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Bucks annihilate Raptors 104-77, take 2-1 series lead
Originally aired April 20 2017
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Toronto Raptors 2016-17 Broadcast Schedule On Sportsnet 590 The FAN
DATE TIME OPPONENT
     
Frday, October 28 7:00 PM Cleveland Cavaliers
     
Wednesday, November 2 7:00 PM @ Washington Wizards
Sunday, November 6 6:00 PM Sacramento Kings
Saturday, November 12 7:00 PM New York Knicks
Tuesday, November 15 7:00 PM @ Cleveland Cavaliers
Wednesday, November 16 7:30 PM Golden State Warriors
Sunday, November 20 8:30 PM @ Sacramento Kings
Wednesday, November 23 8:00 PM @ Houston Rockets
Monday, November 28 7:00 PM Philadelphia 76ers
     
Saturday, December 3 7:00 PM Atlanta Hawks
Thursday, December 8 7:00 PM Minnesota Timberwolves
Monday, December 12 7:00 PM Milwaukee Bucks
Friday, December 16 7:00 PM Atlanta Hawks
Tuesday, December 20 7:00 PM Brooklyn Nets
Friday, December 23 9:00 PM @ Utah Jazz
Monday, December 26 10:00 PM @ Portland Trail Blazers
Wednesday, December 28 10:00 PM @ Golden State Warriors
     
Tuesday, January 3 8:00 PM @ San Antonio Spurs
Thursday, January 5 7:00 PM Utah Jazz
Sunday, January 8 6:00 PM Houston Rockets
Tuesday, January 10 7:00 PM Boston Celtics
Friday, January 13 7:00 PM Brooklyn Nets
Tuesday, January 17 7:00 PM @ Brooklyn Nets
Friday, January 20 7:00 PM Charlotte Hornets
Tuesday, January 24 7:00 PM San Antonio Spurs
Wednesday, January 25 8:00 PM @ Memphis Grizzlies
Tuesday, January 31 7:00 PM New Orleans Pelicans
     
Friday, February 3 7:00 PM @ Orlando Magic
Monday, February 6 7:00 PM Los Angeles Clippers
Sunday, February 12 6:00 PM Detroit Pistons
Wednesday, February 15 7:00 PM Charlotte Hornets
Friday, February 24 7:00 PM Boston Celtics
     
Wednesday, March 1 7:00 PM Washington Wizards
Wednesday, March 8 8:00 PM @ New Orleans Pelicans
Saturday, March 11 8:00 PM @ Miami Heat
Thursday, March 16 7:00 PM Oklahoma City Thunder
Sunday, March 19 6:00 PM Indiana Pacers
Thursday, March 23 7:00 PM @ Miami Heat
Monday, March 27 7:00 PM Orlando Magic
     
Sunday, April 2 6:00 PM @ Philadelphia 76ers
Tuesday, April 4 7:00 PM @ Indiana Pacers

 

