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RAPTORS PLAYOFFS PODCAST: RAPS TALK Ep. 79 (04.25.2015) - The "Ugggghh." Episode

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)Follow @romyaquino RAPTORS PLAYOFFS PODCAST - EPISODE 79 RAPS TALK  - The "Ugggghh." episode Episode 79 of RAPS TALK (04.25.15) - It's just been a frustrating first round performance from the Toronto Raptors as they dropped their third straight loss to the Washington Wizards 106-99. Paul Pierce was the Raptor killer again, hitting clutch shots...
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RAPTORS PLAYOFFS PODCAST: RAPS TALK Ep. 78 (04.22.2015) - The "Embarrassed" Episode

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)Follow @romyaquino RAPTORS PLAYOFFS PODCAST - EPISODE 78 RAPS TALK  - The "Embarrassed" episode Episode 78 of RAPS TALK (04.22.15) - That was just brutal. Toronto fell to the Wizards 117-106 in Game 2 of their first round playoff series. John Wall and Bradley Beal were unstoppable and Lowry was a non-factor on Tuesday. On our recap podcast, we...
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RAPTORS PLAYOFFS PODCAST: RAPS TALK Ep. 77 (04.19.2015) - The "Too Much Truth" Episode

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)Follow @romyaquino RAPTORS PLAYOFFS PODCAST - EPISODE 77 RAPS TALK  - The "Too Much Truth" episode Episode 77 of RAPS TALK (04.19.15) - The Toronto Raptors are back in the NBA Playoffs for the second season in a row, and the Raps dropped a 93-86 overtime loss to the Washington Wizards in the opening game of the series. On this playoffs Game 1...
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Kyle Lowry has hops? Only for the All-Star Game

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino Kyle Lowry has hops? Only for the All-Star Game I don't know if I had ever saw Kyle Lowry dunk until Sunday night. Lowry had a solid All-Star debut with 10 points, 8 dimes and 4 steals as the East lost to the West All-Stars 163-158 at Madison Square Garden in NY. Kyle Lowry shocked the world (or at least Raptors fans...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

RAPTORS PODCAST: RAPS TALK Ep. 76 (02.12.2015) - The "All-Star Starter" Episode

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)Follow @romyaquino RAPTORS PODCAST - EPISODE 76 RAPS TALK  - The "All-Star Starter" episode Episode 76 of RAPS TALK (02.12.15) - The Raptors are 19 games over .500 at the All-Star break and pretty much have the Atlantic Division on lock. On this week's podcast we talk about the Raptors impressive three-game win streak heading into the All-Star...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Kyle Lowry's Son, Karter Master the Post-game Interview

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino Watch Kyle Lowry's Son, Karter Master the Post-game Interview First-time NBA All-Star Kyle Lowry came up big in the fourth quarter in his hometown of Philadelphia, scoring 17 points in the final quarter. Lowry finished with 21 pts, 5 rebounds and 5 dimes in the 91-86 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Kyle brought out...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

RAPTORS PODCAST: RAPS TALK Ep. 75 (01.22.2015) - The "We Did It!" Episode

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)Follow @romyaquino RAPTORS PODCAST - EPISODE 75 RAPS TALK  - The "We Did It!" episode Episode 75 of RAPS TALK (01.22.15) - Ladies and gentlemen, you did it. Kyle Lowry has been officially voted in to the NBA All-Star 2015 starting lineup. On this week's podcast, we talk about Kyle Lowry the NBA All-Star, the social media push to get Lowry into...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch the Raptors James Johnson Show Off His Hops with a Back Flip

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino Watch the Raptors James Johnson Show Off His Hops We all know that James Johnson has freakish leaping ability and has been known to throw down dunks on defenders, so it doesn't surprise me that he can pull off a standing back flip. Check out James Johnson's back flip at the FedEx Forum in Memphis.(Via Landry Fields...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

RAPTORS PODCAST: RAPS TALK Ep. 74 (01.13.2015) - The "Kyle Lowry #NBABallot" Episode

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)Follow @romyaquino RAPTORS PODCAST - EPISODE 74 RAPS TALK  - The "Kyle Lowry #NBABallot" episode Episode 74 of RAPS TALK (01.13.15) - The Toronto Raptors have been struggling in their last six games, going 1-5 in their last six. On this week's podcast, we talk about Kyle Lowry #NBABallot, the anticipated return of DeMar DeRozan, the new Raptors...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Terrence Ross Take Flight with a One-Handed Jam Against the Knicks

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino Watch Terrence Ross Take Flight with a One-Handed Jam Against the Knicks The Raptors moved to 22-6 on Sunday afternoon with another convincing win, this time it was against the New York Knicks. Toronto now is on a six game winning streak with their 118-108 win over the reeling Knicks. Terrence Ross had another solid...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) Jonas Valanciunas Blocks Shot and Breaks Out the Dikembe Finger Wag

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino (VIDEO) Jonas Valanciunas Blocks Shot and Breaks Out the Dikembe Mutombo Finger Wag Jonas Valanciunas has been impressive for the Toronto Raptors in this last stretch of games and finished with 17 pts, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks in Friday's win against the Pistons. After his block on the Pistons Brandon Jennings, JV brought...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) James Johnson dunks on Andre Drummond, Terrence Ross Reacts

