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Were the Raptors suffering from an emotional hangover?
Originally aired January 15 2018
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Toronto Raptors 2017-18 Broadcast Schedule On Sportsnet 590 The FAN
DATE TIME OPPONENT
     
Thursday, October 19 7:00 PM Chicago Bulls
Monday, October 23 8:00 PM @ San Antonio Spurs
Monday, October 30 10:00 PM @ Portland Trail Blazers
     
Friday, November 3 9:00 PM @ Utah Jazz
Sunday, November 5 6:00 PM Washington Wizards
Tuesday, November 7 7:00 PM Chicago Bulls
Sunday, November 12 3:00 PM @ Boston Celtics
Wednesday, November 15 8:00 PM @ New Orleans Pelicans
Sunday, November 19 3:30 PM Washington Wizards
Wednesday, November 22 7:00 PM @ New York Knicks
Saturday, November 25 7:00 PM @ Atlanta Hawks
     
Friday, December 1 7:00 PM Indiana Pacers
Friday, December 8 8:00 PM @ Memphis Grizzlies
Sunday, December 10 3:30 PM @ Sacramento Kings
Wednesday, December 13 9:00 PM @ Phoenix Suns
Sunday, December 17 3:00 PM Sacramento Kings
Wednesday, December 20 7:00 PM @ Charlotte Hormets
Tuesday, December 26 7:00 PM @ Dallas Mavericks
Wednesday, December 27 8:00 PM @ Oklahoma City Thunder
Friday, December 29 7:00 PM Atlanta Hawks
     
Friday, January 5 8:00 PM @ Milwaukee Bucks
Thursday, January 11 8:00 PM Cleveland Cavaliers
Saturday, January 13 7:00 PM Golden State Warriors
Friday, January 19 7:00 PM San Antonio Spurs
Friday, January 26 7:00 PM Utah Jazz
Tuesday, January 30 7:00 PM Minnesota Timberwolves
     
Friday, February 2 7:00 PM Portland Trail Blazers
Tuesday, February 6 7:00 PM Boston Celtics
Sunday, February 11 12:30 PM @ Charlotte Hornets
Tuesday, February 13 7:00 PM Miami Heat
Friday, February 23 7:00 PM Milwaukee Bucks
Monday, February 26 7:00 PM Detroit Pistons
     
Friday, March 2 8:00 PM @ Washington Wizards
Sunday, March 4 6:00 PM Charlotte Hornets
Tuesday, March 6 7:00 PM Atlanta Hawks
Friday, March 16 7:00 PM Dallas Mavericks
Tuesday, March 20 7:00 PM @ Orlando Magic
Friday, March 23 7:00 PM Brooklyn Nets
Tuesday, March 27 7:00 PM Denver Nuggets
Saturday, March 31 7:00 PM @ Boston Celtics
     
Monday, April 9 7:00 PM @ Detroit Pistons

 

