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1 hr ago | TSN.ca

Patterson: Raptors welcoming challenge of facing Nets on road

After being exposed to the intensity that is playoff basketball while at home, the Raptors will now face the challenge of heading into a hostile road environment against a veteran team accustomed to playing in the post-season.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

SLAM! Sports

Raptors coach Dwane Casey is up to task

Raptors head coach Dwane Casey, talking with Patrick Patterson during practice yesterday at the ACC, knows that further adjustments must be made for Game 3. In a make-or-miss league - a term Jeff Van Gundy routinely used as a head coach and continues to utter from his vantage point as television analyst - coaches are asked to win games when a play ... (more)

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WKYT

Randle's decision expected but still catalyst for debate

Julius Randle made the announcement only the most optimistic of UK fans didn't see coming Tuesday afternoon when he ended speculation and said he would pursue the riches of the NBA.

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Related Topix: Sports, Toronto Raptors, NBA Basketball, Aaron Gordon, NCAA Basketball, Arizona Wildcats NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, University of Arizona NCAA, Noah Vonleh, Indiana Hoosiers NCAA Basketball, Indiana University NCAA, Houston Rockets, NBA Players

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The St Paul Journal

DeRozan scores 30 points and Raptors beat Nets 100-95 to even up series

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ABC News

DeRozan Scores 30 as Raptors Beat Nets 100-95

DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 14 rebounds for his second straight playoff double-double and the Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-95 on Tuesday night, evening their first-round playoff series at one game apiece.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

The News Tribune

Wait between games is hard on Raptors' DeRozan

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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Brandon Sun

Raptors' Valanciunas, Vasquez unfazed by NBA greats Garnett and Pierce

Jonas Valanciunas was five years old when Kevin Garnett earned his first of 15 NBA all-star selections.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

TSN.ca

Lewenberg: Budding rivalry between the Raptors and Nets?

The Raptors and Nets don't like each other, even after one playoff game that has been made abundantly clear.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Washington Post

Williams scores 24 as Nets beat Raptors 94-87

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their first round playoff series.

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ABC News

Williams Scores 24 as Nets Beat Raptors 94-87

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their first round playoff series.

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Raptors Rapture

2014 NBA playoffs: Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets - ANALYSIS & PREDICTION

Jan 11, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Brooklyn Nets point guard Shaun Livingston battles with Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry during the 4th quarter in a game at the Air Canada Centre.

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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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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Canada.com

Raptors counting on defence to cut down Nets

Amir Johnson's ability to provide timely, smart defensive help to his teammates is a large part of what makes him the favourite player of every basketball junkie who doubles as a Toronto Raptors fan.

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TSN.ca

Lewenberg: Raps look to squash playoff inexperience stigma

Moments after the Raptors' storybook regular season came to an end, losing a meaningless game to the Knicks at Madison Square Garden Wednesday, Kyle Lowry addressed his teammates in the visitor's dressing room.

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Lexington Herald-Leader

Mark Story: Calipari says it's OK to come to UK and NOT be one-and-done, too

Kentucky head coach John Calipari answers a question during a news conference for the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

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The Globe and Mail

Raptors blow 21-point lead in loss to Knicks, but clinch No. 3 playoff seed

Toronto Raptors' Patrick Patterson defends New York Knicks' Jeremy Tyler during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in New York.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Toronto Star

Raptors fall to Knicks in regular season finale, will meet Nets in playoffs

After a night of odd machinations and even odder results, the Raptors will face the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the NBA playoffs beginning Saturday at the Air Canada Centre.

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Raptors Rapture

Toronto Raptors (49-33) at New York Knicks (36-45): Season windup

How quickly fortunes can change in the NBA. At this time last year, the Toronto Raptors were finishing their fifth straight year outside the playoffs, while the New York Knicks were concluding a 54-win campaign as Atlantic Division champions.

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Raptors Republic

Morning Coffee - Tue, Apr 15

If you haven't been able to snag tickets to Raptors playoff games, don't worry. Every game will be broadcast on the giant screen in Maple Leaf Square outside the ACC.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

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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Related Topix: Sports, Toronto Raptors, NBA Basketball, Kyle Lowry, NBA Players, Houston Rockets, Jonas Valanciunas, Milwaukee Bucks, DeMar DeRozan, Sacramento Kings, John Salmons

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