“I want to give a shout-out to Toronto the city. This has got to be one of the best places and best atmospheres I’ve played in in a long time. Paul and I were talking … about different places we’ve played and the passion, but this place was rocking, man. D-Will (Deron Williams) was shooting free throws (in the final minute) and our ears were ringing. Big shout to the Toronto Raptors, their fans and their city.”
—Kevin Garnett, via Mike Koreen of the Toronto Sun
It was one of the enduring images of the First Round of the Playoffs. The loud boisterous crowd inside — and outside — Air Canada Centre for the Raptors fans.
Toronto has not been out of the first round since 2001 and the team came excruciatingly close to advancing, but the fans were first class all the way.They were loud, passionate and involved. As they always are in the Playoffs.
Hopefully, we will see more of this great fan base in Toronto.