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Toronto Raptors

This Date in NBA History (Oct. 22): Toronto Raptors receive historic championship rings on opening night

Oct. 22, 2019 is a date the Toronto Raptors will never forget.

After winning their first title in franchise history, the Raptors received their championship rings and unveiled their championship banner in front of a sellout crowd at Scotiabank Arena on opening night of the 2019-20 season.

The rings the Raptors received are made up of 74 diamonds, representing the number of wins during the 2018-19 season, including one large diamond in the trophy to celebrate the team's first championship. They are the largest NBA championship rings ever made.

Click here for more details on Toronto's historic rings.

The Raptors went on to defeat the New Orleans Pelicans in an overtime thriller on ring night. Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet led the way - Siakam with a 34-point, 18-rebound double-double, VanVleet with 34 points to go along with seven assists.

It made for a historic game: Siakam and VanVleet became only the fifth duo ever to each score 34 points in a season opener, per Justin Kubatko of StatMuse.

The Raptors finished the 2019-20 season with a 53-19 record, the second-best in the Eastern Conference. They advanced to the second round of the playoffs, losing to the Boston Celtics in seven games.

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