‘The job’s not done’: Raptors reset, as NBA Finals loom

Sports 05/28/19, 16:25

The parade that the Toronto Raptors enjoyed last week was an impromptu and quick one.A chance at the real parade awaits.There is a clear back-to-work vibe coming from the Raptors as they get ready for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors on ...

Matchups for the NBA Finals between the Warriors and Raptors

Basketball 05/26/19, 13:51

The position matchup breakdown for the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors:STARTING GUARDSGolden State: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry reacts in the finals seconds of Game 6 of the team's NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals against the Milwaukee Bucks on ...

NBA Finals are set: reigning Warriors vs newcomer Raptors

Sports 05/25/19, 22:47

The first NBA game was in Toronto.And now, the NBA Finals are headed there.Finally.Toronto Raptors fans react as they watch Game 6 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals between the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks, on a screen outside Scotiabank Arena, in Toronto on Saturday, May 25, 2019. (Chris ...

Leonard scores 27, Raptors advance to first NBA Finals

Basketball 05/25/19, 22:32

Kawhi Leonard had 27 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Toronto Raptors into the NBA Finals for the first time with a 100-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.The Raptors overcame a 15-point deficit to win the series in six games and will host the Golden State ...

Column: Raptors one-and-done gamble on verge of paying off

Sports 05/24/19, 17:04

This is what the Toronto Raptors had in mind all along.When they went all-in with the trade for Kawhi Leonard, they knew his time in the Great North was likely to be short.But this one-and-done gamble will certainly be worth it if Leonard can lift his team to five more ...

Stakes are high as Bucks, Raptors meet in Game 6

Sports 05/24/19, 16:26

There's no escaping the reality of what's at stake when the Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night.The surging Raptors have won three straight, putting them on the brink of the first NBA Finals berth in team history.The Bucks, who ...

Leonard scores 35, Raptors beat Bucks 105-99 for 3-2 lead

Sports 05/23/19, 22:39

Kawhi Leonard scored 35 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 105-99 on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.Leonard showed no obvious signs of the leg soreness that bothered him in Toronto's victories in the previous two games, hitting the 30-point mark ...

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 ...

Halfway: Bucks top Raptors 125-103 for 2-0 East finals lead

Sports 05/17/19, 22:09

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 17 rebounds, Ersan Ilyasova came off the bench to add 17 points and the Milwaukee Bucks never trailed on the way to beating the Toronto Raptors 125-103 on Friday night and taking a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.Antetokounmpo scored 11 points in ...

Bucks finish with a flourish, rally to top Raptors 108-100

Sports 05/15/19, 22:11

Brook Lopez scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied in the final minutes to beat the Toronto Raptors 108-100 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night.Lopez had a dunk with 2:20 left to put ...

US senator seeks safe passage for Blazers star Enes Kanter

Sports 05/14/19, 18:11

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants to ensure Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter, a Turkish star whom Turkey wants arrested for his criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will be able to safely travel to Canada for a possible NBA championship series against the Toronto RaptorsThe Oregon senator wrote Tuesday ...

NBA conference finals preview capsules

Basketball 05/13/19, 11:56

Capsule previews of the Eastern Conference and Western Conference finals:EASTERN CONFERENCENo. 1 MILWAUKEE BUCKS (60-22, 8-1) vs. No. 2 TORONTO RAPTORS (58-24, 8-4)Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) and teammates watch as the ball bounces around the rim as time begins to expire in an NBA Eastern Conference semifinal basketball ...

Leonard, Raptors to face Bucks, Antetokounmpo in East final

Sports 05/13/19, 01:52

For the second time in four seasons, the Toronto Raptors are headed to the Eastern Conference final.While the Raptors won't have to deal with playoff nemesis LeBron James this time, they will face a tough task in controlling Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo and the rest of the NBA's highest-scoring ...

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 ...

Kawhi Leonard wows even his coach with playoff performance

Sports 05/07/19, 13:01

Just when it seemed Kawhi Leonard couldn't get any better, along came the NBA playoffs and another level of performance that's left even his coach awed. Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse joins PodcastOne Sports Now hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg this week to take the pulse of the playoffs, both ...

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 ...

Joel Embiid, 76ers rout Raptors to take 2-1 series lead

Sports 05/02/19, 22:08

Joel Embiid refused to get tripped up back home in the postseason, scoring 33 points and playing to the "MVP!" chants to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 116-95 victory over Toronto Raptors on Thursday night.Philadelphia took a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.Embiid also had 10 rebounds, ...

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