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In Retrospect: Raptors-Nets Series Takeaways

The dust has settled. The tears have (hopefully) dried. After a magical season which saw a franchise mark in wins and just the second division title in franchise history, the Toronto Raptors fell to the Brooklyn Nets in a captivating seven-game quarter final. Sorry for bringing it up again. Yes, this was not what any of us … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Raptors Fall In Game 7 Thriller, Lose Series To Nets

The season is over. It really hurts to say that— especially considering the blood, sweat, and tears that the Toronto Raptors dripped this afternoon. Following a 104-103 win at the ACC, the Brooklyn Nets will be moving on to the Eastern Conference semifinals for a date with the Miami Heat. Even though a loss was the final result, … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Raptors Squeeze by Nets to Gain Series Lead

Before I dive into this post-game report, I’ll link a soothing/uplifting Drake song to put your mind at ease after tonight’s wild game: The Toronto Raptors played with the hearts of millions tonight, They totally blew a 26-point lead and suffered an embarrassing collapse in the final quarter of play. But somehow, someway, they pulled off a satisfying … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors Look to Gain Advantage in Game Five

Game Five between the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets tips off tonight at the Air Canada Centre. The series is currently tied 2-2- both teams have been evenly matched thus far. In the previous game on Sunday, Toronto pulled out a momentous 87-79 victory despite blowing a large lead in the second half. Three starters (Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Amir Johnson) … Read more

Post Game Report: Raptors Even Series vs Nets, Reclaim Home Court Advantage

The dinos are still alive! The Toronto Raptors take Game 4 87-79 to event the series and reclaim home court advantage against the Brooklyn Nets in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final. The Raptors played their best quarter of the series in the opening segment at the Barclays Center Sunday night. Amir Johnson, DeMar DeRozan and … Read more

Game Day Preview: Lowry, Raptors Look To Even Up Series With Nets

The Toronto Raptors have a major challenge tonight: a must-win game that will extend the series and give them a better chance to move onto the second round. Last game, Kyle Lowry was burdened with a knee injury before fouling out. DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points for the second straight game, after struggling in his playoff debut. On … Read more

Dwane Casey Pleased With Late Effort, Not Pleased With Late Officiating

Following a tough 102-98 loss in game three of this best-of-seven series between the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets, Raptors head coach Dwane Casey gave a pretty great post-game press conference— one that not only described this particular game and first round series up to this point, but this record setting Raptor season as well. The team … Read more

Post Game Report: Raptors put up Resilient Road Effort but Come Up short Against the Nets

The Toronto Raptors haven’t won a road playoff game since 2001, so as history should show, there’s no indication that this should’ve been an easy game against the Brooklyn Nets. With the series tied after pulling through a gutty effort at home to take game two, Toronto knew they were in for another hard fought … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors Look to Bounce Back in Game Two Against Nets

Game Two of the best-of-seven series between the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets goes down tonight at the Air Canada Centre. Brooklyn claimed the first matchup 94-87 with key contributions from the ancient duo of Paul Pierce and Joe Johnson. Deron Williams, the man who had been searching for redemption all season long, stepped up for his team when it mattered the … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Raptors Falter In Game One vs Nets

I would have to agree with Masai Ujiri on that one. F*** the Brooklyn Nets.  In the low scoring, high intensity contest, the Toronto Raptors couldn’t close the deal, losing to the Nets 94-87. It’s tough to swallow the loss, however if I’m totally honest, I was expecting this. It was unreasonable to believe the inexperienced Raps would be … Read more