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2017 Schedule
3rd in Atlantic
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Can Raps make run at LeBron's Cavs?

Zach Lowe presents his annual preseason tiers for all NBA teams. He doesn't share the angst that some Raptors fans have following certain offseason roster moves. Lowe's NBA tiers

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NBA Lockdown: Eastern Conference Contenders

Jorge Sedano, Amin Elhassan and Cassidy Hubbarth break down the top teams in the Eastern Conference and wonder if anybody can seriously challenge the Cavaliers.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

After the Cavs lost to the Raptors by 25, Ty Lue took the same tact as his mentor, Doc Rivers, did earlier in the preseason when the Warriors blew out the Clippers: blamed the other team for playing too hard. To me, kind of sounds like someone failing an exam explaining to his parents that the other students in the class only got A's on the test because they studied. Nonetheless, here's the quote: "I just thought they approached it like a regular-season game. They played hard. Offensively they were smart. Defensively they were good outside of the first quarter when we got going early. Their point guards hurt us tonight, all three of them. They played at a different pace and a different speed and they approached it like a regular-season game and we approached it like a preseason game."

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Ty Lue says he will up his starters' minutes into the 20-minute range in tonight's preseason game against Toronto.

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Will Toronto improve its frontcourt?

Zach Lowe notes that the Raptors need to upgrade at the power forward position to really challenge Cleveland. Lowe predicts Toronto to take a cautious approach before changing its team's chemistry. Lowe’s crazy predictions

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Tyronn Lue says that Tristan Thompson will play in the Cavs' preseason game against Toronto on Thursday. "He's been feeling good as we talked about," Lue said. "I just wanted to be cautious and make sure everything was right."

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It's Toronto vs. Cleveland ... again

The Blue Jays and Indians will meet in the ALCS, bringing back memories of the Cavaliers playing the Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals. This is the first time NBA and MLB teams from the same city will meet in a sport's semifinal in the same year since the LCS began in 1969, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

Bad timing for Lowry to announce contract plans? (1:57)
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Lowry to opt out of final year of Raptors deal

Kyle Lowry intends to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Toronto Raptors and potentially join a star-studded group of free agents next summer.

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Contract-year Lowry boosts Raps' rank

In Zach Lowe's annual ranking of NBA teams worth watching, Toronto ranks 6th. Kyle Lowry, due to be a free agent next summer, could be in for a big season. If DeMarre Carroll stays healthy, the Raptors could compete with the Cavs. Watchability rankings

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.714th
Rebounds Per Game43.416th
Assists Per Game18.729th
Points Allowed98.23rd

Team History