posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)Follow @romyaquinoRAPTORS NBA PLAYOFFS POSTGAME PODCASTRAPS TALK Episode 63 - The "Lint Roller" episodeEpisode 63 of RAPS TALK (04.23.14) - The Raptors finally got themselves a playoff win.  The Raptors took Game 2 of the Nets-Raptors playoffs series with a 100-95 win at home.  On this week's NBA playoffs postgame podcast we discuss...
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Raptors-Nets: DeRozan shines in game two win

Technically, no game is ‘must-win’ until the stipulation requires the loser play not another game any further. When the Toronto Raptors lost game one at home to Brooklyn, the phrase ‘must-win’ began circulating around the Toronto blog-o-sphere quicker than Rob Ford crack smoking-related rumors. Panic will subdue a young team like Toronto with callous content, but after regaining...
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Amir Johnson sinks backwards flip circus shot vs Nets (Video)

Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson sank an amazing backwards flip circus shot during the third quarter of Tuesday night's Game 2 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff series against Brooklyn.Johnson drove to the lane and tried to draw a foul on Garnett. Johnson failed to get the foul call, but did manage to make the basket off the glass as he threw the ball up over his head...
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Raptors Pocast: Toronto Holds On To Even Series At 1-1

Here's audio from Amir Johnson, DeMar DeRozan, Deron Williams and Dwane Casey after Toronto won Game 2 of their first round series against Brooklyn.
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DeRozan offers his truth for Raptors

DeMar DeRozan was non-existent in Game One. Maybe nerves got the best of him. Maybe the Nets defensive intensity surprised him in spots. Who knows? The Playoffs are a different animal. Game Two was a different animal for DeRozan that was for sure. The All-Star guard came out to play and came out to finish, matching “The Truth” and beating him in the end in a game of shot-making...
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WATCH: DeMar DeRozan throws down monster dunk

For Toronto Raptors All-Star DeMar DeRozan, it is his first time in the postseason. Any first-timer in the playoffs wants to use the big stage in order to make a statement to the basketball world. Tonight in Toronto during game two against the Brooklyn Nets, DeRozan did just that. Early in the fourth quarter, he cut through the defense and finished off the play with a monster slam...
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Mayor Rob Ford Is Headed To The Raptors Playoff Game Tonight In a Form-Fitting Warm-Up Jersey

PLEASE EAT A HOT DOG. Rob Ford heading to @Raptors game tonight #TOpoli pic.twitter.com/ffjvjLnYY2 — Don Peat (@reporterdonpeat) April 22, 2014 We love his form-fitting warm-up jersey. "It is short-term pain for long-term gain" Mayor Rob Ford on TCHC severances #TOpoli pic.twitter.com/Q5I4AQmjSF — Don Peat (@reporterdonpeat) April 22, 2014 [SB Nation] Article found...
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Toronto Raptors Are Over Their First Game Jitters

After the fact, the Toronto Raptors are admitting to some first game jitters, however, that is all behind them now. “The first game we were all anxious,” Greivis Vasquez explained. “I haven’t been in the playoffs in two years. We wanted to be out there. We wanted to perform. We got it out of our system. Now we are going to play Raptors basketball.”
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NBA Fines Raptors GM Masai Ujiri $25,000 For Yelling “Fu*k Brooklyn”

Getting caught up in the moment can get you fined. That’s what Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri found out on Monday. Over the weekend, Ujiri was pumped up for the Raptors first post season appearance since 2008 – it also marks their first post-season appearance under his direction – and shouted “Fu*k Brooklyn” to the crowd gathered outside before their match up against the...
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Raptors GM fined by NBA for 'F- Brooklyn' warmup speech

According to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today Sports, the NBA has fined Raptors GM Masai Ujiri $25,000 for dropping the f-bomb prior to Game 1 of Toronto’s first round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets. As thousands of fans gathered outside the Air Canada Centre to watch Game 1, Ujiri addressed the excited crowd prior to tip-off and exclaimed “F*ck Brooklyn!!” The Raptors...
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What happened in game one? Raptors-Nets

Personally, the brightest takeaway from the NBA’s playoff opener in Toronto on Satruday, amidst malfunctioning shot clocks, fowl-mouthed general managers, and irksome newspaper headlines was this: the Air Canada Centre and Raptor fans proved to a national audience just how passionate and electrifying they are, not can be. Seriously, the mid-game camera shots of the thousands of...
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Greivis Vasquez Is The Raptors Next Best Option

“(Greivis Vasquez) is not (afraid),” Toronto Raptors Head Coach Dwane Casey said. “I thought he came in and gave us a jolt. Being afraid is not in Greivis’ vocabulary. When he speaks Venezuelan, he doesn’t know the word afraid, so he is going to put the pedal to the medal and that is what we need in certain situations. I thought he played an excellent ballgame.”
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WATCH: Raptors GM drops a 'F- Brooklyn' to hype up crowd

Toronto Raptors management and fans came strong with the playoff profanity in the team's first round game against the Nets.
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WATCH: Toronto GM screams 'F*** Brooklyn' before Game 1

Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri is the hottest executive in the game right now, so he’ll get a pass for this one.  Ujiri has turned the Raptors into contenders after coming over from the Nuggets. Thousands of Raptors fans who couldn’t get into game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round series against the Nets were treated to the general manager giving a impromptu pep talk before...
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Raptors player jabs Knicks owner for nixing Lowry trade

James Dolan may have saved the Raptors season If you told anyone at the beginning of the NBA season that the Toronto Raptors would win the Atlantic division, you would have been called nuts. Well six months later, the Raptors secured the division and have landed home court advantage for the first round of the playoffs. However, this might have never happened had New York Knicks...
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