Raptors open up season with win over Hawks

The conversation between Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan as their lockers were surrounded following a season opening win over Atlanta told the tale. DeRozan took a quick look around at the media types encircling both his own and Lowry’s lockers and looked at his neighbour, raised his eyebrows and wondered aloud why anyone wanted to talk to either of them. Lowry agreed but the crowd...
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Raptors claw past the Atlanta Hawks in season opener; 109-102

After a confidence & team building 2013-14 season, featuring a tough First Round, Game 7, playoff exit at the hands of their Atlantic Division rival, Brooklyn Nets, the Toronto Raptors were eager to get back on the court to tip off of the regular season. The Air Canada Centre crowd inside and outside, in Maple Leaf Square aka ‘Jurassic Park’, was electric and ready to show...
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DeRozan scores 15 points, Raptors heat Hawks

TORONTO (AP) DeMar DeRozan had 15 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, Kyle Lowry added 11 points and 10 assists, and the Toronto Raptors opened their defense of the Atlantic Division title with an 109-102 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. Amir Johnson had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points, and Terrence Ross had 13 for the Raptors, who were...
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Hawks-Raptors Preview

The most successful team in Toronto Raptors history returns largely intact, but that didn't stop coach Dwane Casey from preaching improvement throughout the preseason. As far as he's concerned, his club needs to take the mentality of being overlooked at the beginning of last season and carry it over into 2014-15, especially with the heightened expectations. "We can&...
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20 Reasons to Watch The Toronto Raptors 20th Season

The Toronto Raptors are back and expectations are high. Here’s twenty good reasons to watch the Raptors as they play in their 20th NBA season. Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Drake, winning games and a lot more.
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DeMar DeRozan Puts On Dunk Clinic In Montreal

Toronto Raptors all-star guard DeMar DeRozan put on a dunk show in Montreal at the expense of the Atlantic division rival New York Knicks. As the preseason officially draws to a close (finally), consider these some of the last meaningless cool dunks we’ll need to stomach before we get the real stuff (pun intended) next week. So thanks DD. The post DeMar DeRozan Puts On Dunk Clinic...
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Raptors DeMar DeRozan Puts On Dunking Display vs Knicks (Video)

DeMar DeRozan is coming off a career season, and it looks like he’s trying to capitalize off that for this year as he enters the 2014-15 NBA campaign. The Toronto Raptors swingman was seen during Friday night’s preseason game versus the New York Knicks putting on aerial display with several different dunks. Take a look below: DeRozan finished the game with 15 points in an 83-80 victory.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

DeRozan scores 15, Raptors beat Knicks 83-80

MONTREAL (AP) DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 13, and the Toronto Raptors beat the New York Knicks 83-80 on Friday night at the Bell Centre in the final preseason game for both teams. Kyle Lowry and Lou Williams each added 12 points for the Raptors (7-1), who have won six straight in the preseason. They matched their exhibition victory record of seven. Carmelo...
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CelticsLife Atlantic Division Preview: The Toronto Raptors

2013/14 Record: 48-34Expected Starting Lineup & SummaryKyle LowryDeMar DerozanTerrence RossAhmir JohnsonJonas ValancuniasThe Toronto Raptors were quietly one of the league's better stories last season. A bunch of good guys (who couldn't wait to tell anyone who would listen how much fun basketball can be when Rudy Gay's not on your team) playing in front of a tremendous...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruno gets start, then gets schooled against Celtics

The grand unveiling of Bruno Caboclo was not a rousing success, but rather a step in what will be a long road. The Raptors gave all-star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan the night off in Maine on Wednesday and inserted Caboclo in at small forward, with Terrence Ross moving back to guard. Caboclo had played well in Manhattan on Monday and was rewarded with a major test. The Raptors...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors interested in acquiring Jeff Green?

