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Assistant Nick Nurse to become Toronto Raptors head coach

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Nick Nurse has agreed to become the next coach of the Toronto Raptors.

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Detroit Pistons land ex-Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey with 5-year deal

Dwane Casey lost his job in Toronto because the Raptors wanted to advance further in the playoffs.

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76ers investigate secret Twitter accounts linked to team president Bryan Colangelo

The Philadelphia 76ers have started an investigation into tweets linked in a report to team president Bryan Colangelo that criticized Sixers players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, among other NBA figures.

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Toronto Raptors’ Dwane Casey voted by peers as NBA coach of the year

The Toronto Raptors’ Dwane Casey was the NBA’s best coach this season, according to his fellow NBA coaches.

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Toronto Raptors’ Dwane Casey on hot seat after third NBA playoff loss to Cavaliers

To DeMar DeRozan, regular-season and playoff basketball are as different as checkers and chess.

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Toronto Raptors’ Dwane Casey on hot seat after third NBA playoff loss to Cavaliers

To DeMar DeRozan, regular-season and playoff basketball are as different as checkers and chess.

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LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers oust Toronto Raptors, wait for Eastern finals foe

Only one team has advanced to the conference finals in these NBA playoffs, and it’s the same squad that looked vulnerable during a chaotic regular season, beatable in the postseason and was one loss from a possible franchise collapse.

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LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers sweep Toronto Raptors, advance to conference finals

LeBron James sent Toronto into summer vacation for the third straight season as the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a series sweep of the Raptors with a 128-93 win in Game 4 on Monday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.

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Toronto Raptors almost out of time against Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA playoffs

After three games, the Toronto Raptors have yet to find the answer.

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LeBron James shines brightest when closing games

LeBron James breaks hearts, shatters dreams and delivers joy all in one breath. He carries one city, crushes the other.

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LeBron James has triple-double as Cleveland Cavaliers beat Toronto Raptors in OT in Game 1

James had 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds for his 21st career playoff triple-double, J.R. Smith scored 20 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 113-112 in overtime on Tuesday night to win Game 1 of their second-round playoff series.

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Toronto Raptors rested, ready for third shot at LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers

The Toronto Raptors seem to have everything lined up in their favor heading into their postseason matchup against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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A brief history of No. 8 seeds upsetting No. 1 seeds in the NBA playoffs

Each series had mitigating circumstances — injuries, bad matchups or short series — that helped the underdog win. Here’s a look at each of them.

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It turns out this year might not be so different for the Toronto Raptors after all

This year was when things were supposed to be different for the Toronto Raptors. After last year’s flameout in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Coach Dwane Casey pledged to do things differently, to finally change the Raptors’ fortunes once they made the postseason.

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The Morning After: Rebounding huge in decisive fourth quarter of Denver Nuggets’ loss at Toronto Raptors

“It’s just effort,” guard Jamal Murray said. “Rebounding is physical. It’s timing and anticipation. The first to the ball, the first to hit.”

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Denver Nuggets briefs: Canadian Jamal Murray returns home

Murray is coming down the stretch of his second NBA season and first as a full-time starting point guard.

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Denver Nuggets briefs: Nikola Jokic, Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons examples of “positionless basketball”

Simmons and Jokic rank third and fourth in the NBA in triple-doubles with 10 and eight, respectively.

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DeMar DeRozan scores franchise-high 52 as Raptors beat Bucks

DeMar DeRozan scored a franchise-record 52 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 131-127 in overtime on Monday night, matching the team record with their 12th consecutive home victory.

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The Morning After: 7 takeaways from Denver Nuggets’ win over Brooklyn Nets

The Denver Nuggets won their fifth game in seven tries, topping the Brooklyn Nets 112-104 Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center to complete their first season sweep of 2017-18.

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Jamal Murray snaps out of shooting slump to key Denver Nuggets’ offensive resurgence

Before last Sunday’s game at the Brooklyn Nets, Nuggets forward Paul Millsap passed along some simple advice to Jamal Murray.

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