Things to know about these most-international NBA Finals

Sports 05/30/19, 01:42

Sometime in the next couple weeks, either the Toronto Raptors or Golden State Warriors will proclaim themselves to be world champions.They won't be true "world" champions, of course.But these NBA Finals have a very distinct international feel.Golden State Warriors basketball guard Stephen Curry takes part in practice for the NBA ...

Lowry has 25, Raptors rout Bucks 120-102 to even East finals

Sports 05/21/19, 22:19

Kyle Lowry scored 25 points, Kawhi Leonard had 19 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 on Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece.Serge Ibaka had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Raptors, who improved to 7-2 at home this postseason. Reserve ...

Leonard scores 36, Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2 OTs

Basketball 05/19/19, 21:30

Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points, including eight in the second overtime, and the Toronto Raptors beat Milwaukee 118-112 on Sunday night to cut the Bucks' lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference finals.Pascal Siakam had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Norman Powell scored 19 points before fouling out, and Marc ...

Bucks lead East finals 2-0, and now series shifts to Toronto

Sports 05/18/19, 15:37

Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry have more than held their own against Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton so far in these Eastern Conference finals.Other than some pretty boxscores, the Toronto Raptors have nothing to show for those efforts.The supporting cast hasn't supported much for Toronto, and with what is almost ...

Leonard scores 21, Raptors rout 76ers 125-89 to win Game 5

Sports 05/07/19, 21:38

Kawhi Leonard had 21 points and 13 rebounds, Pascal Siakam scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors used a huge second quarter to rout the Philadelphia 76ers 125-89 Tuesday night and take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.Toronto can advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the ...

Raptors, Nuggets win to even NBA playoff series at 2-2

Basketball 05/05/19, 21:16

Kawhi Leonard scored 39 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with 1:01 left, to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 101-96 on Sunday and even the Eastern Conference semifinal series at 2-2.Marc Gasol scored 16, Kyle Lowry had 14 and the Raptors rebounded after consecutive losses to reclaim home-court ...

Raptors and 76ers made changes this season, and now face off

Basketball 04/26/19, 12:27

The last time Toronto and Philadelphia played was on February 5, a night where the Raptors went into the 76ers' home building and had absolutely no trouble on the way to an easy win.Later that night, the 76ers struck a deal to get Tobias Harris.And about a day later, the ...

With defense clicking, Raptors focused on deep playoff run

Basketball 04/24/19, 09:40

The Toronto Raptors have reason to believe this is the year their playoff run doesn't end in failure and frustration.Just ask the Orlando Magic, who have seen firsthand how good this Raptors team can be.Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, Pascal Siakam added 24 and the Raptors routed the Magic 115-96 ...

Augustin has 25, hits winning 3, Magic beat Raptors 104-101

Sports 04/13/19, 18:48

D.J. Augustin scored 25 points, including the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left, and the Orlando Magic beat the Toronto Raptors 104-101 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series on Saturday.Kawhi Leonard got a final shot for Toronto, but missed the rim with his 3-pointer from the top.Aaron ...

Siakam, Leonard lead Raptors past Nets 115-105

Sports 04/03/19, 21:00

Pascal Siakam had 28 points and 10 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 26 points and nine boards and the Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 115-105 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.Serge Ibaka finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Raptors (56-23), who need to win their ...

Green scores season-high 29 as Raptors beat Magic 121-109

Basketball 04/01/19, 21:01

Danny Green scored a season-high 29 points, Kawhi Leonard and Serge Ibaka each had 15 and the Toronto Raptors clinched their sixth Atlantic Division title by beating the Orlando Magic 121-109 on Monday night.The win also means Toronto can finish no lower than second in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors ...

Ibaka, VanVleet lead Raptors to 124-101 rout of Bulls

Sports 03/30/19, 21:29

Serge Ibaka had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Fred VanVleet also scored 23 and the Toronto Raptors routed the Chicago Bulls 124-101 on Saturday night despite playing without Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam.Marc Gasol had 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists as Toronto won its third straight.Leonard was excused ...

Lin leads Raptors to rout of Knicks; Lowry injured

Basketball 03/18/19, 21:16

Jeremy Lin scored 20 points, Fred VanVleet had 13 points and 12 assists, and the Toronto Raptors beat the New York Knicks 128-92 on Monday night.The victory came at a cost to the Raptors, who saw guard Kyle Lowry leave in the third quarter after suffering an injured right ankle. ...

Kawhi Leonard scores 25 points, Raptors beat Lakers 111-98

Basketball 03/14/19, 21:44

Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points, Norman Powell had 20 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-98 on Thursday night.LeBron James scored 29 points and Alex Caruso had a career-high 16 for Los Angeles. The struggling Lakers lost for the sixth time in seven games, further denting their ...

Raptors and Rockets to play 2 pre-season games in Japan

Sports 03/04/19, 22:41

The Toronto Raptors and the Houston Rockets will play two pre-season games in October at the Saitama Super Arena, the basketball venue for next year's Tokyo Olympics.In a statement Tuesday, the NBA said it has staged 12 regular-season games in Japan, beginning in 1990 when the Utah Jazz played the ...

Leonard hits winner, Raptors beat Trail Blazers 119-117

Basketball 03/01/19, 23:00

Kawhi Leonard scored the go-ahead basket with three seconds remaining and the Toronto Raptors held on to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 119-117 on Friday night.Leonard scored 38 points and Kyle Lowry had 19 points and 10 assists as the Raptors won for the ninth time in 10 games.Marc Gasol ...

Ross has 28 against former team, Magic beat Raptors 113-98

Basketball 02/24/19, 18:06

Terrence Ross scored 28 points against his former team, Nikola Vucevic had 23 points and 12 rebounds and the Orlando Magic beat the Raptors 113-98 on Sunday, ending Toronto's winning streak at seven.Jonathan Isaac scored 16 points and D.J. Augustin had 12 as the Magic won for the sixth time ...

Leonard hits winning basket, Raptors beat Nets 127-125

Basketball 02/11/19, 22:04

Kawhi Leonard banked home the tiebreaking basket with 4.2 seconds remaining and the Toronto Raptors edged the Brooklyn Nets 127-125 on Monday night.Leonard scored 30 points, Serge Ibaka had 18 points and12 rebounds and Pascal Siakam scored 17 for the Raptors, who have won eight straight home meetings with the ...

Owner: Grizzlies will retire Marc Gasol’s jersey in future

Basketball 02/08/19, 12:37

A day after trading Marc Gasol to Toronto, the owner of the Memphis Grizzlies says the franchise will retire the center's No. 33 jersey some day in the future.Owner Robert Pera issued a statement Friday morning after the franchise confirmed the trade netting Memphis a trio of players and a ...

Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past Grizzlies

Basketball 02/07/19, 22:36

Russell Westbrook had his eighth straight triple-double, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled past the depleted Memphis Grizzlies 117-95 on Thursday night.Westbrook finished with 15 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds. He now has the longest triple-double streak of his career and is one short of Wilt Chamberlain's NBA record ...

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