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Edmonton to get their own version of Jurassic Park for Game 6 between Raptors and Warriors


Edmonton residents will have a taste of their own “Jurassic Park” in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals between Canada’s own Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors on Thursday.

According to Kashmala Fida of The Star, the Edmonton Expo Centre, the home of the Edmonton Stingers basketball team, will host a free viewing party. Stingers president Lee Genier confirmed that they decided to have their version of the Jurassic Park due to overwhelming demands from their fans.

For those who are unfamiliar, Jurassic far is the viewing area near Maple Leaf Square in Toronto. Cities like Halifax, Montreal, and Saskatoon earlier made their own version of the viewing area. Genier said they wanted to have their own version of it to join the celebration of the Raptors, who are currently on the verge of winning their first NBA title.

“There is a huge groundswell of basketball across the country,” Genier said. “It’s great to part of that landscape.”

The Raptors will try to close out the series against the defending champions on Thursday at the Oracle Arena. Toronto had a chance to win the title at home on Monday, but they fell short, as Steph Curry and Klay Thompson unleashed a late fury of three-pointers, helping the Warriors escape with a 106-105 win to extend the series.