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Kawhi Leonard: Birth Of Canada’s Newest Sports Icon

Dr. James Naismith, Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe and Bobby Orr. When one thinks of Canadian sports heroes, those names are on the proverbial shortlist up in the Great White North. Thanks to a 10-month magical run that has propelled the Toronto Raptors into their first-ever appearance in the NBA Finals, could Kawhi Leonard join them? Acquired in a franchise-altering trade that sent longtime favorite DeMar DeRozan to the San Antonio
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NBA: Raptors Fire Dwane Casey. Will Toronto Hire Becky Hammon?

TORONTO- The Raptors fired Dwane Casey in a move that seemed expected. Toronto is obviously getting sick and tired of losing playoff games to the one team that always beats them, the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Raptors have a very good roster especially with DeMar Derozan and Kyle Lowry. The issue for the Raptors involved the game planning. The Indiana Pacers practically handed a gift to Casey and he failed to
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Dwane Casey: Toronto Raptors Head Coach Deserves Better Than Being Team Scapegoat

24 hours after seeing his 59-win, East-leading Toronto Raptors get eliminated by the three-time defending conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers in a four-game sweep, embattled head coach Dwane Casey may be out in The Six. Per multiple media reports, the Raptors are leaning towards firing Casey following their 35-point humiliation—the worst loss by a conference No.1 seed—in recent memory, but to lay it all on the coach—who has the support of
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NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers Crush Raptors, Complete Four Game Sweep

CLEVELAND- Up 3-0, underdogs for the first time in the LeBron James era, the three-time defending East champs wanted to make a statement. And boy, did they ever. The Cleveland Cavaliers started the game hot out of the gates and never looked back. The Raptors couldn't handle the Cavs shooters at all tonight. Kevin Love also made life miserable as he confused Toronto's defense by getting inside the paint and
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NBA Eastern Conference Semi-Finals Game 2: Cavaliers vs. Raptors

TORONTO- The Cleveland Cavaliers made an incredible comeback to force overtime in game one on Tuesday. Cleveland was down by double digits several times. Then the Cavs would constantly be within five points of tying the game only for the Raptors to slip away. Eventually, the effort paid off with a defensive stand on Toronto's last possession in the fourth quarter that gave LeBron James the chance to end the
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NBA: Eastern Conference Semi-Final Preview- Raptors vs Cavaliers

TORONTO- The Cleveland Cavaliers barely won the series against the Indiana Pacers. The Cavs need to learn from the first round and apply everything they found out to the next series against the Toronto Raptors. Cleveland usually matches up against Toronto better than they do against Indiana. However, things can change in the playoffs as teams often perform at a better level. The Raptors are significantly better on offense than
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NBA Free Agency Day Two Big Winners

Although not as exciting as day one, NBA free agency kept rolling along on day two. The Denver Nuggets made the biggest free agency splash, as they landed Paul Millsap in a late-night deal. The Toronto Raptors held their core together earlier in the day. Restricted free agent Otto Porter landed a huge offer from the Sacramento Kings, with more to come. And, to top it off, Tom Thibodeau continues