The defending NBA champions return most of the cast that took down the Golden State Warriors in six games last June, but minus one big name. Kawhi Leonard won a title in his only season in Jurassic Park, but he’s now out west and playing for the Los Angeles Clippers. The Raptors, however, still have enough to be highly competitive in the Eastern Conference. Pascal Siakam, Kyle Lowry, Marc Gasol, and Serge Ibaka all return as the core four. Head coach Nick Nurse proved his managerial chops during the playoffs last year, and general manager Masai Ujiri made the moves to get the team to unprecedented heights last season, so he’s fully capable of doing it again if a move needs to be made.
At Scotiabank Arena, suites are available in both the mid-level and upper reaches of the arena. The 200 level features 64 executive suites, and the crown jewel is the Mastercard World Elite Suite – a 40-person party suite that’s the perfect venue for a one-of-a-kind gathering. The Loge Suites on the 400 level were recently renovated and are nearly double the original’s size. The 20-person capacity suites contain eight theatre-style seats with stools directly behind to provide everyone inside with a great view, along with early admission and an in-suite hostess for the entire event.