During the 2019 NBA Finals, as has been the case in the past few championship rounds, both teams will wear a commemorative patch on the back of their jersey above the player's name.
So can Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors protect their home court advantage and dethrone the champs?
"It's special. I talk about it every year, my dad having played here for three years". My wife grew up in Markham, right down the street.
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Sixth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas , who beat Federer at the Australian Open, plays Maximilian Marterer. The German was seeded No. 5 and fell meekly 6-4, 6-2 to No. 81-ranked teenager Anastasia Potapova .
After going down 0-2, Toronto looked incredibly impressive as they rattled off four straight wins against Milwaukee.
For Toronto Raptors fans, this is the first time the team has advanced this far and everybody wants to be in the house for this once in a lifetime spectacle.
Nurse talks Kevin Durant's injury, Kawhi Leonard breaking the glass ceiling of the National Basketball Association analytics, the team's game plan without a true no. 2 scorer, and his relationship with Raptors superfan Drake. Durant, who has missed the past five games since getting hurt in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston, already has been ruled out for Game 1 on Thursday night.
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I have got friends of mine who support Aston Villa and one of the first FA Cup games I went to was Bolton v Aston Villa back in 2000.
"He's just a different kind of player".
He had a confrontation with then-Cleveland center Kendrick Perkins during last season's playoff series against the Cavaliers, and he had a viral video moment in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals when he gave coach Nick Nurse a shoulder rub. "We know what we're capable of", said Curry. It doesn't matter how we got here.
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But just because Toronto is at home and feeling like a team of destiny doesn't mean it'll cover the Warriors vs. "We've been there before, we've experienced a lot and this is I think something we're capable of doing".