The #RTZ Lookahead: Game 5

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Kat and Jay with more on staying dry in the Square for Game 5 of #Raptors – Nets on Wednesday and how to get tickets (if necessary) for Game 7.

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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.”

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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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Casey Conference Call As Raptors Prepare For Game 5

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After a crucial Game 4 win over the Nets on Sunday, the Raptors elected to forego a formal practice on Monday and took the day to get treatment and study film. That also meant no formal media availability in arena, but head coach Dwane Casey spoke with media via conference call.

Listen to audio of the conference call in two parts below.

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Nets – Game 4

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The see-saw series heads back north of border tied at two wins a piece for the Raptors and Nets. What a scene of #WeTheNorth pride both in Brooklyn and on home turf in Jurassic Park. #VictoryBaby

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Inspired Fourth Quarter Helps Raptors Pull Even With Nets

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When the Toronto Raptors arrived in Brooklyn, the goal was simple: Take back homecourt advantage. Winning both games at Barclays Center would have been great, but the most important thing was to return to Toronto with their homecourt advantaged reclaimed.

Thanks to a gutsy and inspired fourth quarter, the Raptors pulled out an 87-79 victory over the Nets on Sunday night. It helped to ease the sting of a close loss in Game 3.

“We’re on a mission,” Toronto head ...

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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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Game Day: Raptors @ Nets – Game 4

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Series: Nets Lead 2-1

Heading into Game 4 against the Brooklyn Nets, there are no more excuses. The Toronto Raptors understand that they need to hit first on Sunday. With the Nets owning a 2-1 series lead, the Raptors want to establish themselves early and play the way they have all season.

The first time a young team makes it to the postseason, the bright lights provide a built-in excuse. For the Raptors, there ...

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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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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Nets – Game 3

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It was Game 3 in Brooklyn but with the fan power at full force it sure felt like it was north of the border. A familiar fourth quarter push had the Raptors clawing back from a 14-point deficit to within a possession but the Nets took the series lead in the end. #WeTheNorth

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