The Toronto Raptors sent a strong statement in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, defeating the defending champion Golden State Warriors 118-109.
Forward Pascal Siakam led the way with 32 points and 8 rebounds.
The game was the first time the NBA Finals has been played outside the United States and also the first time O Canada was sung before tip-off.
Toronto Raptors fans singing O Canada before Game 1 of the NBA Finals #Toronto #Raptors #WeTheNorth #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/rfhN9Oas3m— blogTO (@blogTO) May 31, 2019
In the jam-packed Jurassic Park outside Scotiabank Arena, fans sang along in a raucous warm-up where Kardinal Offishall made a surprise appearance.
The energy at Jurassic Park in Toronto right now is unreal #Toronto #Raptors #NBAFinals2019 #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/mKSzxII9aj— blogTO (@blogTO) May 31, 2019
Drake sat courtside and was on his best behaviour after the NBA warned him not to get up to any sideline antics.
It's a love / hate thing pic.twitter.com/Klj1pWGJGH— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 31, 2019
He came outfitted in a vintage Dell Curry Raptors jersey, a gesture that didn't seem to get much notice from Warriors' star guard Stephen Curry.
Game 2 goes this Sunday at 8 p.m. at Scotiabank Arena.
by Staff via blogTO
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