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5 hrs ago | 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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20 hrs ago | New York Post

Three thoughts on the Nets victory over the Raptors

Here are three thoughts on the Nets' 94-87 win over the Raptors in Game 1 of their best-of-7 first round playoff series Saturday afternoon: The Nets shot 42.5 percent from the field - including 4-for-24 from 3-point range - on the day, while the Raptors got a monster performance from young center Jonas Valanciunas, a typically excellent one from ... (more)

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Now Toronto

Six crazy things that happened at the Raptors game

Never mind what happens in the regular season: the playoffs are a completely new ball game.

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Related Topix: Sports, Toronto Raptors, NBA Basketball, Alvin Williams, Houston Rockets, Kyle Lowry, NBA Players, Jonas Valanciunas, Summer Olympic, Olympic Basketball, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Hardwood Paroxysm

Halftime Thoughts - Brooklyn Nets Vs. Toronto Raptors Game 1

Apr 19, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; A decal painted on the floorboards prior to game one during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs between the Toronto Raptors and the Brooklyn Nets at Air Canada Centre.

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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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Related Topix: Sports, Toronto Raptors, NBA Basketball, Milwaukee Bucks, Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers, Amir Johnson, Tyler Hansbrough, John Salmons, NBA Players, Chuck Hayes, Houston Rockets

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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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Raptors Republic

Re: Series Preview: Raptors vs Nets, 10 Strategic and Tactical Elements To Look Out For

Will will follow up with a detailed statistical analysis of the series a little later in the afternoon, so I'm left to focus on some tactical elements of the Nets series, and how the Raptors have to excel in order to progress.

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Related Topix: Sports, Toronto Raptors, NBA Basketball, DeMar DeRozan, NBA Players, Milwaukee Bucks, Sacramento Kings, Terrence Ross, Landry Fields, John Salmons, New York Knicks

The London Free Press

Raptors have three starters making playoff debuts vs. Nets

"Just another game," said Terrence Ross, one of the three Raptors starters who will be making his playoff debut Saturday against the Brooklyn Nets at the Air Canada Centre.

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Sports Network

NBA Playoff Preview - Toronto vs. Brooklyn

Playoff basketball is back in the great white north and the Toronto Raptors look to make the most of it in their first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets.

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Raptors Republic

Re: Season in Review

It's honestly, truly been a wild ride from October to now, and I don't think many thought the 2013-14 Toronto Raptors would be about to host a playoff series for the first time since 2006-07, or even be making their first playoff appearance since 2007-08.

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Related Topix: Sports, Toronto Raptors, NBA Basketball, Kyle Lowry, NBA Players, Houston Rockets, DeMar DeRozan, Terrence Ross

Thu Apr 17, 2014

CNN

Ben Eagle: NBA playoffs preview: Can tested Nets upset Raptors?

Deron Williams and the Nets fell to the No. 6 seed in the East after losing four of their last five games.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

ArizonaSports.com

Phoenix Suns GM: It would be a waste of time for another team to pursue Eric Bledsoe

School: University of Arizona When you started with Bonneville Phoenix: Fall 2008, right before Cardinals Super Bowl run Favorite sports memory: Being at Game 7 of the 2001 World Series with my dad Favorite all-time athlete: Larry Centers Favorite sports movies: The Sandlot, Rookie of the Year, Jerry Maguire Most crushing sports moment: Grew up in ... (more)

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TSN.ca

Knicks sign former NBA champion Odom

The move gives new president Phil Jackson an off-season to look at the versatile forward who thrived in his system.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

TSN.ca

Cavaliers' Deng wins NBA citizenship award

He has spent much of his adult life trying to give back to his native South Sudan, the war-torn African nation the Cavaliers forward and his family fled when he was a young boy.

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TSN.ca

Raptors don't care who they play in first round of playoffs

The Raptors wrap up their record-breaking regular season Wednesday night at New York, and won't know until post-game who'll they'll face in the playoffs.

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TSN.ca

Lewenberg: Breaking down the Raptors' playoff scenarios

The Atlantic Division champion Toronto Raptors are guaranteed home court advantage in the first round of the NBA playoffs and can finish with the either the third or fourth seed.

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Raptors Rapture

Toronto Raptors Playoff Expectations

They win against Golden State but they lose against Brooklyn. They win against Memphis, but they lose against Phoenix.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

TSN.ca

Bulls sign forward Smith for rest of season, waive Shengelia

The Chicago Bulls have signed forward signed forward Greg Smith for the remainder of the season and waived Tornike Shengelia .

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Anchorage Daily News

Raptors set franchise mark with 48th win

Jonas Valanciunas had 14 points and 13 rebounds and Tyler Hansbrough had 12 points and 11 rebounds as the Raptors won for the sixth time in seven games and completed the first season sweep of Milwaukee in franchise history.

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ABC News

Raptors Set Franchise Mark With 48th Win

Greivis Vasquez scored 25 points, Kyle Lowry had 24 and the Toronto Raptors set a franchise record with their 48th win, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 110-100 on Monday night.

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