The Jeff Blair Show
Alvin Williams: Fear of another Game 3 why Raps back on track
April 27 2017
The SN NBA insider talks about how Dwane Casey's side turned things around after Game 3, what happens in film sessions that can make it contentious, the key to getting the most out of DeMarre Carroll, the versatility Toronto has, what Jason Kidd may do to counter the Raps small lineup, and the Celtics going up 3-2 vs. the Bulls.
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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
Which Raptors team will show up in Game 6?
April 27 2017
Donnovan Bennett has given up trying to figure out what to expect from the Raptors, but he's cautiously optimistic that they've turned a new leaf and will be able to close out their series against the Bucks tonight. He discussed the importance of finishing off Milwaukee tonight, the growth he needs to see from the team, and Norm Powell's solid play.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Gus Johnson: "No doubt" Bucks-Raptors going to Game 7
April 26 2017
The Bucks TV voice provides his insights on how the team can bring the series back to Toronto, what happened to the club after Game 3, how Khris Middleton can handle Norman Powell, which player needs to step up, and how the game has overall become less physical.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Setting up Raptors-Bucks Game 5 with Paul Jones
April 24 2017
Jeff Blair & Stephen Brunt reach out to the Raptors radio broadcaster for his takes on why the team's fans should be optimistic for tonight, Dwane Casey's use of Norman Powell & how Jason Kidd may respond, and concerns regarding the bench.
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Toronto Raptors Radio
Raptors Get Back on Track in Game Four
April 22 2017
The Toronto Raptors defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in game four of their series by a score of 87-76. DeMar DeRozan led all scorers with 33 points while the Raptors held Bucks' all-star Giannis Antetokounmpo to only 14 for the game. Game five goes Monday night in Toronto with the best-of-seven series tied 2-2.
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Sportsnet Today
Raptors are like a box of chocolates
April 22 2017
Eric Smith isn't sure what Raptors team will show up in Game 4 tonight, but he hopes that the team is able to make the necessary adjustments and execute to get the win. He discussed what lineup changes need to be made, and who is to blame for the team's struggles.
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The Sportsnet Hot Stove
Raptors need to make lineup changes ahead of Game 4
April 22 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Gary Melo discuss whether or not they think Dwane Casey has been out-coached by Jason Kidd, and break down the important roster lineup changes that need to be made before Game 4. They talk about why Casey needs to start the game with his most reliable players- not his default starting five.
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The Sportsnet Hot Stove
Is this Raptors team reaching the end of its run?
April 22 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Gary Melo break down the Toronto Raptors' post-season struggles, and talk about why the organization may need to make some changes to the core. The guys also discuss Dwane Casey's coaching, and whether or not the team's struggles are on him at all.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Not doing the basics meant it got real ugly real fast for the Raptors
April 21 2017
SN NBA columnist Michael Grange joins Jeff Blair & Stephen Brunt to provide some explanation regarding what went wrong in the team's blowout loss to the Bucks in Game 3 of their first round series. The trio also discuss the possible fallout from an early exit.
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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
A lot of blame to go around in Raptors' embarrassing Game 3 loss to Bucks
April 21 2017
Raptors Republic's Blake Murphy DeMar DeRozan leading the poor performances for the Raptors in their thumping by the Bucks, the emergence of Milwaukee, the ceiling for Giannis Antetokounmpo, and the Bulls' surprising 2-0 lead over the Celtics.
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Toronto Raptors Radio
Bucks annihilate Raptors 104-77, take 2-1 series lead
April 20 2017
The Milwaukee Bucks blew out the Toronto Raptors 104-77 to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Khris Middleton led the way with 20 points, while Giannis Antetokounmpo added 19 of his own. Kyle Lowry and Delon Wright each chipped in 13 points in the loss.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Raptors can't afford another game featuring mental lapses
April 20 2017
Raptors broadcaster Eric Smith talks to The Jeff Blair Show about the atmosphere in Milwaukee ahead of Raptors-Bucks Game 3, what Toronto must do to prevent another sloppy defensive performance, and the club's penchant for making things tougher for themselves.
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The Andrew Walker Show
Alvin Williams: Ibaka makes Raptors more dangerous in playoffs
April 19 2017
The SN NBA analyst shares his thoughts on the Raptors' unimpressive play vs. the Bucks thus far, what Kyle Lowry must adjust to succeed in the postseason, Serge Ibaka's impact, P. J. Tucker's ability to energize the team, and if we should expect a long series.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Raptors need to escape the long reach of the Bucks
April 19 2017
Raptors TV voice Matt Devlin shares his thoughts regarding concerns with the team thus far in the Bucks series, the importance of the outside game, the need for players to be versatile, and Kyle Lowry's bounce-back performance.
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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
Expect a long, but fun Raptors-Bucks series
April 19 2017
NBA analyst Dwight Walton provides his takeaways from the Raptors evening up their series vs. the Bucks, discusses why he expects it to go the distance, the bright future in Milwaukee, and the top-seeded Celtics going down 0-2 to the Bulls.
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Toronto Raptors Radio
