Raptors Vs Pistons NBA Trivia

Dean Riley - 23 Feb 2022

The Toronto Raptors will on March 4 attempt to make their mark ahead of the post-season against the Detroit Pistons. Here’s everything fans have ever wanted to know about their teams.

Toronto Raptors Trivia

  1. Who put the first points on the scoreboard during the Raptors’ debut game in the NBA?

Alvin Robertson made a three-pointer to give his team an early lead during the team’s first league game opposite the New Jersey Jets.

  1. What was the most points scored by a Raptor during their rookie season and first game?

48 points. This incredible performance was put on by Toronto Rookie Charlie Villanueva against the Milwaukee Bucks.

  1. Which Raptors player had been given the nickname “Mighty Mouse”?

Damon Stoudamire. He was selected with the 7th overall pick by the Raptors in the 1995 NBA Draft. His nickname had been given to him because of his height (5’ 10”). He also happened to have a Mighty Mouse tattoo on his right arm.

  1. Who became the first Raptor to accumulate more than 200 blocks in a single season?

Marcus Camby. In 1997-98, Camby led the league in blocked shots with an average of 3.7 per game. He scored a total of 230 over the course of the entire season.

  1. Who became the first player from Toronto to add 50 points to the scoreboard in a Playoff game?

Vince Carter. He scored 50 points and hit 9 three-pointers in Game 3 of the 2001 Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.

  1. Who was the first Raptor to be named NBA Sixth Man of the Year?

Lou Williams. While he played only a single season with Toronto, he certainly made it count.

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Detroit Pistons Trivia

  1. The Pistons weren’t always located in Detroit. Where are they originally from?

Fort Wayne, Indiana. The franchise was initially founded as the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons, as part of the National Basketball League (NBL). They were owned by Fred Zollner.

  1. Which Pistons player received the franchise’s first NBA Sportsmanship Award?

Joe Dumars. He was the very first recipient of the award, which has been named the Joe Dumars Trophy in his honour.

  1. The Pistons won their very first NBA Championship in 1989. Who did they defeat?

The Los Angeles Lakers. After the Lakers swept the first three rounds of the Playoffs, the Pistons beat them in the Finals.

  1. Who had been the tallest player in all of Pistons history?

Chuck Nevitt. At 7 ft 5 in, Nevitt is one of the tallest players in the history of the NBA. He spent 3 years playing for Detroit.

  1. What is the team’s mascot?

Hooper, who is a horse.

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