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Playoffs 2019

NBA Playoffs 2019: Dedicated Toronto Raptors fans line up outside Scotiabank Arena hours before potential Finals berth

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The Toronto Raptors are one win away from reaching the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history, and the fans can feel it.

Dedicated Raptors fans have been lined up outside of Scotiabank Arena since 10:30 a.m. today, 10 full hours ahead of tip-off, awaiting their chance to enter Jurassic Park.

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The line has gotten out of control - in a good way - wrapping all the way around the arena.

The entire city has Raptors fever, even at other Toronto sporting events. There was said to be a loud "Let's go Raptors" chant at the Rogers Centre during the Toronto Blue Jays game this afternoon, and Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman expressed his excitement on Twitter earlier in the day.

Sticking to the baseball diamond, Toronto native and former MLB NL MVP Joey Votto showed love to his hometown team during Cincinnati Reds batting practice ahead of their game on Saturday.

The dedication of Raptors fans is unmatched, as there's a dark weather forecast in Toronto for Game 6. Fans are waiting in line hours before tip-off for a chance to watch the game outside, knowing that they're likely going to get rained on throughout the game's entirety.

With a chance to make history, the fans don't seem to care about the weather. They're willing to do whatever it takes to cheer their team on as they look to close out the Eastern Conference Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks and take their shot at dethroning the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.

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