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November 13, 2018 3:22 AM Game Centre: Toronto Raptors’ off-night proves costly against visiting Pelicans

Toronto’s biggest lead of the night was three points in the first quarter, compared to 18 for the Pelicans. The visitors shot 54.5 per cent from the field and outshot the Raptors 72-42 in the paint. Toronto was once again outworked on the glass, coming up with 43 rebounds to the Pelicans’ 54. It was going to be a high-scoring game, with two of the NBA’s 8

October 30, 2018 3:32 AM Warriors’ Klay Thompson breaks Splash Brother’s three-point record

CHICAGO—Klay Thompson broke teammate Stephen Curry’s NBA record with 14 three-pointers and finished with 52 points, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 149-124 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. Thompson set the mark when he nailed a three with just under five minutes remaining in the third quarter. He was mobbed by teammates as the players 10

October 30, 2018 3:09 AM Raptors fall from unbeaten ranks in Milwaukee

Only one NBA team could finish Monday with a 7-0 record, and it wasn’t the Raptors’ night against the Bucks in Milwaukee — losing 124-109. Toronto has struggled to put together a complete game this season, despite a 6-0 start, and that didn’t change in their first visit to Milwaukee’s new downtown arena, the Fiserv Forum. Even without marquee players 14

October 27, 2018 8:55 PM Bazley’s New Balance deal could be tipping point in pay fight

Jurors in a Manhattan courtroom returned guilty verdicts on Wednesday afternoon against two former Adidas employees and an aspiring agent who funneled money to college basketball recruits, then steered them to Adidas-sponsored NCAA programs. Two days earlier, Boston-based apparel maker New Balance went public about its million-dollar deal with teenage 23

October 18, 2018 3:19 AM Raptors talk switches to closing time on opening night

The discussion and dissection of who might start for the Toronto Raptors and whether that changes game to game or has dominated discussion about the team in the NBA pre-season. It is one of coach Nick Nurse’s bold ideas, to let matchups and the schedule and the grind on the players carry some weight about who gets introduced as a starter or who is on the court 13

October 16, 2018 11:37 PM Eight games every Raptors fan should circle on their calendar

Wednesday vs. Cleveland: The season opener will give fans a first glimpse at these new-look Raptors, plus the Cavaliers without LeBron James. Does the rivalry persist without the King on the court? This game could give us an answer. Friday vs. Boston: This could be a preview of next spring’s Eastern Conference final. It will be a good early test for Kawhi 14

October 11, 2018 12:09 AM Montreal businesses rally for NBA team

MONTREAL—A group of Quebec businesspeople led by former federal cabinet minister and senator Michael Fortier is continuing its full-court press to bring a National Basketball Association franchise to Montreal — even though the league has no current plans for expansion. Fortier said Wednesday he has spoken to NBA commissioner Adam Silver about Montreal’s 25

October 9, 2018 9:08 PM Raptors’ Chris Boucher has taken the long way to get a two-way chance

“I feel like I can show a lot of people, a lot of kids, that it’s possible to make it,” Boucher said after the Raptors worked out in Toronto on Tuesday. “A lot of people have been following me and just didn’t have the chance to see me play a lot, so I think that’s the one good thing about this trip is that they’ll be able to see an NBA game and be able to see me, too. “A lot of young 31

October 7, 2018 9:39 PM Raptors fans catch sneak preview at open practice

“I just went to set a screen, a split screen on the post,” Powell said. “And then when I went to split, the guy was just trying to fight over it and kneed me in my quad. It’s just a little bruise. I should be fine.” ROSTER UPDATE: Head coach Nick Nurse said he is “not a lot closer” to finalizing the roster, which can include two extra players on two-way 29

September 30, 2018 2:34 AM Kawhi Leonard shows flashes of what might be in Raptors’ pre-season debut

VANCOUVER—He got his big mitts on one pass out of nowhere to deflect it out of bound. He made a nice pass a minute or two later that led to the pass that led to an open corner three-pointer. He missed a bunch of shots but made a couple of others. And one thing rang true about Kawhi Leonard at the Rogers Arena here Saturday night: He has not forgotten 19