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It Doesn’t Matter Who The Toronto Raptors Play In The First Round Of The Playoffs

All this buzz and discussion about who the ideal first round opponent for the Toronto Raptors would be in the playoffs is missing the mark. The big focus right now should be if the Raptors can fix their issues on the defensive end.
Via Hoops Addict
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Raptors-Knicks Preview

The Toronto Raptors head into the final day of the regular season as Atlantic Division champions after setting a franchise record for wins.
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Masterful Effort by the Toronto Raptors with Masters Twist

Inside the Purple Room GM 80-81: The banner was unveiled and the crowd went wild. The Raptors though didn’t jump for joy but rather took a moment to embrace how far they have come and moved on. There is always that tendency to play down to the level of your competition because you’ve already clinched a playoff spot and can cruise past the lesser teams. But even though the Toronto...
Via Inside the Purple Room
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This Is The Best Raptors Team In Franchise History

Long before the Toronto Raptors set a franchise record with their 48th win against the Bucks in their final home game of the regular season, their players had been doing things no previous Toronto team had been able to. With no disrespect to Vince Carter, the 2013-2014 Raptors are the best team Toronto fans have seen since this franchise started playing in 1995.
Via Pro Bball Report
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Unveil Their Atlantic Division Champion Banner

Lead by all-star guard DeMar DeRozan, the Toronto Raptors thanks their fans before unveiling their 2013-2014 Atlantic Division Champion banner before playing the Bucks. The post Raptors Unveil Their Atlantic Division Champion Banner appeared first on Hooped Up.
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DeMar DeRozan With A Vicious Poster Dunk On Kyle Singler (Video)

The Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan may have earned the award for the best poster dunk of the 2013-14 NBA season. DeRozan had the one-on-one matchup against Andre Drummond at the top key, leading to an easy blow-by to meet Kyle Singler in air for the one-handed flush. DeRozan led the surge over the Detroit Pistons Sunday evening by scoring 30 points in the 116-107 win. 
Via Basketball Bicker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Tie Franchise Record With 47th Win

The game started out as should have been expected, the Raptors scored a season high 42 points in the first quarter against one of the NBA’s worst defenses and then seemed to lose their intensity. The Pistons fought back from 18 points down and even briefly took a lead in the fourth quarter before Toronto ramped things back up again to win 116-107.
Via Pro Bball Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan slams huge alley-oop dunk against Pistons

With the Toronto Raptors heading to the playoffs, most of the world will finally get to see DeMar DeRozan play some meaningful basketball. During today’s Raptors/Pistons game, DeMar decided to show off his aerial exploits by taking a pass from teammate Kyle Lowry in the first quarter. Watch as DeMar powers home the alley-oop pass for the jam: *** DeRozan image courtesy of Getty Images
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
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Toronto Raptors Love Being Atlantic Division Champs

Even with the 108-100 loss to the Knicks, there was no dampening the enthusiasm of the Toronto Raptors clinching the Atlantic Division crown for just the second time in franchise history. After five years in the NBA lottery, this is a bloody big deal. Greivis Vasquez, Jonas Valanciunas, Terrence Ross, DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry and more chimed in on the winning the Division. ...
Via Pro Bball Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Toronto Raptors made the playoffs

I happened to catch Stephen A. Smith on Sportscenter this morning talking about the Eastern Conference playoff picture, more specifically the current struggles in Miami and Indiana. Naturally, as the segment neared its conclusion Stephen A. mentioned Brooklyn and Chicago, (maybe because they’re big markets? Maybe? Probably) as sleepers in the Eastern Conference. I’m sure Stephen...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Amir Johnson takes fans to Medieval Times for ‘I Roll with Amir’ party (photo)

Toronto Raptors big man Amir Johnson often has gone to great lengths to ingratiate himself to fans of the team during his five seasons in Ontario. There was the time he participated in a “Zombie Walk” in the Toronto streets. He’s thrown out a ceremonial first pitch — a terrible ones at that — at […] The post Amir Johnson takes fans to Medieval Times for ‘I Roll with...
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Raptors’ Kyle Lowry warned for flop against Sixers

The NBA issued Raptors guard Kyle Lowry a warning for flopping on Thursday. Lowry’s flop occurred in the second quarter of Toronto’s 125-114 home victory over Philadelphia on April 9. With a little under six minutes remaining before halftime and Toronto leading 50-45, Lowry fell backwards to the court while attempting to take a charge. Elliot Williams pushed the ball up in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors' Amir Johnson likely to suit up tonight against Knicks

Toronto Raptors power forward Amir Johnson went through practice on Thursday and is anticipated to be ready in time for tip-off against the Knicks tonight, according to Eric Koreen on Twitter.Johnson has missed the last three games with a sprained ankle, an injury he sustained against the Rockets back on April 2nd. In his absence the Raptors have gone 3-0 with Patrick Patterson stepping...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Playoff outlook for the Toronto Raptors

It’s easy to make the playoffs in the NBA, probably too easy. Over half the 30 teams in the league are admitted entrance to postseason play, and in most ordinary years there’s a handful of teams with legit championship-level talent. The Toronto Raptors have had as much difficulty as any franchise to find consistency, with only six playoff appearances in 19 seasons. What the Raptors...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Kyle Lowry resign with Raptors?

This off-season, many big time free agents will hit the market and the race will be on to sign these players. One of those players is Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry. Lowry has had a stellar season for Toronto and has been a catalyst for the Raptors offense along with DeMar DeRozan and has led the Raptors to their first playoff berth since 2008.  Lowry has averaged 17.6...
Via Route4Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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