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A Season of Faith’s (near)Perfection

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ross says bye

The Raptors season comes to an end two points shy of eliminating the $190 million dollar payroll of Brooklyn. Time to say goodbye to our favourite team.


Can DeRozan Buck Raptors Playoff History?

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Carter and Bosh both floundered in their first playoff appearances. That doesn’t have to spell doom for DeRozan and the Raptors.


Offense chokes in the fourth as Raptors exit NBA playoffs

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cavsraps

Toronto Raptors 92, Orlando Magic 102 As I watched the final two minutes tick away on mute I realized that this was my least favorite Raptors team ever. Yes, even worse than that third year crew that went 16-66. It’s probably because with that team there were no expectations or hype, just a hope to   …Continue Reading


Just win, baby!

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cavsraps

For all practical purposes this series is over, the chance of a Raptors series win is 1.69% since only 2 out of 118 teams have come back to win after taking a a 3-1 deficit on the road. I can also guarantee you that those two teams didn’t have a defense that could be broken   …Continue Reading


Eventually the Magic were going to make their threes

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cavsraps

Orlando Magic 106, Toronto Raptors 94 The thing we feared finally happened, Orlando started hitting their threes. They were getting wide open looks for the fourth game in a row and it was only a matter of time before they started going in. That time came in the second half of Game 4 where the   …Continue Reading


Series hinges on pivotal Game 4

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cavsraps

The good feelings after Game 3 should be wearing off by now and the stark reality should be setting in. If we don’t win pivotal Game 4, this series is practically over. A repeat performance is very much needed and there’s little reason to believe that it can’t happen. The Magic will no doubt come   …Continue Reading


Game 3 Preview: Sea of Red looks to even series

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cavsraps

It’s do or die time, no exaggeration. If we lose Game 3, there won’t even be a point in continuing in the series and we may as well empty out the bench and get Maceo Baston some playoff experience in Game 4. The Raptors have their backs against the perennial wall but lucky for them   …Continue Reading


Game 2 Heartbreak: Mitchell draws up middle-school play with :09 left

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cavsraps

Toronto Raptors 103, Orlando Magic 104 Phil Jackson once said that a series hasn’t even started until a team loses a home game, so take some solace in knowing that we have what it takes to beat the Magic. Today was an extremely unlucky evening where we were any one of a rebound or a   …Continue Reading


Game 2 Preview: A chance to right some wrongs

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steph

A tough one to swallow that Game 1, but if anything came out of it, it was that we did outscore the Magic 77-71 in the final three quarters and did something right. Needless to stay a better first quarter and a strong-minded defensive effort is required tonight in Orlando. The Game 1 fallout has   …Continue Reading


Game 1: Horrible defense, lack of plan kills off Raptors

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steph

Toronto Raptors 100, Orlando Magic 114 The Magic came out with a plan. The Raptors came out with nothing. In addition to said nothing they also came out with a defensive attitude so complacent that instead of setting a tone for the series in the first quarter, they allowed the Magic to dominate and establish   …Continue Reading


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