Tonight’s game against the Cavaliers features two great young pros with local ties in Tristan Thompson and Anthony Bennett, which makes it the ideal choice to also serve as the Raptors annual Canada Basketball Awareness Night.
At halftime, the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame will also honour its 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees:
Andrea Blackwell (Kingston, ON)
- Played 17 years with Team Canada (1979-96)
- Two-time Olympian (1984 & 1996)
Candace Clarkson (Hamilton, ON)
- Bronze Medal at World Championships (1979)
- Olympian (1984)
Bill Coulthard (Tillsonburg, ON)
- Gold Medal at Senior Canadian Championships (1952)
- Olympian (1952)
Read more about these deserving additions to the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame or watch Canada Basketball President and CEO Wayne Parrish speak about them on the Raptors pregame show on NBA TV Canada (6:00 PM ET).
The first 15,000 ticket holders arriving at tonight’s game will also receive a special cheer flag to show their support for Canada Basketball.