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AUBURN HILLS, Michigan - Dwane Casey had nothing but positive things to say about the fact that his former team just won the NBA title.Casey coached the Toronto Raptors for seven seasons but was fired last offseason - even though he'd ...
Jun 22, 2019
THE Detroit Pistons' season sadly ended last Monday night in another blowout loss to an undoubtedly much better team in the Milwaukee Bucks. Yes, the score was ugly. Again. Milwaukee picked up the victory, 127-104, to complete the four-game, ...
Apr 24, 2019
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DETROIT - Golden State got Stephen Curry back on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time).Even that wasn't enough for the Warriors against Detroit's Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond.Griffin scored 26 points and Drummond added 16 points and 19 ...
Dec 2, 2018
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DETROIT - Dwane Casey looks at the roster of the Detroit Pistons and sees a core of players capable of a lot more than the team accomplished last season."Our time is now," Casey said.The Pistons introduced Casey as their new coach ...
Jun 21, 2018
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DETROIT - Dwane Casey lost his job in Toronto because the Raptors wanted to advance further in the playoffs.In Detroit, it would be an accomplishment if Casey can simply get the Pistons into the playoffs.The Pistons hired the NBA coach of ...
Jun 12, 2018
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TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors fired Dwane Casey on Friday after the team was swept in the playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second straight season.Toronto President Masai Ujiri said the move was a "very difficult but necessary step."The 61- ...
May 11, 2018
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THE Toronto Raptors' Dwane Casey was the NBA's best coach this season, according to his fellow NBA coaches.Casey was announced on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) as the coach-of-the-year selection by the National Basketball Coaches Association. ...
May 10, 2018
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TORONTO - To DeMar DeRozan, regular-season and playoff basketball are as different as checkers and chess.In LeBron James, DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors keep running into the ultimate grandmaster. Their inability to beat him might force coach Dwane Casey into a ...
May 9, 2018
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TORONTO - Watching LeBron James at shootaround, Kevin Love knew something special was in store.Maybe not the fadeaway jumpers James kept making, each seemingly with a higher degree of difficulty than the last, but he was sure there would be something."This ...
May 4, 2018
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TORONTO - The NBA has asked the Toronto Raptors to tell rapper Drake to avoid a repeat of his verbal exchanges with Cleveland's Kendrick Perkins during Game 1 of Toronto's second-round series against the Cavaliers.Drake, who has ...
May 4, 2018
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WASHINGTON - For a team that had been 0-23 when trailing at halftime in road playoff games, the Toronto Raptors sure went about ending that drought and advancing in the playoffs in an usual way: The second unit, led by Fred VanVleet, ...
Apr 28, 2018
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TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors rode to a seldom-used lineup to move within a game of advancing in the NBA playoffs.DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Kyle Lowry had 17 points and 10 assists and the Raptors beat the Washington Wizards, 108- ...
Apr 26, 2018
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THEY do things differently in Toronto.When it's time for NBA public-address announcers to introduce the starting lineup before games, the Raptors don't wait to hear their names called. The starters simply huddle up for a quick ...
Mar 27, 2018
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TORONTO - Raptors guards DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry are bringing their coach along to next month's NBA All-Star Game.Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 25 points, DeRozan had 19 and the Raptors beat Los Angeles, 123-111, on ...
Jan 29, 2018
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TORONTO - LeBron James isn't enjoying the view lately, watching the end of blowout losses from the Cleveland Cavaliers' bench.James and his struggling Cavaliers absorbed their most-lopsided rout of the season, overwhelmed by the Toronto Raptors, 133-99, ...
Jan 12, 2018
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TORONTO - In his playoff rematch with the Toronto Raptors, LeBron James proved even more lethal than last time.In fact, James may be more lethal now than ever.James averaged 26 points per game as Cleveland took down Toronto to win last ...
May 8, 2017
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TORONTO - All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors missed practice Thursday (Friday, Manila time) because of his sprained left ankle, and the team says more tests are scheduled to determine the severity of the injury.Toronto coach Dwane Casey ...
May 5, 2017
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CLEVELAND - Toronto star guard Kyle Lowry sprained his left ankle Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time) in Game 2 against Cleveland.Lowry crumpled to the floor in the first minute of the third quarter, grabbing his left leg. He stayed down under the ...
May 4, 2017
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EVEN the San Antonio Spurs get blown out sometimes.So do the Toronto Raptors, every time they play a postseason game in Cleveland.But the huge deficits they faced on the scoreboard Monday have been erased, and the only deficit that matters ...
May 3, 2017
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CLEVELAND - LeBron James dazzled with soaring dunks, outside shots and even a beer chaser in Game 1.And he did it all - 35 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and an amusing sideline exchange with the "beer lady"- at the expense of the ...
May 3, 2017
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CLEVELAND - We The North vs. We Are The Champions.One round earlier than a year ago, Toronto and Cleveland are meeting again in the NBA playoffs.On the way to winning their first title last season, LeBron James and the Cavs took ...
May 1, 2017
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