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The hardest choice of this long weekend: Raptors or 'Game of Thrones'?


Despite the ubiquity of on-demand viewing, watching event programming live on a traditional television is still the preferred mode to experience mammoth meme-able moments, says the pop culture junkie.


"I'm in my thirties and I remember back then Dad would have been downstairs watching the game and somebody else that was into the show would have been upstairs," he says, noting screens are also more likely to run simultaneously in the same room.


Raptors fan Heba Habib of Pickering, Ont., says the choice isn't hard for her, since Crave makes "Game of Thrones" available as soon as it airs on HBO at 9 p.m.


That was certainly the case last week for Di Nucci, who watched the Raptors with her sister and parents on the living room TV until she and her father commandeered the set for "Game of Thrones."


If Di Nucci had another screen available at the time, she expects she would have caught Leonard's shot but she was using her phone to text a friend during "Game of Thrones," which was being streamed to the television via her laptop.


Being respectful is key, adds Morris, citing past experience in asserting the difficulty of reading online leaks without spoiling the fun for others.






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