|Team colours||Red, black, silver, gold, white|
|Main sponsor||Sun Life Financial|
|General manager||Bobby Webster|
|Head coach||Nick Nurse|
|Ownership||Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment|
|Conference titles||1 (2019)|
|Division titles||7 (2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020)|
The Toronto Raptors are a Canadian professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association (NBA). They are based in Toronto. They were started in 1995. They play their home games at Scotiabank Arena. They are the only NBA team currently playing in Canada.
For the 2019 season, the Raptors won the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in the team's history. Because of this, they also got the chance to play in the NBA Finals for the first time in their history. They won the NBA Finals against the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors in six games and became the first Canadian team to win an NBA Final. Kawhi Leonard was named the Finals MVP for the second time in his career.
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