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November 24, 2010
Who: Sixers (3-11) at Toronto Raptors (5-9) When: 7 p.m. Where: Air Canada Centre TV/Radio: Comcast SportsNet/WIP (610-AM)
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June 7, 2013
The starless Denver Nuggets have lost their biggest name on the bench. George Karl was ousted Thursday less than a month after winning the NBA's coach of the year award. His tenure with the Nuggets is over after 81/2 seasons. The longtime coach is following general manager Masai Ujiri out the door in Denver after Ujiri, the league's executive of the year, recently left to become GM of the Toronto Raptors. - Associated Press
SPORTS
April 17, 2013
DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Rudy Gay added 22, and the Toronto Raptors ran all over playoff-bound Atlanta, routing the host Hawks, 113-96, Tuesday night. Atlanta went mostly with backups, showing no sense of urgency to claim the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference.     McGrady a Spur The San Antonio Spurs signed veteran forward Tracy McGrady as the playoffs approach. The 33-year-old McGrady is a seven-time all-star. He has played for Toronto, Orlando, Houston, the New York Knicks, Detroit, and Atlanta in his career.
SPORTS
January 13, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
At the start of the season, the New Jersey Nets and Toronto Raptors had similar expectations. Both teams hoped to finish with a winning record and contend for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. But with the season almost half over, only the Nets have a legitimate chance to meet their goals. Kerry Kittles scored a season-high 31 points and the Nets snapped a four-game road losing streak with a 108-100 victory over the Raptors last night. "We've learned how to finish games," said Kittles, the former Villanova star.
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December 18, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
What more could the crowd of 25,820 at SkyDome had asked for than getting to see Shaquille O'Neal's first start of the season? How about the Toronto Raptors knocking off Shaq and his Orlando Magic teammates? The NBA expansion team handed the Magic, the owners of the league's second- best record, their worst loss of the season, 110-93, last night in front of the second-biggest crowd of the season. "They usually close it down and pour it on in the late going," said Damon Stoudamire, who had 21 points and 10 assists for the Raptors.
SPORTS
December 19, 2012
Former 76er Lou Williams scored a season-high 24 points, and Josh Smith had 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 100-95 overtime win over the Wizards on Tuesday night in Washington. Kyle Korver, another ex-Sixer, had 16 points, and Jeff Teague added 13 as Atlanta won for the third time in three meetings with the Wizards.   Raptors win on road Jose Calderon scored a season-high 23 points, and the Toronto Raptors won on the road for the second time this season by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers, 113-99.
SPORTS
July 27, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Alvin Williams still wants to play basketball. But the former Germantown Academy and Villanova star won't be doing it for the Toronto Raptors anymore. Toronto waived the veteran point guard yesterday. Williams has played in just one game since March 2004 because of surgeries on his right knee. With Williams due $6.8 million in the last year of his contract, general manager Bryan Colangelo said they had reached a settlement. "I'm a little disappointed," Williams said. "I still wanted to play for the Toronto Raptors and give it one more chance, a last chance.
SPORTS
January 25, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
In their quest to win consecutive games, the 76ers appeared to be given a gift when a Toronto Raptors team arrived at the Wells Fargo Center with four consecutive road losses. Yet, that wasn't enough to get the Sixers past the Raptors, who seem to have the Sixers' number this season. So they missed an opportunity to win consecutive games since winning four straight from Dec. 29 to Jan. 4 in a 104-95 loss to Toronto on Friday night. The loss dropped the Sixers to 14-29. It also marked their eighth loss in the 10 games since the four-game winning streak.
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April 14, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
TORONTO - You knew it was going to end this way. Most 76ers games do. The script goes like this: They play hard and take a second-half lead only to exit the court with a loss. This time, it was the Toronto Raptors who played the role of spoilers, defeating the Sixers, 122-98, on Tuesday night at the Air Canada Centre. The loss dropped the Sixers to 10-71 heading into Wednesday's season finale against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. The Raptors, who clinched the Eastern Conference's second playoff seed, improved to 55-26.
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February 16, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
TORONTO - The global icon's last NBA All-Star Game was a celebration of his illustrious career. Kobe Bryant was never a threat to win a fifth All-Star Game MVP award on Sunday night. But the Los Angeles guard/forward was at ease with 10 points, six rebounds, seven assists, and one steal in the Western Conference's 196-173 victory over the East at the Air Canada Centre. Russell Westbrook won the MVP award for second consecutive year after finishing with 31 points, eight rebounds and five steals for the West.
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February 15, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
TORONTO - The first time is always special, but this one is at home. Those are Kyle Lowry's sentiments about participating in his second straight NBA All-Star Game. Like last season, the Toronto Raptors point guard was voted as an Eastern Conference starter for the game Sunday night here at the Air Canada Centre. "Now, it's home to me," said Lowry, a Philadelphia native who spent the last four seasons of his 10-year career in Toronto. "It's my hometown, where I play every night," he added.
SPORTS
January 11, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, Staff Writer
You had to know it was coming. Never mind that the 76ers looked invincible early on. Forget that the Toronto Raptors looked disinterested during that time. And disregard that the Sixers built a 12-0 cushion as the Raptors missed their first seven shots. The expected outcome of this game was never in doubt. The Raptors awoke from their early slumber and took a 108-95 victory Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. "I think it's just, they have kind of been together for a while," Ish Smith said of Toronto's ability to regroup.
SPORTS
February 17, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Kyle Lowry had the resumé to be here last season. But bigger names were picked over him as reserves: John Wall, Joe Johnson and even teammate DeMar DeRozan. So while more popular players were selected, the Toronto Raptors point guard kept working, kept setting lofty goals, kept believing that it would be his turn one day. So with all of Canada behind him, the Philadelphia native received enough votes to be named an Eastern Conference starter in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden.
SPORTS
February 16, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Kyle Lowry is no longer one of the NBA's most underrated players. For proof, tune in Sunday night to the NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden. The Toronto Raptors point guard was voted into the starting lineup for the Eastern Conference. This moment has been a long time coming for Lowry, a Philadelphia native. "It's been exciting. It's been crazy," he said of the all-star festivities. "I know long days. But it's been worth it, especially being my first time. I'm just super excited to be here right now. " The former standout at Villanova and Cardinal Dougherty High School also participated Saturday night in the skills challenge at the Barclays Center.
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November 11, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
TORONTO - Kyle Lowry is arguably one of the NBA's most underrated players. All the Toronto Raptors point guard does is produce. Yet, the Philadelphia native has never been an NBA all-star. "At the end of the day, I can't worry about what other people do," said Lowry, a ninth-year veteran. "I have to go out there and do my job. If people make all-stars, and I'm winning, I'm happy with that. I'm not caring about anything but winning. "Individual accolades come when you win as a team.
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November 11, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
TORONTO - Soon the creative ways to convey just how awful the 76ers' health has been this season will run out. Sunday night, the Sixers were again without post players Nerlens Noel and Malcolm Thomas in their 120-88 loss to the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. This marked their worst loss since a 43-point defeat by the Golden State Warriors on Feb. 10. "That was not us," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. "We came in here and we got manhandled. . . . We got jumped, and we didn't have any answers.
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April 11, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
TORONTO - It can be argued that the 76ers are destined to lose all three games of their current road trip. Wednesday's 125-114 loss to the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre was anticipated. They are also expected to suffer losses to the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday and the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday. And that's OK for the Sixers (17-61), who aren't basing performances on wins and losses. With four games left, they're all but certain to finish with the league's second-worst record behind the Milwaukee Bucks.
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