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Frequently Asked Questions

When were the Raptors able to beat the Chicago Bulls.

The Raptors defeated Chicago Bulls on March 24, 1996. They would go on to win the NBA Championship in 1996. Final score: 109-108. Michael Jordan attempted a last-second shot to try and win the game for the Bulls, but it did not count because it was after the final buzzer had sounded.


What's the name of Toronto Raptors mascot?"

The Toronto Raptors are an NBA franchise founded in 1995. They play at Scotiabank Arena.

Raptor is the Raptors' mascot. He is a giant, red dinosaur. Raptor was introduced to the Raptors in 1995. He entertains fans at home with his acrobatics, slam-dunks, and other tricks. Raptor also appears at community events and charity events throughout Toronto. He received the NBA Mascot of the The Year award for his many contributions to the Raptors. Raptor is a well-known figure in Toronto, as well as around the NBA. This makes him one of professional sports' most popular mascots. Raptor has become an international symbol for Canada's basketball fandom.

Many across the country and in cities all over the country agree with Raptor's enthusiasm about his team and its supporters. Raptor was the Raptors' most prominent leader and they won their first NBA championship in 2019. This was a major milestone for basketball lovers in Canada and Toronto. Raptor continues to be a major source of pride for all those who call themselves part of the Raptors family. Raptors pride will continue to be strong as long as he's here. Long live the Raptor. Go, Toronto Raptors!


Vancouver was there a NBA team?

Vancouver doesn't have a NBA franchise. The Vancouver Grizzlies played in Vancouver from 1995-2001. The team relocated to Memphis Tennessee in 2001. Vancouver is home to the Toronto Raptors, the local NBA team. Additionally, there are other professional basketball clubs that play in the Greater Vancouver Area. These include the BC Tigers from the Canadian Elite Basketball League as well as the Vancouver Volcanoes from the International Basketball League. Several amateur and semi-professional teams also play in various local leagues.

Vancouver offers many recreational options for fans to enjoy their favorite sport, aside from basketball. For example, the Vancouver Grizzlies Alumni Association is a group that strives to connect former players from the team with each other and also bring awareness of basketball in British Columbia. The association hosts events such as viewing parties for Raptors games and clinics to help young players develop their game.

The city's passion for basketball has not diminished after the departure of the Grizzlies. It continues to support the sport in many ways. Vancouverites continue to share their passion for basketball through attending games, watching Raptors games, and supporting the many initiatives taken by former players as well as other organizations working to increase awareness about basketball in the area.


How did the Raptors win the NBA title in 2019?

DeMar DeRozan was traded to Toronto Raptors by Jakob Poltl (protected 2019 first-round draft pick) and a Toronto Raptors player in return for Kawhi Leonard.

On February 7, 2019, Jonas Valanciunas (Raptors) and Delon Wright-C.J. Miles, along with a 2024 second-round selection draft pick to Memphis Grizzlies for Marc Gasol--another multi-All-Star and former defensive player of the year--and signed Jeremy Lin shortly afterwards.

Two big trades by the Toronto Raptors sent shockwaves through NBA. DeMar DeRozan and Jakob Poltl were traded to the Raptors. A 2019 first-round draft selection (that was protected) was also traded to the San Antonio Spurs. In exchange they received Kawhi and Danny Green from Spurs. Then they traded Jonas Valanciunas to the Spurs and Delon WrightC.J. Miles, as well as a 2024 draft pick to Memphis Grizzlies for Marc Gasol--another multi-All-Star and former defensive player of the year. These moves put the Raptors in a great position to compete for an NBA title this season. Let's take a closer look at each trade.

Kawhi Leonard's trade was a risk-reward deal for the Raptors. Leonard is an MVP-caliber player when healthy, and he's a top-5 player in league. On the other hand, he only played 9 games last season due to injury, and there are questions about his long-term health. The Raptors decided that the reward outweighed the risk and made the deal. Leonard has been performing at an All-Star level so far. He has been in good health. He averages 26 points, 8 rebound, 3 assists, and 49% field goal shooting. His three-point percentage is 38%. If he is healthy, the Raptors have a chance to win the NBA title this season.

Marc Gasol traded for Marc Gasol in a more short-term move. Gasol is in his thirties and is clearly out of his prime. He is still a great player and brings valuable experience to the young Raptors team. He is averaging fifteen points, eight rebounds, and four assists per game. He shoots 45% from three-point range, while also shooting 45% from behind the arc. C.J. and Delon Wright, two of their young players, were traded by the Raptors. Miles was used to acquire Gasol but the Raptors believe his experience will prove valuable 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. The Raptors were careful with Leonard and did not allow him to play more than 20 games during the season in order to avoid aggravating his injury. However, they managed to capture 2nd place in East, only trailing behind Milwaukee Bucks.

