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Recent articles by Doug:

Raptors caught a break with Giannis out and found a way to take advantage of it

A win is a win is a win, regardless of who's on other team. Raptors look a bit more like the good version of themselves in the win over Milwaukee → Read More

Raptors end their slide against the Antetokounmpo-less Bucks

VanVleet has 12 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter to help put the game away. → Read More

Raptors guard Fred VanVleet was smothered by the Grizzlies with great success. Other teams are sure to do the same

Teams are doing all they can to limit the offensive options available to VanVleet and figuring no one else from Toronto will step up and win a game. → Read More

Lacking the breakthrough game they need, depleted Raptors fall again

Final wrapup of loss to Grizzlies and unless someone starts dominating out of nowhere, things will remain difficult → Read More

Depleted Raptors struggle on offence in loss to Grizzlies

Nurse looking for more from the likes of Watanabe, Mykhailiuk while dealing with injuries. → Read More

Canadians answer the call in World Cup men’s basketball qualifying

Long qualifying journey starts with back-to-back wins over the Bahamas in the Dominican Republic. → Read More

Upset Nick Nurse rewarding Raptors who play hard with minutes; others are nailed to the bench

Coach happy with Precious Achiuwa, Isaac Bonga, Yuta Watanabe and Justin Champagnie. Meanwhile, Chris Boucher didn’t play against Boston while Dalano ... → Read More

A final look at an entirely predictable Raptors loss

With a depleted roster and without some out-of-nowhere game from an unexpected source, Raptors fall to Celtics to open homestand → Read More

Nick Nurse sends a message in Raptors loss to Celtics as struggles on home court continue

The time has come for the Raptors to ask more of their key players rather than let anyone skate under the guise of player development and what the fu... → Read More

Raptor Goran Dragić takes personal leave

Veteran NBA guard will be gone for an unspecified amount of time with the support of the organization. → Read More

Feeding players, arenas and, of course, the Raptors frontcourt all in a full Ye Olde Mailbag

It wouldn't be a week without a question about Dragic so there's one of those, as well. Plus how we watch games on TV → Read More

The Raptors aren’t sure what they’ve got at the NBA quarter mark. But they know what they need

At 9-11 heading into their longest homestand of the season, starting Sunday against the Celtics, the Raptors aren’t buried in the East — but the hole ... → Read More

Raptors can't find the necessary magic to end a long, tiring road trip

Loss to the Pacers not entirely unexpected as matters of consistency and depth pop up again → Read More

Short-handed Raptors end rocky road trip with a loss in Indy and lessons learned

Once again short-handed and unable to make enough sustained runs, the Raptors dropped a 114-97 decision to the Pacers in Indianapolis on Friday night,... → Read More

Flash mob smash-and-grabs continue at high-end stores in Los Angeles

Organized groups have been descending on stores and grabbed expensive merchandise in pre-Thanksgiving raids around the city. → Read More

Nate Bjorkgren ready to lead Canada in first taste of international senior men’s basketball competition since bitter end in Victoria

Canada begins the long road to qualifying for the 2023 FIBA World Cup with games against Bahamas in Dominican Republic on Sunday and Monday. → Read More

Life on the road with the Raptors was odd and familiar at the same time

The work part felt like the good old days; the rest of the trip was a bit weird thanks to COVID → Read More

Raptors’ Scottie Barnes trying not to succumb to rookie wall by learning to shrug off the wear and tear of long NBA season

At the start of this road trip, Barnes was ordinary, a split second slower than he had been, a beat behind the play, being reactive rather than proact... → Read More

Summing up the Raptors season

VanVleet goes wild in a 90-second fourth quarter clinic, Watanabe and Achiuwa contribute out of nowhere. And it's time to start filling Ye Olde Mailba... → Read More

The Raptors were rocking in Memphis — after a brutal first half

All five Raptors starters finished in double figures in points. Most important, they turned up the defensive intensity in the second half for an impre... → Read More