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TORONTO - At the ripe old age of 26, Amir Johnson - the teams second-most experienced player - is one of only two Raptors starters that can give a firsthand account of what it will be like to compete in the postseason. "All he says is, its crazy," DeMar DeRozan told reporters following Torontos win over the Pistons Wednesday. The Raptors longest-serving members, Johnson and DeRozan have had two coaches and 56 different teammates in five seasons with the club, all without appearing in a single playoff game. Before becoming a fixture in Toronto, Johnson logged 56 minutes in 11 postseason contests spanning over two seasons with the Pistons. At the time, the forward was primarily a spectator, mentored by the likes of Rasheed Wallace, Chauncey Billups, Richard Hamilton and Antonio McDyess. Johnson is a man of few words but hes shared a couple with DeRozan, who is poised to make his playoff debut next month. "Amir says one word and you really just have to go off that one word, how he explains something," said the Raptors all-star guard. "Everything is crazy to him. So, he always says its crazy." "Its crazy, D," Johnson interjected from his locker on the far side of the room. "See, so its crazy," DeRozan continued. "Playoffs are going to be crazy." Up until this season, DeRozan and Johnson had endured 190 losses to just 119 wins in Raptors red. They havent played in a meaningful late-season game since their first year with the team, Chris Boshs last. Their bond is a unique one, as you might expect, having experienced the trials and tribulations of the Raptors four-year playoff drought together. "Thats my dog, man," DeRozan said of Johnson, both hail from the state of California. "Amirs known me [since] I was running around with the same pair of dirty shoes on playing basketball. We always used to look up to Amir, especially in LA. He was a big star and everything. Its definitely cool just to be here with him." "People dont know, Amirs my cousin," he said with a smirk, jokingly, we think. "You can ask Amir." So we did. "Oh man, I dont know," he responded, this was news to him. "I have no idea. Somewhere down the line, I guess. I guess were cousins, I dont know. Ive got to talk to his mom, talk to my mom and see." DeRozan, the Raptors leading scorer, is enjoying a career year but the playoffs - as coach Dwane Casey has cautioned - are a different animal. The atmosphere is intensified, the competition more fierce, scoring opportunities are harder to come by, weaknesses are magnified and in a seven-game series the oppositions scouting report will undoubtedly feature DeRozan. Theres been a steep playoff learning curve for Raptors stars of the past. Bosh, Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady each shot under 40 per cent from the field in their first postseason series. Making his playoff debut as a 23-year-old in 2000, Carter shot just 30 per cent, turning the ball over nearly three times per contest in a three-game sweep to the Knicks. Even with that in mind, DeRozan believes hes more prepared than most. While many players on losing teams find it far too maddening to watch their peers compete for a title in April and May, the Raptors guard has done just that each year hes missed out, making notes and using them for motivation. "I had to [watch]," he admitted, "just to understand, to see how it was. Youre playing the same team, possibly seven times. Just to understand that and see the different schemes out there and try to really get a knowledge of how its played." "Thats why I work so hard. It always bugged me going home early, just sitting there, doing nothing. It used to make me so hungry. Ive got a lot of friends that play in the playoffs and Ive always got to hear them all summer talk about their experience in the playoffs. 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Now comes an off-season of questions about manager Matt Williams decisions and a handful of key roster choices, including what to do about Ryan Zimmerman, whether to sign Jordan Zimmermann and Ian Desmond to long-term deals, and how to upgrade an offence that fell flat in October. Nike Air Max 720 Herren Günstig .C. -- Benn Ferrieros familiar with scoring important goals, just not in back-to-back games. Nike Air Max 95 Herren Günstig . Watching them over the past year - and in some cases, two years - has given us a starting point for this seasons Craigs List.(SportsNetwork.com) - The lengthy road trip for the Los Angeles Clippers takes them to Brooklyn Monday night for a showdown with the Nets at Barclays Center. The Clippers are 2-1 on an eight-game journey and registered a 105-85 victory over the defending champion San Antonio Spurs Saturday in the Alamo City. Blake Griffin had 31 points and 13 rebounds, Chris Paul scored 20 points and DeAndre Jordan grabbed 19 rebounds to go with eight points. Los Angeles posted a 56-36 rebounding advantage and held the Spurs to 17 points in the second quarter and 16 in the fourth. We had great focus and our pace was fantastic, Los Angeles head coach Doc Rivers said. Everybody contributed. Our bench was phenomenal tonight. The Clippers are 13-8 on the road and have won seven of its last eight games. They will also visit Cleveland, Toronto, Oklahoma City and Dallas on the excursion, and are averaging 106.7 ppg on the road thhis season.dddddddddddd Brooklyn has struggled lately as evidenced by four straight losses and 12 in the last 14 tries. The losing ways resumed for the Nets with Fridays 127-122 overtime loss to the Toronto Raptors. Jarrett Jack scored a career-high 35 points with 13 assists and Brook Lopez also had 35 and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Nets, who have lost seven in a row at home. I thought we represented ourselves well, said Jack. Really proud of the way we fought back. The Nets, who had a season-low seven turnovers, recorded 31 points in the fourth quarter and were outscored, 14-9, in overtime. Brooklyn has an 8-15 home record this season and was recently hammered by the Clippers, 123-84, on Jan. 22 at Staples Center. Griffin had 24 points in that one for LA, which has won three of the last four games in this series. The Nets are riding a six-game win streak as the host versus the Clippers. ' ' '

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