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2008 Raptors Playoff Central

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RAPTORS SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE - 04.28.08



A hard fought battle ended the Toronto Raptors season as they dropped Game 5 to the Magic 102-92 Monday night in Orlando. The Raptors kept it close into the fourth quarter when the Magic went on a run and never looked back as they took the first round playoff series 4-1.






RAPTORS LOOK TO EXTEND SERIES - 04.28.08


The Raptors and Magic play Game 5 tonight in Orlando (7:30 p.m., TSN, FAN590). With a win the Raptors would avoid elimination and force Game 6 Thursday back in Toronto. Raptors.com's Mike Ulmer tees up Game 5 and Eric Smith takes a look at some of the numbers going into the game. Chuck Swirsky checked in on Monday morning with his take on what he expects in Game 5. And the Swirsk reports from the cab strike in Orlando as he gets all the latest news from the street.






RAPTORS PREP FOR MONDAY - 04.27.08


The Raptors were back on the practice court in Florida on Sunday as they get ready for Game 5 Monday night in Orlando (7:30 p.m., TSN, FAN590). With a win the Raptors would avoid elimination and force Game 6 Thursday back in Toronto. Eric Smith stopped in after practice and has the latest on the injury status of Jamario Moon. And check out the tour of the team charter with the Swirsk.






FOURTH QUARTER DOES IN RAPTORS - 04.26.08

A career playoff best 39 points along with 15 boards for Chris Bosh wasn't enough as the Raptors dropped Game 4 106-94 to the Orlando Magic Saturday afternoon and now trail the best-of-seven series 3-1 with Game 5 going Monday night in Orlando (7:30 p.m., TSN, FAN590). Raptors.com's Mike Ulmer sat courtside and stopped in after the game with his thoughts on the Game 4 loss to the Magic and Eric Smith files another blog entry with his two cents.






RAPS LOOK TO PULL EVEN IN GAME 4 - 04.26.08



Fresh off a big win in Game 3 to get back in the series the Raptors now look to draw even with the Magic as they are back infront of the sea of red this afternoon at ACC (3 p.m., theScore, FAN590). Raptors.com's Mike Ulmer was at practice on Friday and he has all the latest on the Raps heading into Game 4. Raptors NBA TV's Andi Petrillo went one-on-one with Jose Calderon. Chuck Swirsky checked in with his reactions to the Raptors win and Eric Smith chimed in with his thoughts on the crazy atmosphere Thursday.






HOT SHOOTING PROPELS RAPTORS - 04.24.08



The Toronto Raptors were on fire all night long as they held on for the 108-94 win in Game 3 Thursday. The Raptors now trail the series 2-1. T.J. Ford led the way for the Raptors as he had 21 points, five rebounds and three assists. He was one of six Raptors players in double figures. Raptors.com's Mike Ulmer has more on the big win. Game 4 is Saturday at 3 p.m. at Air Canada Centre.





RAPS LOOK TO CLAW BACK INTO SERIES-04.24.08


With the Raptors trailing the best-of-seven series 2-0 they return to Air Canada Centre tonight looking to pull a little closer. Mike Ulmer is at the ACC and he has the latest out of shootaround. Sam Mitchell has hinted at some starting line-up changes but T.J. Ford will remain in the starting role. Eric Smith stopped by this afternoon with the latest on the possible line-up changes for Sam Mitchell's Raptors and Chuck Swirsky checked in this morning with his take on the series so far.



RAPTORS LAND BACK IN TOWN - 04.23.08


The Raptors are back in town Wednesday after a tough loss to the Magic in Game 2 and are looking to bounce back in the friendly confines of Air Canada Centre. Raptors.com's Mike Ulmer was at practice and he has the latest heading into Game 3. Chuck Swirsky, Mike Ulmer and Eric Smith stopped in this morning to drop a blog and share what they learned after two tough games against the Magic. Watch as Raptors NBA TV's Andi Petrillo talked with Carlos Delfino after practice. Check out video from Anthony Parker, Jason Kapono and Jose Calderon.




RAPS DOWN 2-0 AFTER TOUGH LOSS - 04.22.08



A Game 2 thriller ended in disappointment for the Raptors as they fell 104-103 to the Magic Tuesday night. The series now heads North as Air Canada Centre will be pumpin' Thursday night when the Raps will look to get back in the series. Raptors.com's Mike Ulmer blogged from the comfort of his own couch as he took in all the Game 2 action.



ALL THE LATEST FROM ORLANDO - 04.21.08


The Raptors were back on the practice court Monday ironing out the kinks as they look to pull even with the Magic Tuesday in Game 2. Chuck and Leo set up the match-up from Florida (7:30 p.m., theScore, FAN590). Also, the Swirsk brings another blog entry as he looks back at Game 1 and what he expects in Game 2 Tuesday. Also, Eric Smith checked in and he looks at the play of Jason Kapono and the decision to start Andrea Bargnani in Game 1 and raptors.com's Mike Ulmer stopped in with his thoughts on the Raptors vs. Magic series as the Raps look to rebound in Game 2.



ORLANDO'S HOT START SINKS RAPS - 04.20.08



The Orlando Magic came out on fire Sunday and the Raptors couldn't recover from a lopsided first quarter as they fell, 114-100 in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series. The Raptors had four players score in double digits including Anthony Parker's team leading 24 points but it wasn't enough in the loss. The Raptors will look to rebound in Game 2 on Tuesday in Orlando (7:30 p.m., theScore). Raptors radio personality Eric Smith stopped by after the game with his thoughts on the Game 1 loss to the Magic.Check out all the video, photos, stats and more from Sunday through the above links...



RAPS READY TO TAKE ON MAGIC - 04.19.08

The Raptors were back on the practice court again on Saturday getting ready for Sunday's opener against the Magic. Chris Bosh will be looking to put his friendship aside in this big matchup. Eric Smith stopped in again giving a run down on his predictions. Remember, you can catch Game 1 of the series on TSN starting at 12:30 p.m. while game 2 is on The Score. Also, check out as Chuck and Leo set up game 1 of the Raptors Magic series. Check Saturday's practice video below!







RAPTORS LAND IN ORLANDO - 04.18.08

Sam Mitchell talks to the media on Friday about the upcoming series. Also, Raptors play-by-play man Chuck Swirsky stopped in Friday with his playoff predictions. Check out all Friday's practice video below!




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