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The Toronto Raptors are a Canadian professional basketball team based in Toronto. The Raptors compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division. They play their home games at the Scotiabank Arena, which they share with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team was founded in 1995 as part of the NBA's expansion into Canada, along with the Vancouver Grizzlies. Since the 2001–02 season, the Raptors have been the only Canadian-based team in the league, as the Grizzlies relocated from Vancouver to Memphis, Tennessee.
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Raptors fend off Celtics in double-overtime thriller to force Game 7A series many expected to come down to a Game 7 will get it after the Raptors held off the Celtics for a wild 125-122 win in double overtime.
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The basketball champions' rings with 640 diamondsThe Toronto Raptors received the biggest rings in championship history after winning the NBA.
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Toronto celebrates Raptors' NBA championshipToronto celebrates Raptors' NBA championship
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