Pregame with Amir Johnson at Air Canada Centre

I caught up with Amir Johnson before the Raptors host some familiar faces with the Sacramento Kings tonight at Air Canada Centre.

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Raptors Reveal Purple Throwbacks At Player’s Gala

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The fourth annual MLSE Player’s Gala, presented by BlackBerry, proved to be another huge success with roughly $500,000 raised in support of the MLSE Foundation’s Regent Park Revitalization Project.

Check out a recap of all the fun from Real Sports below, as the Raptors mixed and mingled with fans and colleagues from all MLSE teams and also made a splash with the reveal of their purple throwback jerseys to be worn for a handful of games in 2014-15.

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Kings

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Season series: Kings up 1-0

In Toronto’s last meeting with the Kings, in Sacramento, the Raptors found themselves on the wrong end of a highly disputed offensive foul call against Kyle Lowry that robbed them of the opportunity to steal a come from behind win on the road.

The Raptors face the Kings Friday evening at Air Canada Centre. In addition to seeking a win after dropping its last game to the Kings, Toronto will be looking to take care of business at […]

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Throwback Thursday: What’s Old Is New Again

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This week, the logo for the Raptors 20th anniversary season was unveiled and it sure does have a throwback feel to it. Bringing back the purple palate that the team wore for their first 11 seasons, the lettering and design hits you with a nostalgic nudge as any anniversary in life does.

From purple pinstripes to retro bomber jackets, they’re currently circling the city like it’s 1999. Spotted on the subway or when your latest nights are the greatest nights (excuse my Drake), they’re out there left, right and city center.

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Raptors Embracing “15 Deep” Mentality

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Spend any amount of time around this year’s Toronto Raptors team and you’ll hear the phrase “15 deep.”

One of the key components of any successful team is depth. Over the course of an 82-game regular season a lot can happen. Thanks to injuries, illness and off-nights, even Mr. Dependable can disappear for a game here or there. Having a solid set of reserves can help weather those bumps and bruises without lasting damage.

For players that are not always in the rotation, staying ready on their own time is a must. […]

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Fields, Patterson Encourage Students To Shape Up

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Patrick Patterson, Landry Fields and Raptors strength and conditioning coach Jon Lee paid a visit to the students of St. Vincent de Paul in Toronto on Tuesday to encourage healthy, active living with the MLSE Shape Up program.

Watch highlights from the visit below. Teachers and students can learn more about how to get involved with MLSE Shape Up and become eligible for a future school visit.

 

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#MusicMonday: Compton Kids

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From Cali to Canada, DeMar DeRozan is one of fifteen all-time NBA players who’s hoop dreams began in parks in Compton, LA. Fellow Compton kid, Kendrick Lamar said he probably crossed paths with DeMar in one of those parks shooting hoops before life changed for the both of them.

Basketball and music collided in this Slam Online hoops and hip-hop tell all with DeMar and Kendrick.

In various interviews, they both credit their crafts of basketball and music for keeping them focused on the good road when things around them were a […]

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Warriors

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The ‘Curry’ curse is over. An exciting seesaw battle on home turf led the Raptors to their first win against the Warriors with Steph Curry in their line-up. The Raptors started off a March on a good note after claiming a winning record for the last three months. #VictoryBaby

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Raptors Overcome Warriors, Avenge December Loss

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TORONTO (CP) – DeMar DeRozan had zero intention of losing to the Golden State Warriors for a second time this season.

DeRozan had one of his best games of the season as he scored 32 points to lead the Raptors past the Warriors 104-98 on Sunday afternoon, with the memory of Toronto giving up a 27-point lead to Golden State in December still lingering in his mind.

“It was a big win, big win against a great Western Conference team,” DeRozan said. […]

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Warriors

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From NBA.com: Stephen Curry seems to play at his best immediately after showcasing his worst.

The All-Star guard now has a good chance to maintain his hot hand against a team he’s enjoyed great success against in his young career when the Golden State Warriors continue their six-game road trip against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

Curry had one of his worst games of the season in a 103-83 loss at Chicago on Wednesday, finishing with a season low-tying five points on 2-of-10 shooting to go with five […]

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