The Raptors continued to be successful in the playoffs. They beat the Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, and Milwaukee Bucks to make it to the NBA Finals for first time in their history. Leonard was named Finals Champion and the Raptors took home their first title.

The Toronto Raptors enjoyed a successful offseason. This has been a huge success. The Raptors are well-positioned to be contenders over the next few years, with two All-Stars. They have shown that they are capable of taking risks and making bold moves, even if it means building a championship-level team. It will be interesting to see if they can keep up this success in the future.


Why is Toronto Raptors called Raptors

In 1995, the NBA expanded into Canada and created the Toronto Raptors. The film Jurassic Park inspired the name and logo. The team colours include bright red, purple and black as well as silver.

The Raptors finished their first season with a 21-61 record. This was due to the team's inability to find their feet in the league. The team continued to improve each year and made it to the playoffs in 1999.

The Raptors' most memorable moment was in 2019, when they won the NBA championship title. Toronto was led by Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry in the backcourt, winning their first NBA championship.

Since then, the Raptors are a favourite sports team in Canada. From international superstars to homegrown talents, Toronto continues to bring excitement to basketball fans around the world.

Canada's basketball heritage is proudly represented by the Toronto Raptors. Young athletes are inspired by their success on the court. They will remain one of Canada's most loved teams with their passionate fans, their unique style of play and commitment to excellence.


What was the Toronto Raptors first season?

The Toronto Raptors' debut season was a disaster, with only 21 wins. The 1995-1996 Toronto Raptors season marked the beginning of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Toronto Raptors. 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.

Isiah THOMAS, an All Star point guard from the Detroit Pistons, became the General Manager. He helped draft Damon Stoudamire to be named Rookie and Year. In separate trades they also acquired Tracy Murray, Oliver Miller and Oliver Miller. Thomas introduced a new primary logo featuring a dinosaur playing basketball, and pinstripe uniforms that featured the logo on their jerseys. The Raptors added purple, and red to their new color scheme.

Brendan Malone, the new head coach of the Raptors, won the Raptors' first game on November 3, against the New Jersey Nets at SkyDome. However, they lost seven of their next seven games.

Murray was second in scoring with 16.2 points per game. He also led the team with 151 three point field goals. Miller contributed 12.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.4 stoles to the team. Robertson contributed 9.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and four assists per game from 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).


Why did NBA leave Vancouver?

The dispute with Vancouver City Council over arena financing led to NBA leaving Vancouver. The City of Vancouver was to contribute $40million towards the construction a new basketball venue. This would include 12 luxury suites as well as two restaurants, a bar and a hotel. To pay down existing debt, the City Council wanted the $60 million taxpayer money that the City Council would give to the team owner. This meant that the city would have had to borrow $200m in order to build the arena. While the team owners had only to pay $20 million, this was a huge difference. This would mean that the city's taxpayers would be responsible for paying back the rest of the loan.

The City Council stated that they would be open to the plan if the NBA agreed not to leave Rogers Arena until the new facility opens. But the league refused, saying that the arena wasn’t large enough. Because it was too small, they didn't want anymore to play there. They felt asking them to continue playing in a smaller venue was unfair when they weren't getting any extra revenue.

The City Council asked for financial assistance and offered to help the province. The Province agreed to contribute $150 million, but the City Council still required $100 million. The City decided to focus its efforts on building a new downtown arena and dropped its plans.


Statistics

  • As predicted by analysts, the team easily secured a berth in the 2001 NBA playoffs with a franchise-high 47 wins. (en.wikipedia.org)
  • This improved during the 2006–07 regular season to an average of 18,258 fans (13th in the league), 92.2 percent capacity at the Air Canada Centre. (en.wikipedia.org)
  • This improved during the 2006–07 regular season to an average of 18,258 fans (13th in the league), 92.2 percent capacity at the Air Canada Centre. (en.wikipedia.org)
  • By 2018, estimated the Raptors were worth $1.4 billion, 12th in the NBA. (en.wikipedia.org)
  • Thomas named Raptors' GM NBA superstar to have 10% stake in the new franchise". (en.wikipedia.org)

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How To

Best time to catch a Toronto Raptors' game

Toronto Raptors games typically take place on weekdays between April and October. Weekends are often reserved by other events such as concerts and festivals.

It is best to reserve tickets early as they are likely to sell quickly.

Wednesday is the most crowded day to go to a Toronto Raptors' game. Because many fans arrive early to see pregame warmups, this is a popular day to attend a Toronto Raptors game.

Fans head to Nathan Phillips Square next to the ACC after the game. They stay there until it ends.

After 8pm is the best time to go to a Toronto Raptor match. Fans can leave the stadium at any time before midnight and return to the stadium to celebrate the team’s victory.




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