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Bruno Caboclo: Basketball’s Best Kept Secret?

Bruno Caboclo meeting the Toronto media for the first time on June 28. 2014 On Thursday June 26th in Brooklyn, New York at the 2014 NBA Draft, with the 20th overall selection, the Toronto Raptors selected Bruno Caboclo, a relatively unknown 18 year old player from Brazil. Practically no one had ever previously heard about this young player the Raptors had just selected with their...
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O Canada! Canadians, Tyler Ennis & Jordan Bachynski, attend Raptors Pre-Draft Workout

Tyler Ennis speaks to media at his Toronto Raptors Pre-Draft Workout (May 29, 2014) As the Toronto Raptors look ahead to the 2014-15 season, part of that process is more closely evaluating the 2014 NBA Draft class and looking at players they could envision being a part of the team’s future. The Toronto Raptors have the 20th overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft, and with pending...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

RAPTORS VS. NETS – 2014 NBA PLAYOFFS, ROUND 1, GAME 7: POSTGAME REACTIONS (VIDEO)

An incredible season for the Toronto Raptors sadly ended in heartbreak, with a 104-103 Game 7 defeat to the Brooklyn Nets. Toronto put together a gutsy 4th quarter comeback, but fell just short of being able to win the game in the dying seconds. There is so much to reflect upon and look forward to regarding the Toronto Raptors, which we will be discussing in depth here at HoopHeadsNorth...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

RAPTORS VS. NETS – 2014 NBA PLAYOFFS, ROUND 1, GAME 6: POSTGAME REACTIONS (VIDEO)

The Brooklyn Nets imposed their will and style of play on the Toronto Raptors from opening tip to final buzzer, resulting in a 97-83 Game 6 win in Brooklyn , and forcing the ‘Win Or Go Home’, Game 7. The table is set, and all the chips are laid out…Game 7, 1pm ET, Sunday May 4th, Air Canada Centre, downtown Toronto. Who will move on to face the Miami Heat in the second round...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

RAPTORS VS. NETS – 2014 NBA PLAYOFFS, ROUND 1, GAME 5: POSTGAME REACTIONS (VIDEO)

The Toronto Raptors avoided disaster by holding on for a 115-113 victory, in the pivitol Game 5. The Raptors led in the game by as many as 26 points, but Brooklyn refused to lose without a fight. The Raptors now lead the series over the Brooklyn Nets, 3-2, with a chance to close the series and advance to the second round on Friday night, May 2nd, in Brooklyn in Game 6. Game Five...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

RAPTORS VS. NETS – 2014 NBA PLAYOFFS, ROUND 1, GAME 4: POSTGAME REACTIONS (VIDEO)

The Toronto Raptors earned their first road playoff win in 13 years, with an 87-79 Game 4 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, to tie the first round series at two games each. The vital swing game, Game 5, is set for Wednesday night, April 30th, with a tip-off time of 7:30pm ET at the Air Canada Centre in downtown Toronto. Raptors Post-Game: Dwane Casey Dwane Casey addresses the media...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors vs. Nets – 2014 NBA Playoffs, Round 1, Game 3: Postgame Reactions (VIDEO)

The Toronto Raptors were on the road for a playoff game for the first time in 6 seasons, and were looking for their first road playoff win in 13 years! Given everything that has happened leading up to Friday night’s game, the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn was not going to be a hospitable environment for Toronto. In Game 3, The Raptors had their fewest number of turnovers so far...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors vs. Nets – 2014 NBA Playoffs, Round 1, Game 2: Postgame Reactions (VIDEO)

The Toronto Raptors won their first playoff game since 2008, in a near must win situation, to tie the first round series at 1-1, beating the Brooklyn Nets, 100-95. DeMar DeRozan faced adversity picking up his fifth foul of the game with just over seven minutes remianing in the 4th quarter, but he came storming back and finished the game with 30 points including 10 of Toronto’s...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors vs. Nets – 2014 NBA Playoffs, Round 1, Game 1: Postgame Reactions (VIDEO)

The Brooklyn Nets’ experience proved to be the difference in Game 1 of the opening round Playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, as the Nets came away with a 94-87 victory. The Nets and Raptors face each other again on Tuesday night, back at the Air Canada Centre, for Game 2. The Toronto crowd was electric and definitely provided that 6th man/home court advantage that can truly...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors – it’s officially Playoff time! #WeTheNorth #NorthernUprising #ReignOn

The Toronto Raptors’ second ever Atlantic Division banner has been earned and raised, along with a franchise record 48 wins this season, AND the Toronto Raptors will be in the NBA playoffs for the first time in 6 seasons! The 1st round opponent is set – the Brooklyn Nets, who will tip off against the Toronto Raptors in front of a sure to be rabid crowd at the Air Canada Centre...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Crown Royal to Rename NASCAR Race After American Hero

In what has become an annual recognition, the Toronto Raptors have been honouring Canada’s bravest, military service men & women in the Canadian Armed Forces, with a special ‘Canadian Armed Forces Night’. The Raptors organization involves various members from the Canadian military throughout the eveningl including tickets to the game, a chance to watch pre-game shootaround...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Terrence Ross with a thunderous throwdown in the #ReignOn Top 10 NBA Plays Of the Week (3/24-3/30)!

