Author Archives: Blake Murphy

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590
Date: April 23, 2018
Original Source: Sportsnet Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on Sportsnet 590 The Fan to discuss the Raptors-Wizards series drawing even at 2-2.
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How the Wizards’ John Wall exploited the Raptors’ defence in Game 3

Title: How the Wizards’ John Wall exploited the Raptors’ defence in Game 3
Date: April 21, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I examined how John Wall picked apart the Raptors’ defense in a Game 3 victory for the Wizards. Read an excerpt!

C.J. Miles’ Itchy Trigger Finger and the Mindset of a Three-Point Threat

Title: C.J. Miles’ Itchy Trigger Finger and the Mindset of a Three-Point Threat
Date: April 20, 2018
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: In my latest for Vice, I wrote about the Raptors’ culture reset and all the ways it manifested itself in a Game 1 victory over Washington.
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Reddit Toronto Raptors AMA

Title: Reddit Toronto Raptors AMA
Date: April 19, 2018
Original Source: R/TorontoRaptors
Synopsis: I hosted a Reddit Ask Me Anything, answering all things Toronto Raptors (and more).
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‘You’re gonna have to cut my arm off to get me to not feel like I can play’: Inside Fred VanVleet’s frustrating week

Title: ‘You’re gonna have to cut my arm off to get me to not feel like I can play’: Inside Fred VanVleet’s frustrating week
Date: April 19, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Fred VanVleet’s tough week trying to go from shoulder injury to playing in Game 2 against the Wizards. Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1150

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1150
Date: April 19, 2018
Original Source: TSN Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on TSN 1150 to talk Raptors-Wizards through two games.
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Otto Porter Hopes To Learn From The Past To Slow Down DeMar DeRozan And The Raptors

Title: Otto Porter Hopes To Learn From The Past To Slow Down DeMar DeRozan And The Raptors
Date: April 19, 2018
Original Source: Dime Magazine (Uproxx Sports)
Synopsis: In my latest for Dime Magazine at Uproxx Sports, I wrote about the lessons Otto Porter learned guarding DeMar DeRozan in the 2014-15 playoffs and how he’ll need them now that the Wizards are down 0-2 to the Raptors in the rematch.
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The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S02E27 – Angsty lack of angst

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S02E27 – Angsty lack of angst
Date: April 18, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the first two games of Raptors-Wizards.
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Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1050

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1050
Date: April 18, 2018
Original Source: TSN Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on TSN 1050 to discuss the Raptors taking a 2-0 series lead against the Wizards.
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Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1150

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1150
Date: April 18, 2018
Original Source: TSN Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on TSN 1150 to talk Raptors-Wizards through two games.
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