State Farm® Shows Raptors Were Born To Assist™in 2013-14

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Early on during the 2013-14 season, the Raptors didn’t exactly appear born to assist. With an offence geared around two high-volume scorers, the Raptors ranked last in the NBA in total assists for November and stumbled out of the gate to a 6-12 record.

After a seven-player deal with the Sacramento Kings on December 9th however, everything changed. Nearly instantly, the Raptors placed an increased emphasis on sharing the ball and the results were spectacular. With a reconfigured starting five and essentially a whole new bench in place, the Raptors led […]

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Raptors Disappointed In Game 7 Loss, But Encouraged By Journey

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Recap | More From MacKenzie: Heartbreak To End Season | Photos | Highlights & Reaction

The scene in the Toronto Raptors locker room after their 104-103 series-ending loss to the Brooklyn Nets was a reflection of a team that had taken everyone by surprise.

As the media horde waited inside an adjacent room for the okay to enter, there were wives, girlfriends and fiancees, mothers, fathers and children streaming through the hallway into the family room until their husband/boyfriend/son/father finished with his media obligations.

When the media were finally allowed in, the […]

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Heartbreak In Game Seven Ends Unexpected Raptors Season

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As the final buzzer sounded and the Brooklyn Nets celebrated a 104-103 Game 7 victory and series win, DeMar DeRozan immediately went to Kyle Lowry, still lying on the floor after missing what would have been the game-winning shot. The Toronto Raptors point guard had the ball with 6.2 seconds remaining to extend their season.

While Nets head coach Jason Kidd ran to hug Deron Williams and former Raptor Alan Anderson raised both arms above his head, Lowry covered his face […]

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Move On Or Stay Home: Raptors Calm On Eve Of Game Seven

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Meeting with the media a little less than 24 hours before Game 7 will tip off, the Toronto Raptors sounded calm.

After the flight back to Toronto and a practice/film session to prepare for Sunday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets, the Raptors had washed off the disappointment from their Game 6 loss.

Fully aware they didn’t take advantage of an opportunity to close out the Nets, the message for Sunday is clear: Get a win or spend a summer […]

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Nets’ Best Shot Hits Raptors Hard In Game Six

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The Toronto Raptors talked a good game the day before taking on the Brooklyn Nets in Game 6. Unfortunately, saying and thinking all of the right things didn’t translate to doing them and the Nets defeated the Raptors 97-83 at Barclays Center.

“We should’ve known they were going to come out throwing haymakers and we weren’t ready for it until the second half,” DeMar DeRozan said.

While DeRozan led the Raptors with 28 points, Kyle Lowry was held to […]

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Game Day: Raptors @ Nets – Game 6

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Series: Raptors Lead 3-2

The Toronto Raptors have a chance to make history on Friday night at Barclays Center. The Raptors have never won a seven-game series, but find themselves in Brooklyn to take on the Nets with a 3-2 series lead.

With Game 5 going down to the final seconds before Toronto eked out a 115-113 victory, expect Game 6 to be a battle. While this young Raptors team has handled the pressure of […]

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Raptors Know Corrections Needed With Chance To Close Out Nets

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Despite winning Game 5 against the Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey had trouble sleeping Wednesday night.

While his team pulled out a 115-113 victory to take a 3-2 series lead, Casey couldn’t get their fourth quarter collapse out of his mind. It made for a long night.

“Watching this film about five times,” Casey said. “Not sleeping… two, three hours. I think this is playoff time, no matter who, where you are. I was the same way when I was in Dallas, […]

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Lowry’s Sensational Night Lifts Raptors Over Nets In Game Five

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If a highlight reel were to be compiled for Kyle Lowry’s incredible season, his Game 5 performance against the Brooklyn Nets would make plenty of appearances.

In the Toronto Raptors’ 115-113 thriller of a victory, Lowry was sensational. Tying a career high, Lowry scored 36 points and dished six assists. He scored the first two points of the game to put the Raptors on the board, led them to a 26-point third-quarter lead and then bailed them out with a three-pointer […]

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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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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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