Recognition of DeMar DeRozan's work ethic and constant improvement has been slow to come in many corners of professional basketball.
Dwane Casey has always said he would adjust accordingly when he felt the wear and tear on his stars was becoming too much.
Canada’s longest continuously running high-school basketball tournament debuted at a new venue Friday, when action tipped off in the gleaming, new gym of Orillia Secondary School (OSS), which opened last year.
For local high-school basketball players, the annual Orillia Blackball Classic is a rite of passage. It's a tournament they all desperately want to win. But it's also a favourite of teams from throughout the province because it is the longest continuously-running high-school basketball tournament in Canada.
There is little rhyme or reason to it, but the Chicago Bulls simply appear to have a confounding mastery over the Toronto Raptors.
The Raptors will have a Merry Christmas after opening one of the toughest stretches of the season with an impressive 104-98 road win over an excellent Utah Jazz team.
The Crates Lake Country Boats Orillia Lakers U14 Major Bantam Boys hosted a tournament over the weekend at the Gravenhurst High School.
After being unable to field a U19 team in recent years due to low player numbers, the newly formed Kelsey's Junior Girls Orillia Lakers basketball team began their season with two solid wins in recent play in the Ontario Basketball League at the Hoopdome in Vaughan. With only three Grade 12 players on its roster, the primarily Grade 11 team defeate
Craig Sager, the longtime NBA sideline reporter famous for his flashy suits and probing questions, has died after a battle with cancer, Turner Sports announced Thursday. He was 65.
Pound the rock has morphed into pound opponents. Dwane Casey's catch-phrase used to be all about working hard, chipping away, and one day breaking through.
For the first time in many years, the Los Angeles Lakers were in Toronto with little buzz.
It’s a funny thing this business of going from middle-of-the-road playoff team to actual contender.
All of a sudden the Raptors are a three- point shooting team.
At the beginning of a five game trip, most of which will occur on West Coast time where the Raptors routinely struggle, this was a nice way to get things started off.
In the early 1990s, there was no organized basketball – outside of school hoops – available in Orillia for young girls and boys who loved the sport invented by Canada’s James Naismith.
Despite not having a home court all season, the Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School junior girls’ basketball team capped a dominant season by winning the Georgian Bay Secondary Schools Association (GBSSA) AA championship this week.
The Orillia Secondary School (OSS) junior girls' basketball team capped their perfect season with two dominant, impressive victories in Barrie Tuesday to win the Georgian Bay Secondary School Association (GBSSA) title, putting an exclamation mark on a memorable year on the hardcourt.
Almost one calendar year ago, the Raptors came here and knocked off the mighty Thunder, a victory that most would argue gave the team the nudge and confidence it needed to emerge as one of the class squads in the NBA.