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Amir Johnson slams on Cole Aldrich

Years of being underrated and days of losing can make a guy angry. Saturday, Amir Johnson seemed to take out most of his aggression on Cole Aldrich (h/t to Bleacher Report). In the end, the Toronto Raptors lost to the New York Knicks, dropping for the fifth straight time and falling to 37-22 on the season, only a half a game better than the Chicago Bulls and one game better than...
Via Fox Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Amir Johnson Posterizes 3 Knicks (Video)

This nightmare of season can’t end fast enough. Amir Johnson is a pretty good athlete, but this was ridiculous. In the first quarter of Saturday night’s matchup between the Knicks and Raptors, Johnson dropped a one-handed dunk on several Knicks defenders. h.t Bleacher Report
Via Thacover2
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors’ Unsung Hero

The Toronto Raptors have been one of the biggest surprises in the NBA. We all knew they were going to be good, but not this good. As expected, much attention is being lavished on players who have been carrying their offense. Kyle Lowry is having an All-Star season, newly-acquired Lou Williams has been a lethal weapon off the bench and Jonas Valanciunas has been a decent scoring...
Via The Garbage Time
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors top Spurs, deny coach Popovich 1,000th win

TORONTO -- James Johnson scored a season-high 20 points in his return to the starting lineup, DeMar DeRozan had 18 and the Toronto Raptors beat San Antonio 87-82 Sunday night, denying Spurs coach Gregg Popovich his 1,00th career victory. Amir Johnson added 15 points, Kyle Lowry 12 and Jonas Valanciunas had a season-high 16 rebounds as Toronto improved to 8-2 at home against Western...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors beat Spurs, deny Popovich 1,000th win

TORONTO (AP) -- James Johnson scored a season-high 20 points in his return to the starting lineup, DeMar DeRozan had 18 and the Toronto Raptors beat San Antonio 87-82 Sunday night, denying Spurs coach Gregg Popovich his 1,000th career victory. Amir Johnson added 15 points, Kyle Lowry 12 and Jonas Valanciunas had a season-high 16 rebounds as Toronto improved to 8-2 at home against...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors give away big lead, but recover to beat Wizards in OT

WASHINGTON -- Kyle Lowry scored 23 points and the streaking Toronto Raptors won in overtime for the second consecutive night after losing a large second-half lead, defeating the Washington Wizards 120-116 on Saturday. Lou Williams added 19 points and Amir Johnson scored 17 for the Raptors, who tied a season high with their sixth straight victory. John Wall, battling migraines and...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Raptors blow big lead, get past Nets in overtime on Johnson basket

  DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, Amir Johnson made the tiebreaking basket with 41 seconds left in overtime, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 127-122 on Friday night. Lou Williams finished with 25 points and Johnson had 24 for the Raptors, who led by 17 in the second half before their fifth consecutive victory turned into a difficult one. Johnson made the tying dunk...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Raptors blow big lead, edge Nets 127-122 in overtime

NEW YORK (AP) DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, Amir Johnson made the tiebreaking basket with 41 seconds left in overtime, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 127-122 on Friday night. Lou Williams finished with 25 points and Johnson had 24 for the Raptors, who led by 17 in the second half before their fifth consecutive victory turned into a difficult one. Johnson made the...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Nets Fall to Raptors 127-122 in Overtime

The Nets have had their struggles with teams with a record of .500 or better, and that would not change tonight with the Toronto Raptors coming to the Barclays Center to hand the Nets their 28th loss of the season, sending the struggling Brooklyn squad to 10 games under .500.Led by Greivis Vasquez, Toronto got the game started with a quick 12-0 run in the first three and a half minutes...
Via Nets Take Over
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Al Horford posterizes Amir Johnson with vicious right-handed slam

The Atlanta Hawks have been killing everyone the entire season… and Al Horford basically killed Amir Johnson with this vicious jam. Sorry, Amir and the Johnson family: Not the proudest moment of Amir Johnson. And the Raptors are losing to boot, too. Al Horford and the Hawks have been dominant. *** Al Horford pic courtesy of Getty Images.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors ‘We The North’ Poster Series

Artist Matthew Sharpe from Guelph, Ontario retouched these pictures of Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry, Terrence Ross, Amir Johnson, Jonas Valanciunas, DeMar DeRozan and Amir Johnson. As part of a mock “We The North” poster series. The post Toronto Raptors ‘We The North’ Poster Series appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics Outgunned By Raptors 109-96 Despite Kelly Olynyk’s 23 Points

TORONTO — Kyle Lowry scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, James Johnson had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors won their fourth straight meeting with the Boston Celtics 109-96 Saturday night, snapping a season-high four-game losing streak. Lou Williams scored 19 points and Jonas Valanciunas and Amir Johnson each had 15 to help...
Via NESN.com
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Amir Johnson is an Unsung Hero