Terrence Ross was flying high and Kevin Durant was breaking people’s ankles! As always, we present another week of incredible NBA action and highlight worthy plays. HoopHeadsNorth.com brings you Crown Royal’s ‘Reign On’ Top 10 NBA Plays of The Week! Here’s the previous week’s ‘Reign On NBA Top 10′ as well, in case you missed it (March 16th – March 23rd): For Crown...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Triple OT heartbreak at the ACC: Raptors lose to the Wizards: 134-129

It was the longest elapsed game in Toronto Raptors history, taking 3 hours and 32 minutes to complete and in the end, the Washington Wizards left Air Canada Centre victorious with a 134-129 triple overtime victory over the Raptors. The Raptors' Terrence Ross suffered a sprained left ankle near the end of the second quarter and did not return to the game. The Raptors also gave...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

DeRozan & Patterson clutch in Raptors win over Warriors: 104-98

This game was a litmus test in many ways, to see where this seemingly playoff bound Eastern Conference team stacks up against one of the most prolific high scoring & 3-point making teams, in the Golden State Warriors. Not to mention the manner in which the Raptors lost to the Warriors when they faced each other in Oakland…there was no shortage of incentive for the Raptors heading...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors #FlightClub: 2013-14 #RapsKicks Edition

  As an Air Jordan & overall sneaker enthusiast, like many Raptors fans & NBA fans alike, I enjoy taking the time to engage in sneaker discussions at any time, in between pick up games at my weekly league run, with fellow collectors, on social media, at parties, you name it! Additionally, as a Toronto Raptors and NBA blogger talking about basketball whenever & wherever...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Crown Royal x Hoop Heads North’ Contest/Giveaway: Raptors fans, How do you #ReignOn?

Starting today, Wednesday March 12th, 2014 until end of day Monday March 24th, 2014 entrants aged 21+ can submit a photo on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using both of the following TWO (2) hashtags #ReignOn and #CrownRoyalHHN, showing Crown Royal & Hoop Heads North how you 'Reign On' for Toronto Raptors games for a chance to win a $100 USD gift certificate to NBAStore...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The #ReignOn Top 10 NBA Plays of the Week presented by Crown Royal (March 2nd – March 8th)

For the remainder of the NBA season, each week, HoopHeadsNorth.com will be bringing you Crown Royal's Reign On Top 10 NBA Plays of The Week! http://youtube.com/watch?v= Co1GWwEDIhY[/youtube] Here's the previous week's 'Reign On NBA Top 10' as well, in case you missed it (February 23rd – March 1st): http://youtube.com/watch?v= wKlJ9SKBvPY[/youtube] For Crown...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors outshone by Suns; Toronto loses at home: 121-113

The Toronto Raptors' usual defense was not on display in this game, giving up 121 points to the Phoenix Suns. In fact the Suns scored 37 points in the first quarter, and another 35 in the third. The Suns outrebounded the Raptors 45-26 in the game. The Suns committed 21 turnovers compared to only 11 by the Raptors, but Toronto was unable to capitalize. This is not a pace that...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The #ReignOn Top 10 NBA Plays of the Week presented by Crown Royal (March 9th – March 15th)

We had another week of incredible NBA action and highlight worthy plays. Once again, HoopHeadsNorth.com brings you Crown Royal's Reign On Top 10 NBA Plays of The Week! http://youtube.com/watch?v= IchOPp3xa-s[/youtube] For Crown Royal, to Reign On is to win, and we want you to Reign On responsibly this NBA season! Made for royalty, Crown Royal offers a fine array of blended...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors face adversity: How will they respond heading towards the Playoffs?

Since moving Rudy Gay in a trade on Sunday December 8th to the Sacramento Kings, the Toronto Raptors have gone 33-19, compared to 6-12 before the trade. This in itself is a testament to the move that Raptors' GM Masai Ujiri made, to the coaching staff for finding rotations and plays that allow the players to be successful, and to the players for coming together, playing for each...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Canada Basketball & NBA Q&A w/ Boston Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk & Joel Anthony

Boston Celtics’ Joel Anthony & Kelly Olynyk The Toronto Raptors clinched a playoff berth for the sixth time in franchise history on Friday night,  earning a 105-103 win over the visiting Boston Celtics. It’s been a long 6 years since the Raptors last playoff appearance, so to say that the Air Canada Centre was rocking would be an understatement! The Boston Celtics are a...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors face adversity: How will they respond heading towards the Playoffs?

Since losing Rudy Gay to a Trade on Sunday December 8th, the Toronto Raptors have gone 33-19, compared to 6-12 before the trade. This in itself is a testament to the move that Raptors' GM Masai Ujiri made, to the coaching staff for finding rotations and plays that allow the players to be successful, and to the players for coming together, playing for each other, and turning things...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The #ReignOn Top 10 NBA Plays of the Week presented by Crown Royal (March 9th - March 15th)

We had another week of incredible NBA action and highlight worthy plays. Once again, HoopHeadsNorth.com brings you Crown Royal's Reign On Top 10 NBA Plays of The Week! [youtube]IchOPp3xa-s[/youtube] For Crown Royal, to Reign On is to win, and we want you to Reign On responsibly this NBA season! Made for royalty, Crown Royal offers a fine array of blended...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors outshone by Suns; Toronto loses at home: 121-113

The Toronto Raptors' usual defense was not on display in this game, giving up 121 points to the Phoenix Suns. In fact the Suns scored 37 points in the first quarter, and another 35 in the third. The Suns outrebounded the Raptors 45-26 in the game. The Suns committed 21 turnovers compared to only 11 by the Raptors, but Toronto was unable to capitalize. This is not a pace...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

'Crown Royal x Hoop Heads North' Contest/Giveaway: Raptors fans, How do you #ReignOn?

Starting today, Wednesday March 12th, 2014 until end of day Monday March 24th, 2014 entrants aged 21+ can submit a photo on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using both of the following TWO (2) hashtags #ReignOn and #CrownRoyalHHN, showing Crown Royal & Hoop Heads North how you 'Reign On' for Toronto Raptors games for a chance to win a $100 USD gift certificate to NBAStore...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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