Toronto Raptors will open playoffs against Orlando Magic

Toronto Raptors will open playoffs against Orlando Magic

Toronto Raptors will open playoffs against Orlando Magic

They looked like the season was over at the end of January. He received a standing ovation and a hug from coach James Borrego as he left with 1:06 remaining. Obviously that's changed a little bit because of the trades and guys moving and things like that, but now I think we have a little more experience, I think we're still a very talented group, one of the most talented group of guys that I've been with in a while. "Does he want to try to play for a championship? That's not an easy decision, and only he will know the answer".

The series will reunite former Toronto lottery pick Terrence Ross, who will get some sixth-man-of-the-year votes after the finest season of his career (including 35 points to sink Charlotte on Wednesday) and former Raptors assistant general manager Jeff Weltman, Masai Ujiri's close friend and former right-hand man. "That's hard to swallow", Borrego said of Parker's streak ending. There's another part that wants to compete for an National Basketball Association championship before he's too old.

TOUCHING TRIBUTES: Being that he's a shooting guard and a player of European descent, Fournier has admired the play of Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki for years.

Orland Magic vs. Charlotte Hornets: By the Numbers The Magic have clinched the Eastern Conference's Southeast Division, going 8-2 and 7-3 against the spread in their last 10.

Borrego said Parker's presence has been invaluable.

"I have no feeling right now, I don't know", Walker said of his impending decision in free agency this summer.

"I think that's the biggest key of getting to that stage". Lamb played so well he may be too pricey for the Hornets to re-sign this July when he becomes an unrestricted free agent.

In other contract news, forward Marvin Williams said he won't opt out of his contract. Biyombo sounded unlikely to opt-out. "We're just happy for him".

Kidd-Gilchrist is about to be a father.

No Daddy Yankee won't be making any appearances to Scotiabank Arena this post-season, I'm talking about Marc Gasol. The versatile 7-footer finished the regular season averaging 20.8 points and 12.0 rebounds per game while shooting over 50% from the field and over 35% from 3-point range (on almost three attempts per game).

About an hour before the club's final tip-off of the 2018-19 regular season, LA's president of basketball operations stood in front of cameras to ramble on about how he needed to step down from the position in order to "be himself". He said Thursday there is no indication he needs more surgery on that knee, which was operated on last season. The move came as a shock to most in the sports world, including Stephen A. Smith of First Take. Zeller said it's frustrating that again his health is the biggest thing going into the offseason. He shot 40.6 per cent from the field and 32.9 per cent from three-point range. Bridges and Bacon started, while Graham and Monk saw plenty of playing time off the bench.

Bacon joked they call themselves, "Kemba and the Avengers".

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