#MusicMonday: Serena Serenades Despite All-Star Hecklers

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Just last night, after watching the Raptors claim the victory against the Orlando Magic, you may have tuned into the 43rd annual Juno Awards, showcasing the impact of Canada’s talent on the music world.

Co-host of the night, Serena Ryder (who joined forces with fellow Universal Music artists Classified and Johnny Reid) took home the awards for Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

What did you think of the mash-up with @classified? #SerenaLive #JUNOS2014 pic.twitter.com/3Gfdu0pgoH

— Serena Ryder (@serenaryder) March 31, 2014

 

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Game Day: Raptors @ Heat

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Season Series: Heat 3-0

It’s been a while since the Toronto Raptors have been victorious in Miami. They would like to change that on Monday night, one day after collecting a win against the Orlando Magic.

While the Heat are chasing the Indiana Pacers for the best record in the Eastern Conference, they’ve had a rough stretch (for a 50-win team) going 7-8 over their last 15 games.

In a close 102-97 loss to Miami in January, DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points on 11-for-19 ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Magic

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After a magical start in Orlando where the Raptors went into the half with the largest advantage on the road this season, those 19 points disappeared, well, like ‘poof’. The Raptors did however escape with their third straight win and a season sweep of the Magic. #VictoryBaby

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Raptors Begin Charge To Playoffs With Win Over Magic

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ORLANDO, Fla. (CP) – After Toronto locked up its first post-season berth since 2008 last week, coach Dwane Casey cautioned the Raptors to not get complacent down the stretch with teams still vying for playoff position.

He’s hoping that a nearly disastrous letdown against Orlando will send a stronger message.

DeMar DeRozan had 28 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 20 points and nine rebounds, and the Raptors escaped with a 98-93 victory over the Magic on Sunday night.

Toronto led by as many as ...

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Game Day: Raptors @ Magic

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MacKenzie: Raptors Want More Than Playoff Invite | Raptors Notes | Magic Notes

Season Series: Raptors 2-0

After the Toronto Raptors clinched a playoff berth with Friday’s victory over the Boston Celtics, they were quick to point out their hard work wasn’t finished. Looking to finish the regular season strong, winning the Atlantic Division is the next goal on Toronto’s list. The Raptors hold a 2.5 game lead on the Brooklyn Nets at the top of the division going into Sunday’s contest against the Orlando Magic.

Just 21-52 on the season, the Magic have won ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Celtics

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Fans were clenching their teeth in anticipation of the Raptors clinching a playoff berth for the first time since 2008. With a home and home sweep against the Celtics, Amir said it to the cameras with a postgame smile; “WE MADE IT!” #VictoryBaby #PlayoffsBaby

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Raptors Remain Unsatisfied After Securing Playoff Spot

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The Toronto Raptors can cross clinching a playoff berth off of their to-do list. Surviving a 105-103 contest against the Boston Celtics that was too close for comfort, the Raptors will go to the postseason for the first time since 2008.

After a picture perfect shot from DeMar DeRozan for his 29th and 30th points of the game, and a put-back bucket from Amir Johnson off of a Kyle Lowry attempt, the Raptors were victorious.

“It was fitting that DeMar ...

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Clinched! Raptors Headed To Playoffs

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TORONTO (CP) – Together, they’ve logged 10 seasons of mostly disappointment with the Toronto Raptors.

Friday night, DeMar DeRozan and Amir Johnson wrote the perfect ending to the Raptors’ 105-103 victory over the Boston Celtics that – finally – sent the Raptors into the playoffs for the first time in six years.

“It makes it feel all worth it, honestly, the hard work, the struggles, the nights going home where you’re just frustrated and don’t want to turn on sports,” DeRozan said. ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Celtics

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Season Series: Raptors 2-1

While the Toronto Raptors have known for awhile that they’re heading toward the post-season after a five-year post-season drought, a victory against the Boston Celtics on Friday night would make it official.

Either a Raptors victory or a Knicks loss to the Suns will clinch a playoff berth for Toronto. Taking care of business two days ago in Boston, the Raptors will aim to control their own fate once again on Friday night.

“We can’t count on anybody ...

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Throwback Thursday: Amir The Young Vet

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Amir Johnson, who recently celebrated his 500th career game as a Toronto Raptor and is playing for his second NBA team at just 26 years old, continues to embrace both the claw and the city of Toronto.

Johnson loves the team, he loves the city and isn’t afraid to show it. Hustle and heart, simple as that. This season, he’s quickly been climbing the ladder for most blocks in franchise history (as of this post he sits second behind Chris Bosh) and has received the nickname the ‘Doctor of Denial’. He’s ...

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