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Raps look for respectable treatment

Updated: April 21, 2014, 7:36 PM ET
By James Herbert | Special to ESPN.com

TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors didn't sound a lot like a No. 3-seeded team on Monday.

Down 1-0 in the first round to the Brooklyn Nets, Toronto played the "nobody believes in us" card repeatedly. To an extent, it's true -- no one expected the Raptors to have such a successful regular season, and this group overcame all sorts of trade-and-tanking talk in December. After Toronto won 48 games, many predicted that the four multi-time All-Stars in the Nets' starting lineup meant the Raptors ...

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