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DeMar DeRozan Takes All The Hard, Bad Shots And It Is Glorious

deadspin.com Updated Jan 11 (6 days ago)
DeMar DeRozan torched the Celtics for 41 points and 13 rebounds last night, and the Raptors’ leading scorer continues to feast on the scraps nobody else really wants these days: lots of contested midrange jumpers. DeRozan was out there leaning, absorbin…
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  • DeMar DeRozan, Gordon Hayward named Players of Week

    nba.com Jan 16 (yesterday)
    NEW YORK -- The Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan and the Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward on Monday were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 9 through Sunday, Jan. 15.
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  • Shootaround (Jan. 11) -- DeMarcus Cousins, Kings reportedly working on extension

    nba.com Jan 11 (7 days ago)
    Report: Cousins intends to sign extension with Kings | Report: LeBron upset over recent officiating | Simmons participates in drills with Sixers | Celtics falter vs. Raptors
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  • Raptors center just drops his shorts in the middle of the game, as one does

    yahoo.com Jan 6
    Lucas ‘Bebe’ Nogueira decides his shorts could be longer. (Screencap via Sportsnet) Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey decided to shuffle his team’s starting lineup on Thursday, moving 6-foot-9 rookie Pascal Siakam to the bench in favor of teaming starti…
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  • A Raptors Big Man Dropped His Pants While Derrick Favors Shot A Free Throw

    dimemag.com Jan 5
    Thursday’s game between the Utah Jazz and the Toronto Raptors was notable for a few reasons. Chief among them was the fact that both teams are playing quite well this season. While this probably won’t be an NBA Finals preview, there was plenty of intrig…
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  • Dwane Casey, Mike D'Antoni named NBA Coaches of the Month

    nba.com Jan 4
    NEW YORK -- The Toronto Raptors' Dwane Casey and the Houston Rockets' Mike D'Antoni today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in December.
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  • Shootaround (Jan. 4) -- Kevin Durant aims to 'round my game out' this season

    nba.com Jan 4
    Durant trying to improve defense | Malone calls Nuggets' defense worst in NBA | Crowder 'disrespected' by fans cheering Hayward | Would Raptors deal for Millsap?
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  • How the Raptors are defying NBA convention, contending anyway

    ESPN.com Dec 30, 2016
    How the Raptors are defying NBA convention, contending anyway
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  • Raptors' Patrick Patterson leaves game with knee injury

    nba.com Dec 29, 2016
    PHOENIX (AP) -- Toronto forward Patrick Patterson left the Raptors' game against Phoenix in the first half Thursday with a strained left knee, and the team said he would not return.
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  • Warriors return to winning ways vs. Raptors, but turnover issues persist

    yahoo.com Dec 29, 2016
    Kevin Durant had a big night but committed six of the Warriors’ turnovers. (Associated Press) The Golden State Warriors’ one-point Christmas loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers brought concerns beyond how the team would respond to a fresh round of jokes abo…
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  • DeMar DeRozan Says The Cavs Aren’t In His Head And The Raptors Will Catch Them Soon Enough

    dimemag.com Dec 28, 2016
    Getty Image On Wednesday night, the 22-8 Toronto Raptors face an enormous task that will undoubtedly provide answers to questions about their early success this season. DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry are traveling to Oakland’s Oracle Arena to face the Gol…
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  • Shootaround (Dec. 26) -- Warriors facing newest test

    nba.com Dec 26, 2016
    Curry's sacrifice is Warriors' new challenge | Westbrook's joy, passion shows on Christmas | Lakers get right at shorthanded Clippers' expense | Rugged Raptors ready for the road
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  • DeMar DeRozan, James Harden named Players of the Week

    nba.com Dec 19, 2016
    NEW YORK -- The Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan and the Houston Rockets' James Harden today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 12 through Sunday, Dec. 18.
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  • The Toronto Raptors Mascot Ruined A Fan’s Flatscreen TV In The Spirit Of Christmas

    dimemag.com Dec 17, 2016
    The Toronto Raptors mascot knows the true holiday spirit isn’t the gift of giving but seeing how far you can chuck those gifts down a flight of stairs. One lucky Raptors fan won a TV on Friday night when Toronto hosted the Atlanta Hawks. That TV was del…
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  • Shootaround (Dec. 13): Lakers look back at passing on Porzingis

    nba.com Dec 13, 2016
    Lakers look back at passing on Porzingis | Bulls considered Butler trade at Draft | Duncan and Johnson took different paths to rafters | All hail the Raptors
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  • Raptors' historic offense keeps rolling with blowout of Bucks

