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Can Tyler Hansbrough Provide the Defense And Rebounding The Raptors Need?

There is no one on the Toronto Raptors with more postseason experience than Tyler Hansbrough, the former Pacers big man has been in 38 postseason games. Hansbrough has been the Raptors energizer and when Amir Johnson was injured, he earned a spot in the starting lineup by being his team's hardest worker on the floor.
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Raptors Top Reserve Patrick Patterson Carries A Heavy Load

Toronto Raptors Patrick Patterson 2,057 minutes off the bench is second best in the NBA, 420 rebounds off the bench is third best and his 105 three-pointers (99 off the bench) is seventh best. “(Patterson’s) energy is contagious,” Coach Casey said. “He plays at a different level that is an NBA skill.”
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors seeking to win 7-game series for first time

TORONTO (AP) They won a second straight Atlantic Division title and set a franchise record with 49 victories. Both reasons to be proud, for sure. But it's what the Raptors do next, now the playoffs have arrived, that will determine whether this season is a success. The Raptors, who lost a Game 7 heartbreaker to Brooklyn in the first round last year, will try to advance for just...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Do The Raptors Have The Edge Over The Wizards?

The NBA playoffs kick off on Saturday with your Toronto Raptors versus the Washington Wizards. It’s a little different than it was last year, being there once before helps.
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Victory is the Raptors’ only option in franchise’s most important playoff series

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports Just two years removed from their fifth consecutive losing campaign, the Toronto Raptors stumbled across the finish line with a 92-87 victory over the Charlotte Hornets in Wednesday’s regular season finale to set a new franchise record with their 49th win of the season. But after last season’s legendary turnaround resulted in another early...
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We The North: The Toronto Raptors’ 2015 NBA Playoffs journey begins!

The 2015 NBA Playoffs are almost upon us!! Hoop Heads North & Hip Hoop Junkies will be back at it with a postgame ‘RAPSTALK’ podcast on Saturday afternoon/evening, discussing the much anticipated Game 1 match up between the Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards which tips off on Saturday April 18th at 12:30pm ET. In celebration of the NBA Playoffs and a franchise setting...
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Washington Wizards: Why They Will Beat the Raptors

(Source: Patrick Smith/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… This first round match would have been much more fun three months ago than it is today. Despite being talented teams, both the Washington Wizards (13-15)and Toronto Raptors(13-16) have struggled since the All-Star break. Toronto has problems with defense and relying on streaky offensive...
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Watch: Toronto’s James Johnson teaches his kid how to beat box

When we watch NBA games sometimes we forget that these great players are just as human as we are. Toronto Raptors forward James Johnson posted this video to his instagram today and it is a good reminder that these guys aren’t just super heroes on TV but do a lot of the same stuff we do every day. Even though Johnson has had his family issues it’s always nice to see some quality...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Toronto’s James Johnson teaches his kid how to beat box

When we watch NBA games sometimes we forget that these great players are just as human as we are. Toronto Raptors forward James Johnson posted this video to his instagram today and it is a good reminder that these guys aren’t just super heroes on TV but do a lot of the same stuff we do every day. Even though Johnson has had his family issues it’s always nice to see some quality...
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Raptors eager to face Wizards

TORONTO (AP) Masai Ujiri is hanging onto his cash this time around. The Toronto general manager, who famously swore in a pregame rally before last season's NBA playoffs, bit his tongue Thursday when asked what he thought about Paul Pierce's verbal shot at the Raptors. But his silence spoke volumes. ''I've been trying to figure that out and I honestly don't have enough money to respond...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors first round preview

The NBA regular season has officially come to a close, and it’s playoff time once again for the Toronto Raptors.  Despite struggling through most of the second half of the season, the Raptors secured the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference, guaranteeing them home court advantage for at least the first round.  Their first opponent will be the Washington Wizards, a team that...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top Key Things Raptors Fans Need To Know When Heading To A Playoff Game

Last season, Raptors Nation made a name for themselves as NBA fans from around the world witnessed how die-hard, crazy, passionate Raptors fans were inside the Air Canada Centre as well as outside the ACC (a.k.a. Jurassic Park). Rain or shine, Raptors fans were in abundance and wild.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors To Face Wizards As Hawks Punt Game To Bulls

The Toronto Raptors easily defeated the Hornets 92-87 to claim a franchise record 49th win and the Atlanta Hawks punted an 18 point lead in the third quarter to lose to the Bulls 91-85. The gift from the visitors gave Chicago third place in the Eastern Conference, so the Hawks will get the winner between the fourth place Raptors and the fifth place Wizards in the second round.
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Hornets wrap season with loss to Raptors