Eastern quarterfinals Game 2 preview: Bucks @ Raptors
April 18 2017
The Toronto Raptors look to bounce back from a poor showing in Game 1 as they look to control Giannis Antetokounmpo and square their series vs. the Milwaukee Bucks at one apiece tonight.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Setting up Raptors vs. Bucks Game 2 from a Milwaukee POV
April 18 2017
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Charles Gardner discusses the Bucks' decision to fly back to Wisconsin between Games 1 & 2, the talent that is Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greg Monroe's contributions off the bench, and the impact of coach Jason Kidd.
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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
Rick Kamla: Tonight is an obvious must win for Raptors
April 18 2017
The NBA TV host shares his thoughts regarding why the Raptors can't afford to lose Game 2 of their series with the Bucks, the expected fates for the Hawks & Celtics, the Cavaliers having their hands full with the Pacers, Paul George calling out Lance Stephenson, and if Masai Ujiri should blow up the team if his club fails to get out of the first round.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Alvin Williams: Raptors need to make Bucks pay physically
April 17 2017
The Raptors Central analyst compares the Raptors' Game 1 loss to the Bucks vs. the Game 1 defeat to the Pacers last year, shares his thoughts on what's needed to bounce back for Game 2, talks about the vulnerable-looking Cavaliers, and discusses if Jason Kidd has Dwane Casey figured out.
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The Sportsnet Hot Stove
How much trouble will the Bucks give the Raptors?
April 15 2017
Dan Riccio, Craig Battle, and Dan Robson admit that on paper the Raptors should be able to handle the Bucks- but this Milwaukee team won't just rollover and give up. The guys tee up the series, discuss what it would take for the Bucks to beat the Raptors, and break down how Toronto's newest additions will be help the team in the post-season.
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The Andrew Walker Show
Setting up the Raptors-Bucks series with Nick Nurse
April 14 2017
The Andrew Walker Show places a call to the Raptors assistant coach to discuss how going into the playoffs this year differs from the previous two, the challenge of stopping Giannis Antetokounmpo, the role for P. J. Tucker, his assessment of the club with the starting five finally playing together at the end of the season, and DeMar DeRozan's exceptional year.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Setting up the Raptors-Bucks series with Rex Kalamian
April 14 2017
The Raptors assistant coach discusses what issues the Bucks present to his club, game planning for Giannis Antetokounmpo, why the Raps have struggled in the playoffs with lower seeds, the lack of playing time Kyle Lowry had with Serge Ibaka & P. J. Tucker, how Ibaka & Tucker help them in the postseason, Jason Kidd's development as a coach, and what he expects to see from the Cavaliers.
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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
Dwane Casey thinks he knows how to stop team's Game 1 jinx
April 14 2017
The Raptors coach discusses how to avoid losing another opening game in the postseason, Jonas Valanciunas' development & play of late, if his current roster is the best he ever had to work with in Toronto, the capability to win ugly, the silver lining from Kyle Lowry's injury, and if too much is made of coaching matchups.
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The Jeff Blair Show
John Tory happy to deal with problems postseason brings
April 13 2017
The mayor of Toronto shares his views about how winning sports teams help the city, the logistics of handling downtown crowds for two playoff runs plus the Blue Jays, concerns with disorderly conduct, and the possibility of being one of the host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
Stu Jackson: Early series with Raptors could be devastating for Cavs
April 13 2017
The former NBA executive, now an analyst for NBA TV, provides his thoughts on teams resting star players, Tony Romo almost playing for the Mavericks, the path for the Cavaliers to return to the NBA Finals, expectations for the Celtics, whether the Warriors are the overwhelming favourites to win it all, and the pressure on the Clippers.
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The Jeff Blair Show
What do we make of the Cavaliers heading into the postseason?
April 12 2017
WTAM 1100's Nick Camino tries to explain what's been going on with the Cavaliers over the past several games, if they can easily "flip the switch" come the playoffs, what the late season swoon says about coach Tyronn Lue, and if there's a team in the East that gives Cleveland pause.
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The Sportsnet Hot Stove
Raptors' playoff success rests on Kyle Lowry's shoulders
April 08 2017
Dan Riccio, Ryan Dixon, and Arden Zwelling discuss what Kyle Lowry's return means to the Raptors and their playoff aspirations. They also broke down the Raptors' gritty win over the Miami Heat, and talked about the versatility of their lineup.
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The Andrew Walker Show
With Lowry back on the court, can the Raptors knock the crown off LeBron?
April 06 2017
The Andrew Walker Show places a call to The Vertical's Bobby Marks to discuss Kyle Lowry's impressive return from injury, where the Raptors rate in the East, if Dwane Casey's club has what it takes to overthrow the Cavaliers, if LeBron James & Co. are strong enough to repeat, and the tight race for MVP.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Michael Grange: Spanking by Indy not a bad thing for Raps
April 05 2017
The SN NBA columnist gives his takes on the Raptors ugly loss to the Pacers, the team's inability to control Paul George, the contributions of Lance Stephenson, the health status of Kyle Lowry, the goal for Dwane Casey for the remainder of the regular season, and who should get the league's MVP award.
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Toronto Raptors Radio
