Pierce Lifts Nets to Game One Win over Raptors

The Truth will set you free, and it did exactly that in game one for the Brooklyn Nets. Joe Johnson and Deron Williams each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce added 15, and the Brooklyn Nets held off the Toronto Raptors 94-87 to take game one of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, despite the shot clock not working for the majority of the 2nd half. After 19 consecutive missed...
Via Standing O Sports
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Raptors' Amir Johnson will be a key player in series against Nets

Want to know if Toronto has a shot in this series? Check out how Amir Johnson is playing. It’s quite likely that Johnson’s health determines whether or not the Raptors can upend the Brooklyn Nets. Johnson, one of the NBA’s most under-appreciated impact players, makes everything work for Dwane Casey’s squad defensively. Not only does he do a fine job guarding his own man...
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NBA Playoffs: Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets

In a battle between Atlantic division rivals the third seeded Toronto Raptors take on the sixth seeded Brooklyn Nets.  During their regular season matchup the two teams split, 2-2. The Raptors are the surprise team of the NBA after posting a record of 48 wins and 34 loses. All-star DeMar DeRozan leads a young and hungry Raptors squad into the playoffs for the first time since 2008...
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Raptors' Amir Johnson injures ankle in regular season finale

The Toronto Raptors ended the season with a loss to the New York Knicks on Wednesday by the score of 95-92. The loss did not affect the Raptors' playoff position, but there is concern over the health of Amir Johnson heading into the Raptors' first round playoff match up against the Brooklyn Nets.Matthew Addie via Wikimedia reported that Johnson appeared...
Via NBA Injury News
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Amir Johnson: Raptors Are Proud Of This Season

Amir Johnson beams with pride when asked about the Toronto Raptors record breaking year. “It’s a hell of an accomplishment,” Johnson said. “It is something we get to show our kids when we get old and we come back here. We can point up and say our team won that.”
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Pro Bball Week in Review 04/13/14

On Pro Bball Report last week: DeMar DeRozan, fiance and daughter meet fans, Amir Johnson gives back again, Toronto Raptors players stepping up, Atlantic Division Champs, Jonas Valanciunas setting records and making mistakes, Raptors veteran bench, Scoreboard watching, pregame and post game stories and a lot more.
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Amir Johnson Gives Back To Raptors Fans Big Time Again

No one on the Toronto Raptors does more for and with the fans off the court than Amir Johnson. “It’s big just letting the fans know they are part of the team,” Johnson said. “They are just as big as players – they are pretty much what makes this team. They have been supporting us since day one, so it is just a token of my appreciation to the fans.”
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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. ...
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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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8 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Raptors are LOOKING to make it 4 Straight Ws!

The Atlantic Division title is within reach for the Toronto Raptors. When Kyle Lowry & Amir Johnson went down the question that then came into play was how productive was the bench going to be? Well, in the 3 victories they proved to be an integral part of this team. How many years has it been since the Raptors can say they have had legit bench depth. While great teams like the...
Via Inside the Purple Room
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lowry, Johnson out for Raptors

MILWAUKEE (AP) Kyle Lowry and Amir Johnson of the Toronto Raptors both missed Saturday night's game with the Milwaukee Bucks due to injuries.
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Raptors' Kyle Lowry and Amir Johnson questionable tonight against Bucks

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry and power forward Amir Johnson are questionable tonight in their matchup against the Bucks. According to Eric Koreen on Twitter, the two will travel with the team to Milwaukee.Lowry and Johnson sat out during last night's thriller in Toronto against the Pacers. The Raptors finished off the night on a 10-0 run to beat Indiana 102-94. For...
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Tempers flare as Pacers fall to Raptors 102-94

TORONTO -- Late in the third quarter Friday night, some jostling between John Salmons and Paul George turned into a shoving match. The dust-up brought the cheering crowd at the Air Canada Centre to its feet and earned both players matching technical fouls. But even more, said Salmons, it showed that the Toronto Raptors won't be pushed around. Terrence Ross led the way with 24...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors shoot down Rockets, 107-103

The grind of the NBA’s season eventually takes its toll on every team, no matter pedigree or market size. No one, in other words, is immune to it. For most of this improbable season in Raptorland, a season that once evoked images of tank-nation, everything has gone right when so much was expected to go wrong. The playoffs aren’t in doubt having clinched the franchise’s first...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

