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Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse argues with a referee during first half NBA action against the Detroit Pistons in Toronto on Thursday March 3, 2022. Nurse brushed aside rumours connecting him to the Los Angeles Lakers in a season-ending meeting with reporters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

“I’m focused on coaching this team” — Nurse brushes aside Lakers rumours

“I’m focused on coaching this team” — Nurse brushes aside Lakers rumours

 

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) congratulates Philadelphia 76ers centre Joel Embiid (21) after they lost 132-97 to the Sixers following second half NBA East Division 1st round game 6 basketball action in Toronto, Thursday, April 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

No historic comeback for Raptors, who drop ugly 132-97 loss to Sixers

No historic comeback for Raptors, who drop ugly 132-97 loss to Sixers

 

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse watches during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

“Could be us” — Nick Nurse believes Raptors are capable of historic comeback

No team in NBA history has come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a best-of-seven series

 

Philadelphia 76ers' Tobias Harris (12) goes up for a shot past Toronto Raptors' Pascal Siakam (43) during the first half of Game 5 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Monday, April 25, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Raptors top 76ers 103-88 behind Siakam, force Game 6 at home

Raptors top 76ers 103-88 behind Siakam, force Game 6 at home

Philadelphia 76ers' Tobias Harris (12) goes up for a shot past Toronto Raptors' Pascal Siakam (43) during the first half of Game 5 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Monday, April 25, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse reacts at the referees while playing against the Atlanta Hawks during second half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

“Back where we belong” — Raptors playoff-bound after soul-sapping season in Tampa

“Back where we belong” — Raptors playoff-bound after soul-sapping season in Tampa

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse reacts at the referees while playing against the Atlanta Hawks during second half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Raptors end Celtics’ six-game win streak with thrilling 115-112 OT victory

Raptors end Celtics’ six-game win streak with thrilling 115-112 OT victory

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich reacts to a play during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Wednesday, March 9, 2022, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

VanVleet, Raptors delay Popovich’s record in win over Spurs

VanVleet, Raptors delay Popovich’s record in win over Spurs

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich reacts to a play during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Wednesday, March 9, 2022, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Pistons hang on to beat Raptors as Casey beats former team for sixth straight time

Pistons hang on to beat Raptors as Casey beats former team for sixth straight time

FILE - Former Los Angeles Lakers player Magic Johnson, left, Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan and former Boston Celtic Larry Bird pose for pictures during a photo session with the Legends of the NBA Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, in Cleveland. Some of the NBAs most iconic players will be in attendance when the league celebrates its 75th Anniversary Team during a special halftime ceremony at Sunday's All-Star Game. The official list of players has not yet been announced. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

Celebrating 75: Cleveland again welcomes back NBA’s greats

Celebrating 75: Cleveland again welcomes back NBA’s greats

FILE - Former Los Angeles Lakers player Magic Johnson, left, Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan and former Boston Celtic Larry Bird pose for pictures during a photo session with the Legends of the NBA Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, in Cleveland. Some of the NBAs most iconic players will be in attendance when the league celebrates its 75th Anniversary Team during a special halftime ceremony at Sunday's All-Star Game. The official list of players has not yet been announced. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
Brooklyn Nets forward Ben Simmons sits on the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Chris Paul ejected, NBA-leading Suns rally to beat Rockets

Chris Paul ejected, NBA-leading Suns rally to beat Rockets

Brooklyn Nets forward Ben Simmons sits on the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri is seen in the tunnel area ahead of first half NBA basketball action against New Orleans Pelicans, in Toronto Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. Even as the NBA's trade deadline on Thursday was approaching, Masai Ujiri has kept his priorities in order. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

‘Trying to get fans back in arena’ top priority for Raptors president Masai Ujiri

‘Trying to get fans back in arena’ top priority for Raptors president Masai Ujiri

Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri is seen in the tunnel area ahead of first half NBA basketball action against New Orleans Pelicans, in Toronto Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. Even as the NBA's trade deadline on Thursday was approaching, Masai Ujiri has kept his priorities in order. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam shoots during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Trent has 42; Raptors push streak to 8 with win over Rockets

Trent has 42; Raptors push streak to 8 with win over Rockets

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam shoots during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) drives to the basket while guarded by Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Siakam, Raptors beat Hornets 116-101 for 6th straight win

Siakam, Raptors beat Hornets 116-101 for 6th straight win

Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) drives to the basket while guarded by Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, right, blocks a shot by Chicago Bulls forward Malcolm Hill during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Embiid carries 76ers past DeRozan, Bulls in East showdown

76ers beat Bulls for 10th straight time

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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, right, blocks a shot by Chicago Bulls forward Malcolm Hill during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) protects the ball from Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Friday, February 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Pascal Siakam’s 21-point first-quarter explosion extends Raptors win streak to five

Pascal Siakam’s 21-point first-quarter explosion extends Raptors win streak to five

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) protects the ball from Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Friday, February 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse reacts to call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Hakim Wright Sr.)

Raptors end Hawks’ 7-game win streak behind Trent, Siakam

Raptors end Hawks’ 7-game win streak behind Trent, Siakam

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse reacts to call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Hakim Wright Sr.)
University of Kentucky basketball player Shaedon Sharpe is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Chet White-UK Athletics **MANDATORY CREDIT**

NBA beckons for teenage Canadian basketball star Shaedon Sharpe

NBA beckons for teenage Canadian basketball star Shaedon Sharpe

University of Kentucky basketball player Shaedon Sharpe is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Chet White-UK Athletics **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Toronto Raptors' Gary Trent Jr. (33) shoots over Chicago Bulls' Ayo Dosunmu as Nikola Vucevic also defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Chicago. The Bulls won 111-105. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

DeRozan powers Bulls to 111-105 win over Raptors

DeRozan powers Bulls to 111-105 win over Raptors

Toronto Raptors' Gary Trent Jr. (33) shoots over Chicago Bulls' Ayo Dosunmu as Nikola Vucevic also defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Chicago. The Bulls won 111-105. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives at Charlotte Hornets guard James Bouknight (5) during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

With no VanVleet, Siakam narrowly misses triple-double in win over Charlotte

With no VanVleet, Siakam narrowly misses triple-double in win over Charlotte

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives at Charlotte Hornets guard James Bouknight (5) during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) protects the ball from Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Raptors’ six-game winning streak ends with 99-95 loss to Phoenix Suns

Raptors’ six-game winning streak ends with 99-95 loss to Phoenix Suns

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) protects the ball from Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn