As excited as Canadian basketball fans were to see Andrew Wiggins in the flesh, they were probably more excited to see the Raptors earn their first back to back victory in a month.
In a game that was much closer than it should have been, the Raps managed to squeak out a 105-100 victory.
Notable performances from the Raptors included Demar Derozan who had 21 points and Jonas Valanciunas who had 15 rebounds.
The game was only the fourth victory for the Raptors in their past 15 games, who are looking to turn around their free-fall in the eastern conference standings.
The Raptors currently sit third in the east, with Chicago and Washington hot on their heels just one win back.
Playing in front of his home town Toronto crowd for the first time in his young NBA career, Wiggins showed Raptors fans why he was the overall number one pick.
Although his performance was not off-the-charts impressive, the young shooting guard put up 15 points and flashed little glimpses of his athletic prowess.
Amir Johnson of the Raptors praised the young Canadian, projecting that he would be one of the top players in the league one day.
After struggling through one of the toughest stretches of their season, the Raps can look forward to an easier schedule to close out the 2015 campaign. Nine out of their final 11 opponents have losing records.
The Raps next game is against the NBA’s worst team, the New York Knicks.