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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 2001–02 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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Curry scores 23 points in comeback game - but Warriors lose again

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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

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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 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

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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

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Kawhi Leonard signing with Los Angeles Clippers, who reportedly trading for Paul George

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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 — 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

Toronto police seek 4th person in Raptors rally shooting

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

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4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

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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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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

Toronto Raptors two-million strong NBA victory bash marred by shooting

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Shooting mars Toronto Raptors NBA victory parade attended by 2 million Canadians

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Reports of shooting during Toronto Raptors' NBA championship parade

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Warriors congratulate NBA champion Raptors in Toronto newspaper ad

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Trudeau joins two million Canadians cheering Raptors in NBA victory parade

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Anthony Davis trade to Lakers expected to spark major shake-ups around NBA

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The Toronto Raptors are celebrating their 2019 NBA championship
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5 things you need to know Monday: Hong Kong, Raptors, OJ Simpson, Taylor Swift and 'MIB'

Hong Kong protests, the Raptors parade and more news to start your Monday. - Published

California police say Raptors president shoved, hit deputy

A police agency will pursue a misdemeanor battery charge against the president of the Toronto Raptors after he was accused of hitting a sheriff's deputy in the face as he tried to join his team on the.. - Published

Raptors' title sees Canada set viewing, spending records

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NBA free agency: What are options for Raptors' Kawhi Leonard?

Toronto forward is newly minted Finals MVP and helped lead the Raptors to first title in their 24-year history. But is he ready for a new challenge? - Published

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Toronto Raptors celebrate first NBA title, defeating Golden State Warriors

The Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors, 114-110, to win their first-ever NBA title. They're the first non-U.S. team to win. Bill Reiter of CBS Sports HQ broke down how the Raptors did..
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'You've got to be kidding': Warriors stunned by injuries to Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson

While the Warriors gave the Raptors credit and didn't use injuries as an excuse, they were taken aback by Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant going down. - Published

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Raptors beat Warriors, capture first NBA title

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A look inside the celebration following the Toronto Raptors' victory over the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA championship. - Published

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