The Toronto Raptors have been one of the biggest surprises in the NBA. We all knew they were going to be good, but not this good. As expected, much attention is being lavished on players who have been carrying their offense. Kyle Lowry is having an All-Star season, newly-acquired Lou Williams has been a lethal weapon off the bench and Jonas Valanciunas has been a decent scoring...
Via The Garbage Time
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Drake takes over Raptors game, pranks players during intros

Wednesday night was "Drake Night" at the Air Canada Centre, and the rapper and Toronto Raptors ambassador had the honor of introducing the team before their matchup with their rival Brooklyn Nets. And he actually wasn't half bad. Drake got a couple of good jabs in, saying Amir Johnson "recently got a tattoo of a Swiffer WetJet" --€” Johnson is a spokesperson for Swiffer --€”...
Via Fox Sports
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Drake intros Raptors on 'Drake Night'

Apparently, Wednesday night was “Drake Night” at the Air Canada Centre, and the rapper and Toronto Raptors ambassador had the honor of introducing the team before their matchup with their rival Brooklyn Nets. And he actually wasn’t half bad. Drake got a couple of good jabs in, saying Amir Johnson “recently got a tattoo of a Swiffer WetJet” — Johnson is a spokesperson...
Via NESN.com
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) Amir Johnson Videobombs Raptors Assistant Coach Tom Sterner

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino (VIDEO) Amir Johnson Videobombs Raptors Assistant Coach Tom Sterner Raptors Assistant Coach Tom Sterner is always a great interview after halftime but when Amir Johnson steps in for the video bomb, it's just that much better. Raptors beat the Knicks in an ugly overtime win 95-90 on Sunday night. HIP HOOP JUNKIES linkage...
Via Hip Hoop Junkies
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Injury Update: Amir Johnson re-injures his toe during Sunday's loss to the Lakers

The Toronto Raptors fell to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday by the score of 129-122. Kyle Lowry lead the Raptors with 29 points and nine assists in 41 minutes. The loss dropped the Raptors to 13-4, first in the Atlantic Division. On the injury front, Amir Johnson re-injured his toe and finished with just six points, four rebounds and four assists in 22 minutesMatthew Addie via...
Via NBA Injury News
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the Raptors Become An Unstoppable Force?

The Toronto Raptors are off to the best start in franchise history and but for some minor slippage, they could be undefeated at this point. “Once we all get on the same page, I think we’ll be unstoppable,” Amir Johnson said.
Via Pro Bball Report
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bulls At Raptors: Top Two Teams In the East, Amir Johnson

The first place 7-1 Toronto Raptors are about to take on the second place 6-2 Chicago Bulls at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and the significance of the game is not lost on the players. “It’s the top two teams in the East right now,” said Amir Johnson.  “It’s a pretty big game for…
Via Pro Bball Report
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Bball Report Week in Review 11/02/14

On Pro Bball Report last week: Raptors Preview Party, Amir Johnson as a Dad, Kobe Bryant stirs things up, Will Cherry to Cavs, Aaron Gray waived, Raptors Pregame Bullets video podcasts, The Postgame Show video podcast, the NBA does Halloween and more.
Via Pro Bball Report
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Raptors Amir Johnson Loves Being A Dad

The Toronto Raptors Amir Johnson has a new number one love in his life and it shouldn’t surprise anyone that his one-year-old daughter Milli holds his heart. Being a Dad makes Johnson’s day no matter what else is going on in his life.
Via Pro Bball Report
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Amir Johnson Has Bruno Caboclo’s Back

There are not many players being drafted as 18-year-olds any more, but the Toronto Raptors Amir Johnson remembers his experience of nine years ago when he played his entire rookie season that young and he’ll have Bruno Caboclo’s back as the Raptors newest very young rookie finds his way in the NBA.
Via Pro Bball Report
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Injury Update: Amir Johnson leaves Friday's game with sore left foot

The Toronto Raptors improved to 5-1 on the preseason following a 109-90 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. Terrence Ross lead a balanced offense with 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting from the floor. On the injury front, starting power forward Amir Johnson left the game with a sore foot. He finished the game with two points and four rebounds in 13 minutes of action....
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Is The Raptors Rotation Already Set For The Season?

With less than two weeks left before the start of the 2014-1015 NBA regular season, the Toronto Raptors rotation appears set. Lowry, DeRozan, Ross, Amir Johnson and Valanciunas led the Raptors to the best record in the entire Eastern Conference (41-22) after the seven-player trade with Sacramento, but who wins the backup roles in Toronto this year?
Via Pro Bball Report
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting to Know Raptors Amir Johnson

Get to know Toronto Raptors big man and fan favorite Amir Johnson. The post Getting to Know Raptors Amir Johnson appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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