Doug Smith: Raptors

Doug Smith: Raptors

Covering the #Raptors for two decades - I've seen a thing or two.

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Another vital stretch is upon the Raptors and the annual note: Fewer people than you imagine give a rat's ass about your bracket

Lakers by 9, game's at the tipping point

Barnes 3 gets Lakers within 6; Barnes now has season high 30

Lakers by 12 and we're about done here Hard week ahead that begins with Denver and OKC at home Tues-Thursday

If you don't love the John Axford story, you just don't get it

Jamal Murray still questionable on 4:30 injury report with knee maintenance for tonight's Nuggets-Raptors contest. No Banton, Dowtin, Harper, Weiskamp, Porter for Toronto

“There was no way in hell he wasn’t playing” Michael Malone telling us Jamal Murray is in


I have seen an awful lot of Raptors basketball, Kyle Lowry today is putting on the single best big-game performance in franchise history

Some days, we write good stories. Some days, we just write paragraphs around great quotes from insightful young men Today was one of the latter days

One time and one time only You have to be vaccinated to cross the border into Canada You have to be vaccinated to cross the border into the USA You don't want to take the shots, that's on you and it's not new or is remotely a "Canada" thing YAWN

Man, I hope all these folks killing Siakam have never had a bad couple of weeks at work

Before we tip off, a reminder that Canada's Indigenous population is at greater risk of suicide, an issue tackled by the great @TanyaTalaga  in her book All Our Relations. Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310 Also:

The Don Cherry thing was despicable and he should be fired -- he should have been gone long before -- but Ron McLean's lame and POS "thumbs up" is equally disgusting and he's got to be held accountable, too

Too many of us don't listen often enough, too few offer true support, the lack of empathy in the world is frightening. Today, we need to remember how important all of that is. #BellLetsTaIk