Prime Time Sports
Were the Raptors suffering from an emotional hangover?
January 15 2018
Raptors PXP voice Matt Devlin guests on Prime Time Sports to recap the team's loss to the 76ers, and discuss how two big games vs the Cavs and Warriors may have caused Toronto to come out flat. He also weighs in on the officiating, Kyle Lowry's first game back from injury, and Fred VanVleet's injury.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Guessing the rules seem to be part of the game in the NBA
January 15 2018
Raptors broadcaster Eric Smith provides his views when it comes to inconsistent officiating in the NBA, Toronto coming back to almost beat the Warriors, and the takeaways from how Dwane Casey's side played against Cleveland & Golden State.
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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
Raptors showing their offence is more than DeRozan & Lowry
January 15 2018
Sportsnet NBA analyst Alvin Williams shares his thoughts on the Raptors look now compared to the past few seasons, what Dwane Casey will do with his bench once the postseason starts, if the Cavaliers have what it takes to once again reach the Finals, and Martin Luther King Jr.
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Sportsnet Today
Is DeMar DeRozan a legitimate MVP candidate?
January 14 2018
Good Show's JD Bunkis phones into Sportsnet Today to weigh-in on the Raptors' loss to the Warriors, the lack of respect the team gets south of the border, Fred VanVleet's positive impact on the club, Norm Powell's struggles, and what needs to happen if DeMar DeRozan is going to be a legitimate MVP candidate.
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Sportsnet Today
Can Anyone Stop The Warriors?
January 13 2018
Golden State Warriors radio voice Tim Roye joined Sportsnet Today to tee up tonight's Raptors/Warriors clash at the ACC, how the Warriors are playing with more comfort than ever before and why their depth has been key so far this season.
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The Sportsnet Hot Stove
The Raptors are playing without fear
January 13 2018
The Hot Stove breaks down the Raptors' solid play, their win over the Cavs, and discus how their depth sets them apart, how they're viewed around the league, and how hard it is to compare the regular season to the playoffs.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Thursday night thrashing shows Cavaliers still have much to figure out
January 12 2018
Raptors TV voice Matt Devlin shares his takes on the team's 133-99 beatdown of the Cavaliers, how Cleveland's style of play contributed to their loss, whether there's any takeaways Dwane Casey can use for the postseason, and to preview Saturday's match vs. the Warriors.
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Toronto Raptors Radio
Raptors lay down a prehistoric beating on the Cavaliers, 133-99
January 11 2018
The Toronto Raptors (29-11) blew out the Cleveland Cavaliers (26-15) after they served up a 133-99 smackdown at the Air Canada Centre on Thursday night. Fred VanVleet had 22 pts, 4 rbs, 4 asts, including going 6/8 from 3 pt range.
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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
Cavaliers may wake up after the All-Star Game
January 11 2018
NBA on TNT & NFL on CBS voice Kevin Harlan shares his thoughts regarding how the Cavaliers compare to last season, and how the Falcons look heading into their divisional playoff matchup vs. the Eagles.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Raptors may not have Kyle Lowry, but Cavaliers may not have urgency
January 10 2018
NBA.com's Sekou Smith discusses how realistic DeMar DeRozan's MVP chances are, the key for the Cavaliers in their match vs. the Raptors Thursday, and playing time for Tristan Thompson vs. Channing Frye.
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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
Even without stars, Heat show they can burn
January 10 2018
Raptors Republic's Blake Murphy shares his thoughts regarding the animosity between the Raptors & Heat, why not many people talk about Miami, Norm Powell not making the most out of his extra minutes Tuesday, OG Anunoby hitting a wall, and the upcoming games vs. the Cavs & Warriors likely without Kyle Lowry.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Likely loss of Lowry robs Raptors chance to measure themselves vs. Cavs, Warriors
January 09 2018
SN NBA columnist Michael Grange gives his takes on how Dwane Casey compensates for the possible absence of Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan continuing his All-Star form, and LaVar Ball vs. NBA coaches.
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Good Show
Kennedy Meeks takes notes from Good Show
January 08 2018
The Raptors 905 forward discusses being put through social media training, being a Sportsnet intern, gets advice from Matthew Barnaby on how to talk to the media, his interest in journalism, and playing for the University of North Carolina.
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The Sportsnet Hot Stove
Story-lines abound with this Raptors' squad
January 06 2018
Rob Wong, Brent Gunning, and Donnovan Bennett discuss the Toronto Raptors' recent success, and give their thoughts on DeMar DeRozan's place among the all-time Raptors' greats, how he's separated himself from Kyle Lowry and possible deadline moves the team might make.
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Toronto Raptors Radio
Raptors blowout the Bucks 129-111
January 05 2018
The Toronto Raptors downed the Milwaukee Bucks 129-110 live on Sportsnet 590 the FAN! Jonas Valančiūnas scored all of his 20 points in the 3rd quarter.
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Toronto Raptors Radio
Do teams around the NBA see the Raptors as a real threat?
January 04 2018
