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Professional basketball team based in Toronto, Canada

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Toronto Raptors: Professional basketball team based in Toronto, Canada
The Toronto Raptors are a Canadian professional basketball team based in Toronto. The Raptors compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division. They play their home games at the Scotiabank Arena, which they share with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team was founded in 1995 as part of the NBA's expansion into Canada, along with the Vancouver Grizzlies. Since the 2001โ€“02 season, the Raptors have been the only Canadian-based team in the league, as the Grizzlies relocated from Vancouver to Memphis, Tennessee.


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'No more excuses': Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse urging Americans in Canada to vote

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse has joined with his team in a very public campaign to get Americans living in Canada to vote. - Published

Indiana Pacers to hire Toronto Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as new head coach

The Indiana Pacers are set to hire Toronto Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as their new head coach, replacing Nate McMillan. - Published

Raptors' Masai Ujiri 'Didn't Sleep For Days' After Cop Shove Video Released

Raptors president Masai Ujiri says he really struggled mentally in the days after the cop shoving video was released ... even though the footage completely exonerated him. "This was very hard for me,".. - Published

NBA: Tearful Jeremy Lin seeks return after one season in China with Beijing Ducks

nba: tearful jeremy lin seeks return after one season in china with beijing ducks
Beijing: Jeremy Lin said on Tuesday he is leaving the Beijing Ducks after one season in China and wants to return to the NBA, where he sparked the "Linsanity" craze of 2012. The 32-year-old guard, who,..
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Celtics edge Raptors to reach Eastern Conference finals

The Boston Celtics reach the Eastern Conference finals after a 92-87 win against defending champions the Toronto Raptors in the series decider.
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Celtics, Raptors can't stand each other at this point. And sharing the same hotel, there's no escape.

The Celtics-Raptors series has had some bad blood. The players can't stand each other at this point, but sharing the same hotel, there is no escape. - Published

Raptors force series-decider after thrilling double-overtime win over Celtics

The Toronto Raptors force a series-deciding game seven against the Boston Celtics in the NBA play-offs, after a thrilling 125-122 double-overtime victory in Florida.
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Raptors fend off Celtics in double-overtime thriller to force Game 7

A series many expected to come down to a Game 7 will get it after the Raptors held off the Celtics for a wild 125-122 win in double overtime. - Published

Celtics push champions Raptors to brink of exit, as Clippers edge ahead of Nuggets

Defending champions the Toronto Raptors are one game from elimination after defeat by the Boston Celtics in the NBA play-offs.
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Celtics ratchet up defense, crush Raptors in Game 5 to move one win from East finals

The Celtics locked down the Raptors defensively and rolled to a 111-89 win that puts Boston on the brink of the Eastern Conference finals. - Published

Toronto Raptors and Denver Nuggets both pull level in NBA play-offs after wins

The Toronto Raptors beat the Boston Celtics to level their play-off series and the Denver Nuggets defeat the Los Angeles Clippers.
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Celtics guard Brown fumes over Anunoby buzzer-beater

celtics guard brown fumes over anunoby buzzer-beater
Jaylen Brown was left fuming after OG Anunoby's buzzer-beater snatched a dramatic 104-103 win for the Toronto Raptors to reduce the Boston Celtics' series lead to 2-1. The Celtics looked set to be on..
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Celtics' Jaylen Brown calls defense on Raptors' game-winning shot 'a (expletive) disgrace'

Jaylen Brown tipped his cap to OG Anunoby and the Raptors for the play, but Brown couldn't hide his frustration over the Celtics' defensive lapse. - Published

Raptors' OG Anunoby sinks incredible 3 at buzzer to beat Celtics in Game 3

OG Anunoby hit a 3 as time expired to give the Raptors a 104-103 win over the Celtics in Game 3 and cut Boston's series lead to 2-1. - Published

Celtics, Raptors considering boycott of Thursday's Game 1 to 'demand more attention' after Jacob Blake shooting

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse confirmed that players from both teams met Tuesday night to discuss their options, which included a boycott. - Published

Raptors president Masai Ujiri: Altercation with sheriff's deputy happened 'because I am Black'

Raptors president Masai Ujiri said a 2019 incident with a deputy happened because Ujiri is Black. New video of the altercation was released this week. - Published

Masai Ujiri Says Cop Shoved Him at NBA Finals 'Because I Am Black'

Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri says RACE was the main reason he was disrespected and assaulted by a cop at the 2019 NBA Finals -- stating, "It's because I am Black." 50-year-old Ujiri has.. - Published

New video shows deputy shove Raptors president Masai Ujiri during altercation at NBA Finals

Body camera footage of an altercation between Masai Ujiri and a sheriff's deputy at last year's NBA Finals appears to show the deputy as the aggressor. - Published

Cop Shoved Raptors President Masai Ujiri Twice During NBA Finals, Video Shows

Here it is ... video proof Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri was SHOVED FIRST in an altercation with a sheriff's deputy during the 2019 NBA Finals. It's shocking footage considering the claims made.. - Published

NBA bubble breakdown: Boston Celtics know rout of Toronto Raptors means 'nothing'

Boston routed Toronto 122-100, but Celtics coach Brad Stevens won't be putting any stock in the result if the teams meet again in the playoffs. - Published

