The Toronto Raptors are one of the newest organizations in the NBA, joining the Association the same year current Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett did—1995. In its first season, Toronto had little to be impressed with, finishing 21-61, which was well out of playoff contention. The bright spot for the franchise was rookie point guard Damon Stoudamire, who led the team in scoring (19.0) and assists (9.3) his first season. The Raptors would make the playoffs for the first time during the 1999-2000 season, when they were led by the dynamic familial duo of Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady. Though McGrady wouldn’t become the star he’s remembered to be until after he left Toronto, “Vinsanity” was at the top of his game while a member of the Raptors. Carter would lead Toronto to three straight playoff appearances in the mid-2000s, but was eventually traded to the New Jersey Nets when the Raptors decided to rebuild. Toronto’s only two other playoff appearances came thanks to the strong play of forward Chris Bosh. The fourth overall selection in a loaded 2003 draft class, Bosh’s Raptors won the franchise’s only Atlantic Division title in 2007. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Toronto Raptors basketball tickets.
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2016 Raptors Season Preview
The Toronto Raptors had a breakthrough season last year as one of their most successful seasons in Raptors history with their first 50+ win season. The Raptors finished their season with 56 wins and 26 losses and made it to their first showing in the Eastern Conference Finals, where they squared off against the Cavaliers. As they enter the 2016-2017 season they lose Bismack Biymobo, a key player last season, but were prepared for this by maintaining their strong veteran roster as well as bring in Jared Sullinger and Jakob Poetl. With the exceptional backcourt duo of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan returning to Toronto in 2016, they are looking to have another strong run in the Eastern Conference. Look for the Raptors to continue their rise as a strong NBA team and for Toronto to make the playoffs once again. This will be an exciting season for Raptors’ fans to watch their team and TicketCity will have some of the best deals on home and away Toronto Raptors’ tickets!
Toronto Raptors Basketball at Air Canada Centre Address: 40 Bay St, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2X2, Canada
The Raptors play their home games at the Air Canada Centre, located in Toronto, Ontario. When filled to capacity, the Air Canada Centre holds nearly 20 thousand screaming Raptor fans. Located in the heart of beautiful Toronto, the Air Canada Centre is also one of the only venues in professional sports with its own brewery on premises. The Toronto Raptors home bench is on the Air Canada Centre court side in front of section 118. Air Canada Centre parking information is covered in our Raptors event guide.
Raptors vs. Nets
The Raptors and Nets have met over 65 times in their history during the regular season with each team winning about half of the meetings. The two teams have also met once in the playoffs during the first round of the 2007 Eastern Conference playoffs. With Toronto and Brooklyn both playing in the same conference, this rivalry will only continue to get better in the years to come.
Raptors vs. Knicks
As division foes, the Raptors and the Knicks have faced off over 75 total times throughout the years. This rivalry peaked in the early 2000s when the two teams met in the playoffs in back-to-back seasons. Toronto and New York split the two playoff meetings which has been par for the course in this match-up as both teams have almost won the same amount of games in the overall series.
Raptors in the NBA Finals, Eastern Conference Championships and NBA Playoffs
The Raptors are still searching for their first NBA and Eastern Conference championships since they entered in the NBA in 1995. The franchise peaked in 2007 when they won a division title. Many feel the organization in on the up-swing with the best years for this organization yet to come.
What time do gates open prior to tipoff at a Raptors game?
Typically doors open 1 hour before game-time for the general public. On weeknights Gate 2 opens at 5:00 with the other gates opening 1 hour before the start of the game.
How can I buy cheap Toronto Raptors tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Toronto Raptors tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Raptors tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee Eastern Conference opponents, like the Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks, and New York Knicks can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer best opportunity to purchase Raptors tickets near face value.
Where are good places to eat before a Raptors game?
Real Sports Bar is not far from AAC and is consistently voted one of the best sports bars in North America. We highly recommend getting to Real early as its reputation precedes it and often has long lines. If the lines are too long at Real, try Miller Tavern. It is only half a block from AAC and has some wonderful seafood options. If you are looking for an upscale dining experience try Harbour Sixty. Definitely on the high end of the price scale, but it makes for an unforgettable experience, and some of the best ribs you will find. There are a few great Italian places close to AAC, Rio Ranna’s Really Really Nice Restaurant, Pizzeria Liberetto, and Gusto 101 are all worth visiting. No Raptors eating guide would be complete without some traditional Canadian options. Try Joey Eaton Centre, 360 Restaurant, or Volo.
