The Toronto Raptors are a Canadian professional basketball team based in Toronto. The Raptors compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference Atlantic Division. They play their home games at Scotiabank Arena. The team was founded in 1995 as part of the NBA’s expansion into Canada. Since the 2001–02 season, the Raptors have been the only Canadian-based team in the league. As with most expansion teams, the Raptors struggled in their early years, but after the acquisition of Vince Carter through a draft-day trade in 1998, the franchise set league-attendance records and made the NBA playoffs in 2000, 2001, and 2002. Carter was instrumental in leading the team to their first playoff series win in 2001, where they advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals. During the 2002–03 and 2003–04 seasons, they failed to make significant progress. For the 2006–07 season, the Raptors qualified for their first playoff berth in five years, capturing the Atlantic Division title. In the 2007–08 season, they also advanced to the playoffs but failed to reach the postseason in each of the next five seasons. Until 2013, the Raptors returned to the playoffs and became a consistent playoff team in the following years. The team also won five Division titles and registered their most successful regular season in 2018. However, the team’s failed to reach the NBA Finals that year. In the 2019 playoffs, the Toronto Raptors won their first conference title and advanced to finals, where they won their first NBA championship.