After foul remark, Raptors at a loss

Updated: April 19, 2014, 8:56 PM ET
By James Herbert | Special to ESPN.com

TORONTO -- The stage was set for the Toronto Raptors to prove a point in their first playoff game since 2008, but Saturday's strongest statement was made by their general manager rather than the players in uniform.

Before Toronto's 94-87 loss in Game 1 of their first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets, Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri addressed rowdy Raptors fans in Maple Leafs Square, outside of the atrium of the Air Canada Centre. Given the lengthy playoff drought and perception ...

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