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Drake announces Raptors' starting lineup with style

On Drake Night in Toronto, the Canadian rapper announced the Raptors' starting lineup before the team's first game against the Brooklyn Nets since last season's playoff series.

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Toronto rapper Drake calls out the Raptors' starting lineup before their game against Brooklyn. (Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Toronto Raptors pulled out all the stops Wednesday night for their first meeting with the Brooklyn Nets since last season's first-round playoff loss. It was the second annual Drake Night at the Air Canada Centre.

In addition to the team donning its 20th-anniversary purple jerseys, the Raptors had Drake announce their starting lineup. Ever the showman, the Toronto rapper did not disappoint. 

It wasn't the first time Drake has introduced the Raptors. The team's "global ambassador" put on a similar performance almost a year ago, which was also prior to a game against the Nets.

The Raptors are now undefeated on Drake Night, as they came away with a 105-89 victory after another dominant fourth quarter.

Kyle Lowry lived up to his new "baby-faced assassin" moniker, registering his eighth double-double of the season. 

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