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3 Montrealers Played In An NBA Game For The First Time In History

The Raptors made history once again.
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3 Montrealers Played In An NBA Game For The First Time In History

For the first time in history, three Montrealers played an NBA game on Sunday evening as the Toronto Raptors took on the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

For the Thunder, Luguentz Dort, a native of Montreal-Nord, led his team with 29 points in a losing effort against Toronto. For the Raptors, Chris Boucher, also from Montreal-Nord, led the charge with 31 points, while Raptors newcomer Khem Birch had a decent outing with seven points and six rebounds.

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Dort and Boucher have been excellent for their respective teams this season, with both players amongst the top point-scorers on their teams. 

"I was definitely happy about this game," said Boucher in a post-game interview, "I wanted to put Montreal on the map a little bit, just to make people realize we have talent in Montreal."

"For kids in Montreal, in particular," he explained in French, "I think it's a good moment for them to realize that it's possible to make the NBA [...] I think Khem, me, and Lugentz, it shows there's talent here."

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