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The St Paul Journal
DeRozan scores 30 points and Raptors beat Nets 100-95 to even up series
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Tue Apr 22, 2014
Toronto Raptors take Game 2 100-95
DeMar DeRozan poured in 30 points to lift the Toronto Raptors to a 100-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets in Game 2 of their playoff series Tuesday, showing none of the post-season jitters that had plagued him in Game 1. Amir Johnson had 16 points and nine rebounds, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 14 boards for his second double-double of the ... (more)
Marshall: Bench will be key for Nets in Game 2
Brooklyn's Mason Plumlee puts back a rebound between Toronto's Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross during the second half of Game 1. YES' Brooklyn Nets analyst Donny Marshall will be in the network's studios with Bob Lorenz tonight for YES' pre- and post-game shows sandwiching the second game of the Nets-Raptors First Round series.
Why Jonas Valanciunas Is the Toronto Raptors X-Factor
For a 21-year-old in just his second year in the NBA, the pressure of having to put up big numbers in the postseason could be overwhelming.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas unfazed by his first playoffs
It's the tiny, crowded venue - such as the impromptu interview space in the hallway outside the Raptors practice gym - where he's less at ease.
Wait between games tough on Raptors' DeRozan
For Raptors' All-Star DeMar DeRozan, the waiting between playoff games is the hardest part.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
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.
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)
Sat Apr 19, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
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.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
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)
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.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
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.