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ATLANTA -- DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the Toronto Raptors ran all over playoff-bound Atlanta, routing the Hawks 113-96 Tuesday night.
The Raptors made two-thirds of their shots in the first half, sprinting to a 68-51 lead as DeRozan scored 19 points and Gay chipped in with 17. Atlanta went mostly with backups, showing no sense of urgency to claim the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Atlanta fell into a tie with Chicago for the fifth spot. The teams finish the regular season on Wednesday, with the Hawks traveling to New York to face the Knicks, while the Bulls are home against lowly Washington. Chicago holds the tiebreaker.
Kyle Korver led the Hawks with 13 points, extending his 3-point streak to 73 consecutive games.
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DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the Toronto Raptors ran all over playoff-bound Atlanta, routing the Hawks 113-96 Tuesday night.
The Raptors made two-thirds of their shots in the first half, sprinting to a 68-51 lead as DeRozan scored 19 points and Gay chipped in with 17. Atlanta went mostly with backups, showing no sense of urgency to claim the No. 5 seed in...
Jonas Valanciunas talked about the biggest adjustment during his rookie season in the NBA, respect being earned, how he plans to grow as a player this summer and how important it is to make his teammates better.
Dwane Casey addressed how Toronto’s rough start ultimately doomed the entire season, how Kyle Lowry has grown this season, and what Jonas Valanciunas’ summer will entail.
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Bryan Colangelo's contract with the Raptors expires in July.
Outside of the Los Angeles Clippers, there might not be a more high-flying team than the Toronto Raptors and rookie Terrence Ross is a huge reason why.During the second quarter of Tuesday night's Hawks/Raptors game, a Toronto fast break attempt lead to an impressive alley-oop.Watch as Toronto's Kyle Lowry finds Ross for the slam dunk:
From Bob Mitchell of The Toronto Star:
The Toronto Raptors will play “Sweet Caroline” during the introduction of the Boston Celtics players at Wednesday night’s game at the Air Canada Centre in a show of solidarity following this week’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon.
Interesting how this has become the unofficial anthem representing all things Boston in the wake of Monday...
Making the playoffs in the Eastern Conference is not exactly the toughest thing to do. The Milwaukee Bucks slid into the eighth spot with a record of 38-44. The reward for their efforts is a first round matchup with the Miami Heat. Not exactly appealing, but there is still some honor in being a playoff team.
That is an honor the Toronto Raptors have not had since 2007.
For the season finale, the Boston Celtics headed to Toronto. The Celtics decided to go the route of limiting the minutes of their key players, and the Raptors scrubbed the remaining role players. The Celtics finished the season at 41-40, with the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors fans were very happy about their ability to grab the 9th seed in the East, and they continued...
-Boston Celtics (41-39, 14-26 on the road) @ Toronto Raptors (33-48, 20-20 at home) Air Canada Centre, 8:00 pm on CSNNE/WEEI Officials: Ed Malloy, Tony Brown, Scott Twardowski Line: Toronto -5.5 (194) Get Tickets to Tonight’s Game at the Air Canada Centre The Celtics visit Toronto for the final regular season game of the year; just game #81 for Boston after Tuesday's home...
DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points, Rudy Gay had 19 points and nine rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors routed the Boston Celtics 114-90 on Wednesday night, finishing their season with five straight wins.
Jonas Valanciunas scored 18 points, Alan Anderson had 16 and Kyle Lowry had nine points and eight assists as the Raptors matched their longest winning streak of the season. Toronto also...
Does this guy ever not kill the Nets? Answer: No
No more regular season road games, no more chance of 50-win season, no more chance of #3 seed. A weird effort from the Nets commenced on Sunday afternoon, as the team that was coming off two major wins over playoff teams was thoroughly outclassed and outplayed by the team that has been out of the postseason...