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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the name the Toronto Raptors' official mascot?

The Toronto Raptors, a NBA franchise, was established in 1995. They play their games at Scotiabank Arena.

Raptor, a huge red dinosaur, is the Raptors' Mascot. Raptor was introduced in 1995 and appears at home games, entertaining fans with his acrobatics and slam dunks. He makes regular appearances in Toronto to support community projects and charities. In 2019, he received the NBA Mascot of the Year award for his many years of service to the Raptors organization. Raptor has become a familiar figure in Toronto as well around the NBA. He has also become an international symbol of Canada's basketball fandom.

Many people in the country and city share Raptor’s passion for his team, and its fans. Raptor is the Raptors' leader, and they have been one of most successful NBA teams since winning their first championship in 2019. This victory marked a huge milestone for basketball fans in Toronto and Canada. Raptor is a source of pride for all Raptors family members. There will be plenty of Raptors pride as long as he's around. The Raptor will live on! Go, Toronto Raptors!


When did the Raptors beat the Chicago Bulls?

The Raptors defeated Chicago Bulls in the final round of the 1996 NBA Championship. The final score was 109-108. Michael Jordan tried a last-second shot for the Bulls to win the game, but it didn't count as it occurred after the buzzer had sounded.


What was the Raptors best year?

The 2019 NBA Championship season was the Toronto Raptors best year. The Raptors' first NBA Championship was memorable. Kawhi Leonard was named Finals Champion after a team record of 58-24. They defeated the Golden State Warriors in six games to take home the title.

In 2013, the Toronto Raptors changed their front office, replacing then-general manager Bryan Colangelo with Masai Ujiri. This move would herald a new age for the franchise. They would be one of the best in the NBA.

The Raptors experienced a revival under Ujiri. They reached the playoffs for the first-time since 2008, and were back in the top five Divisions. They have won five Division titles since then. Their most successful regular season was in 2018. Ujiri made a risky trade for Kawhi Leonard that resulted in DeMar DeRozan being traded to the San Antonio Spurs.

The Raptors had a phenomenal 2019, winning their first conference crown and making it to NBA finals. They defeated the Golden State Warriors in six games.

Ujiri's time with the Raptors was a great success. He should be credited for helping to change the team's fortunes. His leadership has made the Raptors one of the most successful teams in the NBA, and they look set to continue to be contenders for many years.

The 2019 Raptors championship season will always be remembered as one among the best in their history.

Ujiri, and all of the Toronto Raptors should continue to work towards creating a winning culture for their players and staff. This team is looking brighter with their continued dedication to excellence. The Toronto Raptors have set the bar high for 2019 with their championship season. Now, it is up to Ujiri's team to build on this success.


How did the Raptors win in 2019 the NBA title?

DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poltl and a protected 2019 draft pick were traded by the Toronto Raptors to the San Antonio Spurs on July 18, 2018.

The Raptors traded Jonas Valanciunas and Delon Wright C.J. on February 7, 2019. Miles, and a 2024 second-round draft pick to the Memphis Grizzlies for Marc Gasol--another multiple All-Star and former Defensive Player of the Year--and signed Jeremy Lin shortly after that.

The Toronto Raptors' offseason was very exciting. They made two huge trades that caused shockwaves throughout the NBA. The Raptors first traded DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poltl, and a 2019 first-round draft pick (that was protected) to the San Antonio Spurs. In return, they received Kawhi Lenard and Danny Green from Spurs. They then traded Jonas Valanciunas for Delon Wright, C.J. Miles, and a 2024 second-round draft pick to the Memphis Grizzlies for Marc Gasol--another multiple All-Star and former Defensive Player of the Year. These trades put the Raptors in an excellent position to contend for an NBA championship this season. Let's examine each trade.

Kawhi Leonard's trade to the Raptors was risky but a good move. Leonard, who is coming off an MVP-caliber year, is one of the top-5 players in the league when he is healthy. His injury last season limited him to playing just nine games, and there is concern about his long-term physical health. However, the Raptors decided that the reward was worth the risk and pulled the trigger on the deal. Leonard is healthy so far and has been playing at an All Star level. He averages 26 points, 8 rebound, 3 assists, and 49% field goal shooting. His three-point percentage is 38%. If he can stay healthy, he gives the Raptors a real chance to win an NBA title this season.