The Toronto Stars' Doug Smith weighs in on DeMar DeRozan's incredible play, Delon Wright's big night against the Bulls, and the Raptors' upcoming tough stretch (including an important match-up against the Milwaukee Bucks). He also discusses how the team is viewed around the league.
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Sportsnet Today
Raptors still have to prove themselves against the best in the league
December 30 2017
Raptors HQ's Daniel Reynolds guests on Sportsnet Today to weigh-in on the Raptors' play as of late, the Serge Ibaka "altercation", why the team is so successful at the ACC, and whether or not Dwane Casey has been playing with too big of a rotation.
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Toronto Raptors Radio
Raps top Hawks to snap mini-slump
December 29 2017
The Raptors returned to the friendly confines of the Air Canada Centre and beat the Hawks 111-98, snapping a mini two-game losing streak.
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Toronto Raptors Radio
Raptors fall to the Thunder in OKC
December 27 2017
The Raptors dropped their 2nd game in as many nights, losing 124-107 in Oklahoma City to the Thunder. Paul George had 33 points and 8 rebounds for the Thunder, while Russell Westbrook had 30 points, 13 assists and 8 boards to lead the way.
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Toronto Raptors Radio
Mavericks Take Advantage Of A Rough Raptors Shooting Night
December 26 2017
JJ Barea had 20 points off of the bench as the Dallas Mavericks took advantage of a sloppy Toronto Raptors team, en route to a 98-94 win. The Raptors struggled shooting the ball as they shot just 34% from the field. Toronto will now head to Oklahoma City for a game tomorrow night against the Thunder.
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Sportsnet Today
Raptors are starting to really trust one another
December 23 2017
Raptors Republic's Tamberlyn Richardson joins Rob Wong and Josh Goldberg to discuss the Raptors' recent play, DeMar DeRozan's impressive assist numbers, Serge Ibaka's value to the team, and how comfortable DeMar and Kyle Lowry are.
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Good Show
Ryan Wolstat on DeMar DeRozan: It's getting to a point where no one can slow him down
December 22 2017
The Toronto Sun scribe guests on Good Show to discuss the evolution of DeMar DeRozan, the Raptors' diverse offence, Delon Wright's effectiveness in transition, and the confidence the team has right now going up against the top clubs in the league.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Paul Jones: Dwane Casey has the same groceries, but is cooking something different
December 22 2017
The Raptors radio voice phones into the Blair Show to recap the Raptors' big win in Philly, and give his thoughts on Dwane Casey's coaching performance so far this season, the benefits of using an expanded rotation, how attractive their style of play is, and the value of Jonas Valanciunas.
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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
Bench unit is key to the Raptors' success
December 22 2017
Former Canadian national team member Dwight Walton discusses the Raptors' win over the 76ers, why their comeback in Philly was the sign of a good team, DeMar DeRozan's excellent play (including his three-point shooting), and how much better the team is with the second unit firing on all cylinders.
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Prime Time Sports
How good can OG Anunoby be?
December 21 2017
Raptors TV analyst Leo Rautins phones into Prime Time Sports to discuss OG Anunoby's ceiling and what he brings to the starting lineup, what the Raptors' would want at the trade deadline (if anything), and why he's very impressed with the team's play so far this season.
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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
With Embiid out, the 76ers are an entirely different team
December 21 2017
Ex-Raptor & current 76ers scout Alvin Williams joins Greg Brady & George Rusic to discuss his assessment of Philly thus far in the season, what Joel Embiid can do to stay healthy, playing on Christmas Day, what Isaiah Thomas will bring to the Cavaliers, and Ben Simmons being compared to LeBron James.
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Toronto Raptors Radio
Raptors blow out the Hornets 129-112
December 20 2017
The Toronto Raptors downed the Charlotte Hornets 129-112 to win their 4th straight. DeMar DeRozan led the way for the Raptors with 28 points and 8 assists, OG Anunoby chipped in with a career high 20 points. 
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The Jeff Blair Show
Raptors taking care of business, but still being dismissed
December 20 2017
Raptors TV voice Matt Devlin chats with Joey Vendetta on the Raptors road heavy schedule in the first third of the season, the players adjusting to Dwane Casey's new offence, why the Hornets shouldn't be taken lightly, Jakob Poeltl's development, the surprising success of OG Anunoby, Kobe Bryant getting both his numbers retired, and the Jonas Valanciunas-for-Marc Gasol rumour.
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Prime Time Sports
These aren't the same old Raptors
December 18 2017
Paul Jones phones into Prime Time Sports to give his thoughts on the Raptors' style of play, how Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan have bought into the system, possible moves the team may make, and how competitive the East is compared to the West.
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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
Only a handful of teams seemingly giving Raptors trouble
December 18 2017
Raptors Republic's Blake Murphy weighs in on what glaring weaknesses he's seen with the club through the first third of the season, OG Anunoby benefitting from talented teammates, and what he wants to see Pascal Siakam work on.
