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NBA Playoffs 2020: Game 1 of Raptors-Nets is most-watched Raptors first-round game on Sportsnet ever

Game 1 of the first round series between the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets was a record-breaking occasion.

Not only did the Raptors set franchise postseason records with 134 points and 22 3-pointers in the win, but they also did it in front of a record-breaking television audience.

According to Sportsnet's Michael Grange, Toronto's Game 1 win was the most watched Raptors first round game ever on Sportsnet, drawing 34% more viewers than last year's postseason opener against the Orlando Magic.

Given the nature of the NBA's restart, it would make sense that more Raptors fans would tune in due to an inability to attend the game in person but the figure of 2.5 total viewers is impressive, especially considering Game 1's 4 p.m. start time.

Toronto has an opportunity to break viewership records on a different network in Game 2, which takes place on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 1:30 p.m. on TSN.

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