Darko Rajakovic carries Raptors through adversity

TORONTO – Most fans would describe the Toronto Raptors’ 2023-24 season as tumultuous, even chaotic, with a series of trades significantly remaking the roster and then a raft of injuries and other issues directly contributing to a 15-game losing skid. But head coach Darko Rajakovic’s lasting memory of this lost season will be how through … Read more

Haliburton guides Pacers past Raptors 140-123

TORONTO – At six-foot-three, Javon Freeman-Liberty is the perfect height to be a point guard but until he joined the Toronto Raptors, he never really played the position. That’s quickly changing. Freeman-Liberty had a career-high 20 points, eight rebounds and two assists as the Raptors fell to the Indiana Pacers 140-123 on Tuesday in Toronto’s … Read more

Quickley powers Raptors past Wizards 130-122

TORONTO – Immanuel Quickley had a double-double as the increasingly healthy Toronto Raptors fended off the Washington Wizards 130-122 on Sunday. Quickley finished with a season-high 31 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds as Toronto won back-to-back games. RJ Barrett of Mississauga, Ont., scored 22 points with eight rebounds and seven assists for Toronto (25-53). … Read more

Raptors sign Malik Williams to 10-day contract

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 3, 2024 12:10 pm 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size TORONTO – Centre Malik Williams has signed a 10-day contract with the Toronto Raptors. Per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The six-foot-11 Williams averaged 11.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, … Read more

Russell leads Lakers past Raptors 128-111

TORONTO – After the hardest stretch of his life, RJ Barrett finally returned to his “sanctuary.” Barrett, from nearby Mississauga, Ont., led all scorers with 28 points as his Toronto Raptors lost to the Los Angeles Lakers 128-111 on Tuesday. It was Barrett’s first time playing in an NBA game since the death of his … Read more

Olynyk thriving as playmaking centre for Raptors

TORONTO – When starting point guard Immanuel Quickley stepped away from the Toronto Raptors, it was not obvious who would set up the team’s offence. All-star forward Scottie Barnes usually took over play-making duties with the team’s second unit, but he was already out with a broken hand. Enter six-foot-11 backup centre Kelly Olynyk. “Someone’s … Read more

Barrett, Quickley upgraded to probable vs. Lakers

TORONTO – Immanuel Quickley had been with the Toronto Raptors for less than three months when his beloved uncle Shawn Hamilton died. Even though he was relatively new to the organization, about a dozen members of the Raptors made the trip to attend Hamilton’s funeral. It was an act of kindness and respect that Quickley … Read more

Oubre leads 76ers past Raptors 135-120

TORONTO – A deflected pass bounced to Toronto Raptors forward Bruce Brown who immediately passed it up court to a streaking Jordan Nwora, who defied two Philadelphia 76ers closing in on him and went for an emphatic dunk. The jam brought Toronto’s bench to its feet with injured all-star Scottie Barnes pretending to faint. Unfortunately, … Read more

McBride helps Knicks cruise past Raptors 145-101

TORONTO – Rookie forward Gradey Dick is proving he can score in the NBA, but he’d be happier if his Toronto Raptors could get a win. Dick had a career-high 23 points as Toronto was routed by the New York Knicks 145-101 on Wednesday for the Raptors’ 12th consecutive loss. The 44-point differential was the … Read more

Gaming commission monitoring Porter investigation

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 27, 2024 1:34 pm Updated March 27, 2024 1:35 pm 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario says it’s closely monitoring an investigation of Toronto Raptors backup centre Jontay Porter. The NBA confirmed Monday that it’s investigating … Read more