The Toronto Raptors played their first game since the horrific van incident that took the lives of 10 innocent people on Monday afternoon in Northern Toronto.

As big as Game 5 between the Raptors and Wizards was for both teams, there was a much more important moment that was bigger than basketball and all of sport.

Prior to tip-off, the Raps and Wiz paid tribute to the victims of the incident by holding up banners that read #TorontoStrong, as well as a moment of silence.


The NBA, along with both clubs, will make a donation to the fund for the victims and their family members.

The Raptors went on to take Game 5 by a score of 106-96 and now head back to Washington with a 3-2 series lead. Game 6 goes Friday.