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First Round Preview: Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets

The first step on the long journey for the ultimate crown is about to begin. And for the uncommon face of the Atlantic division will start, in Canada! The third-seeded Toronto Raptors clearly changed the NBA landscape as it enters the post season with optimism, thanks to their gracious run as they claimed only their ... The post First Round Preview: Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn...
Via The League News
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Home Court Matters To The Raptors, Greivis Vasquez

The Toronto Raptors held off the charge from the Brooklyn Nets to win the Atlantic Division and take home court for themselves in the first round of the playoffs. That’s very important,” Greivis Vasquez said. “I don’t remember the last time we lost a game (at home).”
Via Pro Bball Report
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA Playoffs: Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets

In a battle between Atlantic division rivals the third seeded Toronto Raptors take on the sixth seeded Brooklyn Nets.  During their regular season matchup the two teams split, 2-2. The Raptors are the surprise team of the NBA after posting a record of 48 wins and 34 loses. All-star DeMar DeRozan leads a young and hungry Raptors squad into the playoffs for the first time since 2008...
Via Total Sports Live
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA Playoffs 2014: Hackers Send Nets.com Visitors to Toronto Raptors' Site

The 2014 NBA Playoffs haven't started yet, but the hijinks have already tipped off. In the east, the third-seeded Toronto Raptors will meet the sixth-seeded Brooklyn Nets, and whoever manages
Via Stack
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Raptors' Amir Johnson injures ankle in regular season finale

The Toronto Raptors ended the season with a loss to the New York Knicks on Wednesday by the score of 95-92. The loss did not affect the Raptors' playoff position, but there is concern over the health of Amir Johnson heading into the Raptors' first round playoff match up against the Brooklyn Nets.Matthew Addie via Wikimedia CommonsRotoworld.com reported that Johnson appeared...
Via NBA Injury News
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Top Five Things to Watch For in this Raptors Playoff Run

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)Top Five Things to Watch For in this Raptors Playoff RunCan the Raptors take it to another level in the playoffs?Playoff basketball has made its return to Toronto.  The first round series is set, and the Raptors will face off against the Brooklyn Nets in a seven game series that begins Saturday at the ACC. They've proved what they're capable...
Via Hip Hoop Junkies
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Knicks Beat Raptors, End Disappointing Season on High Note

By Kenneth Teape Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks Post Game Recap In the last game of the season for each team, the New York Knicks were able to end the season on a high note, defeating the Toronto Raptors 95-92. It was a strong finish to a disappointing season for the Knicks, who won four straight to end the season, even though they had been eliminated from the playoffs prior...
Via Knickswag
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Playoff time: Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets preview

The Brooklyn Nets have a total team salary upwards of $100 million dollars while the Toronto Raptors are slightly under $70 mil. Brooklyn has two sure-fire Hall-of-Famers in Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce and a superstar point guard in Deron Williams, meanwhile Toronto has a combined total of one All-Star appearance on its entire roster coming from DeMar DeRozan this season. Eye-grabbing...
Via isportsweb.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors In 5 And Here’s Why They Beat The Nets

Throw out everything that has happened in April, the Brooklyn Nets saw that they couldn’t catch the Toronto Raptors for the Atlantic Division lead and decided to rest their aging injury-susceptible crew for the playoffs, but taking the veteran experience of a Nets team that didn't perform anywhere near expectations over the team with the best record in the Eastern Conference...
Via Pro Bball Report
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NBA Rumors: Raptors' top priority is keeping Kyle Lowry

The Toronto Raptors have been one of the NBA's major surprises this season, and the guy at the center of it all is point guard Kyle Lowry. Lowry's contract expires after the season, and he'll obviously be a highly sought-after commodity on the open market.Lowry has averaged career-bests across-the-board this season. Scoring (17.6 points per game), rebounding (4.7), assisting...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Produce #WeTheNorth Playoff Video

The Toronto Raptors have been a nice story this season. While the Eastern Conference hasn’t been very impressive, the Raptors have taken advantage with a strong year. They responded well after dealing Rudy Gay, and their fans certainly have reason to be optimistic about the direction of the franchise. In anticipation of the team’s playoff run, the Raptors have put together a...
Via Pass The Pill
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Kyle Lowry-to-Knicks trade that was vetoed by James Dolan may have helped them make playoffs

