Fans Singing 'O Canada' At Toronto Raptors Game Was Pure Magic

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TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 16: A large Canadian flag is unfurled during the singing of O Canada before the start of the Toronto Raptors game against the Indiana Pacers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on April 16, 2016 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agr | Tom Szczerbowski via Getty Images

While Toronto Raptors fans are still living through Sunday's Game 7 victory against the Indiana Pacers, we're also just as excited about the evening's national anthem.

As the only Canadian team in the NBA, the Canadian anthem is only sung in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre or when the Raptors are on the road.

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But the anthem during Game 7, which resulted in the team's second playoff series win in 15 years, was something special.

As singer Michael Ciufo began singing "O Canada," he did what any singer would do in a room full of proud Canadians — he let the audience do the singing for him.

With a giant Canadian flag in centre court, the packed stadium gave it their all.

The Raptors, who beat the Pacers 89-84 on Sunday, will now face Dwayne Wade and Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference semifinals starting Tuesday.


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Correction: This post originally had an audio video from May 2014.

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