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56-26, 1st in Atlantic

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors PG Kyle Lowry receives a proclamation from the city of Philadelphia on behalf of the mayor for his support of youth basketball players.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

It never stops for Olympic gold medalist Kyle Lowry. He's currently hosting a youth basketball camp in his native Philadelphia.

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Good news, bad news for Raptors

Kevin Pelton writes that ESPN's real plus-minus shows Toronto dropping out of the 50s in wins next season. But he notes the Raptors have recently made a habit of proving their preseason RPM rating to be too low. Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)

With 25th pick in draft, Raptors would ...

Chad Ford wouldn't be surprised to see Masai Ujiri go overseas again with a selection late in the first round. Ford sees it being 7-foot-2 Jonathan Jeanne of France, a 19-year-old who is skilled but needs to fill out. Tim Hortons in his future? Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)


Did Lowry play spark Team USA rout?

Team USA claimed the Rio gold by 30 points over Serbia on Sunday. But Jim Souhan reports that assistant coach Tom Thibodeau credited Kyle Lowry's dive for a loose ball in the first quarter with getting the winners going: "That play was huge." Star Tribune

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Carroll needs turnaround season

Injuries oddly led to DeMarre Carroll playing only 26 regular-season games during his first season with the Raptors before appearing in 20 during the playoffs. Bradford Doolittle notes that Toronto didn't seem to miss the veteran forward much while he was sidelined. Top bounce-back players for 2016-17 (Insider)

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A quiet final for Raptors duo

Kyle Lowry had five points and five rebounds in Team USA's gold-medal win on Sunday, while DeMar DeRozan had six points and two boards. DeRozan averaged 6.6 points in 11.1 minutes throughout the tournament, Lowry 5.0 points in 16.2 minutes. Team USA saves best for last

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Coach K brought W's back to Team USA

A win for Team USA in Sunday's Rio gold-medal game vs. Serbia would be a record 76th straight for the national team. All of them under Mike Krzyzewski, which is no coincidence to Marc Stein. Pride restored to Team USA


Team USA and Spain are familiar foes

Team USA and Spain will match up in Friday's Rio men's basketball semifinals along with Australia and Serbia. This will mark the fourth consecutive Summer Games in which the Americans and Spaniards have met on the court.


Valanciunas' Rio run ends

Jonas Valanciunas collected five points and eight rebounds playing 24 minutes in Lithuania's 90-64 quarterfinal loss to Australia on Wednesday morning. He averaged only 6.7 points on 39 percent shooting in Lithuania's six games. Game recap


The point is Team USA lags in differential

The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team heads into Wednesday's quarterfinal vs. Argentina with a scoring difference that, among America's last nine teams, is better than only the 2004 squad that shockingly lost in the semifinals.


Too close for Team USA comfort?

Team USA's last three games in Group A play didn't resemble the team's first two games. We'll see if that trend continues for Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan & Co. in Wednesday's quarterfinal against Argentina.

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Will Team USA come alive against France?

The United States men's basketball team cruised in its first two games of the 2016 Olympics. But the Americans struggled to pull away against Australia and Serbia.

DeRozan admits defense needs to be 'cleaned up' (1:43)
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18dMarc Stein and Brian Windhorst

Sources: Raptors, president Ujiri near extension

Masai Ujiri, the NBA Executive of the Year while with the Nuggets in 2012-13, is in advanced talks on a contract extension with the Raptors, sources said.

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Sully adds offense to Raps' frontcourt

Toronto signed Jared Sullinger to a one-year, $6 million deal earlier this summer. The 6-foot-9 big man won't provide the same rim protection that Bismack Biyombo did, but he's a great rebounder and has the ability to stretch the floor. Best NBA free-agent deals (Insider)

Jalen & Jacoby: Was Team USA's brothel visit really an accident? (2:38)
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22dKevin Pelton

No LeBron, no Steph -- so why is Team USA so good?

Why has this year's U.S. team proved so much better on the court than it looked on paper without Steph Curry and LeBron James? Kevin Pelton compares this year's team to past Olympic squads.

Team Stats

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

Team History