Greivis Vasquez Drops An All-Time Classic Exit Interview

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From the second he touched down in Toronto after being traded to the Raptors from the Sacramento Kings, Greivis Vasquez has been happy to be here. During his exit interview with members of the Toronto media on Monday afternoon, Vasquez, a self-described emotional guy, didn’t shy back from sharing his love and appreciation of a city he says, “changed his life and recuperated his career.”

Here is the full transcript of Vasquez’ year end interview, what made him fall in love with ...

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Raptors Disappointed In Game 7 Loss, But Encouraged By Journey

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The scene in the Toronto Raptors locker room after their 104-103 series-ending loss to the Brooklyn Nets was a reflection of a team that had taken everyone by surprise.

As the media horde waited inside an adjacent room for the okay to enter, there were wives, girlfriends and fiancees, mothers, fathers and children streaming through the hallway into the family room until their husband/boyfriend/son/father finished with his media obligations.

When the media were finally allowed in, the ...

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Heartbreak In Game Seven Ends Unexpected Raptors Season

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As the final buzzer sounded and the Brooklyn Nets celebrated a 104-103 Game 7 victory and series win, DeMar DeRozan immediately went to Kyle Lowry, still lying on the floor after missing what would have been the game-winning shot. The Toronto Raptors point guard had the ball with 6.2 seconds remaining to extend their season.

While Nets head coach Jason Kidd ran to hug Deron Williams and former Raptor Alan Anderson raised both arms above his head, Lowry covered his face ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Nets – Game 7

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REMINDER: Plan ahead for #Toronto road closures if you're coming down to Game 7 http://t.co/3NeYhNovM0 Arrive early! #WeTheNorth #RTZ

— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 4, 2014

Series: Tied 3-3

After 82 regular-season games and six postseason contests against the Brooklyn Nets, everything the Toronto Raptors have worked for comes down Game 7.

With a victory, the Raptors will move on to the Eastern Conference Semifinals to face the Miami Heat. With a loss, they will clean out their lockers, ...

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Move On Or Stay Home: Raptors Calm On Eve Of Game Seven

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Meeting with the media a little less than 24 hours before Game 7 will tip off, the Toronto Raptors sounded calm.

After the flight back to Toronto and a practice/film session to prepare for Sunday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets, the Raptors had washed off the disappointment from their Game 6 loss.

Fully aware they didn’t take advantage of an opportunity to close out the Nets, the message for Sunday is clear: Get a win or spend a summer ...

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Nets’ Best Shot Hits Raptors Hard In Game Six

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The Toronto Raptors talked a good game the day before taking on the Brooklyn Nets in Game 6. Unfortunately, saying and thinking all of the right things didn’t translate to doing them and the Nets defeated the Raptors 97-83 at Barclays Center.

“We should’ve known they were going to come out throwing haymakers and we weren’t ready for it until the second half,” DeMar DeRozan said.

While DeRozan led the Raptors with 28 points, Kyle Lowry was held to ...

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Game Day: Raptors @ Nets – Game 6

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Series: Raptors Lead 3-2

The Toronto Raptors have a chance to make history on Friday night at Barclays Center. The Raptors have never won a seven-game series, but find themselves in Brooklyn to take on the Nets with a 3-2 series lead.

With Game 5 going down to the final seconds before Toronto eked out a 115-113 victory, expect Game 6 to be a battle. While this young Raptors team has handled the pressure of ...

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Lowry’s Sensational Night Lifts Raptors Over Nets In Game Five

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If a highlight reel were to be compiled for Kyle Lowry’s incredible season, his Game 5 performance against the Brooklyn Nets would make plenty of appearances.

In the Toronto Raptors’ 115-113 thriller of a victory, Lowry was sensational. Tying a career high, Lowry scored 36 points and dished six assists. He scored the first two points of the game to put the Raptors on the board, led them to a 26-point third-quarter lead and then bailed them out with a three-pointer ...

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Focused Raptors Feeding Off Fan Support Heading Into Game Five

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Going into Game 5 against the Brooklyn Nets, the Toronto Raptors are convinced they remain the underdogs.

While their fan base has proven their passion to basketball fans worldwide — and impressed TNT analyst Charles Barkley, who has been on the Raptors bandwagon since the postseason started — players aren’t acting like they have arrived.

“People doubt us and think we can’t do it, that’s what gets us energized,” Amir Johnson said. “That’s when we prove ‘em wrong.”

It ...

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Raptors Weigh In Before League Bans Sterling

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Shortly before NBA commissioner Adam Silver delivered a lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine — the maximum allowable under the NBA constitution — to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, DeMar DeRozan spoke to Toronto media about the situation.

A Los Angeles native, DeRozan told media on Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn that he didn’t think he would ever be able to play for Sterling after hearing the comments attributed to him in a recording sent to TMZ Sports.

On Tuesday, having had time to mull over the situation, DeRozan’s stance was much ...

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