The Toronto Raptors Get Their Own Day To Celebrate Successful Season
Summary of 3 articles · Updated May 12, 2014
After a surprising season in which the Toronto Raptors won the Atlantic Division and took the Brooklyn Nets to seven games in the first round, Norm Kelly, the Deputy Mayor of Toronto, declared May 12 as Raptors Day. But now they have their own day, and maybe next year when Raptors Day rolls around, the team will be celebrating with a playoff home date in the second round. The Raptors may not have gone as far in the postseason as they would have liked, but they had the entire city rallying around them for two weeks, and have a promising future with their young core. While the Nets team that ultimately prevailed over Toronto put together a player and coaching roster that cost the team’s owner nearly $200 million once taxes were concerned, expecting to win the Atlantic Division and make an extended playoff run all along. The team has just two division titles to date, and after their first-round loss to Brooklyn, remain without a best-of-seven playoff series win in the franchise’s history.
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