TORONTO -- Kyle Lowry scored 26 points and the Toronto Raptors wrapped up the regular season with their franchise record 49th victory, beating the Charlotte Hornets 92-87 on Wednesday night. Jonas Valanciunas added 18 points, DeMar DeRozan had 16 and Terrence Ross 13 for the Raptors. They will open the playoffs at home on Saturday. Depending on the outcome of the Chicago-Atlanta...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry leads Raptors over Hornets for team-record 49th win

  Kyle Lowry scored 26 points and the Toronto Raptors wrapped up the regular season with their franchise-record 49th victory, beating the Charlotte Hornets 92-87 on Wednesday night. Jonas Valanciunas added 18 points, DeMar DeRozan had 16 and Terrence Ross 13 for the Raptors. They will open the playoffs at home on Saturday. Depending on the outcome of the Chicago-Atlanta game Wednesday...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Crawford trips, falls during Hornets-Raptors game (Video)

NBA referee Joey Crawford tripped and fell down on the court during the opening minute of Wednesday night's game in Toronto between the Raptors and the visiting Charlotte Hornets.Crawford got right back up and seemed to be OK, although likely a bit embarrassed. He's lucky he didn't get seriously hurt there. Pablo Prigioni knows a little something about that.H/T NIS. This post...
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Kyle Lowry leads Raptors to record 49th win

TORONTO (AP) Kyle Lowry scored 26 points and the Toronto Raptors wrapped up the regular season with their franchise record 49th victory, beating the Charlotte Hornets 92-87 on Wednesday night. Jonas Valanciunas added 18 points, DeMar DeRozan had 16 and Terrence Ross 13 for the Raptors. They will open the playoffs at home on Saturday. Depending on the outcome of the Chicago-Atlanta...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks To Choose Between Raptors And Bulls Tonight

The Atlanta Hawks will almost certainly get to decide who they will face in the second round of the NBA playoffs on the last day of the regular season. A loss to the Bulls puts Chicago in third place and headed to a second round matchup with the Cavs. A Hawks win likely hands the Raptors third and puts the Hawks on a collision course with the Bulls in round two.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets-Raptors Preview

A last-second defeat has the Toronto Raptors needing a win and help on the final day of the season to earn the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. With DeMar DeRozan's status uncertain, the Raptors will try to handle the severely depleted Charlotte Hornets and earn a franchise-best 49th victory Wednesday night. Toronto (48-33) had an opportunity to put its destiny in the...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics top Raptors on last-second shot, secure No. 7 spot in East

  Jae Crowder hit an off-balance fall-away from deep on the right wing with .8 seconds left , lifting Boston to a 95-93 win over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday that secured the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference for the Celtics. Evan Turner and Avery Bradley each scored 14 points for Boston, which will face No. 2 seed Cleveland in the playoffs. Brandon Bass added 13 points and...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Jae Crowder make game winner versus Toronto Raptors

The Boston Celtics locked up the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference on a big shot by Jae Crowder. The Celtics beat the Raptors 95-93 and received the reward of locking up a date with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Via The Front Office News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

James Johnson puts down reverse slam dunk against Celtics

So I think there’s this new player on the Toronto Raptors with fiery red hair. And he just did a sweet reverse jam against the Boston Celtics. Wait. It’s not a new player. It’s really James Johnson with his new hair: He is the NEW BIG RED MACHINE. I’ll shut up now. *** James Johnson pic from Getty Images.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Nogueira Has A Plan To Stick With The Raptors

It’s been a rough rookie season for the Toronto Raptors young center with the outgoing personality and the wild hair, Lucas ‘Bebe’ Nogueira. “I never had a problem with injuries (before), but NBA is a different game,” Nogueira said. “It is more physical than in Spain, in Europe"
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics, Raptors Clash For Playoff Positioning, Tickets Starting at $29

The Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics are set to reprise their growing rivalry stemming from the classic battle they waged earlier this month, except this time, there will be a lot more on the line. The visiting Celtics stunned the Raptors 117-116 in overtime April 4, on Marcus Smart’s buzzer-beating layup, propelling them on a streak that has seen them win four in a row and six...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pro Bball Report Week in Review 04/12/15

On Pro Bball Report recently: Amir Johnson wants to re-sign, Raptors need Hansbrough’s toughness, DeRozan back in All-Star form, Ross in focus, new Dad Jonas Valanciunas, Clyde Frazier on Knicks woes, Caboclo in the D-League, Raptors winning, Psycho T, playoff seeding games, who wins NBA Sixth Man and more.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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