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Guelph’s Market Square turning into ‘Raptors Square’ for Game 4 of NBA Finals

Guelph's Market Square will show Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Market Square outside of Guelph city hall will be turned into ‘Raptors Square’ for Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night.

Mayor Cam Guthrie, with his impressive ball-twirling skills, made the announcement in a video posted to Twitter on Monday afternoon.

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The game between the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors will be shown on a big screen and the entire street will be shut down.

Guthrie had said that the city was looking for a private partner to help pay for the event. In his video on Monday, he did not say who stepped forward but thanked city staff for their work.

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It’s unclear if Games 5 through 7 will be shown in Market Square as well.

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Friday’s game is being played at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. with a 9 p.m. tip-off.

As of Tuesday, Environment Canada was forecasting a clear evening in Guelph and a low of 12 C.

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