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Lewenberg: Raptors draw Nets in opening round of playoffs

The basketball gods have spoken, with an assist from Jason Kidd. The Toronto Raptors will open their first playoff series in six years at home to the Brooklyn Nets at 12:30 PM et Saturday afternoon. ...more

Lewenberg: Raptors unveil division banner on record night

In a play that sort of typified the evening and maybe even their season, Raptors' point guard Kyle Lowry led a second-quarter fast break by delivering a one-handed bounce pass to Greivis Vasquez, who lateraled to the trailing Amir Johnson. Johnson, the beneficiary of a couple perfectly placed passes, capped off the sequence with a tomahawk slam that put Toronto on top by 20 points. ...more

Lewenberg: Raptors fans head south to watch record-tying win

Locked in an unexpectedly tight battle with the lowly Pistons, having coughed up an early 18-point lead, the Raptors went up by one with just over seven minutes remaining as conflicting chants broke out in the stands. "Let's go Pistons," cried the home crowd while a boisterous group of Toronto supporters chimed in with their own anthem of equal or greater volume. ...more

Lewenberg: Bittersweet celebration as Raptors clinch division

As the Raptors wandered into the locker room, heads down after Friday's loss to the Knicks, they found a red t-shirt draped over each of their chairs. "Atlantic is ours," read the shirts, delivered by the league that afternoon. The celebration was not exactly how they expected it. ...more

Lewenberg: Raptors aim to plug late-season defensive holes

The Raptors have won seven of eight games, but their recent slippage on defence has been a concern. With the postseason around the corner, Dwane Casey knows that mental and physical toughness is about to become more important than ever. He can't help but be concerned with what he's seen. TSN Raptors reporter Josh Lewenberg has more from Toronto. ...more

Lewenberg: Valanciunas' career night comes in wake of arrest

For the first time in three days, the most turbulent 72 hours of his life, Jonas Valanciunas was able to find an escape, an outlet for his ranging emotions. "It's been a rough couple days," the Raptors centre admitted following Wednesday's game, speaking with the media for the first time since he was arrested for drunk driving earlier this week. TSN 1050's Raptors reporter Josh Lewenberg has more. ...more

Lewenberg: Raptors impart tough love on Valanciunas

Jonas Valanciunas was the story at Raptors practice on Tuesday, one day after his arrest for impaired driving. Valanciunas has not yet met with his legal representatives and did not speak, but those that did - GM Masai Ujiri, coach Dwane Casey and a couple of his veteran teammates - said all the right things. TSN Raptors reporter Josh Lewenberg has more. ...more

Lewenberg: Raptors' Valanciunas arrested for impaired driving

Toronto Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas was arrested for impaired driving in Wasaga Beach, roughly two hours north of Toronto, early Monday morning. According to an Ontario Provincial Police release, Valanciunas was charged with "Exceed 80" after an investigation revealed he had been in control of his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. ...more

Lewenberg: De Colo beginning to pay dividends for Raptors

For over a month Nando De Colo was Toronto's forgotten man, an afterthought at the bottom of a playoff-bound roster, a masked phantom lurking on the end of the Raptors' bench. Who was he and why was he brought here? TSN Raptors reporter Josh Lewenberg explains why De Colo is becoming an important contributor to the team off the bench. ...more

Lewenberg: Raptors set franchise mark on the road

On a Saturday evening in early November the Raptors picked up their first road win of the season, defeating the Bucks in Milwaukee for the first time since 2008, the last year in which they qualified for the playoffs. It's been a long and unpredictable campaign that has ultimately led them back to Wisconsin, where five months later they would make history on the same court where it all began. TSN 1050's Leafs reporter Josh Lewenberg has more. ...more

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TSN 1050: Raptors Report: March 24

TSN 1050's Josh Lewenberg and Duane Watson look ahead to the stretch run, as the Raptors prepare for their first playoff birth in six years.

TSN 1050: Raptors Report: March 4

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TSN 1050's Josh Lewenberg and Duane Watson look back at the Trade Deadline and examine the team's slow starts in this week's Raptors Report.


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