Raptors Night Out #PGMom #SwifferClean #WeTheNorth #RTZ

To be truthful, I don’t think I could call myself a basketball fan. But, I am a sports fan, so when I had a chance to attend a game on Tuesday on behalf of my friend @MyBitsandBleeps I thought why not? I’ve never been to a bball game but I’ve heard that they’re a real fun time. And oh did I mention…this was a playoff game! Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets, Game 2, NBA playoffs.

And fun it was! The Air Canada Centre was rocking, and I have never been at a sporting event that sounded that much like a rock concert. The music and entertainment are nonstop. Sprinkled in between plays, commercial breaks and time outs, there were dancers, numerous tiny Dino mascots doing their antics, and surprises galore!

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One of those came really early in the game when Swiffer upgraded a 300-level fan to floor seats. That was pretty cool! The winner was a really deserving fan who, armed with his Raptors scarf was just pouring his heart out cheering.

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“And how was the game? ” you ask. Well hmmm.. Awesome! Basketball is a really physical game. In this match, no one backed down. Players on both teams hit the floor hard and often and there is a lot of pushing and jostling.

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The lead went back and forth all night long. The Raptors started slow, getting down 8-1 early in the game. But it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. And the home team finished strong, beating the Brooklyn Nets 100-95 to even the series 1-1

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The Raptor faithful also known as #WetheNorth and their bandwagon riding counterparts (who? me?) were raucous and supportive. We didn’t really spend a lot of time sitting down because we were too busy cheering our heroes and jeering the enemy. We had a right to be excited as the hometown team put on a first class show!

Well done Raptors!!  Best of Luck in the playoffs. I’ll be watching on Friday!

You can read more sports musings @pengwinkate.com.

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