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Brooklyn Nets forward Jeff Green (8) goes for a layup over Toronto Raptors forward Freddie Gillespie (55) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Durant, Nets rally past Raptors 116-103, clinch playoff spot

Durant, Nets rally past Raptors 116-103, clinch playoff spot

 

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Luguentz Dort (5) goes to the basket as Utah Jazz forward Jarrell Brantley (5) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Salt Lake City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Bowmer

Undrafted Montreal native Dort continues to smash “glass ceilings” in NBA

Undrafted Montreal native Dort continues to smash “glass ceilings” in NBA

 

Toronto Raptors guard Malachi Flynn (8) drives toward the basket against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

LaVine, Vucevic lead Bulls past Raptors, 122-113

LaVine, Vucevic lead Bulls past Raptors, 122-113

 

Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker (5) goes for a layup in front of Toronto Raptors guard Malachi Flynn (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Lakers build big early lead, cruise past Raptors 110-101

Lakers build big early lead, cruise past Raptors 110-101

Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker (5) goes for a layup in front of Toronto Raptors guard Malachi Flynn (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) follows through on a slam dunk against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 2, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Raptors rout Warriors 130-77 for 2nd win in last 15 games

Raptors rout Warriors 130-77 for 2nd win in last 15 games

Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) follows through on a slam dunk against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 2, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Rookies lead Pistons over Raptors 118-104

Rookies lead Pistons over Raptors 118-104

Toronto Raptors guard Norman Powell looks towards the scoreboard during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Detroit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Carlos Osorio

Toronto Raptors keep Kyle Lowry as NBA trade deadline passes

Toronto Raptors keep Kyle Lowry as NBA trade deadline passes

Toronto Raptors guard Norman Powell looks towards the scoreboard during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Detroit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Carlos Osorio
Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse argues with an official during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. Three nights after Pascal Siakam's verbal outburst, Raptors coach Nick Nurse says there's no rift between the two. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Chris O'Meara

Raptors finally snap nine-game losing skid in what might have been Lowry’s finale

Raptors finally snap nine-game losing skid in what might have been Lowry’s finale

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse argues with an official during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. Three nights after Pascal Siakam's verbal outburst, Raptors coach Nick Nurse says there's no rift between the two. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Chris O'Meara
Toronto Raptors' Norman Powell (24) dunks next to Houston Rockets' Christian Wood (35) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 22, 2021, in Houston. (Bob Levey/Pool Photo via AP)

Rockets end skid at 20, Wall has 1st triple-double since ‘16

Rockets end skid at 20, Wall has 1st triple-double since ‘16

Toronto Raptors' Norman Powell (24) dunks next to Houston Rockets' Christian Wood (35) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 22, 2021, in Houston. (Bob Levey/Pool Photo via AP)
Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse talks to players during second half NBA basketball action against the Minnesota Timberwolves, in Minneapolis, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Nurse had his full roster at practice on Thursday for the first time in two weeks, which is good news for a team that has lost six straight and plummeted to 11th in the Eastern Conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jim Mone

Raptors coach Nick Nurse finally has all of his roster back

Raptors coach Nick Nurse finally has all of his roster back

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse talks to players during second half NBA basketball action against the Minnesota Timberwolves, in Minneapolis, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Nurse had his full roster at practice on Thursday for the first time in two weeks, which is good news for a team that has lost six straight and plummeted to 11th in the Eastern Conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jim Mone
Detroit Pistons head coach Dwane Casey yells from the sideline during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Bey’s double-double leads Pistons over slumping Raptors

Bey’s double-double leads Pistons over slumping Raptors

Detroit Pistons head coach Dwane Casey yells from the sideline during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley celebrate during the first half of basketball’s NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta, Sunday, March 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley celebrate during the first half of basketball’s NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta, Sunday, March 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Toronto Raptors guard Terence Davis (0) shoots after grabbing a rebound against Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 4, 2021, in Boston. At right is Boston Celtics guard Payton Pritchard. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Tatum scores 27, Celtics outlast depleted Raptors 132-125

Tatum scores 27, Celtics outlast depleted Raptors 132-125

Toronto Raptors guard Terence Davis (0) shoots after grabbing a rebound against Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 4, 2021, in Boston. At right is Boston Celtics guard Payton Pritchard. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse talks to Fred VanVleet during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Milwaukee. A greatly reduced Raptors team will host the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday in Toronto's temporary home of Tampa, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Morry Gash

After dodging COVID-19 for months, the Raptors are feeling full force of pandemic

After dodging COVID-19 for months, the Raptors are feeling full force of pandemic

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse talks to Fred VanVleet during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Milwaukee. A greatly reduced Raptors team will host the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday in Toronto's temporary home of Tampa, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Morry Gash

Powell, Lowry help depleted Raptors beat Rockets

Powell, Lowry help depleted Raptors beat Rockets

NBA chooses All-Star reserves, with Zion among first-timers

NBA chooses All-Star reserves, with Zion among first-timers

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse reacts to a foul ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Chris O'Meara

Nurse happy for Finch, the latest Raptors assistant to earn an NBA head coach job

Nurse happy for Finch, the latest Raptors assistant to earn an NBA head coach job

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse reacts to a foul ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Chris O'Meara

Durant pulled as Nets lose 123-117 to Raptors

Durant pulled as Nets lose 123-117 to Raptors

Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks watches play during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 121-101. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

NBA: Zero new players tested positive for virus in past week

NBA: Zero new players tested positive for virus in past week

Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks watches play during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 121-101. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet, left, drives around Orlando Magic guard Cole Anthony (50) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Raptors’ Fred VanVleet scores franchise-high 54 points in win over Orlando

Raptors’ Fred VanVleet scores franchise-high 54 points in win over Orlando

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet, left, drives around Orlando Magic guard Cole Anthony (50) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)