The Knicks' season officially ended on Wednesday but it was doomed in early December when James Dolan vetoed a trade for Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry. Dolan, the Chairman of Madison Square Garden, was reluctant to give up a first round pick to the Raptors especially since Toronto GM Masai Ujiri received a first round pick from the Knicks in exchange for Andrea Bargnani...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Raptors Release ‘We the North’ Hype Video for Playoffs

In preparation for the 2014 NBA playoffs, the Toronto Raptors released a “We the North” hype video for their fans. We The North. “In many ways we are in a league of our own… Far from the East side. Miles from the West side. No where near the South Side.” [BleacherReport]
Via BlackSportsOnline
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"We The North" Campaign Rolls Out For Raptors

((HT: Toronto Raptors their own selves))Drake was given the title of "global ambassador" for his hometown NBA team...And the first part of the marketing campaign has been trotted out...It started as a series of :10 spots, but has now seen its first expansionWhaddya think..???
Via Online Sports Guys
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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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Raptors Already Setting The Bar Higher For Next Year

The Toronto Raptors had set out to change the culture in Toronto at the beginning of the year. To raise expectations and goals and no matter what happens in the playoffs, this team has succeeded. “That’s where we set the bar,” Terrence Ross said. “That is what we should be doing every year – So now we just go from here and build on it.”
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Already Setting The Bar Higher For Next Year

The Toronto Raptors had set out to change the culture in Toronto at the beginning of the year. To raise expectations and goals and no matter what happens in the playoffs, this team has succeeded. “That’s where we set the bar,” Terrence Ross said. “That is what we should be doing every year – So now we just go from here and build on it.”
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Already Setting The Bar Higher For Next Year

The Toronto Raptors had set out to change the culture in Toronto at the beginning of the year. To raise expectations and goals and no matter what happens in the playoffs, this team has succeeded. “That’s where we set the bar,” Terrence Ross said. “That is what we should be doing every year – So now we just go from here and build on it.”
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Already Setting The Bar Higher For Next Year

The Toronto Raptors had set out to change the culture in Toronto at the beginning of the year. To raise expectations and goals and no matter what happens in the playoffs, this team has succeeded. “That’s where we set the bar,” Terrence Ross said. “That is what we should be doing every year – So now we just go from here and build on it.”
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Already Setting The Bar Higher For Next Year

The Toronto Raptors had set out to change the culture in Toronto at the beginning of the year. To raise expectations and goals and no matter what happens in the playoffs, this team has succeeded. “That’s where we set the bar,” Terrence Ross said. “That is what we should be doing every year – So now we just go from here and build on it.”
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors ‘We The North’ Commercial

The Toronto Raptors are bringing playoff action back to the Big Smoke and to drum up even more excitement they have launched their “We The North” campaign that will give you chills. We The North. “In many ways we are in a league of our own… Far from the East side. Miles from the West side. No where near the South Side.” The post Toronto Raptors ‘We The North’ Commercial...
Via Hooped Up
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Toronto Raptors have epic playoff promo video, ‘We the North’

The Toronto Raptors have become the up and coming team to watch in the league by vastly improving from last season, and now about to head to the playoffs for the first time since 2006. The Toronto fans have embraced this team with open arms, and to help urge them on more the Raptors have created an epic playoff promo video entitled, ‘We the North’: *** Casey image courtesy of Getty Images
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Amir Johnson: Raptors Are Proud Of This Season

Amir Johnson beams with pride when asked about the Toronto Raptors record breaking year. “It’s a hell of an accomplishment,” Johnson said. “It is something we get to show our kids when we get old and we come back here. We can point up and say our team won that.”
Via Pro Bball Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

It Doesn’t Matter Who The Toronto Raptors Play In The First Round Of The Playoffs

All this buzz and discussion about who the ideal first round opponent for the Toronto Raptors would be in the playoffs is missing the mark. The big focus right now should be if the Raptors can fix their issues on the defensive end.
Via Hoops Addict
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Patterson, Greivis Vazquez want to re-sign with Raptors

The Toronto Raptors have been one of the NBA’s biggest surprises this season, and one of the main reasons has been the trade that they made with the Kings. Toronto traded Rudy Gay to Sacramento in exchange for two key pieces in Patrick Patterson and Greivis Vazquez. Both players have made a big impact for the Raptors this season, and they would like to re-sign with the Raptors...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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