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3 hrs ago | Raptors Republic

Raptors vs. Nets: The War of Words, Plot Lines and Hurdles

When you hear media and players citing "this is a new season" in reference to the playoffs, it's partially because the game itself takes on a new strategy.

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4 hrs ago | Canada.com

Johnson, Patterson make a formidable defensive duo for Raps

Quite justifiably, Jonas Valanciunas projects as the fulcrum of the Toronto Raptors' frontcourt for the next five years.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Lowell Sun

Canadiens sweep the Lightning

Max Pacioretty lifted the Montreal Canadiens into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday night with a power-play goal with 43 seconds remaining for a 4-3 victory and a four-game sweep of Tampa Bay.

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SFGate

Kidd not worried about Pierce matchup vs Raptors

Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce drives to the basket against Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson during the second half of Game 2 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Toronto.

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Nets Daily

Brooklyn We Go 'Soft'? Paul Pierce calls Nets 'soft' after Game 2

In a matter of days, the Brooklyn Nets have been called " Dinosaurs ," they've heard their opponent's GM shout a profanity at their home borough , have heard that the NBA conspired to give them Game 1 and, now, they're being called "soft."

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The Toronto Star

Playoff series a chance to make the Raptors matter: Arthur

Tim Leiweke said, “We're made,” and he hustled across the court to embrace Jimmy Goldstein.

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Raptors HQ

Rapid Recap: Raptors Knot Playoff Series at 1 Thanks to 100 - 95 Win Over Nets

Landry Fields , all played big roles in the win, and DeMar DeRozan made some clutch plays down the stretch to get the W. To begin the game, the Dinos were certainly not scoring, and the score quickly jumped to 8-1 for the Nets.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

HoopsAddict.com

Raptors Pocast: Toronto Holds On To Even Series At 1-1

Here's audio from Amir Johnson, DeMar DeRozan, Deron Williams and Dwane Casey after Toronto won Game 2 of their first round series against Brooklyn.

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Saving the Skyhook

Amir Johnson Hits Absurd Layup

The third quarter just ended up in Toronto, and Rob Ford, Drake and the Raptors are down 66-64.

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Raptors Republic

Morning Coffee - Tue, Apr 22

Raptors head coach Dwane Casey saw plenty of first-game jitters from players with much more time in the league than Valanciunas had on Saturday.

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CBS Local

Well-Rested Nets Looking To Bury Raptors In 0-2 Hole

The slow pace of Toronto's first-round playoff series against Brooklyn, with two days off between each of the first three games, isn't really to DeRozan's liking.

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Raptors HQ

RaptorsHQ Nets vs Raptors Game 2 Playoffs Preview

It's time for Game 2, a pivotal game in any series, and the last chance for the Raptors to even things up before heading to Brooklyn.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Nets' Deron Williams is a force to be reckoned with

Deron Williams, left, driving on the Raptors' Amir Johnson during a strong Game 1 performance by the Nets' point guard.

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The Globe and Mail

Raptors make good use of their coming-out party

Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce is fouled by Toronto Raptors' Amir Johnson as Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas looks on in Toronto, Saturday, April 19, 2014.

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Raptors HQ

Raptors Fail to Execute and Drop Game 1 to the Nets, 94-87

The Raps get nothing from 60% of their starters, and Paul Pierce is huge down the stretch for Brooklyn.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

New York Post

Netsa - Dinosaurs' do exactly what they were - brought' here to do

So here they were, nearing the end of an afternoon that was more an obstacle course from the old "Superstars" competition than a playoff basketball game, a fervid and fevered crowd crushing them, the Air Canada Centre shot clock crashing on them, the opposing general manager cursing them Here they were: Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce and the roughly ... (more)

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Sir Charles in Charge

2014 NBA Playoffs Preview: Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets

Mar 10, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets small forward Paul Pierce reacts after hitting a three-point shot in front of Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry late in the fourth quarter at the Barclays Center.

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BleacherReport

4 Toronto Raptors Weaknesses to Exploit in the NBA Playoffs

The Toronto Raptors are one of the 2013-14 regular season's most surprising playoff teams.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

TSN.ca

Lewenberg: Casey faces former pupil in opening-round series

On Saturday afternoon, less than three years after winning an unlikely championship together in Dallas, Dwane Casey and Jason Kidd will sit on opposite ends of the Air Canada Centre sideline, getting set to make their postseason debut as head coaches.

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Forbes.com

The Ten Most Underrated Players In The NBA Playoffs

The NBA playoffs are here. And we know the formula. LeBron, Kevin Durant , Chris Paul , James Harden et al draw the viewers.

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