It was truly a night to rejoice as fans all over the city united to cheer our very own Toronto Raptors! Whether it was from the comfort of their own homes or being at one of the 27 pop up Jurassic Parks across the city, it was a captivating night for those in #The6ix.
— Tim and Sid (@timandsid) May 31, 2019
History continued to be made at this year’s Game 1 of the NBA finals with the Raptors having taken the series lead from the Golden State Warriors with a final score of 118-109!
Ball game. Raps win! pic.twitter.com/TYECYB87lh
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 31, 2019
🏀 GAME 1 FINAL SCORE 🏀
Kawhi Leonard: 23 PTS, 8 REB
Marc Gasol: 20 PTS, 7 REB
Fred VanVleet: 15 PTS
Kyle Lowry: 7 PTS, 9 AST pic.twitter.com/fWEWTdfo73
— NBA (@NBA) May 31, 2019
The chants of “We The North” and “Go Raptors” filled the air in Toronto, with thousands of people hitting up different hot spots to watch the game. Fans made their way to the 6ix from near and far, determined to be a part of this milestone of a night.
— CP24 (@CP24) May 31, 2019
— City of Burlington (@cityburlington) May 31, 2019
Many fans took to social media to display signs of solidarity and excitement for the Raptors. Tonight, every 6ixer was asking for the same thing; for the Raptors to secure a much-deserved Game 1 win.
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But it wasn’t just us regulars who were out there feeling the adrenaline rush, a lot of big names made an appearance too! Whether it was in support of the Raptors or Warriors, celebs like Maple Leafs player John Tavares, former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper and rapper E-40 came to show their pride.
It was not only the first time the Raptors had made it to the finals, but it also marked the first time a finals game was played outside the United States. Led by Pascal Siakam, it was truly a historic win for the team! And things are only bound to get more exciting from here on out. Go Raptors!