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NBA Playoffs 2020: Toronto Raptors starters introduced by family members ahead of Game 1

Who says you can't have home-court advantage at a neutral location?

While the Walt Disney World resort is over 2,000 kilometres away from Scotiabank Arena, the Toronto Raptors did all they could to make their players feel at home.

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After an unforgettable rendition of O Canada by Jessie Reyez, the Raptors took a note from the Phoenix Suns with the player introductions.

Toronto's starting five was introduced by family members that they haven't been able to see while in the NBA bubble, adding a heartwarming touch to the postseason opener.

As evidenced by the reactions from the players, it was a welcomed surprise. How could you not appreciate an appearance from the young VanVleets or Kameron and Karter Lowry introducing "Kyle L-L-L Lowry?"

The warmth and lightheartedness of the intro seemed to be just what the Raptors needed as they got out to a great start against the Brooklyn Nets, building a 22-point lead by the end of the first half.

This might not be the last family introduction we see.

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