Where is the best place to park at The Air Canada Centre?
There are around 13,000 parking spaces accessible next to the Air Canada Centre and they run between $20 and $40. If you are looking to stay close to AAC, we recommend purchasing a parking pass with your ticket. There are a few city lots in the area, look for the green P parking signs. These lots are cheaper, usually between $12 and $16, but will be a farther walk. Union Rail Station is located next to AAC and is a great option for those looking to skip traffic and parking altogether.
Does my child need a ticket to go to a Raptors game?
Children 23 months or younger may enter The Air Canada Centre without a ticket and must sit in a parents lap for the duration of the game. Be prepared to show proof of your child’s age at the gate.
Can I buy Toronto Raptors season tickets?
Toronto season tickets are available to buy until tipoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Raptors season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at The Air Canada Centre.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Toronto Raptors schedule
The Raptors 2016-2017 schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the NBA. The Toronto Raptors play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference, which means games against the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers. Game times are announced by the NBA as soon as the TV schedule is set. If you are looking for Raptors news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Toronto Raptors team roster.
2015 Toronto Raptors Season Preview
The Toronto Raptors were one of the most dangerous teams in the Eastern Conference a season ago and enter 2015-16 looking for a deeper run in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Raptors retain their dangerous backcourt duo of Kyle Lowery and DeMar DeRozan, who will continue to be the focal point for the dangerous Raptors perimeter offense. In the front court, Toronto will once again rely on the big body of Jonas Valanciunas, who averaged a double double a season ago. What has benefited the Raptors over the last few seasons is having a deep team, with the ability to score at all 5 positions. The 2015-16 Toronto Raptors will be no different, but expect Kyle Lowery to continue his upward trend into the upper echelons of NBA stardom.
2014 Toronto Raptors Season Preview
The Toronto Raptors were one of the biggest success stories of the 2013-14 NBA Season. After struggling early, the Raptors traded star Rudy Gay in a move that looked like the team was mailing in the season. But the trade ignited Toronto, creating new team leaders in DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry, who pushed the Raptors to the 3rd best record in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. The Toronto Raptors enter their 2014-15 NBA schedule with much of that same team intact. The biggest addition to the Toronto Raptors’ roster will likely be rookie Bruno Caboclo. The forward will add depth to the Raptors front court, and along with other new comer Lou Williams, should make an immediate impact in Toronto. The Toronto Raptors will still have one of the best defenses in the Eastern Conference and should be major players to win the NBA Atlantic Division.
2013 Toronto Raptors Season Preview
The addition of Rudy Gay last season has given Toronto the firepower they needed, now can they parlay that into a playoff run in 2014? Andrea Bargnani was sent to NY for Steve Novak and draft picks, while they also brought in poing guard D.J. Augustin and Tyler Hansbrough. Novak might solve the outside-shooting problem, and they’ll hope Gay, DeRozan and Kyle Lowry mesh well in their first full season together. The Raptors will certainly be exciting this season, but can they be consistent? The Raptors will open the season in the Deep South, taking on Atlanta on Nov. 1. Their first home game will be against Lebron James and the defending-champion Miami Heat at the Air Canada Centre on Nov. 5. Other key home games will be vs. Brooklyn on Nov. 26, vs. the Heat again on Nov. 29, and vs. the Knicks on Dec. 28.
