Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Raps Get The Win, McGee Gets A Poster

Tank Nation wasn't in effect on Wednesday night with the Raps pulling out the 105-96 win over the Denver Nuggets.  The Nuggets didn't walk away empty-handed though, as JaVale McGee got his own poster with this nasty dunk on Jose Calderon.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Time to pack it in, because we're cheering for pizza!

It's time to pack it in, Raps fans.  Raps get blown out by 16 to the Magic last night, Jerryd Bayless is done for the season with the torn oblique muscle and Stan Van Gundy is ripping Raps fans for cheering for free pizza.  It's almost fishing season, folks!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

POUND THE ROCK STARS OF THE NIGHT - NETS 98, RAPTORS 84

POUND THE ROCK STARS - On a nightly basis, no matter how good or bad the Raps play, no matter if they blow out a team or if they get blown out and no matter if they win or lose, these are the Raptors with the best 'Pound the Rock' status for the night.


FINAL SCORE:    NETS 98, RAPTORS 84    SEASON RECORD: 14W-29L

POUND THE ROCK STAR #1: JERRYD BAYLESS
LINE:  16 pts (6-11), 10 ast, 4 reb
No Deron Williams, no Brook Lopez and you would think that this would a game that the Raps would have taken control of.  Well, not when Tank Nation intervenes.  The Raptors got whooped in the second half by guys like Kris Humpries and yes, Gerald Green (who scored 26 points).  The one of only a few bright spots for the Raps was Bayless, who put up Calderon numbers: 16 points and 10 dimes.  Here's to the lottery!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

BABY GOT BRACKETS! - Join the HHJ Pick'em Group

What's up people. We started our own March Madness Pick'em group 'BABY GOT BRACKETS' on Yahoo! for all you bracketologists.  So, come join and get your brackets in before Thursday's games. There's no grand prize for the winner except pride... and the fact that you somehow managed to put together a winning bracket without doing any research (that's my strategy, anyhow).

But if you do win, we'll  give you a shoutout on the podcast and the blog.

Good luck.

Join now via this link. (Password hhj)


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Monday, March 12, 2012

POUND THE ROCK STARS OF THE NIGHT - BUCKS 105, RAPTORS 99

POUND THE ROCK STARS - On a nightly basis, no matter how good or bad the Raps play, no matter if they blow out a team or if they get blown out and no matter if they win or lose, these are the Raptors with the best 'Pound the Rock' status for the night.


FINAL SCORE:    BUCKS 105, RAPTORS 99    SEASON RECORD: 13W-28L

POUND THE ROCK STAR #1: JERRYD BAYLESS
LINE:  16 pts (7-13), 6 ast, 2 reb
It was a better effort from the Raps last night but they still walked away with another loss.  The Raps were without Jose Calderon (ankle), which meant more minutes for Jerryd Bayless last night.  Bayless played 41 minutes and scored 16 points on 7-13 shooting.  He also dished out six assists as Bayless filled in nicely for the injured Calderon.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Best of a Blowout - POUND THE ROCK STARS OF THE NIGHT - PISTONS 105, RAPTORS 86

POUND THE ROCK STARS - On a nightly basis, no matter how good or bad the Raps play, no matter if they blow out a team or if they get blown out and no matter if they win or lose, these are the Raptors with the best 'Pound the Rock' status for the night.


FINAL SCORE:    PISTONS 105, RAPTORS 86    SEASON RECORD: 13W-27L
POUND THE ROCK STAR #1: DEMAR DEROZAN
LINE:  15 pts, 9-10 FT, 5 reb
This was ugly.  Sure, Andrea Bargnani returned last night but the Raptors just did not compete at all with the just as inferior Detroit Pistons.  Who was the best of last night's blowout?  It's tough but I guess it would be DeMar DeRozan who shot the ball terrible (3-10) but made up for it by going to the line ten times.  This loss was even uglier than the one against the Bobcats, and that loss was terrible.

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Sonny Weems Show - Weems wins 2012 BEKO-LKL Dunk Contest

Former Raptor, Sonny Weems, is putting on a show over in Lithuania. Weems won the BEKO-LKL 2012 dunk contest last week with some pretty nice throwdowns including his best attempt at a Jordan free throw line dunk (I must say, it was pretty good.)  What's best of all?  NO PROPS NEEDED. 


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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Giveaway Time! The #MoneyballSocks Giveaway



Hoop heads, it's another giveaway week!


This week, the RAPS TALK podcast is giving away two pairs of sports socks courtesy of  Moneyball Sportswear, the official uniform sponsor of the National Basketball League of Canada.

Here's how you can enter to win these Moneyball socks:
Step 1
First off, like Hip Hoop Junkies and Moneyball Sportswear on Facebook

Step 2 
Follow @hiphoopjunkies and @iammoneyball on Twitter

Step 3 
Check out the @hiphoopjunkies feed and retweet the link to the contest.

Step 4
Annnnd......once you follow all of those steps, tune into next week's podcast (March 19th) for the winner via random draw!

Be sure you check out Moneyball Sportswear, the official uniform provider for the National Basketball League of Canada.  They've got some great Tees, Shooting Shirts, Warmups, T-Shirts, Shorts and more!


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Hip Hoop Junkies & Hoop Heads North present RAPS TALK Ep. 26 (03.03.2012) with Leigh Ellis of the Basketball Jones


Episode 26 of RAPS TALK (03.03.12) - We're back, folks.  After a week off, the RAPS TALK crew is back to recap the NBA's All-Star weekend.  To help us chat about All-Star, we chat with one of the members of The Basketball Jones crew, Leigh Ellis.  Leigh was in Orlando for his first all-star weekend with the rest of the Basketball Jones crew, shooting some great All-Star weekend footage.

We talk to Leigh about the famous Dancing Hedo video, celebrity sightings in Orlando, his thoughts on the Sacramento Kings and of course, his thoughts on the Bill Simmons-Barack Obama podcast. Make sure you  follow Leigh on Twitter: @leighellis and definitely check out The Basketball Jones.

Also, stay tuned to Hip Hoop Junkies as we will announce a giveaway courtesy of Moneyball Sportwear!

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

HFX to ORL: Photo highlights from All-Star Weekend, Part 1

Here are a few photo highlights from my trip from Halifax to Orlando.  It was definitely a jam packed vacation and as a basketball fan, the All-Star weekend was definitely an amazing experience.

First up....a few pics from the NBA on TNT night, this was actually a total random event as I had no idea that this was set up at Universal Studios that Thursday.  It was cool, since it was Heat-Knicks night.
On the way to dinner with my wife at Universal Studio's City Walk, we stumbled onto the NBA on TNT set for Heat vs. Knicks.  
Best surprise of the night.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

HFX to ORL: NBA Jam Session featuring the dunk of the weekend, Blindfold 2.0 via Kenny Dobbs

Back with more video content from my trip from Halifax to Orlando. I checked out the NBA Jam Session at the Orange County Convention Center on the Friday afternoon (I chose the Friday Jam Session since I heard Lebron James was going to be in attendance of the Sprite Slam Dunk showdown). The dunk-off was pretty impressive and it would be safe to say that these dunks were more exciting that the ones from All-Star Saturday night including this dunk, which in my opinion, was the best dunk of all of the All-Star weekend via Kenny Dobbs with the "Blindfold 2.0".



Stay tuned for more All-Star weekend videos!


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