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GIFs, Latest News / Nov 20, 2014 / 11:15 am

GIF: Kyle Lowry Fadeaway Seals Raptors Win Over League-Best Grizzlies

Mike Conley, Kyle Lowry

Most people were watching LeBron James bobble his rematch against the Spurs, but the two team’s sporting the best records in their respective conferences, the Raptors in the East and the Grizzlies in the West, played in Toronto last night at the Air Canada Centre. This summer’s re-signed Raptor, Kyle Lowry, sealed a huge Raptors win with a late fadeaway. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 20, 2014 / 8:30 am

Video: Tayshaun Prince Turns Back The Clock For Poster Dunk On Valanciunas

Tayshaun Price, Jonas Valanciunas

Perhaps it was the Vince Carter homage he watched before the game? Tayshaun Prince is 34 years old — which seems low, to be honest — and Jonas Valanciunas is 22. The age discrepancy didn’t matter in the air at the Air Canada Centre last night when Tayshaun threw it down on the young Raptors center. Read More »

Video / Nov 19, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Watch Vince Carter Get Emotional During Tribute At Air Canada Centre

Vince Carter

Vince Carter

Time heals all wounds. Just ask Vince Carter. After years of being roundly booed upon returning to Air Canada Centre, the former Toronto Raptors superstar received a standing ovation during a video tribute highlighting his time above the border. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 16, 2014 / 12:45 pm

GIF: Watch Terrence Ross Flush A Bonkers Alley-Oop

Terrence Ross, Dante Exum

The Jazz have surprised us this season with their ball movement in coach Quin Snyder‘s up-tempo motion offense where they’re “playing with a pass, playing with pace and playing with a purpose,” but the Raptors are really good — in case you didn’t already know. They’re at the top of the East at 8-2 on the year, and they showed why in a dominating second half against the Jazz puncutated by a bats**t crazy Terrence Ross alley-oop slam. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 14, 2014 / 11:00 am

Video: Greivis Vasquez No-Look Dime For James Johnson Power Smash

James Johnson

The Bulls won last night, but their Bench Mob struggled against Toronto’s second string. No one on the Toronto side played as well as former Bulls player James Johnson, who was 7-of-9 from the field for 16 points including a power slam after Greivis Vasquez whipped a pretty no-look dish to him following a Bulls turnover. Read More »

NBA / Nov 13, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Video: James Johnson Rises Off Two Feet For Angry Tomahawk Slam

James Johnson

Derrick Rose. Kyle Lowry. Joakim Noah. DeMar DeRozan. And many more. The best player on the court during the first half of Thursday’s showdown between the Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors? James Johnson, of course. The highlight of Johnson’s dominant early two-way play was a soaring tomahawk jam that come off a nifty no-look pass from Greivis Vasquez. Read More »

Smack / Nov 13, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Joakim Noah On Studying Raptors-Sixers Game: “I Wouldn’t Watch That S***”

Joakim Noah

Apparently there are lengths to which Joakim Noah is unwilling to go to get an edge on his opponent. After Chicago Bulls teammate Pau Gasol studied film of a recent game between the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors to prepare for their team’s Thursday showdown against Kyle Lowry and company, Noah quipped that he “wouldn’t watch that s***.” Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 10, 2014 / 11:30 am

Video: DeMar DeRozan Drops 24 Points In 25 Mins Including Sick 360-Degree Layup

DeMar DeRozan, Hollis Thompson

DeMar DeRozan and backcourt mate Kyle Lowry only needed to play about half the game during Toronto’s 120-88 shellacking of Philly on Sunday. We’ll probably be able to say that about a lot of NBA starters after they take on the tanking Sam Hinkie albatross (that makes owner Josh Harris the Ancient Mariner, though we’re not sure he can Rime). DeRozan was efficient in his 25 minutes, though, scoring 24 points on 8-for-12 shooting (8/8 from the stripe) including an unbelievable 360-degree layup on Henry Sims. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 8, 2014 / 10:15 am

GIF: Kyle Lowry Lob To DeMar DeRozan In Record-Breaking Triple-Double

Andre Miller, Kyle Lowry

While it was backup Wiz point guard Andre Miller who suffered the ignominy after Kyle Lowry‘s crossover behind the screen, starting Wiz point John Wall permitted Lowry to rack up a triple-double, a record fourth while a member of the Raptors in what was a thoroughly dominating all-around game by the recently signed full-time Raps point. Read More »

Latest News / Nov 7, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Video: Kyle Lowry Drops Andre Miller To Floor With Killer Crossover

Kyle Lowry, Andre Miller

Poor Andre Miller. He’s supposed to be leading fast-breaks or abusing young point guards in the post, not navigating around ball-screens set for dynamic ballhandlers like Kyle Lowry. Miller looked every bit of his 38 years after Lowry – with the help of a pick from Jonas Valanciunas – sent him crashing to the floor with via a cat-quick crossover. Read More »