Raptors End Season With Heartbreaking Loss In Game 7

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TORONTO (CP) _ Kyle Lowry scored 28 points, but was blocked on a shot at the buzzer as the Toronto Raptors lost Game 7 of their playoff series 104-103 against the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, ending their season.

Lowry got possession of the ball in the dying seconds of the game an drove to the rim as three Nets players clogged the lane, preventing him from scoring.

“The play was to get me the ball, but they did a good job of trapping ...

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Raptors Slip In Game Six To Nets

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CP)_ DeMar DeRozan scored 28 points, but the Toronto Raptors dropped a 97-83 decision to the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, sending their best-of-seven playoff series back to the Air Canada Centre tied at three games apiece.

A win in Sunday’s Game 7 will put Toronto into the second round of the post-season for just the second time in the franchise’s 19-year history, and give them a date with the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat.

But they’re clearly going to ...

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Raptors Fend Off Nets, Take 3-2 Series Lead

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TORONTO (CP) – Kyle Lowry scored on an awkward, lurching 31-foot buzzer-beater just before halftime Wednesday, a circus shot that left him sprawled, grinning on his stomach on the Air Canada Centre floor.

The Raptors very nearly spoiled what was the point guard’s finest performance – in a playoff series full of them – while holding on for a 115-113 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

Lowry poured in 36 points in the victory that gave the Raptors a 3-2 lead in their ...

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Raptors Even Series In Game Four In Brooklyn

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NEW YORK (CP) _ DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points as the beaten-up Toronto Raptors tied their playoff series with the Brooklyn Nets with a 87-79 victory Sunday.

The victory was the Raptors’ first playoff win on the road since a win over Philadelphia way back in 2001.

A hobbling Kyle Lowry added 22 points, while Amir Johnson finished with 17. Patrick Patterson and Greivis Vasquez finished with nine points apiece, and Patterson grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.

The best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff series heads ...

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Raptors’ Comeback Comes Up Short, Trail Nets 2-1

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NEW YORK (CP) – Kyle Lowry was nursing a sore knee and a bloody lip, with coach Dwane Casey saying his point guard looked like he’d been through a “15-round bout.”

The Toronto Raptors dropped a 102-98 decision to Brooklyn on Friday giving the Nets a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven playoff series. And in the dressing room after the loss, and moments before he headed back to the team hotel with “a whole lot” of ice, Lowry called on his ...

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Raptors Even Out Series Against Nets

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TORONTO (CP) – DeMar DeRozan poured in 30 points to lift the Toronto Raptors to a 100-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets in Game 2 of their playoff series Tuesday, showing none of the post-season jitters that had plagued him in Game 1.

The best-of-seven Eastern Conference series is tied at one game apiece.

Amir Johnson had 16 points and nine rebounds, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 14 boards for his second double-double of the series, while Kyle Lowry had 14 points, nine ...

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Raptors Drop Game One To Nets

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TORONTO (CP) – For a young Toronto Raptors squad that had almost no playoff experience, Saturday’s Game 1 had a little bit of everything – from a faulty shot clock, to a GM hollering a profanity and a deliriously loud crowd dying for a post-season victory.

It was a loss. But it was also a learning experience.

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson had 24 points each to lift Brooklyn to a 94-87 win over the Raptors, making their first playoff appearance since ...

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Raptors Fall To Knicks

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NEW YORK (CP) – The Knicks lingered on the court, soaking in the cheers from the fans wearing those giveaway orange shirts that were probably meant for the playoffs.

And once they left, that was it. Hard as it still is for them to believe, there is no more basketball for the Knicks this season.

New York finished its disappointing season with a 95-92 victory Wednesday night over the Toronto Raptors, who blew a 21-point lead but still landed the No. 3 seed in ...

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Raptors Set Franchise Record With 48th Win

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TORONTO (CP) – A night that began with the unfurling of their Atlantic Division banner ended with the Toronto Raptors setting a franchise record for victories.

But they barely paused to soak up the good feelings Wednesday after beating the lowly Milwaukee Bucks 110-100 to notch win No. 48.

“We’ve got a bigger goal,” said Kyle Lowry.

Greivis Vasquez – filling in for all-star DeMar DeRozan, who was given the night off to rest up for the post-season ...

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Raptors Start Fast, Hold On Against Pistons

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (CP) – Kyle Lowry picked up his fifth foul at around the midway point of the fourth quarter then was called for his sixth 20 seconds later.

It was the type of mistake that could prove costly for Toronto in the playoffs, but this time the Raptors were able to overcome it.

DeMar DeRozan scored 14 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, and the Raptors tied a franchise record for victories with a 116-107 win over the Detroit Pistons ...

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