No Kyle Lowry, No Problem, Surprising Raptors Win Again

The Raptors were without their starting point guard Kyle Lowry on Wednesday when the Houston Rockets visited Toronto and they lost their starting power forward Amir Johnson 3 minutes into the game, but it was no problem as the Raptors defeated the Rockets 107-103 to hand Head Coach Dwane Casey his 100th win with the franchise.
Via Pro Bball Report
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors' Amir Johnson exits early in win over Rockets

Toronto Raptors power forward Amir Johnson hurt his right ankle early in the first quarter against the Rockets. Johnson made his way to the locker room and was declared out by halftime. According to Josh Lewenberg on Twitter, Johnson was suffering from a sore right ankle. It is the same ankle that has been causing problems for him the past few months.Johnson only played three minutes...
Via Sports Injury Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Amir Johnson’s Game-Winning Tip-In Beats Celtics

Amir Johnson sealed the Toronto Raptors’ 105-103 victory over the Boston Celtics Friday night with a two-handed tip-in off a Kyle Lowry miss. The tip-in is a perfect example of why players should follow the basketball until the whistle is blown. Johnson contributed eight points and eight rebounds to help lift the Raptors to a 41-31 season record. The post Video: Amir Johnson...
Via Basketball Bicker
21 days ago  |  Discuss

NUMBERS DON'T LIE - RAPTORS 105, CELTICS 103 - The "Playoffs are locked In" Edition

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)NUMBERS DON'T LIERAPTORS 105, CELTICS 103The "Playoffs are locked In" EditionThe Toronto Raptors postseason is locked in.  For the first time since '08, the Raptors clinched a playoff berth with a 105-103 win over the Boston Celtics on Friday night, and now there's a big ol' 'X' marked by the Raptors in the standings...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

DeRozan And Johnson Lead Raptors Back To The Playoffs

At the end of regulation time in Friday’s game against the Celtics, it was fitting that current longest serving Toronto Raptors, DeMar DeRozan and Amir Johnson, scored the go-ahead and winning baskets in the dying seconds that finally clinched this team a playoff spot. "My hat is off to them," Head Coach Dwane Casey.
Via Pro Bball Report
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap: Johnson put-back snuffs out Celtics 4th quarter rally

Our gritty, gutty Celtics rallied from a 10-point 4th quarter deficit only to lose on an  Amir Johnson put-back with 7 seconds remaining. The Raptors won 105-103 and clinched a playoff berth. As the Celtics whittled away the Raptors lead in the final quarter, I could only think of one thing: a loss means more than a win. I hate feeling this way. DeMar DeRozan torched the C’s for...
Via Red's Army
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors clinch playoff berth with win over Celtics

TORONTO (AP) Amir Johnson scored the winning basket with seven seconds left, and the Toronto Raptors clinched their first playoff berth in six seasons by beating the Boston Celtics 105-103 on Friday night.
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Raptors' Amir Johnson expects to play Tuesday despite knee injury

The Toronto Raptors defeated the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday by the score of 96-86. With the win, the Raptors improved to 39-30 and hold a 1 1/2 game lead over the Brooklyn Nets in the Atlantic Division.  Raptors power forward Amir Johnson went to the floor writhing in pain late during the game with what he later said was a hyper extended knee.  Barry Gossage/Getty ImagesAs reported...
Via Sports Injury Alert
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Amir Johnson Scares Teammates In Win

Amir Johnson has been the Toronto Raptors iron man for playing through injuries. An unassuming steadying force at both ends of the court and Head Coach Dwane Casey’s go to big man, when it looked like longest tenured Raptor might be going down with a hyper extended knee near the end of the win over the Atlanta Hawks, it caught everyone’s attention. “He had my heart in my throat...
Via Pro Bball Report
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors, Thunder Game Recap

Amir Johnson had a big night in his 500th game, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in a double overtime thriller in Toronto. Johnson finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds to go with 5 blocks. DeMar DeRozan finished with 33 points, but Kevin Durant had 51 to lead the Thunder. Toronto started the game with a strong defensive effort holding...
Via TopSportsReport
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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