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2017 Schedule
15-7, 1st in Atlantic
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Will Raptors steal No. 1 seed from Cavs?

How likely is it that the Raptors will take the top spot in the East? How much would that help them in the playoffs? Here's how ESPN's Basketball Power Index projects the race.

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Towns show Valanciunas no mercy (0:15)
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DeRozan all over the court in Raptors' win (1:23)
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DeRozan appears out of nowhere for a one-handed putback (0:23)
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DeMar DeRozan makes Raptors history

Taking the court on Thursday night against the Timberwolves, the eighth-year shooting guard moved one ahead of Morris Peterson (2000-01 through 2006-07) in career games. The team played a video tribute to DeRozan after the first quarter.

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Carroll's block sets up Ross's one-handed jam (0:30)
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Do not try and contest Towns (0:24)
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DeRozan euro steps and jams (0:29)

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

During the first timeout of the first quarter, the Raptors played a video tribute to DeMar DeRozan, who became the franchise's all-time leader in games played. Tonight is DeRozan's 543rd career game (all with the Raptors), one more than Morris Peterson played in a Toronto uniform.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (groin strain) declared himself out for Friday's game against the Toronto Raptors. Speaking to reporters at a community event on Thursday, Thomas said: "I won't be playing [Friday]. But [his Celtics teammates will] be ready. I'm going to do whatever I can to get back out there on the court. It's eating me alive to not be able to participate, not to be able to play, but I gotta be smart about this because i don't want this to linger on for the rest of the season."

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Raps to wear Huskies throwbacks

The Raptors will wear their Toronto Huskies throwback uniforms on Thursday night for the second time this season. The jerseys are replicas of the uniforms worn by Toronto's team during the NBA's inaugural season in 1946-47. The Raps are 5-3 in the throwbacks.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge said on Boston sports radio 98.5 that Isaiah Thomas got a PRP injection for injured groin on Wednesday. Ainge deemed Thomas unlikely to play Friday vs the Raptors, but said Thomas remains day-to-day.

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Doris Burke confused by Drake's advances (1:50)
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Cavs top Raptors to snap three-game slide (1:29)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs get a much-needed win over TOR 116-112. LeBron James led the way with a season-high 34p 8r 7a; Kevin Love 28p 14r; Kyrie Irving 24p 7a; Channing Frye 10p; Tristan Thompson 6p 14r; DeAndre Liggins 5p 5r. Cavs stop 3-game skid. End road trip in NYK on Wednesday.

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Kyrie delivers behind-the-back dime to LeBron for finish (0:18)
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LeBron gets a lane and takes full advantage (0:24)

Team Stats

Points Per Game111.53rd
Rebounds Per Game42.325th
Assists Per Game20.525th
Points Allowed103.113th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-17157.682
2015-165626.683
2014-154933.598
2013-144834.585
2012-133448.415