The Raptors and Heat began their Eastern Conference semifinal with a thrilling overtime battle that had fans throughout the city riled up, and some were so noisy their neighbors mistook the celebrations and agony for something more sinister.
During the game the Toronto Police Twitter account announced officers had been sent to look into a report of gunshots fired, fewer than 10 minutes after Kyle Lowry hit his half-court buzzer beater to extend the game.
Sounds of Gunshots: Lauder Ave/ Vaughan Rd. Reports of 5-6 shots heard. Unconfirmed. Units are otw.^adc— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) May 4, 2016
The account came back a short while later to let everyone know it was just some overexcited NBA fans.
Update: Unit OS advises no gunshots. Complainant was mistaken by "banging" and yelling from excited Raptors fans.^adc— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) May 4, 2016
Remember to enjoy playoff basketball at a reasonable volume everyone.