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WITH the departure of two key frontcourt men, the Toronto Raptors try to fill the void and are signing Alex Len.Fifth pick overall in 2013, Len played five years with the Phoenix Suns before stints with the Atlanta Hawks and Sacramento ...
5 days ago
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CLEVEAND - Looking to replace Tristan Thompson, the Cavaliers have acquired center JaVale McGee and a future draft pick from the Los Angeles Lakers for forwards Alfonzo McKinnie and Jordan Bell, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Sunday ...
6 days ago
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WHILE the Toronto Raptors did well before the season suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic, Marc Gasol was frustrated he wasn't able to deliver as expected.Hampered by hamstring issues, Gasol was far from the big man that helped lift the ...
Jul 16, 2020
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THE Toronto Raptors expect to enter the NBA restart near full strength with Marc Gasol back in top form after a hamstring injury.Coach Nick Nurse is pleased with Gasol's form and he doesn't see any problems as they prepare ...
Jul 13, 2020
If you're a longtime NBA follower, you've probably heard about the cautionary lockout tale of Shawn Kemp.From the time the Seattle Supersonics drafted him in 1989 until he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1997, the ...
Jun 16, 2020
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TORONTO - Marc Gasol scored a season-high 20 points and matched his career high with six 3-pointers, Norman Powell scored 28 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards, 140-111, on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time).Terence Davis II ...
Jan 18, 2020
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TORONTO - Raptors swingman Norm Powell was cleared to play Sunday against San Antonio while star forward Pascal Siakam and center Marc Gasol are close to returning.Coach Nick Nurse said the three core players - all injured during a Dec. 18 victory at ...
Jan 11, 2020
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THE Toronto Raptors will be without Pascal Siakam, Marc Gasol and Norman Powell indefinitely after all three were injured at Detroit on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time).The team announced the diagnoses Thursday. Siakam hurt his groin during an awkward landing late ...
Dec 20, 2019
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DETROIT - Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol has left Wednesday night's game at Detroit (Thursday, Manila time) with a left hamstring strain.Gasol headed toward the locker room in the first quarter, and by the end of the period, the Raptors ...
Dec 19, 2019
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TORONTO - One huge quarter from 3-point range helped the Toronto Raptors halt a rare home losing streak.Pascal Siakam scored 30 points, Marc Gasol set season highs with 17 points and 15 rebounds and the Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets, 110- ...
Dec 15, 2019
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TORONTO - Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse expects he'll be experimenting with lineups a lot in the early part of the season.That's the challenge when you lose two starters from any team, let alone an NBA champion. ...
Oct 16, 2019
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TORONTO - Kawhi Leonard has moved on and Danny Green is gone, but the Toronto Raptors still have an NBA title to defend.This season, a group led by All-Star guard Kyle Lowry, breakout talent Pascal Siakam and defensive standout Marc Gasol ...
Sep 29, 2019
MADRID - Spain's men's basketball team has been welcomed by the Spanish king and thousands of fans on the streets of Madrid after winning the World Cup title over the weekend.Players presented the trophy to Spanish King Felipe ...
Sep 17, 2019
BEIJING - Marc Gasol looked to the sky as confetti fell, some sticking to his massive shoulders, and then cradled and kissed the giant golden chalice that goes to the World Cup champions.He's getting good at hoisting trophies.Gasol got ...
Sep 15, 2019
BEIJING - Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Lamar Odom, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.Those are the only five players to win an NBA title and a gold medal in the same year, whether it was in FIBA or Olympic competition, with Pippen doing ...
Sep 14, 2019
SPAIN turned to Sergio Llull in the second overtime to turn back a tenacious Australia side, 95-88, on Friday night and reach the final of the 2019 Fiba World Cup at the Beijing Wukesong Sports Center.Llull hit the three-pointer ...
Sep 13, 2019
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TORONTO - Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol accepted a one-year player option Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) for next season.The value is approximately $25.6 million, marking the final year of a five-year contract Gasol signed with the Memphis Grizzlies in ...
Jun 27, 2019
KAWHI Leonard can smile now. That "Larry O'B" he and his equally ballsy teammates have relentlessly worked for is probably seating atop a table in their after-party somewhere as you read this, perhaps even being passed around for those ...
Jun 14, 2019
OAKLAND, California - The Canadian flag, soaked in beer and champagne, was waved in the Toronto locker room. Pascal Siakam wore the flag of Cameroon around his shoulders. Marc Gasol was yelling some happy phrase in Spanish.Every team that wins an NBA ...
Jun 14, 2019
NBA
OAKLAND, California - The NBA says Toronto's Marc Gasol should have been given two free throws with 49 seconds left of Game Five of the NBA Finals in Toronto, a game that the Raptors lost to Golden State by one point. ...
Jun 12, 2019
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