Raptors are giving out replica championship rings to fans on opening night

Oct 18 2019, 4:00 pm

Tuesday night is sure to be a special one for the Toronto Raptors.

Opening the 2019-20 season as defending champions, the Raptors will raise the NBA championship banner to the rafters at Scotiabank Arena before their first game against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Fans are being encouraged to be in their seats early for the 8 pm ET game, as the championship ceremony will begin after 7:15 pm. According to a pair of reports, fans will receive replicas of the championship rings the players will get.

Toronto will get a break in their opener, as first-round pick Zion Williamson won’t play for New Orleans due to an injury.