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DeMar DeRozan - Toronto Raptors MJ

Aug 20, 2014; New York, NY, USA; United States guard DeMar DeRozan controls the ball against Dominican Republic forward James Maye during the second quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Many lines have been written about DeMar DeRozan, some of them good, some of them not so good.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

TSN.ca

France beats Lithuania to win bronze at Basketball World Cup

France came from behind in the final quarter to beat Lithuania 95-93 and win the bronze medal at the Basketball World Cup on Saturday. Lithuania led by seven points entering the fourth period, and centre Jonas Valanciunas scored five points to put Lithuania ahead by three points with three minutes to play.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jonas Valanciunas, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, DeMar DeRozan

Raptors Rapture

MLSE, heal thyself - rebuild your executive suite this way

Jan 13, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors forward Steve Novak and guard DeMar DeRozan welcome the newest Toronto FC player Michael Bradley as MLSE president and CEO Tim Leiweke introduces him before the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Bucks 116-94.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, DeMar DeRozan, NBA Players, Kyle Lowry, Jonas Valanciunas, Terrence Ross, Amir Johnson

USA Today

Serbia won't be threat to stun USA in FIBA final

USA won't stumble vs. Serbia in FIBA World Cup final Team USA has 12 players in the NBA. Serbia has none.

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USA Today

5 things you need to know this weekend

Boxers Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana return to Las Vegas for grudge match These two boxers will be aiming for a TKO this Saturday as these welterweights face off at MGM Grand. The USA basketball team 5 things you need to know this weekend Boxers Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana return to Las Vegas for grudge match These two boxers will be aiming for a TKO this Saturday as these welterweights face off at MGM Grand.

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Related Topix: Sports, Boxing, More Sports, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Sacramento Kings, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, DeMarcus Cousins, Golden State Warriors, Rudy Gay

Raptors HQ

FIBA World Cup: Team USA Steamrolls Jonas Valanciunas and Lithuania

The highly anticipated matchup between Valanciunas' Lithuania squad and DeMar DeRozan's Team USA turned out to be a dud as the Americans continued their streak of blowing out opponents in a 96-68 win. All Raptors ' fans' eyes were on this one, at least on the stat-sheets if not game itself since it was going on smack in the middle of the day.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Jonas Valanciunas, NBA Players, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, DeMar DeRozan

Fri Sep 12, 2014

BleacherReport

Lithuania vs. France: 2014 FIBA 3rd Place Game Live Stream and Preview

For Lithuania and France, the journey is far from over at the 2014 FIBA World Cup after losses in the semifinals. Saturday, the two sides will meet in the 3rd Place Game for one final fleeting shot at glory on the international stage before the United States takes on Serbia in the final.

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Detroit Free Press

Could Pistons top Pacers in Central Division?

Pistons forward Greg Monroe dribbles around Toronto Raptors forward Tyler Hansbrough in the fourth quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. / Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports Going into the off-season such a thought would be considered ridiculous since the Pacers are coming off back-to-back appearances in the Eastern Conference finals and the Pistons have been the Pistons.

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Related Topix: Sports, Greg Monroe, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, David West, Paul George, Lance Stephenson

Raptors HQ

Numeric Narratives: Parsing Patrick Patterson

Patrick Patterson has developed into a key contributor for the Toronto Raptors, but nothing he does on the basketball court is quite as important as being 6'9" and making jump shots. Here's another installment of an occasionally regular column at the site called "Numeric Narratives" in which Ian Levy drops by to provide some insight about the Raptors .

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Patrick Patterson, NBA Players, Jonas Valanciunas, Amir Johnson, Tyler Hansbrough, Chuck Hayes

Raptors Republic

Crowdsourcing: An extension for Amir Johnson

It's the summer of 2010. All eyes were fixed on unrestricted free agent Chris Bosh.

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FIBA World Championship results - JV out, DD in

Aug 20, 2014; New York, NY, USA; United States guard DeMar DeRozan controls the ball against the Dominican Republic during the first quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The U.S. and Lithuania met Thursday in the FIBA World Championship semi-final game .

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Examiner.com

Marcus Thornton trade possibilities have increased for Boston Celtics

Marcus Thornton #10 of the Brooklyn Nets breaks for a basket against the Toronto Raptors in Game Five of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at the Air Canada Centre on April 30, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. With training camp just around the corner, the Boston Celtics will have a few questions to answer concerning its current roster.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Canis Hoopus

Spain-France Recap, USA faces Lithuania in the World Cup Semi-Finals, ...

Musings: A recap of the upset that took place yesterday at the FIBA World Cup and some links to things Wolves bloggers wrote about Chauncey Billups. Moreover, what's up with the Atlanta Hawks front office? What's Adam Silver think? Last summer, spearheaded by Tony Parker's game-high 32 points, France defeated Spain in the Eurobasket Championship.

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FakeTeams

Off-season Transactions that Rocked the NBA

Paul George's gruesome injury has completely changed the Indiana Pacers' outlook this season... - Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports This article is basically just a summary of off-season moves that changed the Fantasy Basketball landscape. But instead of breaking down every team's player transactions , I'll highlight some of the major events from this past summer.

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Raptors Rapture

Bruno Caboclo - The new "Greek Freak"?

Bruno Caboclo vs Giannis Adetokounmpo. Or may we can say Giannis Cabolco and Bruno Adetokounmpo?These players seem to be so similar.

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Raptors HQ

Patrick Patterson Says Toronto Gave Him Confidence

After spending the latter part of last season with the Raptors, Patrick Patterson said the team gave him a much need boost of confidence. Arriving in Toronto from the Rudy Gay trade from Sacramento, Patrick Patterson wasn't playing his best.

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BleacherReport

Can Terrence Ross Finally Make the Leap for Toronto Raptors This Season?

Entering his third season in the NBA , Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors will look to become the consistent presence on both the offensive and defensive end that fans, coaches and players alike know he's capable of being. What we've seen through his rookie and sophomore years is a player whose stock fluctuates more times than the price of gold.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Terrence Ross, NBA Players, Kyle Lowry, Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies

Raptors HQ

DeMar Derozan's Recruitment Mission

DeMar is most likely having a wonderful time, as both a player and a person, at the FIBA World Cup, especially with no real competition anymore since Spain lost. However, he is also a Toronto Raptor, and needs to be helping the Raptors recruit future stars, and theres one with a huge target on his back.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, DeMar DeRozan, NBA Players, Amir Johnson, Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets

Wed Sep 10, 2014

NBA.com

Hang Time: Watch It

That's something U.S. National Team forward Kenneth Faried cannot tolerate. Not at home and certainly not on the other side of the world here in the FIBA World Cup .

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Detroit Free Press

Andre Drummond, Team USA look ahead to Lithuania in FIBA semis

After a 119-76 dismantling of Slovenia on Tuesday, Team USA was back at practice on Wednesday, preparing for Thursday's FIBA World Cup semifinal matchup against Lithuania.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Detroit Pistons, Andre Drummond, NBA Players, Jonas Valanciunas

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