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The very best of DeMar DeRozan's game face

The Raptors guard's on-court expressions were a light-hearted topic of discussion for his teammates and the media on an off day in their NBA playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets. Here's a look at the intensity and passion the Toronto star brings to the court every night:

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'ABOVE THE RIM' face:  DeRozan competes in a "dunk off" at halftime of the Rookie Challenge game during the NBA basketball All-Star Weekend Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, in Dallas.

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'POSSESSION IS KEY' face:  DeRozan fights for the ball with Dallas Mavericks forward Vince Carter, right, during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

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'THAT'S A FOUL' face: DeRozan drives to the basket during the first half against New York Knicks guard Pablo Prigioni at Madison Square Garden.


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'I JUST DELIVERED THE DAGGER' face: DeRozan celebrates after sinking the game-winning shot in front of Orlando Magic forward Glen Davis as time ran out for a 97-95 win in an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.

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'WOOOOOO!' face:  DeRozan celebrates after hitting a shot against the Dallas Mavericks.

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'DUNKING IS FUN' face: DeRozan reacts after dunking against Charlotte Bobcats during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Friday January 11 , 2013.

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'GAME FACE ON THE RED CARPET' face: DeRozan, centre, arrives at the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto with teammates Sonny Weems, left, and Amir Johnson on June 20, 2010.


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'I CAN'T WATCH ANOTHER LOSS' face: DeRozan sits on the bench with his shirt over his face next to teammate Jose Calderon during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Toronto Sunday, February 27, 2011.

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'WE'RE GOING FARTHER THAN THE LEAFS THIS YEAR' face: DeRozan jokes around as he poses for photos on media day in Toronto on Monday September 30, 2013.

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'WE DON'T REALLY MISS THIS GUY' face: New York Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani shoots a free throw as former Kyle Lowry and DeRozan look on at Air Canada Centre.

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'WINNING RULES' face:  DeRozan and Kyle Lowry celebrate after defeating the Atlanta Hawks 96-86 in NBA action in Toronto on Sunday, March 23, 2014.


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'F**K BROOKLYN' face: DeRozan celebrates during the second half of the Raptors 100-95 win over the Brooklyn Nets in NBA first round playoff action in Toronto on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

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