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 ...

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 hits bouncer at buzzer, Raptors beat 76ers in Game 7

Sports 05/12/19, 21:03

Kawhi Leonard hit a shot from the corner over Joel Embiid at the buzzer that bounced off the rim four times before falling to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.After Philadelphia's Jimmy Butler ...

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 ...

Lamb hits 3-point winner, Hornets beat Raptors 113-111

Basketball 04/05/19, 20:39

Kemba Walker scored 29 points, and Jeremy Lamb made another clutch 3-ponter as the Charlotte Hornets beat the Toronto Raptors 113-111 on Friday night.Lamb's winning shot came less than two weeks after he hit an improbable half-court buzzer-beater to shock the Raptors in Toronto in one of the craziest endings ...

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 ...

Powell scores 20 as Raptors beat struggling Bulls 112-103

Basketball 03/27/19, 02:42

Already undermanned when the game began, the Chicago Bulls lost another key player at halftime of their latest loss.Norman Powell scored 20 points, Serge Ibaka had 16 and the Toronto Raptors beat Chicago 112-103 on Tuesday night, their eighth consecutive win over the struggling Bulls.Chicago forward Lauri Markkanen left after ...

Powell scores 20 as Raptors beat struggling Bulls 112-103

Basketball 03/26/19, 21:55

Already undermanned when the game began, the Chicago Bulls lost another key player at halftime of their latest loss.Norman Powell scored 20 points, Serge Ibaka had 16 and the Toronto Raptors beat Chicago 112-103 on Tuesday night, their eighth consecutive win over the struggling Bulls.Chicago forward Lauri Markkanen left after ...

Sexton, Cavs beat Raptors 126-101; 2 ejected for fight

Basketball 03/11/19, 20:43

Collin Sexton scored 28 points, Kevin Love had 16 points and 18 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers routed the Toronto Raptors 126-101 on Monday night.Toronto's Serge Ibaka and Cleveland's Marquese Chriss were ejected for fighting late in the third quarter. Ibaka went to the floor after the two were battling ...

Harden scores 35, Rockets beat Raptors 107-95

Basketball 03/05/19, 22:45

James Harden scored 35 points, Gerald Green had 11 of his 18 in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 107-95 on Tuesday night.Eric Gordon and Austin Rivers each scored 13 points as the Rockets won their sixth straight, matching a season high.Kawhi Leonard scored 26 ...

Harden scores 35, Rockets beat Raptors 107-95

Basketball 03/05/19, 22:40

James Harden scored 35 points, Gerald Green had 11 of his 18 in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 107-95 on Tuesday night.Eric Gordon and Austin Rivers each scored 13 points as the Rockets won their sixth straight, matching a season high.Kawhi Leonard scored 26 ...

Siakam scores 25 as Raptors rout slumping Celtics 118-95

Basketball 02/26/19, 22:37

Pascal Siakam scored 25 points, Kawhi Leonard had 21 and the Toronto Raptors used a huge second quarter to rout the struggling Boston Celtics 118-95 on Tuesday night.Serge Ibaka scored 14 points and Norm Powell added 11 as Toronto extended its home winning streak over Boston to eight. The Celtics ...

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 scores 25 points, Raptors beat DeRozan, Spurs

Sports 02/22/19, 22:04

Kawhi Leonard had a go-ahead dunk with 15 seconds left and scored 25 points to help the Toronto Raptors beat his former San Antonio Spurs teammates 120-117 on Friday night, spoiling DeMar DeRozan return.Leonard stole the ball from DeRozan at midcourt and raced in alone for a one-handed slam.Traded to ...

Siakam scores career-best 44, Raptors beat Wizards 129-120

Basketball 02/13/19, 22:25

Pascal Siakam scored a career-high 44 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, OG Anunoby scored a career-best 22 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 129-120 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight win.Serge Ibaka had 10 points and 13 rebounds, and Kyle Lowry had 14 points and 13 ...

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 ...

Gasol pitches in, Raptors send Knicks to 16th loss in row

Sports 02/09/19, 22:35

Marc Gasol had seven points and six rebounds in his Toronto debut and the Raptors sent the New York Knicks to their 16th straight loss, 104-99 Saturday night.Acquired from Memphis before Thursday's trade deadline, Gasol played 19 minutes. The three-time All-Star entered late in the first quarter and made a ...

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