TAG: Toronto Raptors

NBA / Oct 22, 2014 / 11:30 pm

Video: Terrence Ross Goes Coast-To-Coast For Sweet 360 Layup

Terrence Ross

With the 2014 NBA preseason winding down, the players are looking more and more comfortable on the court as their bodies are becoming game-shape ready. Toronto Raptors wing Terrence Ross proved this point early in the second half of their exhibition match against Maccabi Haifa on Wednesday.

The former Washington Husky intercepted an errant pass by Haifa and was quickly off to the races in transition. Then the 23-year-old showed off his stellar athleticism and strength by absorbing the contact while finishing the and-1 opportunity with a beautiful 360 layup.

Ross’ 11 points, four boards, and two steals helped the Raptors improv their preseason record to 6-1 with a 92-85 victory at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday night. Toronto’s preseason concludes on Friday night against the New York Knicks.

(Video via NBA)

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GIFs, Latest News / Oct 16, 2014 / 11:15 am

Video: Lou Williams Hits The Game-Winner

Louis Williams

Sweet Lou came through in the end last night when his Raptors were in Boston to take on the C’s. With 8.1 seconds left and the scored knotted at 89, the Raps threw the ball to Louis (Lou) Williams in the backcourt. He had one of the best perimeter defenders in the league — Avery Bradley — matched up against him as he dribbled across mid-court. He shimmied a little after dribbling between his legs and went left… Read More »

Smack / Oct 16, 2014 / 10:30 am

Evan Turner Ejected For Throwing Ball At Ref (Video)

Evan Turner, James Johnson

Evan Turner was running point guard for the Celtics last night during their preseason game against the Raptors. He was doing pretty well, too, shooting the ball efficiently (5-of-9), and getting his teammates involved (six dimes). Except, it was a pass to the referee that got him tossed from the game near the end of the third quarter. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 14, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Raptors’ Bruno Caboclo Shows Off Insane Length By Blocking Three-Pointer

Bruno Caboclo

Bruno Caboclo (photo. Gustavo Guto YouTube)

Sequences like this are surely what Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri had in mind when he shocked the basketball world by selecting unknown Brazilian teenager Bruno Caboclo with the 20th pick of June’s draft. And though Caboclo – the youngest player in the NBA – will likely be showing off his crazy blend of length and coordination in the D-League at times this season, this play surely Raptors fans excited about the future holds for their international mystery man. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 11, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Video: DeMar DeRozan Goes Off-Backboard To Himself For Nifty Finish

DeMar DeRozan

Toronto Raptors all-star DeMar DeRozan has been working hard to become a stronger all-around player and a leader for his young team, but his reputation of being one of the most athletic players in the league remains strong. The 25-year-old proved that point early in the Raps’ third preseason game on Friday against the Boston Celtics. DeRozan has been upping his aggressiveness to get to the rim since last season, but with this play he added a dash of creativity to the mix. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 8, 2014 / 9:00 am

Video: Kyle Lowry’s Spinning No-Look Bank Shot

Kyle Lowry

Every now and then, when a player hears a whistle, they’ll throw up a prayer in the hopes of drawing the foul plus the shot. During last night’s preseason game between the Kings and Raptors, Toronto PG Kyle Lowry had his prayer answered in the form of this whirling, no-look bank shot — plus the foul. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 6, 2014 / 10:15 am

T-Ross Steal & Coast-To-Coast Tomahawk Jam

Terrance Ross

Terrance Ross (Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA is back…sort of. Preseason games tipped off this weekend with the Pellies taking on the Heat on Saturday and the Cavs hosting Maccabi Tel Aviv on Sunday. The Kings and Raptors also faced off. Terrance Ross intercepted a Nik Stauskas pass at the beginning of the second quarter and the 2014 NBA Slam Dunk contestant took it coast-to-coast for the tomhawk jam. Read More »

NBA / Sep 23, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Mentor Chauncey Billups, Helps Kyle Lowry Grow Wise

Kyle Lowry

If you’re a fan of hardscrabble basketball, then you’ve probably already fallen in love with the tough-nosed point out of Philly, Kyle Lowry. He’s bounced around the league since getting drafted in 2006, but finally found a home — and a new, four-year, $48 million contract — with the Raptors last season. A Lowry profile by Grantland’s estimable long-form writer Jonathan Abrams let us know that retired point guard Chauncey Billups played a big role in tempering Lowry’s tempestuous attitude, which didn’t really let Lowry catch on with a team until this past season north of the border. Read More »

We Reminisce / Sep 4, 2014 / 3:30 pm

We Reminisce: Damon Stoudamire Beats Jordan And The Bulls, Wins ROY

Damon Stoudamire

Damon Stoudamire turned 41 yesterday. Because he’s officially in his 40’s, we take a look back at his rookie season with the Toronto Raptors, in which he won Rookie of the Year and led the expansion team to a victory over Michael Jordan and a Chicago Bulls team that ended up winning 72 games in the regular season. At the time, it was the highlight of Stoudamire’s career with the Raptors. It seemed like just the beginning of a long relationship between the player and the franchise. But things took a turn for the worst just a few years later. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Sep 3, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Video: DeMar DeRozan’s Huge Hammer Dunk Versus Dominican Republic

DeMar DeRozan

Toronto Raptors wing DeMar DeRozan isn’t a regular contributor for Team USA, but has thrived in the little court-time he’s received during the FIBA World Cup nonetheless. DeRozan continued his strong but fleeting play against the Dominican Republic today, offering an energetic performance highlighted by a powerful hammer dunk in the halfcourt. Read More »