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Nick Nurse Sees a Lot of 'Ceiling' in Gary Trent Jr. and it's Easy to See Why

Gary Trent Jr. is probably never going to be a primary offensive weapon for the Toronto Raptors. He doesn't have the athletic gifts to attack the rim the way some others do nor the finishing ability of his predecessor Norman Powell. But what he does have is a lethal 3-point shot and a willingness to always be ready, and together that can be a very dangerous weapon.
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Klay was 'fired up' after Warriors' 53-point loss to Raptors

Prior to Friday's game between the Warriors and Toronto Raptors, Klay Thompson was on the court at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. working on a version of his jump shot that lacked the actually jumping part. It was a sight Warriors fans have longed for. Watching one half of the...
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Raptors rout Warriors 130-77 for 2nd win in last 15 games

TAMPA, Fla. -- — Pascal Siakam scored 36 points in three quarters and the Toronto Raptors routed the Golden State Warriors 130-77 Friday night, with the largest margin of victory in the NBA this season. Toronto shot 53.4% in the game and won for just the second time in 15...
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Without Steph Curry, Draymond Green, Warriors suffer historic 130-77 blowout loss to Raptors

Andrew Wiggins’ jumper clanked off the back iron and the Raptors, having secured the rebound, eased into a possession. After a couple of passes, Gary Trent Jr. blew by Damion Lee and finished with a right-handed floater. The Warriors’ defense offered little interference, and the basket put the Raptors up 101-49 with 3:30 left in the third quarter.
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Warriors face troubling questions after 53-point loss to Raptors

Moments before tipoff Friday night, when forward Draymond Green was scratched from the lineup because of a sprained left finger, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr knew that his team could have a tough time against the Raptors: It was without its two best players on the back end of a back-to-back set.
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Raptors build 61-point lead over Warriors, win by 53

The Warriors won and gloated for years. “Now that they’ve come back to reality,” an anonymous player said last season, “you want to beat the hell out of them.”. The Raptors sure did that Friday. Toronto built a 61-point lead over Golden State before completing a 130-77 victory in Tampa.
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Hope is Dying for the Raptors as Calls to Tank Get Louder

It seems like an eternity ago that the Toronto Raptors were sitting pretty as the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference having just strung together wins against some of the conference's best teams. Somewhere in the 2020-21 Toronto Raptors is that team, a team that has shown an ability to...
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Watch Klay put up jumpers before Warriors-Raptors game

Klay Thompson is in Tampa, Fla., with the Warriors for their East Coast swing, and was seen getting up some jump shots Friday night before his teammates took the floor against the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors have played the entire 2020-21 season in Tampa because of COVID-19 restrictions on international...
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Toronto Raptors: Why trading Norman Powell was the right move

After spending six seasons with one team in his career, Norman Powell saw his time with the Toronto Raptors is over, as the team traded Powell to the Portland Trail Blazers for Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood during the NBA trade deadline. Powell has some memorable moments during his...
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Toronto Raptors stand pat on star point guard Kyle Lowry as trade deadline passes

The Toronto Raptors are keeping star point guard Kyle Lowry, having let Thursday's trade deadline pass without moving the franchise icon. Lowry, who turned 35 on Thursday, was the biggest trade target available leading up to this year's deadline, with the six-time All-Star and championship-winning point guard being coveted by several contending teams. Lowry has remained one of the NBA's best two-way guards this season, averaging 17.4 points and 7.5 assists per game while shooting 39% from 3-point range and continuing to be one of the top defensive guards in the league.
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Raptors: This stat proves Chris Boucher is a contender for Sixth Man of the Year

The Toronto Raptors are hurdling out of control towards one of the worst records in the league, even despite Chris Boucher and his emergence as one of the best bench players in the NBA irrespective of position. The Raptors might not win a ton of awards this year, but Boucher’s charge for Sixth Man of the Year still has some validity behind it.
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Game Recap: Thunder 113, Raptors 103

After giving up 67 first-half points, the Thunder’s defense loaded up, buckled down and held Toronto to just 36 points over the final 24 minutes of action. Meanwhile, the Thunder shared the wealth on offense as seven players scored in double-figures for the fifth time this year. Game Flow. The...
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Powell pens goodbye to Raptors: 'Toronto will always be in my heart'

Norman Powell took to Instagram on Monday night to say his farewells to the Toronto Raptors franchise and the city of Toronto, a place he called home for the last five-and-a-half years. Powell was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers at the NBA Trade Deadline on Thursday, in exchange for...
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Draymond scratched, won't play in Warriors' game vs. Raptors

Steph Curry wasn't the only star missing from the Warriors' starting lineup Friday night in Tampa, Fla. Draymond Green didn't start, with Juan Toscano-Anderson taking his place in Golden State's lineup at tipoff against the Toronto Raptors. Green was on the bench, and in uniform, at the start of the game, but he won't take the floor, according to NBC Sports Bay Area's Kendra Andrews.
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Raptors' Kyle Lowry will play and start against Pistons tonight

After being initially listed as questionable to play against the Detroit Pistons tonight, star Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry will not only be active, he will be a starter, too. Fellow Raptors Jalen Harris, Patrick McCaw, Paul Watson, and DeAndre Bembry will be out for the contest in Detroit.
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Steph will not play vs. Raptors; Draymond and Poole probable

Steph Curry will not play against the Toronto Raptors on Friday night because of his tailbone contusion. It's unclear at this point if Curry will play Sunday against the Atlanta Hawks, but the Warriors are 1-6 this season without the two-time NBA MVP. Draymond Green (left finger sprain) and Jordan...
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