CLEVELAND — CBSSports.com has given the Toronto Raptors more reason to be fired up for the NBA Eastern Conference final.
The website ran an online fan poll asking "Who will win the NBA title?''
The options were: Warriors, Thunder, Cavaliers, Other.
It sparked outrage on social media, as Raptors fans fought back with the hashtag #WetheOther, a take on the Raptors' "We the North'' marketing campaign.
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The "Other'' option, which was eventually changed to "Raptors,'' was dominating the poll as of Tuesday afternoon at 95 per cent of 1,765 votes cast.
An explanation was later posted on the CBS Sports NBA Twitter feed.
"We posted it before Game 7! Raptors/Heat wouldn't fit! We love you, Canada!,'' the tweet said.
The Raptors and Cavaliers tip off in Game 1 on Tuesday night in Cleveland.
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