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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

 

Sportsnet Today with Ben Ennis
Playing for Raptors "an honour" for dual citizen Kyle Wiltjer
August 16 2017
The member of Canada’s silver-medal squad at the 2015 Pan American Games talks about his acquisition by the Raptors, playing for the only Canadian club, giving his Pan Am walkout shoes to JD's roommate, what his role will be with Toronto, his development with the G League, expectations for the club, and who on the Raptors 905 stood out for him last season.
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The Sportsnet Hot Stove
Were the Raptors short-changed in ESPN poll?
August 05 2017
Dan Riccio, Craig Battle, and Gare Joyce discuss ESPN's latest projections for the 2017-18 NBA season and talk about whether or not it was fair to rank the Raptors as 6th overall in the Eastern Conference. The guys also took a look at the team's off-season moves and how they will affect the team next season.
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Sportsnet Today with Ben Ennis
Dwane Casey: I like it when people doubt us
August 04 2017
The Raptors head coach talks about the work he does in the offseason, ESPN projecting his club to finish 6th in the East, what he expects from C. J. Miles, communicating with Jonas Valanciunas during the summer, Kyrie Irving reportedly wanting out of Cleveland, and growing the team brand nationally.
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Sportsnet Today with Ben Ennis
Dwane Casey: Raptors need to get that 2x4 back on our shoulder
July 19 2017
The Raptors head coach talks to Andrew Walker & Ben Ennis about the drain of talent from the East to West, the culture change Masai Ujiri wants to see, personnel changes made thus far, DeMarre Carroll's comment that there was a lack of trust within the team, and his plan for Jonas Valanciunas in 2017-18.
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The Jeff Blair Show
C. J. Miles: Raptors became "special" over last 3-4 years
July 19 2017
The newest Raptor discusses how he viewed the club as an opponent, when he developed his 3-point game, "positionless basketball," going into a new locker room, who mentored him upon joining the NBA, when he first knew Toronto was interested in him, and changes he's seen over his 12 years in the league.
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The Jeff Blair Show
A case of 10 years too late for JV?
July 18 2017
The Sporting News' Sean Deveney talks about his report concerning the Raptors' inability to find teams interested in Jonas Valanciunas, if the centre can be a significant contributor in today's NBA, what Toronto is getting in C.J. Miles, Carmelo Anthony's trade being held up, and Lonzo Ball looking great in Summer League.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Checking in how the young Raps are doing in Las Vegas with Jama Mahlalela
July 11 2017
The Raptors Summer League coach chats about the challenge of keeping his players focused with the amount of roster moves that occur during the season, which type of player thrives/struggles in the league, the focus on three-point shooting, expectations for Pascal Siakam & Kennedy Meeks, and if the development plan for Jakob Poeltl changed given the decreasing role of the big man.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Michael Grange: Lack of trust doesn't equate to locker room issue
July 11 2017
The SN NBA columnist provides his thoughts regarding DeMarre Carroll's comments about the Raptors locker room lacking trust in one another & his inability to fit in with Dwane Casey's offensive system, and how Masai Ujiri will fill the existing needs of his club.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Leo Rautins: Moves show Ujiri has faith in his youngsters
July 10 2017
The Raptors TV analyst shares his takes regarding Canada's victory at the FIBA U19 World Cup, the talent that is R.J. Barrett, the thinking behind the Raptors recent moves, and the massive extension the Rockets gave to James Harden.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Serge Ibaka: The fans made me feel like Toronto was home
July 07 2017
The NBA power forward joins The Jeff Blair Show to discuss his reasons for staying with the Toronto Raptors, the difference between playing as a PF vs. a centre, and the importance of the small forward in today's game.
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The Jeff Blair Show
With Kyle Lowry & Serge Ibaka retained, what's next for Masai Ujiri?
July 04 2017
Raptors radio voice Eric Smith talks to Jeff Blair about why the team's chances for postseason success may be brighter, the possibility of trading Jonas Valanciunas and/or DeMarre Carroll, and the Celtics having yet to make a signature move this offseason.