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Toronto Raptors Radio
Raptors top the Kings 108-93
December 17 2017
The Toronto Raptors defeated the Sacramento Kings 108-93 to improve to 11-1 at home. DeMar DeRozan led all scorers with 21 points, while Kyle Lowry chipped in 14 of his own. Vince Carter had 4 points and 2 assists in what might be his last game in Toronto. Eric Smith and Paul Jones have the highlights!
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Sportsnet Today
The Raptors may have improved, but so has the rest of the East
December 16 2017
The Athletic's Seerat Sohi phones into Sportsnet Today to give her thoughts on the Raptors' solid play so far this season, Sergei Ibaka's string of impressive performances, Kyle Lowry's great rebounding ability, and whether or not this team is equipped to make a deep playoff run.
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The Sportsnet Hot Stove
Is this Raptors team better equipped for the post-season?
December 16 2017
Rob Wong, Mark Boffo, and Ryan Dixon discuss the Raptors' recent strong play, and debate whether this team can make a deep playoff run. The guys also weigh-in on Serge Ibaka's "resurgence", and take a look at other bright spots on the roster.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Raptors' ball-sharing will pay dividends at playoff time
December 15 2017
Raptors Republic's Blake Murphy joins Rob Wong to discuss how the Raptors' inclusive offence will benefit everyone during the post-season, Serge Ibaka's strong play, how Delon Wright's absence has hurt their transition game, and Norm Powell's struggles.
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Prime Time Sports
Serge Ibaka is finally in his comfort zone
December 14 2017
Toronto Raptors' radio man Eric Smith join Bob McCown and Damien Cox to weigh-in on Serge Ibaka's solid December so far, the Raptors' resiliency on their road-trip, the increase in Jonas Valanciunas' one-on-one opportunities, and the Oklahoma City Thunders' struggles.
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Toronto Raptors Radio
Raptors hold on for 115-109 win over Phoenix
December 14 2017
The Raptors rebounded after their loss to the Clippers by beating the Phoenix Suns and finishing their road trip with a 3-1 record. DeMar DeRozan was the star in this game, matching his season-high with 37 points, while adding 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
Raptors winning streak snapped thanks to listless bench
December 12 2017
NBA analyst Dwight Walton gives his takes on what factored in the Raptors loss to the Clippers, Norman Powell's subpar season, the ceiling for the Rockets, if the Celtics provide a tougher test for Toronto than the Cavaliers, and LiAngelo & LaMelo Ball taking their talents to Europe.
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Prime Time Sports
The Raptors are as good as any team in the East right now
December 11 2017
The Toronto Star's Doug Smith joins Joey Vendetta and Damien Cox to discuss where the Raptors' stack-up against other teams in the East, how the success of their young players has impacted Masai Ujiri's future plans, and Dwane Casey's evolution as a coach.
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Toronto Raptors Radio
Raptors dethrone the Kings 102-87
December 10 2017
The Toronto Raptors extended their win streak to six games with a 102-87 victory over the Sacramento Kings. DeMar DeRozan led all scorers with 25 points, while Serge Ibaka chipped in 20 of his own. Eric Smith and Paul Jones have the highlights!
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Sportsnet Today
Raptors are quietly getting it done in the East
December 09 2017
Raptors Republic's Tamberlyn Richardson joins Rojer Lajoie to break down the Raptors' five-game winning streak, how well they've adapted to their new offence, Fred Van Vleet's play and where they stack-up against other teams in the East.
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Toronto Raptors Radio
Raptors come back in Memphis to win 116-107
December 08 2017
The Raptors were down early but were able to complete the comeback and finish the Grizzlies off in convincing fashion. DeMar DeRozan led the way with 26 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists!
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Prime Time Sports
OG is playing an advanced style of basketball
December 07 2017
The Ringer's Jonathan Tjarks joins Brad Fay and Shi Davidi to break down the Raptors' four-game win streak, and discuss the great play of OG Anunoby, and potential lineup changes in the near future.
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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
Masai Ujiri: Opportunity with NBA translates to an obligation to give back
December 06 2017
The Raptors GM discusses his "Giant of Africa" event to commemorate the anniversary of Nelson Mandela's passing, the growing international makeup of the NBA, his club's new offensive strategy, and the need to fight complacency.
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Prime Time Sports
The Raptors can't get complacent
December 04 2017
Leo Rautins joins Rob Faulds and Damien Cox to discuss the Raptors' recent play, the need for them to stay hungry, why the bench unit can't be the team's saviours, and where the team ranks in the East. Rautins also talks about how the NBA's scheduling has made the game better.
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The Sportsnet Hot Stove
Fred VanVleet continues to progress and evolve
December 02 2017
George Rusic, Brent Gunning, and Donnovan Bennett break down Fred VanVleet's play, and discuss the Raptors' large rotation, and who else has impressed them this season.
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