Watch: Raptors recall a raucous Game 4 before heading to Cleveland

It was a huge night in Toronto on Monday night. Here, the Raptors talk about the whole thing. It was hard not to notice in the ACC last night that the t-shirt layout and design was a bit plain. The Raptors' shirts had featured snow balls and angry beavers and all forms of bizarre fonts. They'd been arranged into 6IX and YYZ formations. Last night for Game 4, the night when many...
Via Raptors HQ
1 hour ago

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE: Raptors even the Eastern Conference score in Game 4 thriller

Cavaliers 99, Raptors 105, Series Tied 2-2 | Quick Reaction | Boxscore | Post-Game News and Notes With the adrenaline rush Game 3 provided, it wasn’t hard to get excited over what Game 4 had in store. And if you lost your voice during Saturday night’s euphoria, you’re not alone — otherwise known as: WORTH EVERY VOCAL CORD! Though to paraphrase Dwane Casey’s comments when...
Via Raptors Republic
2 hours ago

Three things we saw as the Raptors won Game 4

Via Doug Smith's Blog
2 hours ago

Drake trolls Kyrie Irving, Cavs after Raptors win Game 4

The Toronto Raptors took care of business in a crucial Game 4 Monday night, and their most recognizable fan wasted no time rubbing rubbing the Cleveland Cavaliers’ noses in it. Drake, who was sitting courtside at the Air Canada Centre after missing Game 3, shared several photos on Instagram. He specifically took aim at Kyrie Irving and Channing Frye. 2 gave us 2...we...
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Biyombo's hard work lifts Raptors and wins fans

Bismack Biyombo's relentless rebounding is the kind of effort Toronto sports fans have always loved.
Via Toronto Star
11 hours ago

Tyronn Lue: Kevin Love benching not due to injury

As the Cleveland Cavaliers made a big comeback in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Monday before falling to the Toronto Raptors 105-99, Kevin Love was nowhere to be found. The Cavaliers forward did not play any minutes in the fourth quarter and finished with 10 points and seven rebounds in 31 minutes. Was Love benched because of an injury? Because he wasn't playing well...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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WATCH: Raptors Highlights: Lowry Time - May 23, 2016

Kyle Lowry seals the deal against Cleveland in Game 4 at Air Canada Centre.
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Raptors took LeBron’s best shot and won: Arthur

Taming the Cavaliers' 'monster' takes some doing, but DeRozan, Lowry and the Raptors answered the bell in Game 4 to tie Eastern final.
Via Toronto Star
11 hours ago

Quick Reaction: Cavaliers 99, Raptors 105 – Series Tied 2-2

Just incredible. Give me a sec… – @Kiyanso Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @KiyanSo Quick Reaction: Cavaliers 99, Raptors 105 – Series Tied 2-2 originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.
Via Raptors Republic
12 hours ago

Bismack Biyombo blocks both LeBron and Kevin Love

Bismack Biyombo has long been recognized as a rebounding and defensive stalwart in the league, but that recognition is reaching a new level during the playoffs. During Game 4 between the Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, Biyombo showed his defensive prowess by blocking a LeBron James alley-oop attempt, and then a Kevin Love dunk attempt. Here was the block on LeBron...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Jonas Valanciunas suits up for Raptors in Game 4

Raptors coach Dwane Casey announced Valanciunas would make his return Monday night in a limited role.
Via Toronto Star
14 hours ago

WATCH: Raptors Shootaround: Kyle Lowry - May 23, 2016

Kyle Lowry speaks with the media following Monday's shootaround.
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How Bismack Biyombo has turned into a playoff monster

“Who?” At the beginning of this season, this was probably the most common response to the mention of the name “Bismack Biyombo.” A first round selection (seventh overall) by Sacramento in 2011, Biyombo never played for the Kings, instead beginning his career with the Charlotte Bobcats.  Although his play was acceptable, it certainly was not deserving of the seventh...
Via The Sports Quotient
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dahntay Jones suspended for hitting Biyombo in the groin

Dwane Casey is paying the price after calling out officials following Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Casey has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for his postgame comments reports Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com. The Raptors head coach wasn’t thrilled with officiating late in the game, especially in the fourth quarter where the Raptors didn’t register a single free throw...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jonas Valanciunas considered ‘doubtful’ for Game 4

Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas is still significantly hampered by the ankle injury that has kept him out of the last seven games and isn’t likely to play in Game 4. His official status for the upcoming contest against the Cleveland Cavaliers is “doubtful,” as reported by Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN. Raptors say Jonas Valanciunas' status is now considered "doubtful...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Security at Raptors' arena did not recognize DeMar DeRozan

Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan wasn’t recognized by a security guard Sunday at Air Canada Centre, and the staffer called for backup after failing to be convinced of the shooting guard's true identity. DeRozan was there for an interview with ESPN’s Doris Burke when he was stopped and questioned. DeMar DeRozan arrives at ACC for interview w/ Doris Burke. Upon entering,...
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The Raptors exhibited meaningful desperation in Game 3

Whenever a best-of-seven NBA series begins with two wins by the home team, Game 3 invariably becomes a do-or-die occasion for the trailing team, even though it’s not technically an elimination contest. Students of sports history are well aware that no NBA team has successfully overcome a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-seven battle. Three teams have forged a 3-3 tie, but none have won...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors’ Kyle Lowry leaves court in Game 2 to ‘decompress’

There’s a really odd story that came out of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors. The story doesn’t include Cleveland winning its 10th consecutive game to start the playoffs, this time by 19 points. Based on how Game 1 went, this was to be expected. Instead, it’s all about the actions of two-time Raptors All-Star Kyle...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bismack Biyombo not afraid of LeBron James, only lions

What is Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo afraid of? Not LeBron James, that’s for sure. “No I’m not and I will never be. I’m never afraid of human beings,” Biyombo told reporters Thursday when asked if he was afraid of James. “I always joke with Kyle [Lowry], I’m afraid of lions.” Biyombo sure didn’t look afraid when James got in his face in Game 1 of the...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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