    yahoo.com Dec 13, 2016
    Before the season, we wondered if there was anything the Toronto Raptors could do to prior to the postseason to convince us that they’re a serious championship contender and not just the last team LeBron James has to brush past on his way to yet another…
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  • Terrence Ross Embarrassingly Bricked A Windmill Dunk Off The Front Of The Rim

    dimemag.com Dec 12, 2016
    Toronto Raptors forward Terrence Ross did everything perfectly on Monday night en route to a wide open dunk against the Milwaukee Bucks. He just couldn’t finish. The 2012 Dunk Contest champ went from making a stellar defensive play to junking everything…
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  • Kyle Lowry’s Videobombing Turned Into Pure Joy During DeMar DeRozan’s Postgame Interview

    dimemag.com yahoo.com Dec 10, 2016
    When DeMar DeRozan isn’t rising up for seemingly impossible dunks, he’s giving his teammates credit for comeback wins. DeRozan and Kyle Lowry put their adorable friendship on display after the two helped the Toronto Raptors to a comeback win over the Bo…
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  • Celtics reminded they need Isaiah Thomas in loss to Raptors

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2016
    Celtics reminded they need Isaiah Thomas in loss to Raptors
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  • NBA denies Toronto Raptors' protest of loss

    nba.com Dec 9, 2016
    NEW YORK -- The National Basketball Association announced today that it has denied the Toronto Raptors' protest of their 102-99 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Nov. 20, 2016.
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  • DeMar DeRozan Came Out Of Nowhere To Put Ricky Rubio On A Poster With This One-Handed Jam

    dimemag.com Dec 8, 2016
    Ricky Rubio saw the rebound right in front of him. A shot by someone on the Toronto Raptors went up, it bounced off the rim, and all Rubio had to do was corral the ball and initiate a fast break. It’s simple stuff, the kind of thing Rubio has been doing…
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  • Karl-Anthony Towns Faked Out Two Raptors Defenders Before Dunking All Over Jonas Valanciunas

    dimemag.com Dec 8, 2016
    Karl-Anthony Towns is probably best known for being incredibly skilled, mature and, frankly, the complete package of what a (very) young NBA big man is supposed to look like. However, the Minnesota Timberwolves are also blessed with a centerpiece for th…
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  • Doris Burke had 'absolutely no idea' why Drake wore a shirt with her face on it

    yahoo.com Dec 7, 2016
    Drake turned up to Raptors-Warriors wearing a shirt with Doris Burke’s face on it. (Image via @ewingsports) Hey, remember when Drake turned up for ESPN’s national broadcast of the Toronto Raptors’ “Drake Night” meeting with the Golden State Warriors wea…
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  • Swag Daddy DeMarre Carroll Is Now The Leader For Outfit Of The Year

    dimemag.com Dec 7, 2016
    FLAAVAS #TeamCarroll #SrSwagDaddy #TeamCarroll #AudiCanada #JYD2Point0 @audicanada pic.twitter.com/VTcPCu2y4t — DeMarre Carroll (@DeMarreCarroll1) December 6, 2016 DeMarre Carroll’s tenure with the Toronto Raptors has been marred by injuries to some ext…
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  • Cavs' J.R. Smith leaves game vs. Raptors with left knee injury

    nba.com Dec 5, 2016
    TORONTO (AP) -- Cleveland guard J.R. Smith left the Cavaliers' against the Toronto Raptors on Monday night with a left knee injury.
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  • Video - Bulls Charge Past Raptors 01:09

    Bulls Charge Past Raptors

    Mar 20
    Nikola Mirotic came off the bench to score a game-high 29 points in the Bulls' 108-92 win over the Raptors.
  • Video - Raptors Hold Off Wolves 01:19

    Raptors Hold Off Wolves

    Mar 18
    Despite Kevin Martin scoring 37 points, the Timberwolves fell to the Raptors 105-100.
  • Video - Rubio's Difficult Pass Through Triangle Defense 00:20

    Rubio's Difficult Pass Through Triangle Defense

    Mar 18
    Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio lobbed a seemingly impossible but successful pass to forward Chase Budinger, who finished with deuces.
  • Video - Lowry Leads Raptors To Win 00:55

    Lowry Leads Raptors To Win

    Mar 16
    Kyle Lowry recorded a triple-double of 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the Raptors' 117-98 win over the Pacers.