Playoffs 2001 Index

As the Raptors cleared out their lockers on Monday for the last time, there seemed to be an equal mixture of happiness and sadness after completing the best season in team history, but falling inches short of the Eastern Conference Final.


Vince Carter and coach Lenny Wilkens talk about the heart-breaking Game 7 loss.
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The Raptors came one basket short in their quest to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals Sunday. Vince Carter scored 20 points and had nine assists but his last-second shot failed to go down in an 88-87 loss in Game 7 as the Sixers took the Eastern Conference semifinal series, 4-3.

  • Game 7 column: Raptors now ask, 'What's next?'
  • Game 7 recap | Box score
  • Game 6 column: Raptors use the homecourt advantage
  • Game 6: Postgame Instant Replay
  • Game 6 recap | Box score
  • Game 5: Raptors defy laws of science
  • Game 5 recap | Box score
  • Game 4: Postgame Instant Replay
  • Game 4 recap | Box Score
  • Game 3: Postgame Instant Replay
  • Game 3 recap | Box score
  • Game 2 recap | Box score
  • Game 1: Raptors gain confidence with Game 1 win
  • Game 1 recap | Box score
  • Raptors analyst Jack Armstrong's matchup breakdowns
  •'s Raptors Keys to Success

    Chuck Swirsky, the voice of the Raptors, talks about the Raptors' emotional playoff ending, reflects on the season and offers some insight into the offseason.

  • Swirsky reflects on the Raps' disappointing performance in Game 5
  • Swirsky gives his thoughts on Game 4 loss
  • Swirsky talks about the lights out play of Allen Iverson in Game 2
  • Swirsky reflects on the Raptors' successful weekend vs. the Knicks and Sixers

    Everyone knows the fangs of the Raptors belong to Vince Carter, but the rest of the team has some bite as well. See how they plan to munch on the Sixers with an animated diagram from the Raptors' playbook.

    Get the lowdown on the Raptors/Sixers series on the series index. From stats to analysis to video and more,'s series page brings you in-depth coverage of the Round 2 series.

    During the playoffs, the Raptors' Jerome Williams, known as the Junk Yard Dog, answered fans email. Check out his reponses:

  • May 4: Williams answers

    Jerome Williams is one of many new faces to the Raps' lineup this year.
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    Relive history and take a look back at the Raptors' 3-2 series win over New York in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals with the Raptors' Round 1 archive. From recaps and boxscores to analysis and video, the Round 1 archive brings revisits all the memorable moments.

    From the first day of training camp, just making the playoffs was never going to be enough for the 2001 Raptors. Through a midseason makeover to the postseason, it became the most successful year for the Raptors.

  • Raptors season in review
  • Raptors 2000-2001 season highlights
  • Video: Raptors Rewind - Top individual 2000-2001 performances

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