NBA: Kyle Lowry leads Toronto Raptors to win over LA Lakers

Kyle Lowry stars in the Toronto Raptors' 107-92 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Orlando.
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Stephen Curry set to return for Warriors against Raptors

stephen curry set to return for warriors against raptors
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) โ€” Stephen Curry is confident he has put his left hand through every possible test aside from actually getting into an NBA game. He will get that chance Thursday night, when the..
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Curry scores 23 points in comeback game - but Warriors lose again

Stephen Curry scores 23 points in 27 minutes in his first match since October as the Golden State Warriors lose 121-113 to the Toronto Raptors.
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Toronto Raptors superfan Drake is back trolling the Milwaukee Bucks

Drake, the Canadian rapper and Raptors superfan, was back in the Milwaukee Bucks' orbit Tuesday with a clever piece of trolling. - Published

Kawhi Leonard confirms he has flown with helicopter pilot in Kobe Bryant crash

Kawhi Leonard says Kobe Bryant gave him ''a sense of a drive last year just trying to win that championship," with the Toronto Raptors. - Published

'I'm free' - Celtics' Kanter to play first game outside of US in more than a year

Boston Celtics Enes Kanter will play against the Toronto Raptors in Canada on Christmas Day - his first match outside of the US for more than a year.
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Pascal Siakam: Toronto Raptors star & his unconventional path from Cameroon to NBA

Pascal Siakam might have been a priest. Or a footballer. The path that led him to the NBA is not what you would call conventional.
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Leonard struggles on first game against Raptors, but Clippers get the win

Kawhi Leonard helps the Los Angeles Clippers' to victory against former club and defending NBA champions Toronto Raptors.
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The basketball champions' rings with 640 diamonds

The Toronto Raptors received the biggest rings in championship history after winning the NBA.
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Hong Kong protesters crash NBA opening night party

Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters crashed the NBA's opening night party on Tuesday handing out thousands of black t-shirts as the Toronto Raptors prepared to begin the defense of their championship..
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Raptors, Pascal Siakam agree on 4-year max extension

raptors, pascal siakam agree on 4-year max extension
Pascal Siakam is officially a major part of the Toronto Raptorsโ€™ long-term plans. The Raptors and Siakam have agreed on a four-year, $130 million maximum extension, a person with knowledge of the..
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China row threatens to upstage league's return to Japan

The NBA returned to Japan for the first time in 16 years on Tuesday, with preseason action between the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors - but it was the league's growing crisis in neighboring..
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Toronto Raptors Introduce Branded Hijabs

The hijabs were inspired by a group based in Toronto that promotes Muslim women in sports. - Published

Deals get real: Butler joins Heat, Raptors wish Kawhi well

The signings start: Jimmy Butler joins the Miami Heat, and Toronto bids farewell to Kawhi Leonard - Published

Clippers to sign Kawhi Leonard, trade for Paul George from Thunder

clippers to sign kawhi leonard, trade for paul george from thunder
The LA Clippers will sign Kawhi Leonard to a max free agent contract and trade for Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to reports that broke overnight Saturday. Leonard chose the..
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Kawhi Leonard signing with Los Angeles Clippers, who reportedly trading for Paul George

kawhi leonard signing with los angeles clippers, who reportedly trading for paul george
CLEVELAND, Ohio โ€” Kawhi Leonard is headed to Los Angeles. Just not in the way anyone expected. In a massive development reported early Saturday morning by ESPNโ€™s Adrian Wojnarowski, Leonard agreed..
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Kawhi Leonard and Paul George reportedly joining Los Angeles Clippers

NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard is reportedly headed to the Los Angeles Clippers. The California native joins the team after spending last year with the Toronto Raptors and leading them to their first NBA..
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'Kawhi Watch' reaching new levels as NBA world awaits decision

A plane owned by the group that operates the Raptors landed at a Toronto airport โ€” and footage suggests that Kawhi Leonard was one of the passengers. - Published

Raptors' Danny Green on potentially visiting Donald Trump White House: 'Hard no'

An NBA champion hasn't been to the White House since 2016. It appears the Raptors will make it three consecutive years without the customary visit. - Published

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Police in Canada are looking for a fourth person and haven't recovered the gun involved in a shooting at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors that left four people wounded and sent thousands fleeing - Published

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Steph Curry's squad won Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors while on the road up in the North, activating a Taco Bell promotion. - Published

Trump launches 2020 campaign, Investigation into Raptors parade shooting: 5 things to know Tuesday

President Trump heads to Florida to kick off his 2020 campaign, funeral services are held for the pilot who died in the New York City helicopter crash and more news to start your Tuesday. - Published

Panic amid Toronto Raptors victory parade gunfire

panic amid toronto raptors victory parade gunfire
Four people are injured in shooting as the Toronto Raptors celebrate their first NBA title.
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Toronto Raptors: Four people injured in victory parade shooting

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Police say two were seriously wounded at the event celebrating the basketball win.
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4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

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Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and..
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Several shot near celebration parade for the Toronto Raptors; Remembering Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress and designer.
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Shooting near Toronto Raptors parade sparks stampede

Several people were wounded after a shooting at a parade celebrating the NBA champions.
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Several shot near celebration parade for the Toronto Raptors

At least four people were shot Monday near a rally celebrating the Toronto Raptors' NBA championship. Arrests have already been made. Don Dahler has the latest.
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Toronto celebrates Raptors' NBA championship

Toronto celebrates Raptors' NBA championship - Published

Video shows thousands running after shots fired during Toronto Raptors' parade celebration

Videos shared on social media show thousands of people running in panic after two people were shot at the Toronto Raptors' championship parade. - Published

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