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LeBron James Salty After Getting Tackled By Jonas Valanciunas

  The last time we checked on Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas he was getting his weak stuff swatted by Nerlens Noel. But Jonas wasn’t going to be on the wrong end of another highlight Wednesday night. With his club down 82-74 to the Cavaliers, the big man unofficially made his play for an NFL contract as he brought down a driving LeBron James with ease towards the end of the...
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Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas Gets Flagrant 1 For Tackling LeBron James (Video)

A lot of guys have taken cheap shots at LeBron James lately. Toronto Raptors big man Jonas Valanciunas tackles James as he was barreling towards the rim. Valanciunas made matters worse by stepping over James, and then trying to help him up. h.t Hardwood
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Terrence Ross flushes down two-handed alley-oop dunk against Cavaliers

The Toronto Raptors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are having a battle for the second seed in the East. And the Raptors are trying to hype it up by doing some exciting plays. Like this Lou Williams lob to Terrence Ross for the dunk: The Raptors are trying to do this without Kyle Lowry. Williams and Ross are doing a pretty good job replacing his production. *** Terrence Ross pic from Getty Images.
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Cavaliers-Raptors Preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers have their All-Star point guard back in time for a hellacious stretch, while the Toronto Raptors are hoping for the return of theirs as they resume their tough run. Kyrie Irving and the visiting Cavaliers begin a stretch against five straight winning teams Wednesday night when they try to move into a tie for the No. 2 seed with the Raptors, who could get Kyle...
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Nerlens Noel blocks Jonas Valanciunas’ dunk attempt

Nerlens Noel has been showing his defensive prowess as of late. He’s been that rim protector and shotblocker the Sixers envisioned in the last few weeks. Here’s another block. This time around, he swats Jonas Valanciunas’ dunk attempt: Once the Sixers get it together, Noel will definitely be that defensive anchor. I mean, let’s hope they get it together at some point. ...
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Nerlens Noel stuffs Jonas Valanciunas at the rim

Nerlens Noel is proving to be a formidable defender even as a rookie. As the best defensive player on a team with a D ranked in the top half of the league, he's the backline help in any given scenario. Noel made a name for himself at the University of Kentucky blocking shots. He's done the same in the NBA, victimizing 1.9 opponents per game with blocks.  Jonas Valanciunas, you're...
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Kyle Lowry's hand is totally messed up, might keep him out a few games

The Toronto Raptors have to get their best player back in shape for playoff time.  Kyle Lowry has been dealing with a variety of ailments and thus, it made sense for him to rest against the New York Knicks over the weekend and the Philadelphia 76ers last evening. Now though, it appears possible he could miss more than just those two. From the Toronto Sun's Ryan Wolstat before the...
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DeMar DeRozan Scores a Season-High 35

The sputtering Toronto Raptors got back on track with a 114-103 win in Philly, led by DeMar DeRozan and his season-high 35 points. “It didn’t matter who we got this win again, we understood we just needed to get this win,” DeRozan said. “We had to get that confidence back.” The win snaps a five-games losing streak for the Raptors. H/N National Post The post DeMar DeRozan...
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DeMar DeRozan's 35 points help Raptors top 76ers, snap 5-game skid

  DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 35 points, Lou Williams had 21 and the Toronto Raptors snapped a five-game losing streak with a 114-103 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Toronto coach Dwane Casey gave slumping All-Star and Philadelphia native Kyle Lowry another night off to rest. Even without their leading scorer in the lineup for the second straight game, the...
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Raptors top 76ers 114-103, snap 5-game losing streak

PHILADELPHIA (AP) DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 35 points, Lou Williams had 21 and the Toronto Raptors snapped a five-game losing streak with a 114-103 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Toronto coach Dwane Casey gave slumping All-Star and Philadelphia native Kyle Lowry another night off to rest. Even without their leading scorer in the lineup for the second straight...
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Nerlens Noel Rejects Jonas Valanciunas’ Weak Dunk Attempt

This embed is invalid" />   Unless you’re a fan of Toronto basketball or tanking, there’s absolutely no reason to forego watching The Bachelor for Raptors-76ers. But those poor souls who opted to tune in were at least treated to Philly’s main attraction: The Nerlens Noel block party. As you can see in the above Vine, Monday’s victim was seven-footer...
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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...
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Raptors-76ers Preview

While their Atlantic Division title hopes remain healthy, the Toronto Raptors' season-high skid has put them in a fight for positioning in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors will try to avoid their sixth straight loss Monday night by extending their dominance over the Philadelphia 76ers. Toronto (37-22) has a 12-game lead in the Atlantic and a top-four seed in the playoffs. As recently...
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5 straight losses for the Toronto Raptors; must regain their identity.

