Last night, the Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors 105-92 in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, pushing the Raptors to lead of series at 3-1. With the Raptors only needing to win one more game to deem them champions, it's pretty safe to say that fans are getting excited. While the Toronto Raptors were playing across the border out in California, Toronto fans still made the Oracle Arena their own during last night's game.
While the Raptors were met with boos last night during the beginning of the game by Golden State Warriors, Raptors fans were quick to take over the opponents arena during the second half of the game.
The score was closer during the first half of the game but during the last two-quarters Raptors were able to take a bit more of a lead from the Warriors, causing Raptor pride to shine through in the audience.
Raptors fans took over the chants, screaming 'Let's Go Raptors' in the Warrior's home court. As the Raptors lead continued to grow, the Raptor's chanting to increase, echoing through the arena. Golden State Warrior fans were actually leaving the arena before the game was over.
After the win, Raptors fans somehow managed to take over the arena even more. CBC stated that fans even refused to leave the arena, repeatedly singing O Canada and chanting 'Let's Go Raptors' well after the game was over.
It helps that there were quite a few Raptors fans at the stadium last night, traveling great distances to support their team. Canadian flags, Raptor's jerseys and even 'We the North' flags were scattered in between the Golden State Warrior fans last night.
Game 5 will be taking place on Monday back at the Scotiabank Arena. This could be the last game of the season if the Raptors are victorious, causing the Raptors to win the NBA finals for the first time in history.
Multiple locations throughout Ontario will be hosting viewing parties for the final game, including the famous Jurassic Park.
Bring it home Raptors!
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