Raptors Can’t Seize Late Opportunity In Game Three Loss To Nets

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DeMar DeRozan came up big for the Toronto Raptors in Game 3 against the Brooklyn Nets. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to stop the Raptors from falling 102-98 at Barclays Center on Friday night.

While DeRozan became the first Raptors player in franchise history to score 30 points in consecutive postseason games, the loss means the Nets take a 2-1 series lead.

The Raptors had a lot of things go wrong. They racked up 19 turnovers and were unable to stop Joe ...

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Chemistry Major Key For Raptors’ Resurgence

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Since the mid-December trade that gifted the Toronto Raptors with a bench, the team has been preaching a 15-deep mentality. More than that, they speak about being a family. This sort of talk isn’t out of the ordinary for professional sports teams, but when truthful, the positive effect that crosses over onto the court is undeniable.

When there’s total trust in a locker room, the common goal they are reaching for suddenly appears closer.

“I think these guys have been through so much together,” Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said. “I think ...

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Raucous Raptors Fans Make Presence Felt In Game One

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The energy was there, even though the late-game execution wasn’t.

After Toronto spent the better part of this week downplaying talk of the Brooklyn Nets deliberately trying to drop into the sixth spot to face them, they weren’t without confidence on Saturday afternoon.

Losing a close 94-87 decision to the Brooklyn Nets on Game 1 of the opening round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs, Raptors head coach Dwane Casey was asked if ...

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Focused Raptors Hold First Post-Season Practice

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On the afternoon after their first playoff-focused practice, the Toronto Raptors were in deflection mode. While the talk around the league was of the Brooklyn Nets purposefully losing their last game in order to face the Raptors, Toronto wanted no part of the conversation. Their focus remained on their own locker room and what they need to do to take care of home court when their first round series tips off on Saturday afternoon.

“They can do what they want, they can say what they want,” Kyle Lowry said. “We’ve got our ...

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Game Day: Raptors @ Knicks

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Season Series: Raptors 2-1

And then there was one. After six months of basketball, we’ve reached the end of the regular season. The Toronto Raptors will take on the New York Knicks to close it out on the road. For the first time in five seasons, the team will be preparing for the postseason rather than packing up their lockers for an early spring exit.

With much to sort out in the Eastern Conference standings, Wednesday’s game could ...

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One Special Knight For Legion Of Loyal Amir Johnson Fans

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While Monday night was Fanapalooza at Air Canada Centre, Amir Johnson had his own way of giving back to Toronto Raptors faithful last week. For his fourth annual I Roll With Amir event, Johnson upped the ante. On Wednesday, Johnson treated fans to a game against the Philadelphia 76ers, with gift bags and a pregame meet up included. On Thursday he met up with the winners for a dinner tournament at Medieval Times.

Prior to posing with fans and being knighted on stage, Johnson spent time hanging out with his supporters ...

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DeRozan Welcomes Winners Of All-Star Book Program Challenge

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While the Toronto Raptors elected to sit their All-Star to get him rest in the second-last regular season game of the year, DeMar DeRozan had an important post-game commitment that he wasn’t going to miss. After cheering on his teammates from the bench during a 110-100 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night, DeRozan had some very important people waiting to speak with him.

After finishing up media obligations and once again thanking Raptors fans for their support over the course of the season and through the ups and downs ...

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Raptors Unexpected Turnaround Continues With Record-Setting Win Over Bucks

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With their All-Star resting, the Toronto Raptors set a franchise record for wins in a season. While DeMar DeRozan sat on the bench — in uniform, but with the night off from playing duties — the Raptors picked up an easy 110-100 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks for their 48th victory of the year.

Prior to the game, DeRozan addressed the fans to thank them for their support over the season and asked them to help unveil the Atlantic Division banner that was ...

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Raptors’ First Women In Sports Networking Event A Sold-Out Success

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Wednesday’s Raptors win over the Philadelphia 76ers wasn’t the organization’s sole victory on Wednesday night. The Raptors, in conjunction with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, also hosted a Women in Sports networking event prior to the game.

Hosted above e11even restaurant, the event saw more than 100 attendees come to meet and hear the words of Teresa Resch, Shannon Hosford and Justina Klein, three women working within MLSE, as they spoke on life in the sports industry.

A sold-out event, the evening led to attendees continuing their evening at Air Canada Centre ...

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Raptors Fall To Knicks, But Clinch Atlantic Title

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The post-game mood was a little strange on Friday night at Air Canada Centre.

On one hand, the Raptors had just lost to the New York Knicks 108-100. Carmelo Anthony scored 30 points and Amar’e Stoudemire scored a season-high 24 points to go with 11 rebounds. On the other hand, thanks to a Brooklyn Nets loss against the Atlanta Hawks (that happened while Raptors head coach Dwane Casey was conducting his post-game press conference), Toronto clinched a division ...

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