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Traer: Returning to three-on-three game wasn’t easy post-pregnancy

Traer: Returning to three-on-three game wasn’t easy post-pregnancy

 

Toronto Raptors’ OG Anunoby (3) is defended by New York Knicks’ Derrick Rose (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Anunoby has career-best 36, Raptors beat Knicks 113-104

Raptors were so good in the third, Nurse didn’t make a substitution

  • Nov 2, 2021

 

Wizards play spoiler, beating Raptors 98-83 in their first game at home in 600 days

Wizards play spoiler, beating Raptors 98-83 in their first game at home in 600 days

 

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Pangos (6) drives against Chicago Bulls’ Lonzo Ball (2) in the second half of an NBA basketball pre-season game, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in Cleveland. The first time Canadian Kevin Pangos walked on the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse floor in his No. 6 Cavaliers jersey, his dad Bill was back at his Cleveland hotel room battling a nasty bout of food poisoning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Tony Dejak

Canada’s Kevin Pangos finally arrives in the NBA after circuitous six-year route

Pangos averaged 13.5 points and 6.6 assists last season with Zenit Saint Petersburg

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Pangos (6) drives against Chicago Bulls’ Lonzo Ball (2) in the second half of an NBA basketball pre-season game, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in Cleveland. The first time Canadian Kevin Pangos walked on the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse floor in his No. 6 Cavaliers jersey, his dad Bill was back at his Cleveland hotel room battling a nasty bout of food poisoning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Tony Dejak
Toronto Raptors guard Malachi Flynn (22) celebrates his buzzer beater with teammates Precious Achiuwa and Toronto Raptors forward Scottie Barnes (4) during second half NBA preseason basketball action in Toronto on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

Lowry’s return highlights Raptors games to watch this season

Raptors host Washington Wizards on Wednesday

  • Oct 19, 2021
Toronto Raptors guard Malachi Flynn (22) celebrates his buzzer beater with teammates Precious Achiuwa and Toronto Raptors forward Scottie Barnes (4) during second half NBA preseason basketball action in Toronto on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
Phoenix Mercury guard Kia Nurse (0) drives on Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Phoenix. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Rick Scuteri
Phoenix Mercury guard Kia Nurse (0) drives on Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Phoenix. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Rick Scuteri
FILE - Cleveland Cavaliers' Jamario Moon, left, makes a pass over the head of Orlando Magic's Marcin Gortat (13), of Poland, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., in this Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, file photo. Eighteen former NBA players, including Moon, have been arrested on charges alleging they defrauded the league's health and welfare benefit plan out of about $4 million, according to an indictment Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

18 ex-NBA players charged in $4M health care fraud scheme

18 ex-NBA players charged in $4M health care fraud scheme

FILE - Cleveland Cavaliers' Jamario Moon, left, makes a pass over the head of Orlando Magic's Marcin Gortat (13), of Poland, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., in this Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, file photo. Eighteen former NBA players, including Moon, have been arrested on charges alleging they defrauded the league's health and welfare benefit plan out of about $4 million, according to an indictment Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
Canada's head coach Lisa Thomaidis looks on as they play China in the preliminary round of women's basketball action at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. Thomaidis will not return as head coach of Canada's national women's basketball team, ending a run of nearly a decade at the helm of the program. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Thomaidis: sense of sadness leaving on low note of pandemic, Olympics

Thomaidis: sense of sadness leaving on low note of pandemic, Olympics

Canada's head coach Lisa Thomaidis looks on as they play China in the preliminary round of women's basketball action at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. Thomaidis will not return as head coach of Canada's national women's basketball team, ending a run of nearly a decade at the helm of the program. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada's head coach Lisa Thomaidis looks on as they play China in the preliminary round of women's basketball action at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. Thomaidis will not return as head coach of Canada's national women's basketball team, ending a run of nearly a decade at the helm of the program. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Women’s hoops coach Thomaidis, Canada Basketball agree to part ways

Women’s hoops coach Thomaidis, Canada Basketball agree to part ways

Canada's head coach Lisa Thomaidis looks on as they play China in the preliminary round of women's basketball action at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. Thomaidis will not return as head coach of Canada's national women's basketball team, ending a run of nearly a decade at the helm of the program. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Houston Rockets’ Josh Christopher, left, films himself as Danuel House Jr. (4) poses for a photographer during an NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

What to watch in the NBA, as training camps are set to open

Raptors will play a game in Toronto when they open their preseason schedule against Philadelphia

  • Sep 28, 2021
Houston Rockets’ Josh Christopher, left, films himself as Danuel House Jr. (4) poses for a photographer during an NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Former Toronto Raptors general manager Glen Grunwald speaks at a press conference in Toronto, Thursday April 1, 2004. Grunwald is retiring as president and CEO of Canada Basketball, but believes he's leaving the game in great hands.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Harris

