Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) finishes a layup against Josh Richardson (Miami Heat). Game 5, Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. May 11, 2016 (via NBA.com)

Raptors take 3-2 series lead over Heat with 99-91 victory

Game 5…the game where 88% of its winners will go on to eventually win the series; clearly a pivotal game for both the Toronto Raptors and the Miami Heat. After a disappointing Game 4 overtime loss, the Raptors were back at home to tip off against the Heat in front of the raucous Air Canada […]

Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat)  finishes a layup over Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors). May 9, 2016 (via NBA.com)

Raptors lose to Heat in OT, 94-87. Series tied 2-2.

With the Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas ruled out for the rest of the series due to a severely sprained right ankle, and the Heat’s Hassan Whiteside unavailable for Game 4, and officially ‘day-to-day’ for the rest of the series due to his sprained MCL, the games in this Raptors vs. Heat series will now take on […]

Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) finishes a layup against the Miami Heat. Game 3, Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. May 7, 2016 (via NBA.com)

Toronto cools Miami with a 95-91 road win in Game 3

The time finally arrived for Kyle Lowry in the 2016 NBA Playoffs. The Raptors’ two time, consecutive, NBA All-Star starter had his best game of the playoffs, erupting for 33 points with 29 of them coming in the second half. This was a welcomed sight for Lowry, his teammates, and Raptors fans everywhere, as he […]

DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors) rises up to shoot over  Udonis Haslem (Miami Heat) May 5, 2016 (via NBA.com).

Raptors even series 1-1, with 96-92 OT Game 2 win over Heat

After coming up short in Game One, the Toronto Raptors knew Game Two was pivotal for many reasons; mainly that they did not want to be facing an 0-2 deficit heading to South Florida for Game Three and Game Four vs. the Miami Heat. Toronto started the game with a lot of energy, on both […]

Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat) rises for a shot vs. the Toronto Raptors.

May 3, 2016 (via NBA.com) - Game 1, 2nd Round, 2016 NBA Playoffs

Heat rises in Game 1 to get past Raptors in OT; 102-96

After surviving Game 7 in the opening round vs. the Indiana Pacers, the Toronto Raptors were ready to host the Miami Heat in a what was expected to be the beginning of another long battle against an even more playoff experienced and championship pedigree team. Dwyane Wade, Joe Johnson, Luol Deng, Amare Stoudemire, and Udonis […]

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 […]

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