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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Game One A Test Of Composure, Patience For Raptors

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On a chaotic afternoon after dropping a 94-87 decision to the Brooklyn Nets, DeMar DeRozan was straight and to the point. He missed shots.The team missed shots they usually make. There were too many turnovers. He just missed shots.

Getting his first taste of the postseason in his five-year career (shooting 3-for-13 in the series opener), DeRozan took a breath while sitting in the chair in front of his locker.

“I think we’re all glad ...

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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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Series Preview: Raptors (3) vs. Nets (6)

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BACKCOURT

The backcourt combo of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry is the single biggest reason why the Raptors are tipping off their postseason at home as a third seed. While DeRozan is the lone All-Star on the roster, both players have had career years. The Brooklyn Nets have a collection of players with All-Star history (including seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson, who beat out Lowry for a spot this year), but their franchise player is point guard Deron Williams. Although Williams isn’t the player he was at the height of his career ...

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The #RTZ Lookahead: Game 1, Round 1

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Kat and Jay with what you need to know before the Raptors open their first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets.

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Raptors Playoffs: Round 1 Events, Giveaways & Broadcast Schedule

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#WeTheNorth

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“Far from the East side. Miles from the West side. Nowhere near the South side. We are the North side — a territory all our own. If that makes us outsiders. we’re in.” Watch the “#WeTheNorth” video below:

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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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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Knicks

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That’s the regular season! And what a season it has been. 48-34 is the final tally after 82 games but it all begins again Saturday in our city. #NorthernUprising #WeTheNorth

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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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