2012 Toronto Raptors Season Preview
The Toronto Raptors started off the 2011-12 season with promise, but their year soon turned into one of the more forgetful in the team's history. The Raptors finished with a 23-43 record and ranked 11th in the Eastern Conference, continuing their playoff drought which has lasted since 2008. Hopes are high for second-year coach Dwane Casey, who brought a more tenacious form of defense and players slowly began to buy into his system. Over the course of the offseason, the Raptors made a series of trades to improve their team and believe that their draft could prove to be valuable to the long-term success of the franchise. The big departures from last year's squad include guard Jerryd Bayless who signed with the Memphis Grizzlies, and James Johnson who departed for the Sacramento Kings. In the draft, the Raptors picked up guard Terrence Ross and forwards Quincy Acy and Tomislav Zubcic. In free agency, the Raptors were bold with their transactions, signing Landry Fields to be the team's primary shooting guard. Last but not least, the team made one of the biggest trades of the offseason when they picked up All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry from the Rockets, who should provide a major ball-handling presence to the Raptors' front court. Lowry's arrival should help steady the team's point guard situation, with Jose Calderon moving to a change-of-pace guard which may be better for his style of play. At shooting guard, Terrence Ross will see plenty of playing time behind Fields. At center, the team's 2011 draft pick, Jose Valanciunas has great size for the position and will be backed up by Aaron Gray. The team also boasts a solid group of forwards, including Andrea Bargnani, Amir Johnson and DeMar DeRozen. Unfortunately for the Raptors, their stellar offseason comes at a time when the Atlantic division of the Eastern Conference is as strong as its been in years. The Celtics, Knicks, Sixers and Nets are all expected to be playoff-caliber, so the Raptors will have to be strong out of the gate to avoid dropping in the standings. Ultimately, the Raptors' 2012-13 season will come down to how well the new additions will gel with one another and whether or not the team's younger players can get up to speed as well. What Raptors fans can take confidence in is that their front office is building something good and is certainly well on its way to contending for a title.
2011 Toronto Raptors Season Preview
The Toronto Raptors lost their two best players in the offseason when Chris Bosh jumped ship to join the Miami Heat, and forward Hedo Turkoglu ended up with the Phoenix Suns. Their absence creates a significant void in scoring, and leaves head coach Jay Triano in a difficult position to try to return Toronto to the playoffs for the first time since 2007. Without a go-to scorer like Bosh, the Raptors will have to find someone new to provide the bulk of their offense. Point guards Jose Calderon and Jarrett Jack proved they could run the offense, but neither are reliable scorers. Perhaps the most credible option is 7-foot center Andrea Bargnani, who averaged 17.2 points a game last season. While Bargnani may be a solid scorer, his defense leaves much to be desired and so does the team as a whole. The Raptors were 27th in points allowed last season, giving up an average of 105.9 points per game. It's not easy to recover from the loss of two franchise players, and Toronto will likely struggle as they attempt to rebuild.
2010 Toronto Raptors Season Preview
The Toronto Raptors head into the 2009-2010 NBA season with a great chance to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. The talented Raptors lineup includes young stars Andrea Bargnani, Chris Bosh and Jose Calderon. If those three can mesh with younger Toronto players like DeMar DeRozan and Antoine Wright, then expect the Raptors to make some noise in the East.
2009 Toronto Raptors Season Preview
The Toronto Raptors are a team to watch this season in the NBA. The absence of TJ Ford will be remedied with the exciting presence of Jermaine O'Neal. O'Neal and Chris Bosh will make scoring look easy, and should pave the way for the remaining Raptor defenders to put the pressure on. The Raptors have their work cut out for them in a tough division that includes the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, and Philadelphia 76ers. Go to a Toronto Raptors game at the Air Canada Center and you can expect to see a fast paced young team playing in front of one of the league’s most loyal crowds at a state of the art arena.
Toronto Raptors News - 9/23/2016
Canadian guard Brady Heslip was signed by the Toronto Raptors as a free agent this Tuesday. The details of the deal have not been released, but this puts the Raptors at a maximum roster of 20 players as training camp approaches in Vancouver. Last season Heslip averaged 12.7 points and shooting .455 from three-point range in 29 games while playing in Italy.
Toronto Raptors News - 9/16/2016
The Toronto Raptors announced the schedule for their annual training camp and media day. The Raptors media day will take place at BioSteele Centre on September 26th from 10am-12pm. This is when coaches and players are available for photos and interviews. Toronto’s training camp is located in Vancouver at the Fortius Ports & Health from September 26th to October 1st. Before and after daily practice the Toronto Raptors' players and coaches will be available; practices are private.
Toronto Raptors News - 9/6/2016
The release of the Toronto Raptors 2016-2017 NBA schedule shows top games not to miss against the Pistons and Cavaliers in late October, the Warriors in November, and the Celtics and Knicks next year. The Raptors recently re-signed DeMar DeRozan for a five-year deal for $139 million, giving Toronto chance to be a top team in the NBA.