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Halifax erupts as Toronto Raptors win 2019 NBA Championship (3 photos, video)

It took 24 years, but finally, The Toronto Raptors can call themselves NBA Champions
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It took 24 years, but finally, The Toronto Raptors can call themselves NBA Champions after winning in Oakland on Thursday night.

Thousands of fans gathered in Rogers Square in the pouring rain, hoping for history to be made.

For many fans, it was a long, stressful night as the Raps had to shut down the high offensive pair of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, who have been a needle in the side for the Raptors during this post season.

Toronto pulled off the 114-110 victory with a great performance from Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet.

Adam Bennett, a lifelong Raps fan says it was a fun post season to watch.

"It was a well played game, I think they were neck and neck for the entire series," Bennett said. "I intend to celebrate and have a very good night tonight."

Bennett, from Toronto says it's been terrific watching the Raptors grow over the past few season into a championship team.

The crowd at Rogers Square lined up hours before game time, and Kyle Marshall was one of those who had to wait outside as the large crowd watched the game.

Marshall says he's excited to see the trophy coming to Canada.

"I thought it was a very exciting game, it's nice to see the championship come to Canada," he said. "Toronto stuck with it, they pulled through and it was a great game."




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