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7 hrs ago | The St Paul Journal

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

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Related Topix: Sports, Toronto Raptors, NBA Basketball, DeMar DeRozan, New Jersey Nets, NBA Players, Kyle Lowry, Patrick Patterson, Houston Rockets

Tue Apr 22, 2014

CFRB

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)

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YESNetwork

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Donny Marshall, NBA Players, Toronto Raptors, NBA Basketball, Terrence Ross

BleacherReport

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Toronto Raptors, NBA Basketball, Kyle Lowry, NBA Players, Houston Rockets, New Jersey Nets

Mon Apr 21, 2014

SLAM! Sports

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Toronto Raptors, NBA Players

Times Herald-Record

Wait between games tough on Raptors' DeRozan

For Raptors' All-Star DeMar DeRozan, the waiting between playoff games is the hardest part.

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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.

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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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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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Related Topix: Sports, Jason Kidd, New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Toronto Raptors, Amir Johnson, Houston Rockets, Patrick Patterson, Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics

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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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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