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Sportsnet Today
Did the Raptors move forward by standing still?
July 03 2017
Free Association's Donnovan Bennett provides his takes on the Raptors retaining the services of Kyle Lowry & Serge Ibaka, if a Toronto team without significant changes can compete with the Cavaliers next season, what other moves Masai Ujiri may be working on, the drainage of top talent from the East to the West, the possibility of Carmelo Anthony heading to Cleveland or Houston, and Dwane Casey's longevity with the Raps.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Alvin Williams: A return to uncertainty for Raptors fans
June 29 2017
The Sportsnet NBA insider provides his insights regarding how Chris Paul will work with James Harden in Houston, the creation of superteams, if Kyle Lowry now feels more anxious to sign with a club, and Masai Ujiri not making any public statements regarding the Knicks' interest in him.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Will the Big Apple take a big bite out of Raptors' management?
June 28 2017
Sportsnet.ca NBA columnist Michael Grange discusses The Vertical's report that the Knicks are targeting Raptors president Masai Ujiri to replace the just fired Phil Jackson, the latest regarding Kyle Lowry's future, and why Jackson didn't succeed in New York.
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Sportsnet Today with Ben Ennis
OG Anunoby says it's a "dream come true" to be a Raptor
June 23 2017
The Indiana Hoosier product talks to The Andrew Walker Show about being selected by the Raptors, the state of his knee, what was going through his mind during the draft, his knowledge of Canada & Toronto, which team he grew up cheering for, and the defensive side of his game.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Raptors Director of Player Personnel: Anunoby brings something we don't have
June 23 2017
Dan Tolzman joins Joey Vendetta to chat about why the team went with OG Anunoby with their first pick in the draft, if the forward will see NBA action in 2017-18, Kyle Lowry's future, the club's biggest need, and the departure of former GM Jeff Weltman.
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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
Masai Ujiri: There will be plenty of patience with Anunoby
June 23 2017
The Raptors GM discusses his decision to select OG Anunoby with the club's first pick in the draft, the timeline for his introduction into the NBA, the conversations the organisation has with college programs to guide their selections, Jimmy Butler leaving the East, and how much of his offseason moves will be influenced by what other club's do.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Discussing the Raptors & the NBA Draft with Paul Jones
June 22 2017
The Raptors broadcaster talks about what Masai Ujiri may do with the #23 pick, a Raps squad without Kyle Lowry, the interest in Patrick Beverley, Knicks listening to offers for Kristaps Porzingis, Celtics possibly swinging more deals, and how a possibly imploding Cavaliers team may impact the rest of the Atlantic.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Keeping a Toronto address best move for Kyle Lowry?
June 21 2017
Raptors/Blue Jays broadcaster Matt Devlin gives his takes on Dwight Howard being traded by the Hawks to the Hornets, the mess that is the Knicks, the chances of Kyle Lowry returning to the Raptors, the Jays' loss to the Rangers Tuesday, and why John Gibbons' squad can't seem to hit .500.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Kyle Lowry may not find free agency as lucrative as he thought
June 20 2017
The Sporting News' Sean Deveney provides his takes on the money needed to acquire the services of Kyle Lowry, why the increasing salary cap won't necessarily translate to massive contracts all around, the decision by the Cavaliers to part ways with its GM, the chances Lonzo Ball doesn't become a Laker, and what may happen at the draft.
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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
The argument for Raptors retaining Lowry and adding a big rental piece
June 20 2017
Sportsnet NBA columnist Michael Grange shares his thoughts regarding the report Kyle Lowry has no interest in returning to the Raptors, why the team should work on keeping their All-Star point guard, why it makes sense to go after Paul George, DeMar DeRozan's three-point game, and the Celtics trading their top pick to the 76ers.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Dwane Casey: I'm not just a defensive coach
May 24 2017
Jeff Blair & Stephen Brunt chat with the Raptors head coach about the predictability of the NBA postseason, GM Masai Ujiri's call for a "culture reset," the need to adjust his style to get more points outside the arc, and when he takes a break from basketball during the year.
