The Raptors closed Oracle Arena with a series-clinching win over the Warriors in Game 6.
Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors is putting forth an incredible effort in the 2019 NBA Playoffs that will likely live forevermore.
The Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals to clinch their first championship in team history.
The Toronto Raptors withstood several punches from the Milwaukee Bucks and stole a game on the road with a 105-99 win in Game 5 on Thursday. Kawhi Leonard carried the load down the stretch, much like he has throughout the playoffs for Toronto. Leonard finished with 35 points on 11-of-25 shooting while also dishing out nine assists and securing seven rebounds. The All-Star swingman scored 15 of Toronto's 33 points in the final quarter.
Kyle Lowry and Jonas Valanciunas spent a dozen years between them developing their games under coach Dwane Casey. Valanciunas had never played for any other NBA head coach before this season. When they welcome Casey and his Detroit Pistons back to Toronto on Wednesday night, the two longest-serving current Raptors know emotions will be running high. "It's going to be different, but hey, I'm still going to try to take his head off, the team's head off," Lowry said with a laugh. The Raptors will face Detroit for the first time since Casey was fired, just days after Toronto was ousted from the playoffs by Cleveland for the third consecutive season.
How will Toronto and San Antonio move on? Zach Lowe breaks down the trade and its major implications on all sides.
The early-morning trade that sent Kawhi Leonard to the Toronto Raptors and DeMar DeRozan to the San Antonio Spurs had NBA Twitter buzzing, but not for the reasons you might expect. Yes, there was fallout from two All-Stars in their primes swapping conferences, but their fellow players were far more focused on what they perceived as lack of loyalty shown by the Raptors to DeRozan, something Toronto's all-time leading scorer touched on in his own Instagram Story.
The Toronto Raptors fired coach Dwane Casey on Friday, the team announced. Casey, the most successful coach in franchise history, lost his job after consecutive second-round playoff sweeps to the Cleveland Cavaliers and being named the coach of the year in a vote of the NBA's 30 coaches.
The Cleveland Cavaliers killed the Toronto Raptors in a second-round sweep, and now all of the questions surrounding them can be boiled down to this: Are they extinct now? The Raptors were never supposed to be here. When beloved executive Masai Ujiri took over from Bryan Colangelo in the summer of 2013, the conventional wisdom was that he'd tear the whole thing down. He didn't, but he came close; Kyle Lowry packed his bags anticipating a trade to the Knicks and DeMar DeRozan told Ujiri he didn't want to stick around if the front office decided to chase lottery balls. Everything that has happened since then has been the result of a happy accident, and this summer will force Ujiri to make difficult decisions.
The Magic have traded power forward Serge Ibaka to the Raptors for small forward Terrence Ross and a 2017 first-round pick.
A lot of weird things had to happen but the Raptors beat the Cavaliers and are now dreaming of an upset.
Kyle Lowry and Bismack Biyombo had huge games to lead the Raptors to a 116-89 win and their first trip to the conference finals in franchise history.
All postseason long, the Toronto Raptors have waited for their All-Star backcourt to show up. The wait is over...
It was another dreadful game for the Toronto Raptors' All-Star backcourt, but the supporting cast kept the contest from being an outright catastrophe.