Grunwald shifting gears, retires as CEO and president of Canada Basketball

Grunwald shifting gears, retires as CEO and president of Canada Basketball

Former Toronto Raptors general manager Glen Grunwald speaks at a press conference in Toronto, Thursday April 1, 2004. Grunwald is retiring as president and CEO of Canada Basketball, but believes he's leaving the game in great hands.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Harris
Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas (5) drives as Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird (10) defends during the second half of the Commissioner’s Cup WNBA basketball game, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Bird savors trips home to New York, puts off retirement talk

Bird doesn’t have much left to accomplish in her career

  • Aug 18, 2021
Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas (5) drives as Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird (10) defends during the second half of the Commissioner’s Cup WNBA basketball game, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
FILE - Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21) goes up for a dunk during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Philadelphia, in this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, file photo. The 76ers have kept their trust in Joel Embiid .A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press Embiid and the Sixers agreed on a four-year, $196 million contract extension that will take the All-Star center through the 2026-2027 season. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was not expected to be formally announced later Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

AP Source: 76ers, Embiid agree to $196 million, 4-year deal

Embiid averaged of 28.5 points and 10.6 rebounds last season

  • Aug 17, 2021
FILE - Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21) goes up for a dunk during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Philadelphia, in this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, file photo. The 76ers have kept their trust in Joel Embiid .A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press Embiid and the Sixers agreed on a four-year, $196 million contract extension that will take the All-Star center through the 2026-2027 season. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was not expected to be formally announced later Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
Candace Parker looks to pass during practice for the WNBA All-Star Basketball team, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Candace Parker to be first woman on cover of NBA 2K game

Candace Parker to be first woman on cover of NBA 2K game

Candace Parker looks to pass during practice for the WNBA All-Star Basketball team, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Canada's head coach Nick Nurse leaves the court following second half FIBA Men's Olympic Qualifying basketball action against Greece, at Memorial Arena in Victoria, Tuesday, June 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Canada meets Czechs in semifinal of must-win Olympic basketball qualifying event

Canada meets Czechs in semifinal of must-win Olympic basketball qualifying event

Canada's head coach Nick Nurse leaves the court following second half FIBA Men's Olympic Qualifying basketball action against Greece, at Memorial Arena in Victoria, Tuesday, June 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Canada's RJ Barrett looks to shoot past China's Zijie Shen during the first half of FIBA Men's Olympic Qualifying basketball action at Memorial Arena in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Canada earns berth in semis at Olympic qualifying event with win over China

Canada earns berth in semis at Olympic qualifying event with win over China

Canada's RJ Barrett looks to shoot past China's Zijie Shen during the first half of FIBA Men's Olympic Qualifying basketball action at Memorial Arena in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Canada's Dwight Powell drives to the hoop as Greece's Konstantinos Mitoglou tries to defend during first half FIBA Men's Olympic Qualifying basketball action at Memorial Arena in Victoria, Tuesday, June 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Canada starts last-chance Tokyo Games qualifying tourney with 97-91 win over Greece

Canada starts last-chance Tokyo Games qualifying tourney with 97-91 win over Greece

Canada's Dwight Powell drives to the hoop as Greece's Konstantinos Mitoglou tries to defend during first half FIBA Men's Olympic Qualifying basketball action at Memorial Arena in Victoria, Tuesday, June 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
New Orleans Pelicans guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker (6) takes a three-point shot over Golden State Warriors guard Mychal Mulder (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Friday, May 14, 2021, in San Francisco. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tony Avelar

Eight NBA players on Canada’s team for its last-chance Tokyo Olympic qualifier

Eight NBA players on Canada’s team for its last-chance Tokyo Olympic qualifier

New Orleans Pelicans guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker (6) takes a three-point shot over Golden State Warriors guard Mychal Mulder (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Friday, May 14, 2021, in San Francisco. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tony Avelar
Golden State Warriors' Andrew Wiggins, left, shoots against Oklahoma City Thunder's Luguentz Dort during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Saturday, May 8, 2021. Fourteen NBA players are among 21 players invited to the Canadian national men's basketball team's training camp in Tampa, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jed Jacobsohn

Canada unveils men’s basketball roster ahead of Olympic qualifying tournament

Canada unveils men’s basketball roster ahead of Olympic qualifying tournament

Golden State Warriors' Andrew Wiggins, left, shoots against Oklahoma City Thunder's Luguentz Dort during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Saturday, May 8, 2021. Fourteen NBA players are among 21 players invited to the Canadian national men's basketball team's training camp in Tampa, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jed Jacobsohn
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, has his shot blocked by Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins during the first half of an NBA basketball Western Conference Play-In game Wednesday, May 19, 2021, in Los Angeles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark J. Terrill

Wiggins ready to suit up for Canada at Olympic qualifier

Wiggins ready to suit up for Canada at Olympic qualifier

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, has his shot blocked by Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins during the first half of an NBA basketball Western Conference Play-In game Wednesday, May 19, 2021, in Los Angeles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark J. Terrill