This failed 360 dunk attempt by DeMar DeRozan last night could very well be viewed as a microcosm of the Raptors most recent, yet uncharacteristic, woes.After Friday night’s 113-89 home loss to the Golden State Warriors, a game in which they were losing by as many as 41, and in a game they never once held a lead of their own, it seemed as though that would’ve been the wake up...
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Raptors’ DeRozan comes up a wee bit short on 360 dunk attempt

Let this be a lesson for you kids, showboating can be fun so long as you don’t fall right on your face in front of thousands of fans in Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan found himself alone on the fast break when he went for a 360 dunk versus the Knicks. The result can be summed up in one word… FAIL! The post Raptors’ DeRozan comes up a wee...
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Raptors’ DeRozan comes up a wee bit short on 360 dunk attempt

Let this be a lesson for you kids, showboating can be fun so long as you don’t fall right on your face in front of thousands of fans in Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan found himself alone on the fast break when he went for a 360 dunk versus the Knicks. The result can be summed up in one word… FAIL! The post Raptors’ DeRozan comes up a wee...
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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
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DeMar DeRozan Tried a 360 Dunk, Bad Idea

On a bad day, Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan can out jump and out dunk all of us. However on this 360 dunk attempt against the Knicks, not so much. The post DeMar DeRozan Tried a 360 Dunk, Bad Idea appeared first on Hooped Up.
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DeMar DeRozan misses 360 slam dunk against Knicks

Even some of the greatest basketball players in the world can miss slam dunks and during tonight’s Raptors-Knicks game, DeMar DeRozan appeared to have an easy fast break slam. In the first quarter of play, DeRozan came up with a loose ball and went it for the fancy 360 slam dunk finish. Watch as he comes up short and misses the dunk: *** DeMar DeRozan misses 360 dunk [SB Nation...
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Raptors give struggling Lowry night off against Knicks

NEW YORK (AP) The Toronto Raptors gave struggling All-Star guard Kyle Lowry the night off Saturday against the New York Knicks. Lowry had just four points on 1-for-7 shooting Friday night in the Raptors' 113-89 home loss to Golden State, going without an assist for the first time since Oct. 31, 2009, and the first time ever as starter. The point guard is shooting under 30 percent...
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Tyler Hansbrough And Festus Ezeli Get Into Fight, Both Ejected

The Raptors’ Tyler Hansbrough and the Warriors’ Festus Ezeli were both ejected from Friday’s game after the two got into a fight. The post Tyler Hansbrough And Festus Ezeli Get Into Fight, Both Ejected appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Hansbrough and Ezeli have a shoving contest

Ok, so maybe they didn’t have an all-out, drag out fight but the Raptors’ Tyler Hansbrough and the Warriors’ Festus Ezeli got into a small skirmish leading to Hansbrough being tossed. And after you see what “Psycho T” did after taking a shove from Festus, you’ll see why he got tossed as well as Ezeli. The post Hansbrough and Ezeli have a shoving contest appeared first...
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Hansbrough and Ezeli have a shoving contest

Ok, so maybe they didn’t have an all-out, drag out fight but the Raptors’ Tyler Hansbrough and the Warriors’ Festus Ezeli got into a small skirmish leading to Hansbrough being tossed. And after you see what “Psycho T” did after taking a shove from Festus, you’ll see why he got tossed as well as Ezeli. The post Hansbrough and Ezeli have a shoving contest appeared first...
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Tyler Hansbrough and Festus Ezeli Ejected After Mini Fight in Raptors-Warriors Game

It was a brutal night for the Toronto Raptors on Friday, with the Warriors laying down the hammer in a blowout victory. Aside from Golden State’s offensive onslaught, it was a relatively uneventful game but did feature a mini scuffle between Tyler Hansbrough and Festus Ezeli. The two big men began battling inside the paint Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Tyler Hansbrough, Festus Ezeli ejected after scrap (Video)

Toronto Raptors forward Tyler Hansbrough and Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli were ejected after getting into a scrap during the final seconds of the third quarter in Friday night's game at the Air Canada Centre.It started with Hansbrough and Ezeli were jockeying for position during a Warriors offensive position. After the Warriors scored, the trash talk continued up the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss
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