Raptors 905 headed 17 miles northeast to The Six for a matinee Tuesday afternoon, and the result was an NBA Development League record.
With 15,011 fans at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre — home to the 905’s parent club — on kids day, the team set a single-game NBA D-League attendance record. The 905 normally play their home games at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, a suburb about a 30-minute drive from Toronto.
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The Oklahoma City Blue previously held the record (12,727) when they played a home game at the Thunder’s Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Jordan Crawford (40 points), Kevin Murphy (26 points) and the Grand Rapids Drive spoiled the party, winning the game 114-87. Despite the loss, the 905 maintained the best record in the NBA D-League at 10-3, led by first-year head coach Jerry Stackhouse.
Yes, that Jerry Stackhouse…