The Toronto Raptors are expected to be one of the main contenders in the Eastern Conference this season, and they could be looking to make another trade to help bolster their roster. According to a report from Zach Lowe of Grantland, the Boston Celtics could look to trade Jeff Green and the Raptors might very well be the best fit for him. It would make a lot of sense, and would fit...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan Throws Himself The Ally-Oop (Video)

DeMar Da.. Da.. DeRozan says the arena announcer after a stellar transition move from the Toronto Raptors standout shooting guard. Dicey decision for an in-game alley-oop to yourself with multiple defenders on the low block. Impressively, DeRozan is one of few to complete the play for the clean two points. The hesitation dribble to cut between the Boston Celtics Kelly Olynyk...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan serves ball off backboard to himself vs Celtics (GIF)

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan scored a layup by tossing the ball off the backboard to himself during Friday night's preseason game against Boston.DeRozan's bucket was set up by a nice move to get himself into the paint for the score.DeRozan scored 18 in the Raptors' 116-109 victory over the Celtics.Video via NBA. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan passes off the backboard to himself for lay-up against Celtics

There are times when we all need a helping hand and during tonight’s preseason game between the Boston Celtics-Toronto Raptors, DeMar DeRozan decided to use the backboard for his assist. In the first quarter of action, DeRozan was able to get to the rim and tried to lay the ball off the backboard to himself. Watch as DeMar successfully completes the play for the lay-up: *** DeRozan...
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Toronto's DeRozan spends offseason working on game

TORONTO (AP) While working on his game this summer, Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan went back to the basics. Eager to improve his left-handed dribbling and ability to finish plays, DeRozan ate with his weaker left hand, used it to pick up items around the house, and even sat down regularly to write out the alphabet with his infant daughter. ''I was doing it every day in the...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

DeRozan, Raptors beat Kings 99-94 in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 99-94 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night in their preseason opener, as the NBA returned to Vancouver for a day. Jonas Valanciunas and newcomer Lou Williams, a nine-year veteran acquired by Toronto in June, added 12 points apiece. Terrence Ross and Tyler Hansbrough each...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors claim to have best NBA backcourt

When Bradley Beal stated that he and John Wall were the best backcourt in the NBA, it sparked a healthy debate bigger than the All-Stars boast. He has received at least one challenger to that claim in Dion Waiters, but really the conversation isn’t limited to just the Wizards and the Cavaliers. The back-and-forth banter between […] The post Kings Of The North: Why The Toronto...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down the top 5 most expensive Raptors tickets of 2014-15

The Toronto Raptors surprised many experts after trading Rudy Gay very early in their 2013-14 campaign.  Because of Gay’s departure, however, DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry thrived, forming one the best backcourts in the league and Toronto finished with the third best record in the East. The playoff trip did not go as well, as they lost in seven games to the Brooklyn Nets in the...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s Better: Toronto Raptors or Washington Wizards?

Two franchises that made some noise last season are being touted as potential Eastern Conference Finalists if things go their way, but who’s better, DeMar DeRozan's Toronto Raptors or John Wall's Washington Wizards?
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors DeMar DeRozan Says World Cup Helped Him

The Toronto Raptors DeMar DeRozan did not have a big role on the FIBA World Cup Gold medal winning Team USA, however, he says his experience will help him grow as a player.
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors top ten best plays from 2013-14 season

The Toronto Raptors went from going nowhere to a team to watch out for after they traded away Rudy Gay. That opened up things for DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry as they helped lead the Raptors to a third seed in the East and the most wins in franchise history. The NBA just provided us a Top 10 highlight reel of the surprising Toronto Raptors. Check the vid out, kids: Hopefully, they...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors DeRozan Says USA Won’t Take Teams Lightly

The Toronto Raptors DeMar DeRozan and virtually everyone on Team USA knows they can't take teams lightly if they want to win Gold at the FIBA World Cup in Spain. (video)
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors DeRozan And Valanciunas To Meet At FIBA World Cup

Raptors teammates DeMar DeRozan with Team USA and Jonas Valanciunas representing Lithuania are poised to meet in the semifinals of the FIBA World Cup in Spain. “They are a really, really good team,” Valanciunas said.
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Bball Report Week in Review 08/31/14

On Pro Bball Report last week: why Landry Fields, DeMar DeRozan vs. Klay Thompson, Terrence Ross vs. Harrison Barnes, Stephen Curry’s List, Raptors ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Lithuania loses Mantas Kalneitis, Team Canada’s Brady Heslip, FIBA World Cup Studs, Andrew Wiggins commercial and more.
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Slasher DeRozan Vs. Warriors Shooter Thompson

The Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson has been gaining increased notoriety as the sixth man in Team USA’s rotation this summer while many pundits had incorrectly predicted the Raptors slasher DeMar DeRozan would be left off the roster. In the classic NBA comparison of slasher vs. shooter, which of DeRozan and Thompson really has the edge as the better player?
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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