Hey Canada, What The Hell Happened To The Raptors?

The Wizards completed their four-game sweep of the Raptors yesterday evening in D.C. Sweeps aren’t all that uncommon in the first round of the NBA playoffs; what made this one notable, beyond Toronto having been the higher-seeded and favored team at the outset, is just how one-sided it was. The score was tied 43-43… » 4/27/15 10:55am 4/27/15 10:55am

The Wizards Are Figuring It Out, And The Raptors Aren't Good Enough

“That is a bad man, number 34.” Those are the words color commentator Doris Burke used to describe Paul Pierce’s game-sealing three-pointer against the Toronto Raptors last night. In just thirty seconds the Raptors cut an eight point deficit to three, and if the Wizards had come up empty, the Raptors would’ve had a… » 4/25/15 11:34am 4/25/15 11:34am

Kyle Lowry Is The Most Frustrated Man

Over the first two games of the Raptors-Wizards series, both played in Toronto, Kyle Lowry has played 60 minutes, scored 13 total points, hit five of 20 shots, and committed ten personal fouls. Those numbers—they are bad! Not at all coincidentally, the Wizards lead the series 2-0 heading back to D.C., and the Raptors… » 4/22/15 10:38am 4/22/15 10:38am

Marcus Smart Pulls Game-Winning Layup Out Of His Ass

What the NBA’s Eastern Conference lacks in good basketball teams, it makes up for in an oddly exciting race for the last two playoff spots. The Celtics are one of five teams separated by just two games between seventh and 11th place. Three of those teams—Miami, Charlotte and Boston—played in games decided by one point… » 4/05/15 12:03pm 4/05/15 12:03pm

Vince Carter Receives Standing Ovation, Cries During Return to Toronto

Vince Carter's Memphis Grizzlies are playing in Toronto tonight, and for the first time since the Raptors traded the former Air Canada to the Nets in 2004, he was cheered. Carter has played 16 games in Toronto since the trade—including a playoff series in 2007—and in every single one of them he was vociferously booed.… » 11/19/14 8:58pm 11/19/14 8:58pm

Get To Know The Guy Who Might Be The Steal Of The NBA Draft

One of the savviest picks of last year's NBA draft was made by the Milwaukee Bucks, when they grabbed Giannis Antetokounmpo with the 15th overall pick. The Greek Freak was just a bundle of springy limbs and a fresh face at the time, but he quickly became a player who matters. There is another baby-faced, athletic… » 6/26/14 5:18pm 6/26/14 5:18pm

Mike Tirico Raps About Drake, Achieves Supreme Dadness

It's not the rapping that makes Mike Tirico the biggest dad to have ever dadded in this clip, it's the ensuing faux-embarrassment, the point-by-point explanation of his joke, and the gleeful mention of his son and whatever extracurricular activity that son is currently engaged in. That's what we call hitting for the… » 5/05/14 2:24pm 5/05/14 2:24pm

Paul Pierce And Kevin Garnett Couldn't Stop Gushing About Toronto Fans

The real star of the thrilling first-round series between the Nets and Raptors turned out to be Toronto itself. The success-starved sports town brought its A-game, even as Brooklyn prevailed in seven, to the point where the Nets' biggest stars had nothing but love for the opposing fans. » 5/05/14 8:49am 5/05/14 8:49am

Raptors' Final Shot At Series Win Denied By Paul Pierce

The Raptors were doing everything right in the final minutes of Game 7. They were quickly scoring and fouling right after. With a sloppy inbounds pass, Terrence Ross was smart enough to bounce the ball off of the Nets' Paul Pierce before he went out of bounds, giving Toronto a chance to win their first seven-game… » 5/04/14 4:13pm 5/04/14 4:13pm

Kyle Lowry Abuses Deron Williams, Gets His Signature Highlight

You wouldn't be blamed for not knowing a whole lot about Kyle Lowry before this year. He's a 28-year-old point guard who's averaged 11 points and five assists per game throughout his career, and who has toiled away in relative obscurity in Memphis, Houston, and now Toronto. This year, he became the guy you knew was… » 5/01/14 10:03am 5/01/14 10:03am