On Thursday, the Raptors went head-to-head with the Boston Celtics and with half a second left on the clock, it appeared as though Toronto’s team would not come out on top.
While the Celtics had a 103-101 lead, the Raptors’ OG Anunoby came through with a buzzer-beating moment that not only secured a win for his team, but also allowed them to climb back into the series.
As the Raptors fought to maintain their spot in the playoffs, news anchor Cristina Tenaglia already reported a Raptors loss.
CP24 with some suspect reporting followed by a moment for the ages pic.twitter.com/TmOBKHpoig
— Raptors Cage (@RaptorsCage) September 4, 2020
Naturally, fans have taken to social media to not only point out the mistake but also poke some fun at the news channel.
This is the end of The Raptors game that CP24 was watching…. Its not the same game the rest of Canada was watching…..They need cable yo.. pic.twitter.com/SEG9wi9vPI
— Down2EndRacism (@Down2EndRacism) September 4, 2020
“@CP24 shame on y’all for reporting that the Raptors lost game 3. Don’t become @CNN,” someone else tweeted.
RAPTORS LOSE GAME 3!!! ….um… wait what? I’m pretty sure we won…. Raptors lose according to CP24??!?!
“I can feel the sting and pain from here!” 😲🥴
SMH….. If your wondering OG hit the game winning 3 with 0.5 sec left. pic.twitter.com/YKji33DWSc
— Norm Leung (@Helpinthe6ix) September 4, 2020
Others weren’t too happy with how quickly Tenaglia gave up on the Raptors.
It ain’t over till it’s OVER! especially for the raptors!!
— ViibesOnTheRiise (@ViibesOnTheRise) September 4, 2020
“SO YOU MEAN TO TELL ME , CP24 GAVE UP ON THE RAPTORS WHEN THEY WERE DOWN TWO WITH .5 LEFT??????” someone else wrote.
Let’s just say many fans were happy that the news ended up not being true.