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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Raptors Slip In Game Six To Nets

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CP)_ DeMar DeRozan scored 28 points, but the Toronto Raptors dropped a 97-83 decision to the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, sending their best-of-seven playoff series back to the Air Canada Centre tied at three games apiece.

A win in Sunday’s Game 7 will put Toronto into the second round of the post-season for just the second time in the franchise’s 19-year history, and give them a date with the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat.

But they’re clearly going 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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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Nets – Game 5

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A healthy lead of as much as 26 points by the Raptors had the crowd thinking that the game was in the bag. A healthy crowd helped cheer the Raptors back to victory when the lead was lost. The series sits at 3-2 for team from the north. And how about that Kyle Lowry, eh? #VictoryBaby #WeTheNorth

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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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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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Focused Raptors Feeding Off Fan Support Heading Into Game Five

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Going into Game 5 against the Brooklyn Nets, the Toronto Raptors are convinced they remain the underdogs.

While their fan base has proven their passion to basketball fans worldwide — and impressed TNT analyst Charles Barkley, who has been on the Raptors bandwagon since the postseason started — players aren’t acting like they have arrived.

“People doubt us and think we can’t do it, that’s what gets us energized,” Amir Johnson said. “That’s when we prove ‘em wrong.”

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Raptors Weigh In Before League Bans Sterling

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Shortly before NBA commissioner Adam Silver delivered a lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine — the maximum allowable under the NBA constitution — to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, DeMar DeRozan spoke to Toronto media about the situation.

A Los Angeles native, DeRozan told media on Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn that he didn’t think he would ever be able to play for Sterling after hearing the comments attributed to him in a recording sent to TMZ Sports.

On Tuesday, having had time to mull over the situation, DeRozan’s stance was much ...

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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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