If it wasn’t official already, it is now: The Toronto Raptors are legitimate contenders for the NBA Championship.

The Raps defeated the Houston Rockets 108-105 at home during Friday’s “Welcome Toronto” night.


With the big win over the Western Conference leading Rockets, the Raptors extended their winning streak to seven games. They sit with a 2.5 lead over the Celtics for first place in the East after winning 14-of-15 games.

DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry combined for 53 points in the win to push the Raptors to a league best 28-5 on home court.

Here’s some of the best reaction from around the basketball world and the internet.



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