Toronto Raptors defeat Nets 100-95

The Toronto Raptors draw even in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Brooklyn Nets with a hard- earned 100-95 decision at Air Canada Centre.

NBA: Toronto 107, New Orleans 100

DeMar DeRozan poured in a game-high 31 points to lead Toronto to a 107-100 victory over New Orleans on Wednesday.

NBA: Atlanta 118, Toronto 113

Atlanta Hawks rise to a 118-113 overtime win over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday.

NBA: Phoenix 121, Toronto 113

Gerald Green scored a team-high 28 points to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 121-113 win over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

NBA: Toronto 101, Detroit 87

DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors got back on track by posting a 101-87 victory over the visiting Detroit Pistons behind 25 points from the All-Star guard.

NBA: Toronto 105, Orlando 90

TORONTO, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Kyle Lowry erupted for 17 points during a big third quarter Sunday, carrying the Toronto Raptors over Orlando 105-90 for their fifth win in six games.

NBA: Toronto 103, Washington 93

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Kyle Lowry's double-double of 24 points and 10 assists Tuesday lifted the Toronto Raptors to a third straight win, 103-93 over Washington.

NBA: Toronto 94, Utah 79

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- DeMar DeRozan totaled 23 points and Jonas Valanciunas helped out with 18 more Monday, boosting the Toronto Raptors over Utah 94-79.

NBA: Toronto 98, Orlando 83

TORONTO, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Kyle Lowry sent Toronto to a quick start Wednesday and the Raptors coasted to a 98-83 victory over Orlando.

NBA: Toronto 94, Minnesota 89

TORONTO, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Kyle Lowry's 24 points helped push Toronto to a 94-89 win over Minnesota Friday, the Raptors 10th straight home win over the Timberwolves.

NBA: Toronto 112, Detroit 91

TORONTO, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan ignited a second-half comeback Wednesday that brought Toronto a 112-91 decision over Detroit.

NBA: Miami 102, Toronto 97

MIAMI, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- LeBron James piled up 30 points Sunday and the Miami Heat used some clutch late foul shooting to hold off Toronto 102-97.

NBA: Toronto 101, Washington 88

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Terrence Ross made three 3-pointers early in a big third period Friday, sending Toronto to its fifth straight victory with a 101-88 decision over Washington.

NBA: Toronto 104, Oklahoma City 98

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Kyle Lowry netted 22 points and led a fourth-quarter surge Sunday, and the Toronto Raptors beat Oklahoma City 104-98, handing the Thunder their first home loss.

NBA: Toronto 99, Chicago 77

CHICAGO, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Toronto's Kyle Lowry led a balanced scoring attack with 16 points Saturday and the Raptors kept Chicago on the skids with a 99-77 victory.
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Amir Johnson
Brendan Haywood of the Washington Wizards drives to the basket against Antonio McDyess (24) and Amir Johnson (25) of the Detroit Pistons during the first quarter at the Verizon Center in Washington on March 23, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Amir Jalla Johnson (born May 1, 1987 in Los Angeles, California) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. He plays the position of power forward.

Johnson was selected by the Pistons with the 56th pick of the 2005 NBA Draft. He is listed at 6'9" (2.06 m) and 210 lb (95 kg) but has reportedly grown to 6'11" (2.11m) since being drafted. Known for his athleticism, he was drafted straight out of Westchester High School in Los Angeles, deciding to skip a collegiate career. He had committed to play at the University of Louisville. He is the last high school player to be selected in the NBA Draft, as the NBA instituted a rule prior to the 2006 Draft that requires American players to be at least one year removed from the graduation of their high school class to be eligible. Then-Pistons head coach Larry Brown commented that he thought Johnson will become a special player someday.

Johnson spent the 2005–06 NBA season on the Pistons' roster, but appeared in only three games. He scored his first NBA basket on a windmill dunk against the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 24, 2006. On February 27, 2006, the Pistons assigned him to the Fayetteville Patriots of the NBA Development League. Johnson was recalled by the Pistons and on April 17, 2006 scored 18 points against the Milwaukee Bucks, making all six of his field goal attempts, both 3-point attempts, and all four of his free throw attempts.

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