Throwback Thursday: Two Weeks, Two Cities, Seven Games and Endless Pride

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The leftovers of the incredible Raptors season are still lingering. Two weeks, two cities and seven games are full of moments your brother, barista, Uncle Buck and Charles Barkley are still talking about. So over a series that hit seven shows, here’s the top seven moments your bartender will be talking to you about tonight.

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Greivis Vasquez Drops An All-Time Classic Exit Interview

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From the second he touched down in Toronto after being traded to the Raptors from the Sacramento Kings, Greivis Vasquez has been happy to be here. During his exit interview with members of the Toronto media on Monday afternoon, Vasquez, a self-described emotional guy, didn’t shy back from sharing his love and appreciation of a city he says, “changed his life and recuperated his career.”

Here is the full transcript of Vasquez’ year end interview, what made him fall in love with ...

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Raptors Fend Off Nets, Take 3-2 Series Lead

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TORONTO (CP) – Kyle Lowry scored on an awkward, lurching 31-foot buzzer-beater just before halftime Wednesday, a circus shot that left him sprawled, grinning on his stomach on the Air Canada Centre floor.

The Raptors very nearly spoiled what was the point guard’s finest performance – in a playoff series full of them – while holding on for a 115-113 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

Lowry poured in 36 points in the victory that gave the Raptors a 3-2 lead in their ...

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Musicians From Toronto Symphony Orchestra Salute Raptors

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Raptors fans have become one of the big stories of this first-round series with the Nets and what’s been truly remarkable is the level of creativity we’ve seen from fans around the world an in all kinds of different ways.

Look no further than some of the amazing musicians with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, who teamed up for a Drake-inspired Raptors tribute mashup. Check it out below.

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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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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.

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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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Raptors’ Comeback Comes Up Short, Trail Nets 2-1

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NEW YORK (CP) – Kyle Lowry was nursing a sore knee and a bloody lip, with coach Dwane Casey saying his point guard looked like he’d been through a “15-round bout.”

The Toronto Raptors dropped a 102-98 decision to Brooklyn on Friday giving the Nets a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven playoff series. And in the dressing room after the loss, and moments before he headed back to the team hotel with “a whole lot” of ice, Lowry called on his ...

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Lint Rollin’ Raptors Fan Spotted At Game Three

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The passionate Raptors fans are out in full force to support their team for Game Three in Brooklyn.

Check out this animated gif of a Raptors fan doing his best Drake impersonation in the stands as he lint rolls after Kyle Lowry drains a shot in the first quarter:

 

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Chemistry Major Key For Raptors’ Resurgence

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Since the mid-December trade that gifted the Toronto Raptors with a bench, the team has been preaching a 15-deep mentality. More than that, they speak about being a family. This sort of talk isn’t out of the ordinary for professional sports teams, but when truthful, the positive effect that crosses over onto the court is undeniable.

When there’s total trust in a locker room, the common goal they are reaching for suddenly appears closer.

“I think these guys have been through so much together,” Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said. “I think ...

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