February 27th in Raptors history was a good day.
Let’s talk franchise records for a moment because they’re always exciting and that magic number 51. That is the most points scored by a player in a single game. Terrence Ross hit that number just over a month ago in front of hometown fans and the leftovers are still lingering. But as we know, original honours go to a player who’s Raptors jersey is still spotted at every home game, Vince Carter. And he set it on this exact day in 2000 against the Phoenix Suns.
Let’s take this Thursday up a notch with some happy highlights that fell fourteen years apart:
And since we’re talking history, let’s toss the NBA dice once again and roll Raptors on one and the Minnesota Timberwolves on the other. Why? Because they played a game of basketball on this exact date in 2008 at Air Canada Centre. And the Raptors went eight games above .500 with the win.
February 27, 2008 was the last time the Raptors hit 32 wins at this point in the season. It was also the last time they were comfortably on their way to securing a playoff spot. It felt good then and it feels good now.
So as we countdown to this rare Thursday home game let’s see what February 27, 2014 has in store.