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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
Masai Ujiri has a big hole to fill in Raptors front office
May 23 2017
Sportsnet's NBA columnist Michael Grange guests on Sportsnet's Starting Lineup to discuss the reports that the Orlando Magic will be hiring Toronto Raptors GM Jeff Weltman as their president of basketball operations.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Raptors need to do bench work to remain competitive in East
May 19 2017
Dime Magazine's Oliver Maroney talks to Joey Vendetta about the likelihood of Kawhi Leonard returning for Spurs-Warriors Game 3, how San Antonio can win at least one game in the series, and the steps the Raptors must make to improve for next season.
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Prime Time Sports
Masai Ujiri: It's not about drastic changes, it's about strategic tweaks
May 18 2017
Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri joined Prime Time Sports to look ahead to the team's off-season, and discuss the challenges that come with changing the organization's style of play. He also talked about the possibility of a rebuild, bringing back Kyle Lowry, his faith in Dwane Casey, and why he believes this team can continue to grow.
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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
Mitch Lawrence: Time to say goodbye to a couple of Raps
May 16 2017
The Sporting News/Forbes' scribe joins Sportsnet's Starting Lineup to discuss the Patrick Ewing draft, how acquiring the top pick would change the plans for the Celtics, and if the Raptors should shell out to retain Kyle Lowry.
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The Sportsnet Hot Stove
How do the Raptors change their style of play?
May 13 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Dave Zarum take a look at the Raptors' offensive struggles in the post-season, and discuss what the team needs to do to be able to contend with the top teams in the league. They also debate whether or not the current core can change it's style of play.
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The Sportsnet Hot Stove
Will a Raptors' reset include Kyle Lowry?
May 13 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Dave Zarum broke down the Raptors' disappointing playoff performance, and discussed whether or not they think Kyle Lowry will return. The guys also talked about what they think the team should do in the off-season.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Raptors, as constituted, likely can't be any better
May 10 2017
The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor guests on The Jeff Blair Show to offer his opinions on whether DeMar DeRozan can be a 3-point threat, how the team should restructure their roster, and if analytics should play a bigger part for the organisation.
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Sportsnet Today with Ben Ennis
Things will likely look very different for Raptors next season
May 09 2017
The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps provides his initial impressions of what Raptors GM Masai Ujiri stated during his end of season media conference, why he believes big changes are on the way, the goal for the franchise in the short term, and if competitiveness in the NBA is a concern.
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Sportsnet Today with Ben Ennis
Plenty of options for Masai Ujiri this summer
May 08 2017
SI's Sr. NBA writer Ben Golliver chats to Andrew Walker & Ben Ennis about the Cavaliers rolling over the Pacers & Raptors, options when it comes to Toronto's roster next season, Masai Ujiri's most recent big acquisitions, rating the Raps season, and where Kyle Lowry may land.
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Sportsnet Today with Ben Ennis
Toronto Raptors post-mortem with Michael Grange
May 08 2017
The SN NBA columnist shares his thoughts on what went wrong in the Raptors series vs. the Cavaliers, and the big decisions management must make this off-season when it comes to their roster.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Toronto Raptors post-mortem with Matt Devlin
May 08 2017
The TV voice of the Raptors provides his insights on why the team fell so easily to the Cavaliers, if Masai Ujiri needs to make significant changes, why fans should keep the faith despite the unlikelihood of ever beating LeBron James, and what to do with Kyle Lowry.
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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
Toronto Raptors post-mortem with Alvin Williams
May 08 2017
The SN NBA analyst provides his assessment of the Raptors' sweep at the hands of the Cavaliers, how much of the core should return for next season, what the goal should be for Masai Ujiri in the short term, the future for Kyle Lowry, and the value of Jonas Valanciunas & DeMarre Carroll.
