Toronto Raptors

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 13: Louis Williams #23 of the Toronto Raptors shoots against J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks in the first half at Madison Square Garden on October 13, 2014 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Raptors Top Knicks 81-76 As Lou Williams Scores 21

Lou Williams scored 21 points and the Toronto Raptors beat New York 81-76 on Monday night in the Knicks’ preseason home opener.

10/14/2014

Center court at Barclays Center (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Less Hype Doesn’t Mean Worse Viewing For Nets Fans

You should ignore all the pundits’ predictions of a down year. There’s plenty of good basketball for Nets fans to look forward to — even if most of the country won’t see it.

08/14/2014

Drake and Kevin Durant at the 2013 NBA All-Star Game (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Drake’s Comments About Durant At Show Cost Raptors $25K

It just so happens that Drake holds the position of global ambassador for the Raptors. And being that Durant is currently under contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the organization is reportedly in some trouble.

08/11/2014

Paul Pierce of the Brooklyn Nets celebrates after beating the Toronto Raptors in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on May 4, 2014. (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

We The Nets! Pierce Stuffs Toronto, Leads Brooklyn To Next Round

We the North? Sorry, Toronto. After a nail-biting triumph, Brooklyn is moving on to Miami. “We’re still trying to earn our respect as a team, as a franchise,” Nets forward Paul Pierce said.

05/05/2014

Paul Pierce of the Brooklyn Nets plays against Jonad Valanciunas of the Toronto Raptors in Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals in Toronto on May 4, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Nets Survive To See Another Round

Paul Pierce blocked Kyle Lowry’s shot from the lane on the final play of the game, and the Brooklyn Nets held off the Toronto Raptors 104-103 in Game 7 on Sunday to advance to the second round of the playoffs.

05/04/2014

Andray Blatche #0 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against the Toronto Raptors during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Barclays Center on May 2, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Blatche, Nets Confident Before Game 7 Against Raptors

Riding high after a big win in Game 6, Andray Blatche cooked up controversy by guaranteeing the Nets will win their first-round series with a Game 7 victory in Toronto on Sunday.

05/04/2014

Mirza Teletovic #33 of the Brooklyn Nets goes up for the shot against the Toronto Raptors during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Barclays Center on May 2, 2014 .(Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Beat Raptors 97-83 To Force Game 7

Deron Williams scored 23 points, shaking off a second-half injury, and the Brooklyn Nets forced a seventh game in their first-round series by beating the Toronto Raptors 97-83 on Friday night.

05/02/2014

Deron Williams chases after an errant pass in the final seconds of Game 5. The Raptors defeated the Nets 115-113 to take a 3-2 series lead. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Passive D-Will Has Nets On Brink Of Elimination

The general lack of aggression. The poor decision-making. The failure to produce in the clutch. Not exactly what the Nets bargained for, huh?

05/01/2014

Deron Williams #8 of the Brooklyn Nets battles against Terrence Ross #31 of the Toronto Raptors in Game Five of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at the Air Canada Centre on April 30, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Raptors Blow 26-Point Lead, But Nets Lose Anyway

The Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 115-113 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series.

05/01/2014

Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets before Game 4 against the Toronto Raptors. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets-Raptors: What To Watch For In Pivotal Game 5

The Raptors host the Nets in Game 5 of their first round series on Wednesday night, having regained home-court advantage with an 87-79 victory on Sunday.

04/30/2014

The Raptors’ Terrence Ross, left, shoots against the Nets’ Deron Williams during Game 4 of the teams’ playoff series at Barclays Center on April 27, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Veteran Nets Mindful Of Resilient Raptors Heading Into Pivotal Game 5

Playoff experience, once an area of prime concern for the Raptors, is starting to look passé after the latest in a string of superior fourth quarters by Toronto’s postseason greenhorns.

04/28/2014

Greivis Vasquez of the Toronto Raptors rises for the layup against the Brooklyn Nets during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Barclays Center. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Desperation Trumps Experience As Nets Fall Flat In Game 4

If Brooklyn fails in this series against the Raptors, this nearly $200-million (including luxury taxes) team will go down as one of the most over-hyped compilations in NBA history.

04/28/2014

The Nets’ Kevin Garnett, right, celebrates with teammate Paul Pierce in the second quarter against the Toronto Raptors during Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals playoff series at the Barclays Center on April 25, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Nets Falter In 4th Before Righting Ship In Time To Take Game 3

Joe Johnson scored 29 points, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett brought a charge to their first playoff game in Brooklyn, and the Nets held off the Toronto Raptors 102-98 on Friday night for a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.

04/25/2014

Barclays Center exterior (Photo by Reid B. Kelley/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Fans Ready To Let Raptors Hear It At Barclays Center

“Very, very eager to see how they respond to the ‘F Brooklyn,'” Nets center Kevin Garnett said Thursday. “Very, very eager to see how they respond.”

04/25/2014

Nets point guard Deron Williams gets set to take a free throw against the Toronto Raptors during Game 2 of their first-round playoff series at the Air Canada Centre on April 22, 2014. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Nets Eager To See How Barclays Crowd Reacts To Raptors GM’s Taunt

If Dwane Casey has any concerns coming to Brooklyn, they aren’t about his players.

04/24/2014

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