Raptors Move On To Knockout Round At NBA Summer League

What you see above is the result of seeding for the knockout round of the NBA’s inaugural Summer League Championship bracket. Here’s how it shakes out for the Raptors:

- As a result of their 2-1 record through the preliminary round, the Raptors found themselves among the top half of the 22 teams here in Las Vegas.

- The second tiebreaker however, is quarters “won” in the preliminary round. The Raptors outscored opponents in eight of 12 quarters through their first three games — good enough to get them the sixth seed ...

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Valanciunas Ready For His Sportsnet Close Up

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Jonas Valanciunas took some time out during an afternoon off in Las Vegas (where he’s been feasting on NBA Summer League opponents like it’s the buffet at the Bellagio) to take part in a photo shoot for Sportsnet Magazine’s upcoming NBA Preview edition.

Keep an eye out for that profile piece on Valanciunas this fall. In the meantime, we put BlackBerry’s Story Maker to work and the results are below.

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Valanciunas Dominates In Summer League Debut

The only thing capable of stopping Jonas Valanciunas in his NBA Summer League debut might have been fatigue.

Valanciunas was a huge bright spot in an 81-72 Raptors loss to the Heat that didn’t really feel all that close when the final buzzer sounded at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The 21-year-old came out of the gates with a ton of aggression and dominated inside on his way to a game-high 23 points to go with seven rebounds (three offensive).

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NBA Summer League Preview: Raptors vs. Heat

The Raptors face the Heat in the 2013 NBA Summer League debut tonight at the UNLV campus. Here’s the latest from post-shootaround…

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Raptors At Summer League: How To Watch

We’ve received a lot of questions about how to watch Raptors Summer League games so here’s what you need to know:

- The only way to see all Raptors Summer League games (and the roughly 86 Summer League games in total) LIVE is with the NBA Summer League Live. For $14.99 you’ll have access to every SL game live and on demand.

- NBA TV Canada will have a replay of every Raptors Summer League game, but please note that — for at least the first two games – the earliest replays will ...

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The (Long) Weekend In Raptors Photos

The Raptors may not be playing right now, but that doesn’t mean we’re not keeping tabs on them all over the world.

Straight from Lithuanian news site lrytas.lt, it appears that Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas is engaged. Congrats to the big man!

Meanwhile, DeMar DeRozan was kicking it back home in California. Not surprisingly, this got posted to his instagram account after a late night workout at his alma mater of USC.

Rudy Gay was also putting in work this weekend, heading to beautiful Milan to represent the NBA at the NBA 3X ...

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Looking Ahead To Raptors Draft Night Coverage

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Early Morning With Ross And BlackBerry

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BlackBerry became the Official Computing Partner of MLSE earlier this week and the Raptors wanted to help spread the news on Wednesday. Terrence Ross joined Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul live on CP24 Breakfast and Breakfast Television in Toronto to talk about the partnership and give out some tickets to the 2013-14 home opener along the way.

We covered it all with Story Maker on the BlackBerry Z10 and the results are below:

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Ross Returns To Roots To Take Flight

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Terrence Ross returned to his PNW roots this weekend with a stop at his alma mater for the University of Washington Alumni Game and naturally, there were dunks involved…

Click the photo below to see more great shots from the event courtesy of Bettina Hansen of The Seattle Times…

Don’t forget, we’ll have plenty more Ross, Jonas Valanciunas and Quincy Acy coming at you from Las Vegas in just a couple of short weeks with our extensive Summer League coverage!

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Masai Ujiri: A Few Minutes With The Raptors GM

New Raptors GM and President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri has hit the ground running since his hire in early June. Really, he’s had no choice with changes to his front office and scouting staff in progress, a draft on the horizon followed by a free agency period that will set the course for his tenure in Toronto.

Amidst the flurry of activity on the 15th floor at ACC, Ujiri took a few minutes to sit down with me in his office to discuss his start with the Raptors.

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