Marc Gasol made a trade for Marc Gasol, but it was a very short-term one. Gasol is well into his 30s and clearly is past his prime. But, he's still a good player that brings valuable experience and talent to the young Raptors. He's averaging 15 points per game, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and shoots 45% from the three-point line. The Raptors gave up some young assets in Delon Wright and C.J. They acquired Gasol from Miles, but believe that his experience will prove invaluable in the playoffs.

The Raptors started the season with a 6-0 record. They won their 16th game against Cleveland Cavaliers on November 23rd. This broke their franchise record of 20 consecutive wins. On December 1, they reached 20 wins faster than ever before. Also, after defeating Washington Wizards 140-138 in double overtime on January 13, the Raptors set a franchise record for scoring the most points in franchise history. To prevent Leonard's injury from getting worse, the Raptors rested him for 20 more games. They still managed to secure the 2nd seed East, just behind Milwaukee Bucks.

The Raptors made a strong run in the playoffs and defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in Milwaukee Bucks' finals. The Raptors won their first title in game 6 of the finals against the Golden State Warriors, with Leonard named Finals MVP.

The Toronto Raptors had a great offseason. The Raptors will be contenders for many years with two All-Stars. They have proven they can take risks and make bold moves when it comes down to building a championship-caliber team. It will be fascinating to see if they can maintain this level of success in the future.


When did the Raptors win their first playoff series?

Toronto won their first-ever playoff series as they defeated New York 3-2 in 2001, advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the first time in franchise history under head coach Lenny Wilkens.


What was the Toronto Raptors first season?

The Toronto Raptors had a terrible debut season, winning only 21 games. The 1995-1996 Toronto Raptors was the inaugural NBA season. The Raptors were one of two expansion teams that joined the league that year, along with the Vancouver Grizzlies. It was also a first NBA season that was played outside of the United States.

All-Star point guard and former Detroit Pistons legend Isiah Thomas became the team's General Manager. He helped draft Damon Stoudamire to be named Rookie and Year. They also acquired Tracy Murray (and Oliver Miller) in separate trades. Thomas also introduced a brand new primary logo, featuring a play by basketball dinosaur and new pinstripe jerseys with the logo. The Raptors have added purple and red colors to their colour scheme.

The Raptors' debut under new head coach Brendan Malone on November 3 ended in a victory against the New Jersey Nets at the SkyDome, but they lost their next seven games.

Murray finished second on the team in scoring, averaging 16.2 points per game, and led them with 151 three-point field goals during that season. Miller provided the team with 12.9 points, 7 .4 rebounds, 1 .4 steals, and 1 .9 blocks per game, and Robertson contributed 9 .3 points, 4 .4 rebounds, four assists and two steals per game off the bench.

Despite their worst record in the league, they had a very high attendance, with over 17283 people per game at SkyDome (now Rogers Centre).


Statistics

  • After Thomas attempted to execute a letter of intent with Slaight to purchase the team failed, he resigned from his position in November and sold his 9 percent stake in the team to Slaight. (en.wikipedia.org)
  • In November of the 1996–97 season, Bitove sold his ownership interest in the team to Slaight for $65 million after Slaight had activated a shotgun clause in their partnership agreement,[32][33] giving Slaight 79 percent control of the team, [34] (en.wikipedia.org)
  • Thomas named Raptors' GM NBA superstar to have 10% stake in the new franchise". (en.wikipedia.org)
  • Thomas named Raptors' GM NBA superstar to have 10% stake in the new franchise". (en.wikipedia.org)
  • By 2018, estimated the Raptors were worth $1.4 billion, 12th in the NBA. (en.wikipedia.org)

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How To

How to get to the Toronto Raptors game from where you are

Toronto Raptors games take place at the Air Canada Centre (ACC), in downtown Toronto, Ontario Canada. You can reach ACC via the TTC subway system. Union Station takes about 30 minutes to get to ACC. Bay Street station, which is about 30 minutes away from ACC, is the closest station.

Bay street station is best if you're coming to ACC from Union Station. Follow the signs for ACC from Bay Street Station. If you arrive at ACC via another direction, please take the signs to Bay Street station.

Follow signs to the ACC starting at Bay Street Station.

Accessible to persons with disabilities, the venue is easily accessible. For those with disabilities, there are designated seating areas. Sign language interpretation services are also offered by the ACC.

There is no parking fee at the ACC. Parking is not available on the streets nearby.




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