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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

 

Toronto Raptors' Pascal Siakam reacts during the second half of Game 5 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers, Monday, April 25, 2022, in Philadelphia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Slocum

Raptors able to keep cool heads in the absence of all-star guard VanVleet

Raptors able to keep cool heads in the absence of all-star guard VanVleet

 

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives to the basket as Atlanta Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (13) defends during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Siakam has 31 points, 13 boards and Raptors clinch playoff spot with win over Hawks

Siakam has 31 points, 13 boards and Raptors clinch playoff spot with win over Hawks

 

Raptors beat T’Wolves 125-102 for fourth straight win

Raptors beat T’Wolves 125-102 for fourth straight win

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) shoots against San Antonio Spurs forward Keldon Johnson (3) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

McCollum leads hot-shooting Pelicans past Raptors, 120-90

McCollum leads hot-shooting Pelicans past Raptors, 120-90

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) shoots against San Antonio Spurs forward Keldon Johnson (3) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) drives at Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) during second half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Raptors’ Barnes, VanVleet to compete in NBA all-star competitions

Raptors’ Barnes, VanVleet to compete in NBA all-star competitions

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) drives at Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) during second half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) drives against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Darius Bazley, left, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Nate Billings)

Siakam, Raptors top Thunder 117-98 for seventh straight win

Siakam, Raptors top Thunder 117-98 for seventh straight win

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) drives against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Darius Bazley, left, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Nate Billings)
Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) protects the ball from Toronto Raptors guard Gary Trent Jr. (33) during second half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Gary Trent Jr.’s 33 points leads Raptors to third straight win

Gary Trent Jr.’s 33 points leads Raptors to third straight win

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) protects the ball from Toronto Raptors guard Gary Trent Jr. (33) during second half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Raptors' Pascal Siakam (left) and Philadelphia 76ers' Tobias Harris eye a loose ball during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Embiid scores 36 as Philadelphia 76ers beat Toronto Raptors 114-109

Embiid scores 36 as Philadelphia 76ers beat Toronto Raptors 114-109

Toronto Raptors' Pascal Siakam (left) and Philadelphia 76ers' Tobias Harris eye a loose ball during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) strips the ball from Chicago Bulls centre Nikola Vucevic (9) during second half NBA basketball action in Toronto, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Depleted Raptors sign three players to 10-day contracts via COVID hardship exception

Depleted Raptors sign three players to 10-day contracts via COVID hardship exception

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) strips the ball from Chicago Bulls centre Nikola Vucevic (9) during second half NBA basketball action in Toronto, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Raptors fans fill the arena during the warm-up before the start of the team’s NBA season opener against the Washington Wizards in Toronto on October 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
Toronto Raptors fans fill the arena during the warm-up before the start of the team’s NBA season opener against the Washington Wizards in Toronto on October 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
Toronto Raptors guard Gary Trent Jr. (33) shoots ahead of Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) and forward Brandon Clarke (15) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. The reeling Toronto Raptors could be getting some much-needed help. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Brandon Dill

Raptors could have Trent back against Bucks; Anunoby still sidelined

Raptors could have Trent back against Bucks; Anunoby still sidelined

Toronto Raptors guard Gary Trent Jr. (33) shoots ahead of Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) and forward Brandon Clarke (15) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. The reeling Toronto Raptors could be getting some much-needed help. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Brandon Dill
Washington Wizards guard Spencer Dinwiddie, right, drives past Toronto Raptors guard Malachi Flynn, center, as Flynn tries to get past Wizards center Montrezl Harrell (6) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

VanVleet scores 33 as Raptors beat Wizards 109-100

VanVleet scores 33 as Raptors beat Wizards 109-100

Washington Wizards guard Spencer Dinwiddie, right, drives past Toronto Raptors guard Malachi Flynn, center, as Flynn tries to get past Wizards center Montrezl Harrell (6) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) drives at Orlando Magic centre Moritz Wagner (21) during second half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Friday, October 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Barnes scores 21 and Trent Jr., makes late defensive save as Raptors edge Magic

Barnes scores 21 and Trent Jr., makes late defensive save as Raptors edge Magic

Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) drives at Orlando Magic centre Moritz Wagner (21) during second half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Friday, October 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

VanVleet has double-double as Raptors top Pacers 118-100 for first home win of season

VanVleet has double-double as Raptors top Pacers 118-100 for first home win of season

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) drives past Toronto Raptors' Scottie Barnes (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Raptors beat Celtics 115-83, spoil Udoka’s home opener

Raptors beat Celtics 115-83, spoil Udoka’s home opener

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) drives past Toronto Raptors' Scottie Barnes (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Toronto Raptors forward Yuta Watanabe (18) and Philadelphia 76ers forward Paul Reed (44) dive for a loose ball during second half pre-season NBA basketball action in Toronto on Monday Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Pre-season game was so much more to Raptors players and fans after 19 months away

Pre-season game was so much more to Raptors players and fans after 19 months away

Toronto Raptors forward Yuta Watanabe (18) and Philadelphia 76ers forward Paul Reed (44) dive for a loose ball during second half pre-season NBA basketball action in Toronto on Monday Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Raptors general manager Bobby Webster speaks to the media in Toronto on Friday, June 21, 2019.While Toronto Raptors are finally back home, many players are getting their first taste of life in the city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Many Raptors getting first taste of home as training camp begins in Toronto

Many Raptors getting first taste of home as training camp begins in Toronto

Toronto Raptors general manager Bobby Webster speaks to the media in Toronto on Friday, June 21, 2019.While Toronto Raptors are finally back home, many players are getting their first taste of life in the city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Miami Heat forward Precious Achiuwa (5) grabs a rebound as Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Miami on March 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jim Rassol

New Raptor Precious Achiuwa says he will do what it takes to help Toronto win

New Raptor Precious Achiuwa says he will do what it takes to help Toronto win

Miami Heat forward Precious Achiuwa (5) grabs a rebound as Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Miami on March 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jim Rassol
Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri is seen in the tunnel area ahead of first half NBA basketball action against New Orleans Pelicans in Toronto on October 22, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Masai Ujiri signs new deal to become vice-chairman, president of Toronto Raptors

Masai Ujiri signs new deal to become vice-chairman, president of Toronto Raptors

Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri is seen in the tunnel area ahead of first half NBA basketball action against New Orleans Pelicans in Toronto on October 22, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young