#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Nets – Game 1

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It was game 1 on home turf, north of the border, an entire country supporting one team. The fans, the flow, the force of the north was out of control, gaining attention from the entire league and it’s followers. It’s only game 1. #WeTheNorth

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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.

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

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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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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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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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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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#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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