#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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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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#MusicMonday: Kardi Ready For A Playoff Party

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It has been a different kind of a season in Toronto when basketball comes to mind, the Raptors anticipating their first trip to the postseason since 2008. Air Canada Centre has been a full house of enthusiastic fans and quite a few familiar faces when it comes to the entertainment and music worlds. But as we approach the 20th anniversary season, there are the handful of supporters from those industries that you see time and time again.

Toronto native Kardinal Offishall, a rapper, producer and recently named to Universal Music Canada’s ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Bucks

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Fans were able to share a couple of big moments with their team as the trek to the playoffs continued. The unveiling of the Atlantic Division banner and a franchise season win record of 48 topped off Monday nights win. #VictoryBaby

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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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