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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
2 hours ago  |  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
2 hours ago  |  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
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Short-handed Pistons fall on road to Toronto

TORONTO (AP) -- Jonas Valanciunas had 20 points and 11 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors held on down the stretch to beat the short-handed Detroit Pistons 114-110 on Sunday night. Amir Johnson scored 17, Greivis Vasquez had 13 and Lou Williams 12 as the Raptors won for the third time in four games and snapped a two-game losing streak at home. The Pistons...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

DeRozan scores 25 to lead Raptors past Pistons 114-110

TORONTO (AP) Jonas Valanciunas had 20 points and 11 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors held on down the stretch to beat the short-handed Detroit Pistons 114-110 on Sunday night. Amir Johnson scored 17, Greivis Vasquez had 13 and Lou Williams 12 as the Raptors won for the third time in four games and snapped a two-game losing streak at home. The Pistons...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Short-handed Pistons fall on road to Toronto

TORONTO (AP) -- Jonas Valanciunas had 20 points and 11 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors held on down the stretch to beat the short-handed Detroit Pistons 114-110 on Sunday night. Amir Johnson scored 17, Greivis Vasquez had 13 and Lou Williams 12 as the Raptors won for the third time in four games and snapped a two-game losing streak at home. The Pistons...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Contender Or Pretender?

(Source: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images North America By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… My most recent article was sorting the NBA contenders and in a group of 13 excellent NBA teams this season, I had to put the Toronto Raptors with the pretenders. I don’t have anything against the Raptors and if I am being honest I like the team. I may be a Chicago Bulls guy, but I...
Via HoopStuff
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks vs. Raptors preview

While the Milwaukee Bucks have been dealt a pair of blows to their roster since last taking the court, the Toronto Raptors' record continues to take hits. The Raptors head to Milwaukee Monday night and will try to win for just the third time in 10 games while facing a Bucks team that can add a reserve point guard to a list of sidelined players. The Raptors (26-14) have dropped seven...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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 Sideline
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Loyal to a Tee Raptors x Drake ‘So Far North’ Tee

Drawing parallels between global ambassador Drake and the artwork used for his “So Far Gone” mixtape. With the come up status of the Toronto Raptors core group of DeMar DeRozan, Amir Johnson, Jonas Valanciunas, Kyle Lowry and Terrence Ross. Loyal to a Tee cooked up this gem available right now in two colors at loyaltoatee.com. Cop one or two right now. The post Loyal to a Tee...
Via Hooped Up
24 days ago  |  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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