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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Kyle Lowry was understandably torn.Lowry and the Toronto Raptors spent nearly three months in Florida for the NBA restart. That's a lot of time away from his children, and Lowry made no secret during his ...
Sep 13, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Nick Nurse was close to quitting.He was 26 or 27 years old, coaching in Britain and wondering whether he had a future in the profession. He went to his hotel room one night and wrote down a ...
Aug 23, 2020
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THE Toronto Raptors finally were able to training together, hitting the practice court on Saturday in Orlando (Sunday, Manila time).Nick Nurse and the Raptors arrived at the Disney Resort on Thursday (Friday, Manila time), driving from Naples where the team stayed ...
Jul 12, 2020
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PRACTICE facilities in the NBA have been open for a couple of months, with one major element missing from them.No team has had an actual practice yet.Most of the work that has gone on in those buildings during the NBA&# ...
Jul 8, 2020
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WITH NBA games indefinitely on hold, there has been a lot of discussion about postseason possibilities - including by coaches around the league.They're preparing for what a resumption of the season that was shut down March 11 could look like ...
Apr 7, 2020
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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 - The Toronto Raptors were still partying it up in Las Vegas, part of an extended celebration following their first championship, when the NBA starting reshaping itself for a new season with the blockbuster trade agreement that will send Anthony Davis to ...
Jun 17, 2019
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OAKLAND, California - Whenever Toronto coach Nick Nurse needed inspiration this season, he merely needed to look at his office wall.Hanging there is a big photo, a finish-line shot of the 2015 Travers Stakes at historic Saratoga Race Course. There are ...
Jun 15, 2019
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OAKLAND, California - Toronto coach Nick Nurse plays to the beats to his own drum.And that's not even one of the instruments that he's messing around with these days.Nurse's office in Toronto has a guitar ...
Jun 6, 2019
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TORONTO - There's no escaping the reality of what's at stake when the Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game Six of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time).The surging Raptors have won three ...
May 25, 2019
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MILWAUKEE - Kawhi Leonard arrived in Toronto thinking he could pick up another championship to go with the one he already has.One more victory and he'll play for another ring. And dominant performances like he put up on Thursday night ( ...
May 24, 2019
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TORONTO - With a weary Kawhi Leonard fighting through fatigue, the Toronto Raptors found enough energy to pull away from the Milwaukee Bucks.Kyle Lowry led the way.Lowry scored 25 points, Leonard had 19 and the Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 120- ...
May 22, 2019
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TORONTO - For Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors, Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) was all about rest and recovery.Coming off a season in which he sat out 22 regular-season games and never played on back-to-back nights as part of a ...
May 21, 2019
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TORONTO - 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 ...
May 13, 2019
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DENVER - In response to an early call, Toronto coach Nick Nurse formed the perfect "O'' with his mouth and held it for a dozen or so seconds.Oh, these playoffs. They can leave your mouth agape - just like Nurse' ...
Apr 23, 2019
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NEW YORK - Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse and Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore were fined by the NBA on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time).Nurse was fined $15,000 for criticizing the referees after a 95-86 loss to the Denver Nuggets on ...
Dec 19, 2018
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LOS ANGELES - Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse has rejoined his team in Los Angeles after the death of his 94-year-old mother.Nurse says his mother died on Monday in Iowa (Tuesday, Manila time), where he was born in the city ...
Dec 12, 2018
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LOS ANGELES - Toronto's Kawhi Leonard won't play against the Los Angeles Clippers because a bruised right hip.Raptors coach Nick Nurse announced the injury shortly before Tuesday night's game at Staples Center (Wednesday, Manila time).He ...
Dec 12, 2018
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NICK Nurse spent almost three decades paying his coaching dues, toiling with teams in Britain, Italy and Belgium, college basketball and the G League.The chance he's long coveted has finally arrived.Nurse has agreed to become the next coach ...
Jun 13, 2018
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Michael Jordan is getting closer to hiring his next NBA coach.The Jordan-owned Hornets are narrowing their search after interviewing several candidates, people familiar with the situation said on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).The people said the list ...
May 5, 2018
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