Sixers in Game 7; Raptors win 92-90

In a perfect turn of events, the Raptors won Game 7 against the Sixers on a last second shot by their best player, Kawhi Leonard. Literally unbelievable. The Raptors only had to win. They didn’t have to win with grace, or aplomb, or anything approaching beauty. They just had to have more points than the Philadelphia 76ers after 48 minutes of Game 7 action; the whole team could then bundle up their collective performance as one more memory. Even if the Raptors decided to all shoot terribly, even if it looked at times like they would never hit another three, even when Philly took the lead — especially then — none of it mattered, if they could hold on until the end.
That Toronto’s Game 7 win would come on a buzzer-beating shot from Kawhi Leonard, a long two on the baseline that bounced and hung on the rim for what felt like a million years, was just perfect poetry. It was magic the universe seemed to draw up just for the Raptors and the city of Toronto. The other 47.999 minutes, all the ups and downs, the whys and whats and how-could-yous, all of it, just melted away.
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Author: Daniel Reynolds / Raptors HQ