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Toronto Raptors’ series with Indiana Pacers ‘not about talent’ but who’s willing to fight harder

INDIANAPOLIS — It sounds simple, but many of the Raptors firmly believe the winners and losers in each game have been whoever played the hardest for the longest. 777 more words

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Toronto Raptors keep drawing strength from ‘soul of team’ Bismack Biyombo

It is late at night and Bismack Biyombo is alone in the Raptors practice facility, shooting free throws, over and over, because that’s who he is and that’s what he does. 821 more words

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Norman Powell, Bismack Biyombo rising to the occasion for Toronto Raptors

TORONTO — Norman Powell says he’s been dreaming his entire life of playing in the spotlight on the NBA’s biggest stage.

The 22-year-old UCLA product was a big part of the Raptors’ fourth-quarter comeback that has them just one win away from clinching the series. 606 more words

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Adding up the agony: Toronto Raptors pinned some stunning numbers on the Indiana Pacers

TORONTO — It was, to put it mildly, a weird 48 minutes. Raptors-Pacers Game 5, by the numbers:

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The number of three-point shots that DeMar DeRozan had made in the series, with less than five minutes left in Game 5, against 10 misses. 821 more words

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Bismack Biyombo said no to Ty Lawson's shot attempt with a block and Mutombo finger-wave

Not in his house.

In the second quarter of the Pacers-Raptors playoff game on Saturday afternoon, Bismack Biyombo flew into the lane to surprise Ty Lawson with a block. 36 more words

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VIDEO: Bismack Biyombo Busted Out the Dikembe Mutombo Finger Wag

Toronto Raptors big man Bismack Biyombo rejected a Ty Lawson shot and then brought out the Dikembe Mutombo finger wag. We’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and say it was an homage and not outright intellectual property theft. 22 more words

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Bismack Biyombo Did His Best Dikembe Mutombo Impression On This Awesome Block

Bismack Biyombo besmirched Ty Lawson.

And how about that finger wag?

Biyombo has been making plays like this one all year. Maybe the playoffs can finally be his chance to break out to the casual fans out there who don’t realize how strong of a season he’s had in Toronto. 54 more words

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