NBA

June 15, 2019 - 3:44 pm
This is going to seem really weird to say aloud, but try it anyway. The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions. The discomfort is certainly not because they were unworthy, but instead because the league, since its inception, has been the tightest membership of any league. The same names pop up through...
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Kyrie Irving
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June 14, 2019 - 6:36 pm
There has been much speculation about the future of Kyrie Irving after his Boston Celtics failed to live up to lofty expectations and were ultimately eliminated in the second round of the playoffs. Irving, who is from New Jersey, has long been linked with a return to the New York area when he...
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June 13, 2019 - 11:52 pm
The Raptors are NBA champions for the first time, and Kawhi Leonard is now among NBA legends. Toronto defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. The Raptors won the series 4-2. The Warriors failed to capture a third straight championship. THAT...
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June 13, 2019 - 11:29 pm
The Warriors were down three with 2:22 left in the third quarter, their season on the line in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Klay Thompson drove to the basket and was fouled, hitting the floor in a scary fall. It forced him to leave the floor — and valiently came back to make two free throws. Was this...
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June 13, 2019 - 2:41 pm
The Warriors and Raptors are both coming off an emotional Game 5. Golden State lost Kevin Durant to a devastating ruptured Achilles, and the Raptors just missed clinching their first NBA championship in a 106-105 loss. Game 6 on Thursday night should be just as intense as the Warriors continue to...
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Raptors Warriors NBA Finals
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June 11, 2019 - 5:59 pm
With 3:05 left in Game 5, Raptors head coach Nick Nurse called a timeout with Toronto possessing a six-point cushion. The Warriors live moneyline was +890 (betting $100 to win a $990 net profit) at the time, and keep in mind, they opened the seriesat -330 to win the NBA title.
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Kevin Durant injures his Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals
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June 11, 2019 - 8:41 am
Following the Warriors' 106-105 win in Game 5 on Monday night, Bob Myers, the club's GM/president of basketball ops, went to the podium to announce that Kevin Durant sustained an Achillies injury. The full extent of the injury won't be known until Durant undergoes an MRI on Tuesday. Myers, fighting...
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