Raps blow 19-point lead in Indiana
April 04 2017
The Toronto Raptors blew a 19-point lead in Indiana as they fall 108-90 to the Pacers. Toronto led 51-40 at half, but allowed 37 points in the 3rd quarter to let the Pacers back into the game. Paul George led all scorers with 35 points on the night.
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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
Can LeBron James cover the cracks with the Cavs?
April 03 2017
SN NBA insider Alvin Williams provides his thoughts on the mentality of players during the final stretch of the regular season, concerns with the Cavaliers, the season that was for the 76ers, who should be MVP, and Tracy McGrady going into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
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Toronto Raptors Radio
Raps get by 76ers at ACC
April 02 2017
The Raptors beat the 76ers 113-105 at the ACC to improve to 9-2 in the club's last 11 games. Serge Ibaka led the way with 24 points, while DeMar DeRozan had 17 points and added 9 assists.
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The Sportsnet Hot Stove
Can Lowry find his way without a regular season return?
April 01 2017
Dan Riccio, John Grigg, and David Singh discuss whether or not they think Kyle Lowry can find his form if he isn't able to return before the post-season.
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Prime Time Sports
Dwane Casey on coming together at the right time, & Lowry's return
March 30 2017
Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey joined Prime Time Sports to discuss the importance of getting Kyle Lowry back before the post-season, and why gelling is more important than playoff seeding right now. Casey also talked about P.J. Tucker's contributions to the team, and weighed in on the "resting stars" debate.
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Toronto Raptors Radio
Raps extend win streak beating Orlando
March 27 2017
Toronto extended its win streak to 6 games with a 131-112 win over the Orlando Magic. DeMar DeRozan led the way with 36 points, Cory Joseph added 15 points & 13 assists. Former Raptor Terrence Ross scored 17 for the Magic.
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The Andrew Walker Show
Eric Smith: Play the games- seeding be damned
March 27 2017
The Raptors radio voice previewed the team's match-up against the Orlando Magic, looked back on Terrence Ross' time with the organization, and explained why the Raptors can't worry about seeding right now- they need to keep on winning, and land wherever they land.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Will we see a Raptors' retool in the near future?
March 27 2017
​The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor joined Jeff Blair to discuss his article that looks at why the Raptors may need to consider a rebuild in the near future if they don't make a deep playoff run this season. O'Connor also talked about why this may be the year knock the Cavs off, and he gave his thoughts on the MVP race.
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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
Rex Kalamian on Lowry's return, the Raptors' identity, and Serge Ibaka's toughness
March 27 2017
Toronto Raptors' assistant coach Rex Kalamian joined Sportsnet's Starting Lineup to discuss why the return of Kyle Lowry should only make the team better, and the importance of the team playing to it's identity night in and night out. Kalamian also talked about his experience coaching Serge Ibaka in OKC, and broke down the Cavaliers' recent struggles.
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Sportsnet Tonight
Tucker and Ibaka have brought accountability to the Raptors
March 26 2017
Raptors radio commentator Paul Jones joined Roger Lajoie to discuss the Raptors' "new" defensive mindset, and how P.J. Tucker and Serge Ibaka have really challenged the team. He also talked about what could happen when Kyle Lowry returns, and he explained why the Raptors shouldn't worry about playoff seeding.
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The Sportsnet Hot Stove
What happens when Kyle Lowry comes back?
March 25 2017
Roger Lajoie, Donnovan Bennett, and Ben Nicholson-Smith talk about how the Raptors have "re-invented" themselves this season by becoming more defensive-minded, and discuss how likely a Kyle Lowry-less future is for this team.
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The Andrew Walker Show
Raptors may have caught a break with Lowry's injury
March 24 2017
SI scribe Andrew Sharp provides his view on how good the Raptors can be, concerns with the Cavaliers, and the value of PJ Tucker.
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Toronto Raptors Radio
DeRozan, Raptors down the Heat 101-84
March 23 2017
The Toronto Raptors downed the Miami Heat 101-84 on Sportsnet 590 the FAN! DeMar DeRozan led all scorers with 40 points.
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Prime Time Sports
Doug Smith: Raptors finally have the right pieces to solve the Cavs
March 23 2017
The Toronto Star's Doug Smith joined Bob McCown and Michael Grange to discuss where he sees the Toronto Raptors ending up in the Eastern Conference standings, and explain how the changes they've made to their roster should serve them well if they face the Cavaliers at some point in the post-season. Smith also gave his thoughts on the Ibaka/Lopez suspension, and the Heat's amazing turnaround.
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The Andrew Walker Show
Jose Calderon: I didn't get a Golden paycheque from the Warriors
March 23 2017
The Atlanta Hawks PG, who was VERY briefly a member of the Warriors, clarifies how the compensation during his time with Golden State worked out.
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The Andrew Walker Show
A forthcoming suspension for Ibaka comes at a bad time for Raptors
March 22 2017
SN NBA columnist Michael Grange shares his thoughts on the Raptors breaking their losing streak against the Bulls, what type of suspensions to expect for Robin Lopez & Serge Ibaka for their fight, expectations for Fred Van Vleet long-term, and the value of PJ Tucker.
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