DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors) vs. Indiana Pacers. May 1, 2016 (via NBA.com) - Game 7, 1st Round, 2016 NBA Playoffs

Raptors win Game 7 to advance; beat Pacers 89-84

It was a packed house for Game 7 in a ‘Win or Go Home’ battle between the Toronto Raptors and the Indiana Pacers in the final game of their opening round NBA playoffs series. The Raptors fans were out in full force, and helped set a new Raptors playoff attendance record at the Air Canada […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 29:  Paul George #13 of the Indiana Pacers goes up for a dunk against the Toronto Raptors in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on April 29, 2016 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Raptors 2nd half collapse results in Pacers Game 6 win, 101-83

Game Six. The Toronto Raptors were in the position to win their first seven game series in franchise history, IF they could get a win on the road in Indianapolis vs. the Indiana Pacers, after a wild Game Five which gave the Raptors the 3-2 series lead. Unlike most games in this series, especially in […]

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 26:  Bismack Biyombo #8 and Cory Joseph #6 of the Toronto Raptors celebrate a basket against the Indiana Pacers in the first half of Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at the Air Canada Centre on April 26, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  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 Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Keys to the 6(th Game)

With the Colin Garraway. The original link can be found here, but we are happy to present it on Hoop Heads North for our readers as well. By Colin Garraway: The Toronto Raptors find themselves back in a familiar position with the chance to conquer their demons. Here we go again. This was the collective state […]

DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors) drives against Paul George (Indiana Pacers). April 26, 2016 (via NBA.com)

We The Fourth: Raptors rally past Pacers to win Game 5, 102-99

A pivotal Game 5 between the unfriendly host Toronto Raptors and the visiting Indiana Pacers at the Air Canada Centre proved to be full of momentum changes and dramatic moments that if scripted would be hard for anyone to believe could actually happen in reality. Raptors head coach Dwane Casey opted to make a rotation […]

George Hill (Indiana Pacers) battles against Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors). April 23, 2016 (via NBA.com)

Raptors flat in Game 4 loss to Pacers; 100-83

The Toronto Raptors could not match the intensity that the Indiana Pacers brought to start the game. As a team, the Raptors struggled to generate offense, and after a poor start, they were forced to try and play catch up for the rest of the game. Indiana got out to a 28-16 lead after the […]

Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) dribbles past George Hill (Indiana Pacers) on a pick set by Luis Scola (Toronto Raptors). April 21, 2016 (via NBA.com)

Raptors take Game 3 from Pacers with a 101-85 win

The Toronto Raptors were able to establish themselves defensively and offensively from opening tip of Game Three vs. the Indiana Pacers. The Raptors frustrated Pacers’ NBA All-Star Paul George, not allowing him to get to his favourite spots on the floor, with DeMarre Carroll applying his ‘Junkyard Dog 2.0′ style of defense. Paul George finished the […]

Jonas Valancinuas (Toronto Raptors) looks to make a play with Ian Mahinmi and Paul George (Indiana Pacers) defending him. April 18, 2016 (via NBA.com)

Raptors rebound in Game 2 to beat Pacers 98-87

Dating back to 2014, the Toronto Raptors had lost seven straight playoff games after dropping Game 1 of this series to the Indiana Pacers on Saturday. In Game 2, the Raptors got back on track and tied the series at 1-1 with a 98-87 win over the Pacers. The Raptors led the game by as […]

Dwane Casey speaks with members of the media following practice at BioSteel Centre, Sunday April 17, 2016. (via Raptors.com)

(VIDEO) Pacers vs. Raptors – Round 1, Game 2 Preview (2016 NBA Playoffs)

Toronto Raptors Patrick Patterson, Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Cory Joseph, and Dwane Casey speak with members of the media following Sunday’s practice at BioSteel Centre, in advance of Monday night’s Round 1, Game 2, 2016 NBA Playoffs match up  vs. the Indiana Pacers. We’ve also included Sunday’s pre-practice interviews with the Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul […]

Paul George (Indiana Pacers) drives against DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors). April 16, 2016 (via NBA.com)

Raptors Rewind (Video): Raptors fall to Pacers, 100-90 in Game 1

In this edition of Raptors Rewind we take a look, via video, at the Toronto Raptors 100-90 loss to the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of their opening round 2016 NBA Playoffs match up on Saturday afternoon April 16th. Game 2 of the series will be played on Monday night, April 18th, at the Air […]

Raps Talk, Episode 85

‘Raps Talk’ podcast – Ep. 85: “Just Get Out of the First Round”

Romy Aquino of HipHoopJunkies.com & Sean François of HoopHeadsNorth.com take a look back on the season that was for the Toronto Raptors, and look ahead to the Raptors first round 2016 NBA Playoff series vs. the Indiana Pacers in the latest episode of ‪#‎RapsTalk‬, presented by Fan Essentials! Be sure to check out FanEssentials.net: Get NBA Fan […]

Norman Powell (Toronto Raptors) rises up to shoot over  Shane Larkin (Brooklyn Nets) April 13, 2016 (via NBA.com).

Raptors win in Brooklyn, 103-96 over Nets

With the 2016 NBA Playoffs starting this coming weekend, DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry, Luis Scola, Jonas Valanciunas, DeMarre Carroll, and James Johnson all received the game off for rest. Bruno Caboclo (SF), Jason Thompson (PF), Lucas Nogueira (C), Norman Powell (SG), and Delon Wright (PG) were named the Raptors starters for the game vs. the […]

Jonas Valanciunas (Toronto Raptors) rises to the rim against the Philadelphia 76ers. April 12, 2016 (via NBA.com)

Raptors win big vs. Sixers, 122-98; Raptors to face Pacers in Round 1

The struggling Philadelphia 76ers (10 Wins – 70 Losses), who recently named former Raptors General Manager Bryan Colangelo as the new President of Basketball Operations for their franchise, were in town to face the Toronto Raptors. This game would be the Raptors’ final regular season home game for the 2015-16 campaign before Maple Leaf Square […]

DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors) dribbles towards Jerian Grant (New York Knicks). April 10, 2016 (via NBA.com)

Raptors win at MSG, beat Knicks 93-89

The Raptors were in New York City to face the New York Knicks at the world famous Madison Square Garden for their 80th game of the 2015-16 season. Although the Raptors are unable to lose their second seed in the East with the number of games remaining, they still have the opportunity to catch and […]

Norman Powell (Toronto Raptors) elevates for a dunk against the Indiana Pacers. April 8, 2016 (via NBA.com)

Raptors cruise past Pacers, 111-98

With only two home games left this season for the Toronto Raptors, the Raptors were looking to improve on their 30-9 home record with the Indiana Pacers ready to battle at the Air Canada Centre. Raptors DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry, and Luis Scola were all given the game off to rest; which, in theory, would […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 17:  Dwane Casey the head coach of the Toronto Raptors gives instructions to his team against the Indiana Pacers during the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 17, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. 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 Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Hawks soar past Raptors, 95-87

The Atlanta Hawks are currently in third in the Eastern Conference, and are fighting off the Boston Celtics who are right behind them in fourth place in the East. The Toronto Raptors are entrenched in second place, but still have plenty of things to tighten up heading into the playoffs. On this night, Raptors’ forward […]

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