Michael Grange
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Michael Grange joined Sportsnet in 2011 as a columnist for Sportsnet.ca and regular contributor to Sportsnet magazine. During his time at Sportsnet, Grange has become one of the network’s leading basketball analysts and regularly contributes to Prime Time Sports on Sportsnet 590 The FAN and Sportsnet Central.
Collective effort carries Raptors across finish line in marathon Game 3 win
Michael Grange
A late fourth-quarter three from Fred VanVleet. Marc Gasol’s return from the dead. Norman Powell providing a spark off the bench. Kawhi Leonard playing a career-high 52 minutes. The Raptors needed all of it and more in Game 3 against the Bucks.
Raptors facing familiar outcome despite season spent investing in change
Michael Grange
Raptors left searching for miracle cures after Bucks put on clinic in Game 2
Michael Grange
Toronto's season isn't over. As the cliché goes, a playoff series doesn’t really start until a team loses at home. But after a surgical performance from the Bucks in Game 2, the Raptors' path to staying alive is less clear than ever.
Fatigue setting in on Raptors core as rotation expansion unlikely
Michael Grange
The Raptors rotation has shrunk and doesn’t look like it will expand. But with fatigue creeping in, Toronto's bench players will need to make the most of their opportunities when called upon.
Raptors show some leaks, fail to weather Bucks' storm in Game 1
Michael Grange
Giannis ready to take LeBron's throne as resident Raptors playoff nightmare
Michael Grange
Much of the Raptors' excitement this year focused on LeBron James' departure from the East. But Toronto may soon find that vacated throne claimed by someone bigger, younger, hungrier and — if it’s possible — even more athletic.
Leonard can't be Raptors' sole offensive weapon in Conference Finals
Michael Grange
The euphoria of the moment obscured a fairly salient fact as the Raptors prepare to take on the Bucks: The Raptors offence struggled to score at a steady clip against Philly and became overly reliant on Leonard to save them.
Kawhi Leonard gives Raptors a chance to write a new story
Michael Grange
Legacy Lowry leaves behind with Raptors hinges on Game 7 vs. 76ers
Michael Grange
Lowry’s career with the Raptors will be recognized in some permanent way, shape or form. Game 7 against the Sixers will go a long way towards determining the specifics of that remembrance.