Toronto Raptors will use throwback court

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The Toronto Raptors tweeted out images of the 1995-inspired court they’ll play on in tonight’s game against the Orlando Magic.

The 1995-1996 NBA season was the Raptors’ inaugural season in the NBA.

Hall-of-Famer Isiah Thomas was the team’s General Manager.

The Raptors were not the only team in Canada, as the Vancouver Grizzlies also joined the NBA that same season.

In their first season in the NBA, the Raptors finished with a record of 21-61, next to last in the Eastern Conference.

They did however have a high point during the season when they defeated the eventual 72-10 NBA champion Chicago Bulls, who were led by Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.

At the end of the game, Jordan attempted a game-winning shot that went in, but it was ultimately waived off, as the ball was still in his hand as the clock hit zero.