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Leonard leads Clippers past Raptors in 1st game vs old team

Nov. 12, 2019 2:36 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard wasn't at his best against his former team. His new teammates knocked down big shots and won anyway. Leonard struggled on 2-for-11 shooting and had nine turnovers, but Lou Williams led a big effort from the bench with 21 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the...

Analysis: Waiters' future in Miami is very unclear

Nov. 12, 2019 1:32 AM EST

Dion Waiters leads the Miami Heat in suspensions and headlines this season. And his future is very unclear. Waiters won't be with the Heat for at least nine more games — his 10-game suspension for repeated conduct deemed detrimental to the team started Friday when Miami visited the Los Angeles Lakers...

Raptors end Lakers' 7-game winning streak in 113-104 victory

Nov. 11, 2019 1:22 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The centerpiece of the Toronto Raptors' championship team works at Staples Center now. Two more key components of last season's sublime roster got injured right before the Raptors arrived in Los Angeles for the reunion. In the opening weeks of life after Kawhi, the defending champs are...

Siakam scores 44 points, Raptors beat Pelicans 122-104

Nov. 9, 2019 12:52 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Toronto Raptors tried to balance celebrating an impressive performance by Pascal Siakam and concern over injuries to two of their top players. Siakam matched a career high with 44 points in the Raptors' 122-104 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night. As Siakam drained...

Tacko two-way: Fall is a headliner as G League season opens

Nov. 7, 2019 2:46 PM EST

The NBA has the one-name stars: LeBron, Kawhi, Giannis. When talking about them, adding the surnames James, Leonard and Antetokounmpo to the sentence is rarely necessary. The G League now has one as well: Tacko. A two-way contract has never been as hyped. Boston rookie Tacko Fall, at 7-foot-5, is unquestionably...

Siakam and Lowry lead Raptors past Kings, 124-120

Nov. 7, 2019 12:29 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors are confident they can play better. Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton, meanwhile, found reason to be happy with his team despite another loss. Siakam had 23 points and 13 rebounds, Kyle Lowry scored 24 and the Raptors held on to beat the Kings 124-120...

Antetokounmpo scores 36, Bucks beat Raptors 115-105

Nov. 3, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo carried a big chip on his broad shoulders against the Toronto Raptors. Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 15 rebounds, eight assists and four blocks to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 115-105 victory over the Raptors on Saturday night in the first meeting between the teams...

Siakam scores 19 of 30 in 3rd, Raptors beat Pistons 125-113

Oct. 30, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Raptors forward Pascal Siakam scored 30 points five times last season, when he played in 80 games. Thanks to a huge third quarter Wednesday night, Siakam already has an NBA-leading three 30-point performances in five games this season. Siakam finished with 30 points, including 19 in the...

Lowry scores 26 as Raptors beat Magic 104-95

Oct. 28, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Orlando Magic are the only NBA team still looking for their first 100-point game of the season. Another score in the 90s wasn't enough to stop the Toronto Raptors. Kyle Lowry got 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, Pascal Siakam added 24 and the Raptors withstood a late rally to...

Siakam, Anunoby lead Raptors over Bulls 108-84

Oct. 27, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Pascal Siakam is trying to adjust to the attention opponents are giving him now that Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green are no longer around in Toronto. The fourth-year power forward is certainly providing offense. He just needs to cut back on the turnovers. Siakam scored 19 points, OG Anunoby...