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POUND THE ROCK STARS - On a nightly basis, no matter how good or bad the Raps play, no matter if they blow out a team or if they get blown out and no matter if they win or lose, these are the Raptors with the best 'Pound the Rock' status for the night.FINAL SCORE: RAPTORS 101, PHOENIX 97 SEASON RECORD: 4W-13LPOUND THE ROCK STAR #1: DEMAR DEROZANLINE: 23 pts (8-18), 7-9 FT, 7 reb, 8 reb, 4 astThe Raptors and their fans were finally awarded with a huge sigh of relief ending a 6 game losing streak against the Phoenix Suns last night. DeMar DeRozan once again came out guns blazing taking advantage of switches and driving hard and fast to the basket. Pound the Rock honors for DeMar are not only for his stat line though. DeRozan was also cleaning up his mistakes which normally would have resulted in turnovers, showing improved awareness in tough spots after being criticized about it a few weeks ago. Turning his only steal into two points was fun to watch as he out ran the en...
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Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson set his Christmas tree off properly adding a gold star to the top! Big trees, high ceilings and an amazing view. I adore the holidays! photo via Instagram
Do tall people like tall things? That would appear to be the case with Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson, who stands 6-foot-9 and has a condo with some very high ceilings. In order to properly utilize the space provided by those extremely high ceilings, Johnson decided to buy himself a massive Christmas tree for the holiday season.
As you can see from the photo above that he shared...
Dwane Casey talked with the media about how the need for Toronto to get their defensive focus back, why the addition of Mickael Pietrus will cut into the minutes Terrence Ross has been getting and the growth of Jonas Valanciunas so far this season.
DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points, Amir Johnson added 16, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Phoenix Suns 101-97 to snap a six-game losing streak on Friday night.
Kyle Lowry scored 15 points, and Jose Calderon had 13 points and nine assists for the Raptors, who ended Phoenix's seven-game winning streak in Toronto. The Suns hadn't lost there since Jan. 4, 2004.
For those of you who are squeamish, you should probably look away from this post.Back on Thursday, Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson decided to tweet a photo of a left ankle roll that he suffered against the Memphis Grizzlies:
As we officially enter the month of December starting tomorrow, Raptors forward Amir Johnson decided to post a picture of his Christmas tree on Twitter.Check out this photo of Amir putting a star on the top of the tree:
Shooting guard Mickael PIetrus reportedly has agreed to a contract with the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. Small forward Dominic McGuire is expected to be released to clear a roster spot for Pietrus, according to USA Today Sports, with the deal expected to be finished Friday. Terms of the deal were not available. The Raptors have begun the season with a disappointing 3-13 record...
While playing overseas was an adjustment, it was an experience that helped P.J. Tucker grow and evolve as a player. Now, instead of just being a gritty rebounder, he’s shown this season he can stick an open jumper and he has become a pesky defender that can guard multiple positions.
The Phoenix Suns are guaranteeing fans will have a good time at the game against the Dallas Mavericks.
The Suns say anyone who buys a ticket and attends Thursday night's game will have their money returned if they are not completely satisfied with their experience, regardless of whether the team wins or loses.
The Suns say the offer is the first of its kind in the NBA.
Cleveland Cavaliers rookie guard Dion Waiters had an impressive sequence during the first quarter of Saturday night's NBA game at the Quicken Loans Arena against the Portland Trail Blazers. Waiters drove right through two Blazers defenders at the top of the key and threw down a powerful two-handed slam that brought Cavs fans to their feet.
Waiters finished with 12 points...
After their six-game road trip took an embarrassing turn, the Phoenix Suns could have an ideal opportunity for redemption Friday night.
They will be visiting a city where they've dominated in recent years and facing one of the league's worst teams in a matchup with the sliding Toronto Raptors.
Phoenix (7-9) had won three of four and split the first two games on this trip...
Think of the Phoenix Suns latest (not to mention sensationally compelling) promotion as something of a test drive for local basketball fans.
The title is Satisfaction Guaranteed Night which without prior knowledge of the subject matter in question might sound a smidge like the working title for a Rolling Stones tour. But were simply dealing with a little relatively harmless professional...