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Toronto Sun 7 hours ago
Raptors grades as picked by our readers

Raptors grades as picked by our readers

You have decidedly mixed reviews of the Raptors after one game of their playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets. We asked readers on our website to grade the five Raptors starters with the letter system (A through F) after the 94-87 loss in Game 1 on Saturday at the ACC.

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Toronto Sun 18 hours ago
Raptors GM's potty-mouth has tongues wagging

Raptors GM's potty-mouth has tongues wagging

Toronto has officially earned a solid reputation for being a potty-mouth.

Kirilenko 'a little bit suprised' about DNP

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko said he was “a little bit surprised” that he did not play in Game 1 on Saturday. But Kirilenko, who reiterated that he is healthy, was understanding of coach Jason Kidd’s decision to sit him. “I was a little bit surprised. But to be honest, when I watched the game everybody played so well,” Kirilenko told ESPNNewYork.com on Sunday. “I didn’t even see a position for me to fill-in because Terrence Ross obviously got two quick fouls, [DeMar] DeRozan didn’t have a great game and they played a small lineup with Kyle...

Pierce on Raptors GM Ujiri: Who?

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce claimed on Sunday that he did not know who Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri was -- but Pierce sure sounded like he was being facetious. Asked about Ujiri’s now infamous “F--- Brooklyn!” comment at a fan rally prior to the Nets’ 94-87 victory over the Raptors in Game 1 of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series, Pierce responded, “Really?
philly.com 19 hours ago

76ers look toward future after dismal season

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia 76ers opened the season with a win against Miami, and they beat the Heat again in the finale.
National Post 20 hours ago
‘F— Brooklyn’ just another part of Raptors ‘We The North’ rebrand

‘F— Brooklyn’ just another part of Raptors ‘We The North’ rebrand

'I’m with him 100%,' Amir Johnson said. 'So if he said "F— ’em," I say "F— ’em’." So I’m with him. That’s pretty funny'

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: 1. The Raptors have to be...
New York Post Apr 20, 2014

Boy recovering from Queens blaze hangs with the Mets

Mathew Miller never stopped dreaming. The Queens native, 13, had enjoyed a wonderful 2013, traveling the country, while starring for several travel baseball teams and hitting over 70 home runs....
philly.com Apr 20, 2014

Inside the Sixers:

INSIDE THE 76ERS
New York Daily News Apr 20, 2014
Lupica: Breaking bad is easy at MSG

Lupica: Breaking bad is easy at MSG

There were so many great lines from the late great Elmore Leonard, from all his books. But maybe his best last line came from “Get Shorty,” when Chili Palmer says, “Endings, man, they weren’t as easy as they looked.”
philly.com Apr 20, 2014

Now comes tricky part for Sixers

One year into his term as general manager of the 76ers, Sam Hinkie has shown that he can put together a bad basketball team. In fact, after the trade deadline moves this season completed the uglification process, the Sixers were phenomenally bad.
Toronto Sun Apr 20, 2014
Raptors point guard Greivis Vasquez helps team stay close to Nets in Game 1

Raptors point guard Greivis Vasquez helps team stay close to Nets in Game 1

All season long Greivis Vasquez has told anyone who would listen he is not afraid of the big moment.
Boston Herald Apr 20, 2014
Brad Stevens shoots into Celtics offseason

Brad Stevens shoots into Celtics offseason

The patch of Wellesley asphalt isn’t wide, but there’s enough room for five or six neighborhood kids to horse around with a basketball and heave it at that iconic symbol of suburban America, the driveway hoop.The sight brings delight to Brad Stevens’ face as his 8-year-old son, Brady, makes time disappear on an early spring afternoon with his friends.
New York Daily News Apr 19, 2014
Nets Insider: Toronto shot clock outage in second half causes chaos

Nets Insider: Toronto shot clock outage in second half causes chaos

Toronto’s basketball team wasn’t the only loser Saturday. The arena also failed. A raucous atmosphere turned surreal when the shot clocks turned off halfway through the third quarter, confusing and muting the crowd before the Nets left the dysfunction with a 94-87 victory.
Lawrence: Raptors GM drops ball with comment, but Nets keep it cool

Lawrence: Raptors GM drops ball with comment, but Nets keep it cool

Brooklyn need not declare war on Nigeria, even after the Nigerian-born GM of the Toronto Raptors dropped an F-bomb on the Nets’ base of operations on Saturday.

Atlantic Player News

  • 4 Paul Pierce

    Paul Pierce

    Paul Pierce thrives in playoff pressure

  • 2 Kevin Garnett

    Kevin Garnett

    Garnett, Pierce support vital to point guard’s success

  • 2 Deron Williams

    Deron Williams

    Nets Insider: D-Will finds support system in KG, Pierce

  • 2 DeMar DeRozan

    DeMar DeRozan

    Raptors star DeMar DeRozan vows to get more aggressive after rough Game 1

  • 2 Amir Johnson

    Amir Johnson

    ‘F— Brooklyn’ just another part of Raptors ‘We The North’ rebrand

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