Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan (10) and Kyle Lowry celebrate the dying seconds of their winning game against the Brooklyn Nets following second half NBA basketball action, in Toronto, on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
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We the North: the Regular Season Raptors are Back in Fashion

Similar to the infamous TNT Bulls, another team has consistently performed well under a singular spotlight. It's the regular season Toronto Raptors, who are on a roll to begin the year.Guards Kyle Lowry and DeMar Derozan have led the Raptors to an 11-5 start for the 2017-2018 NBA season. They hold the NBA's third best record, and have won four straight, including a  most recent 100-91 routing of Eastern Conference rivals,
Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans (12) shoots against Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes, right, in the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
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Glory Story: Tyreke Evans is Himself Again as a Member of the Memphis Grizzlies

While an injury bug has kept guard Tyreke Evans out of the rotation in recent years; he's looking better than ever as a member of Grind City. It's been an incredibly surprising and entertaining start to the 2017-2018 NBA season. There's been monstrous dunks, last second wins, and unfortunately a huge injury bug. A usual victim to the latter, guard Tyreke Evans is healthy; and balling out of his mind.
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No Chris Paul, No Problem: Blake Griffin Can Do It All

After six seasons of the same story, the Los Angeles Clippers have switched gears. In trading away Chris Paul to Houston, they gained an ally. His name is peak-Blake Griffin, and he's putting the league on notice. It's been only six games, but in those six, we've seen it all. Griffin is back to dunking monstrously (though not over KIA's), facilitating, and most notable--three-point shooting. He's led the Clippers to