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Sportsnet Today
Paul Jones on LeBron's greatness, Raptors' Game 4 strategy
May 06 2017
Paul Jones joined Rob Wong to discuss the greatness that is LeBron James, and talk about how he has a level that nobody else can reach. He also explained the importance of DeMar DeRozan adding a three-point shot to his game, and talked about what the Raptors will need to do in Game 4 to have a chance.
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The Sportsnet Hot Stove
Time For The Raptors To Hit The Reset Button?
May 06 2017
Dan Riccio, Ryan Dixon & Jordan Heath-Rawlings discussed the Toronto Raptors 3-0 series deficit to the Cleveland Cavaliers and whether a sweep will lead to wide spread changes in the offseason, namely if Kyle Lowry or Serge Ibaka will be re-signed.
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Sportsnet Today with Ben Ennis
The Raptors need to get some of that Kelly Oubre rage
May 05 2017
NBA TV's J.E. Skeets provides his takes on the physical series between the Celtics & Wizards, the depth of the Cavaliers, the need for the Raptors to get physical, Spurs having to play the remainder of the playoffs without Tony Parker, and the Jazz's chances of stopping the Warriors.
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Toronto Raptors Radio
Eastern Conference semifinal Game 3 preview: Cleveland Cavaliers @ Toronto Raptors
May 05 2017
As if the task wasn't already tough enough, the Raptors may have to climb out of their 0-2 hole against the heavily favoured Cavaliers without leader Kyle Lowry.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Paul Jones: Raptors need to make a statement early
May 05 2017
The Raptors broadcaster shares his thoughts on the team's keys to victory, Dwane Casey's side seemingly being unprepared to deal with the Cavaliers, LeBron James' willingness to dish the ball, adjustments needed if Kyle Lowry can't play & Serge Ibaka's poor postseason performance.
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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
It's possible, but don't bet on Raptors protecting home turf
May 05 2017
MLB Network/NBA on TNT's Casey Stern shares his thoughts on the likelihood of the Raptors holding serve for Games 3 & 4, the giant that is the Cavaliers, how the Atlantic Division may shape up the next couple of years, and the heated series between the Red Sox & Orioles.
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Sportsnet Today with Ben Ennis
A Cleveland POV on Cavs' domination of Raptors
May 04 2017
92.3 The Fan's Ken Carman shares his thoughts on how easy the series vs. the Raptors has been thus far for the Cavaliers, what's motivating LeBron James, and the sluggish start to the MLB season for Edwin Encarnacion.
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Sportsnet Today with Ben Ennis
Andrew Walker: Time to say goodbye to Kyle Lowry
May 04 2017
The leader of the Raptors has done much to earn his place as one of the greatest to ever play for the franchise, but Masai Ujiri should proceed with rebuilding the club without the All-Star guard.
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Sportsnet Today with Ben Ennis
Alvin Williams: Definitely surprised with how one-sided Cavs-Raps is
May 04 2017
The SN NBA analyst chats to Andrew Walker & Ben Ennis about how the Cavaliers are managing to have their way with the Raptors, what Toronto can do to take away the Cavs' 3-point game, why he thought this year's squad would have presented a tougher challenge to LeBron & Co., and the value of Jonas Valanciunas going forward.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Cavaliers exposing Raptors' structural flaws
May 04 2017
SN NBA columnist Michael Grange talks to Jeff Blair about the Raptors roster being out of line with how the game has evolved, what lineup Dwane Casey goes with for Game 3, Serge Ibaka's road woes in the postseason, and the injury Kyle Lowry sustained Wednesday.
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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
Raps getting beat by a Cavs squad not firing on all cylinders
May 04 2017
Raptors Republic's Blake Murphy sorts through the train wreck that was the team's performance in Cleveland, why it's unlikely Toronto will bounce back, and Masai Ujiri's possible plans for the off-season.
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