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Toronto Raptors

Professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada


The Toronto Raptors are the National Basketball Association team in Toronto. They were started in 1995. They play their home games at Scotiabank Arena. They are the only NBA team currently playing in Canada.

Toronto Raptors
2019–20 Toronto Raptors season
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ConferenceEastern
DivisionAtlantic
Founded1995[1]
HistoryToronto Raptors
1995–present[2][3]
ArenaScotiabank Arena
LocationToronto, Ontario
Team coloursRed, black, silver, gold, white[4][5]
                        
Main sponsorSun Life Financial[6]
PresidentMasai Ujiri
General managerBobby Webster
Head coachNick Nurse
OwnershipMaple Leaf Sports & Entertainment[7]
Affiliation(s)Raptors 905
Championships1 (2019)
Conference titles1 (2019)
Division titles6 (2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019)
Websitewww.nba.com/raptors
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For the 2019 season, the Raptors won the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in the team's history.[8] Because of this, they also got the chance to play in the NBA Finals for the first time in their history.[9] They won the NBA Finals and became the first Canadian team to win an NBA Final.[10][11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Laying the Groundwork for the NBA in Toronto". Raptors.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. April 28, 2015. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  2. "NBA.com/Stats–Toronto Raptors seasons". Stats.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  3. "History: Team by Team" (PDF). 2018-19 Official NBA Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. October 8, 2018. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  4. NBA Media Ventures, LLC (December 19, 2014). "Raptors Unveil New Primary Logo". Press release. https://www.nba.com/raptors/press-releases/logo_121914. Retrieved May 15, 2016. 
  5. "Toronto Raptors Reproduction and Usage Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  6. NBA Media Ventures, LLC (July 6, 2017). "Toronto Raptors and Sun Life Financial Announce Ground-Breaking, Expanded Partnership". Press release. https://www.nba.com/raptors/raptors-sunlife-announce-partnership. Retrieved December 17, 2017. 
  7. "Management". Raptors.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  8. Wolstat, Ryan (26 May 2019). "Raptors headed to NBA Finals after thrilling win over Bucks". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  9. Westoll, Nick (25 May 2019). "Toronto Raptors beat Milwaukee Bucks to win NBA Eastern Conference finals". Global News. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  10. Ewing, Lori (13 June 2019). "Toronto Raptors Win NBA Finals, Make History As 1st Canadian Champions". HuffPost. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  11. Westoll, Nick (13 June 2019). "Raptors make NBA history by defeating Warriors to win Finals". Global News. Retrieved 15 June 2019.

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