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino (VIDEO) James Johnson dunks on Andre Drummond, Terrence Ross Reacts James Johnson has been a phenomenal addition to the Raptors bench, both on the defensive end as well as the offensive end. On Friday night, he threw down a filthy dunk on the Pistons Andre Drummond in the Raptors 110-100 win in Detroit. The dunk was...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

RAPTORS PODCAST: RAPS TALK Ep. 73 (12.18.2014) - The "Undefeated on Drake Nights" Episode

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)Follow @romyaquino RAPTORS PODCAST - EPISODE 73 RAPS TALK  - The "Undefeated on Drake Nights" episode Episode 73 of RAPS TALK (12.18.14) - The Toronto Raptors are now 2-0 on Drake Nights and have 20 wins on the season. On this week's podcast, we talk about the addition of Landry Fields to the starting lineup, Sean's trip to Toronto, DeMar's postgame...
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December 18, 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...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

James Johnson Drives Down the Lane for the One-Handed Jam

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino James Johnson Drives Down the Lane for the One-Handed Jam The depth of the Raptors roster has been an integral part of the Raptors success this season with guys like Lou Williams, Patrick Patterson, Greivis Vasquez and James Johnson providing effective minutes off the bench. The Raptors bench scored 64 of the Raptors 106...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadian Watch: Reno Bighorns Brady Heslip on the Dan Patrick Show

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino Canadian Watch: Brady Heslip on the Dan Patrick Show If you look up the NBA D-League scoring leaders, Brady Heslip of Oakville, Ontario has a commanding lead over the rest of the league with a 33.3 ppg scoring average and a whopping average of 8.3 3-pointers made per game. Back on November 29th, Brady Heslip dropped 45...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Patterson Sets a Career High in Three Pointers Made

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino Patrick Patterson Sets a Career High in Three Pointers Made The Raptors shot terribly from three point range on Monday night, going 9-33 from three in their 112-107 overtime win over the Denver Nuggets. It's no wonder why Patrick Patterson had a huge reaction after nailing a three to tie the game in the fourth quarter...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

RAPTORS PODCAST: RAPS TALK Ep. 72 (12.04.2014) - The "Steppin' Up" Episode

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)Follow @romyaquino RAPTORS PODCAST - EPISODE 72 RAPS TALK  - The "Steppin' Up" episode Episode 72 of RAPS TALK (12.04.14) - DeMar DeRozan went down with a groin injury last week, leaving the Raptors without their All-Star shooting guard. Who will step up in his place? On this week's podcast, we talk about this topic as well as Kyle Lowry's leadership...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Patterson has an odd business idea for Dragon's Den - 'The Pee Case'

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino Patrick Patterson has an odd business idea for Dragon's Den - The Pee Case Before the start of the season, Sportsnet put together multiple "Know Your Raptor" video pieces where they asked different Raptors players a series of random questions. For the Patrick Patterson "Know Your Raptor", they asked him some preference...
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November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) The Toronto Raptors Honour Jalen Rose With a Video Tribute

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino The Toronto Raptors Honour Jalen Rose with a Video Tribute Even with a DeMar DeRozan groin injury in the third quarter, the Toronto Raptors hung tough with the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night. Toronto watched their six game winning streak come to an end as Dallas came out victorious in the 106-102 win at the ACC. Monta...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

RAPTORS PODCAST: RAPS TALK Ep. 71 (11.27.2014) - The "Sweet Lou" Episode

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)Follow @romyaquino RAPTORS PODCAST - EPISODE 71 RAPS TALK  - The "Sweet Lou" episode Episode 71 of RAPS TALK (11.27.14) - The Raptors have been playing above everyone's expectations so far this season and are currently on a six game winning streak. On this week's podcast Mike Masaya (@hoopsaddiction) joins us from Montreal to talk about his breakfast...
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November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Money In The Bank, Raptors Lou Williams Beats The Shot Clock against the Hawks

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino Money In The Bank, Raptors Lou Williams Beats The Shot Clock against the Hawks The depth on the Raptors bench has definitely been a key factor in the Raptors 13-2 start to the season. With guys like Patrick Patterson, Greivis Vasquez, James Johnson, Chuck Hayes and Lou Williams on the second unit, this Raptors team has...
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November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chuck Hayes to Terrence Ross for the Reverse Jam

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino Chuck Hayes to Terrence Ross for the Reverse Jam Toronto continues to show and prove their dominance in the league with another big win over the Phoenix Suns. The Raptors move to 12-2 on the season, 4-0 vs the Western Conference and 9-1 at home with the 104-100 win over the Suns. Terrence Ross had 13 points on the night...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Lou-Will, Baby! Lou Williams Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino Lou-Will, Baby! Lou Williams Named Eastern Conference the Player of the Week The Raptors continue to make noise around the league, as Raptors shooting guard Lou Williams was named the NBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week.(Via NBA.com)The National Basketball Association announced Monday guard Lou Williams has been...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors take down Lebron and the Cavs, Lou Williams drops a career high 36

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino Raptors take down Lebron and the Cavs, Lou Williams drops a career high 36 The Toronto Raptors made a statement on Saturday night. Toronto took down Lebron James and the Cavs in their own arena 110-93. The Raptors fans made their presence known in Cleveland with at least a hundred Raptors fans travelling to Cleveland to...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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