Toronto police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying eight men wanted for damaging a squad car during the celebrations that followed the Raptors' NBA championship win.

Officers were called to the downtown core just before midnight on Thursday for reports that several men had jumped on and struck a parked police cruiser following the team's big win.

Large crowds celebrated in the streets Thursday night after the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in Oakland to win their first league title.

Police say video footage posted on social media showed the men jumping on the car and photos showed the windows of a police car smashed.

They've released images of the men they're looking to identify, and urging the suspects to consult a lawyer before turning themselves in.

Several arrests have been made in a similar incident that occurred after the Raptors clinched their berth in the NBA Finals late last month.