OG Anunoby – Fluidity

OG Anunoby is waiting on the weak-side, Kawhi Leonard drives to the hoop and draws the help-side defense. Anunoby sees this and ducks under the rim, Leonard drops off to Anunoby, but he’s surrounded by three defenders. This isn’t a problem for the incredibly strong Anunoby, he rises up for a 2-handed jam in traffic.…

The Kings are Fun and the Raptors are Good

I remember a time when the Raptors were winning between 25-40 games every year. Even when they were winning 48 in 2013-14. I would come to RR and read through the comments, fervently looking for DeMar DeRozan praise or slander. I didn’t have an account to comment with, so when people would go to task…

Muscle Memory Pays off in Utah

With the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles in the rearview mirror, the Raptors traveled to Utah to participate in a scheduled loss. Only, the Raptors have no respect for what the schedule dictates. Kawhi Leonard sat out, but the Raptors thrashed the Jazz all the same. After Serge Ibaka’s sublime performance in LA, he…

Gameday: Raptors @ Jazz, Nov. 5

Fresh off of a dominant win over the Los Angeles Lakers, the Raptors travel to Salt Lake City to take on the Jazz. The Jazz, who have fallen out of a playoff seed in the west, look to bring their record back to .500. The Raptors are looking to flex their collective muscles and get…

Raptors Crush Lakers, "How Hungry Are You?" Goes Hollywood.

I think I can properly recap this whole game with a single quote from the Lakers broadcast: “Boy, if they look this good without Kawhi… yikes.” A quick comment before we get into it. Kawhi Leonard missed this game, but it turns out that “GM LeBron” already played 82 games worth of defense on “player…

Quick Reaction: Raptors 107, Suns 98

Siakam>Ingram? Toronto 107 Final Box Score 98 Phoenix B+ P. Siakam27 MIN, 10 PTS, 5 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL, 4-7 FG, 0-0 3FG, 2-4 FT, 0 BLK, 0 TO, 7 +/- A lot less time with the ball in hand than recent games. Used his speed to stretch the defense, and took high-percentage shots.…

Raptors 905 Sets Roster for Opening Day

With opening day looming for the Raptors 905, the team finalized their roster today. As reported by Blake Murphy. The full opening day Raptors 905 roster: 2-way: Jordan Loyd, Chris Boucher Ex. 10: Kay Felder, Kyle Collinsworth, Deng Adel, Malcolm Miller (inj) Tryout: Myck Kabongo, Duance Notice, Khadeem Lattin, Uche Ofoegbu Returner: Roger Moute a…

Mastering the Little Things: Kyle Lowry in the Paint

It’s a 5-point game with three minutes and some change left in the 4th quarter. The Wizards are surging behind Bradley Beal’s explosive shooting. The wily Pascal Siakam skies over a couple Wizards to get to an offensive rebound. Ball in hand with the Wizards defense pressed in around the paint, he finds Kyle Lowry…

Raptors Dominate 76ers, Ben Simmons Drops Everything

What a fun game. The 76ers came to Toronto to showoff their two Superstar’s. On this particular night they only had one. Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard were equally important on defense, as they reduced Ben Simmons to a guy who was perpetually dropping his keys. Whenever Simmons pushed in transition he looked like Kramer…

Quick Reaction: Raptors 109, Bucks 124

Tough game. Toronto 109 Final Box Score 124 Milwaukee A P. Siakam33 MIN, 22 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST, 4 STL, 10-16 FG, 0-4 3FG, 2-3 FT, 1 BLK, 2 TO, -11 +/- A highlight in a game of lowlights. Attacked Ilyasova early in a matchup that he has the ability to dominate. Missed all…

Gameday: Raptors @ Bucks, Oct. 29

Here we are again. Raptors-Bucks games have always been must see television. The Chris Bosh and Carlos Delfino battle of 2010? Do we forget the Matt Devlin “PUNJABI” days? Surely not. Much to the chagrin of ‘Big NBA’ the last two undefeated teams in the league are the Raptors and the Bucks. To those who…