Toronto Raptors

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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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 - 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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Kawhi Leonard, pictured center
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June 10, 2019 - 4:51 pm
By Eli Hershkovich The Game 5 spread shifted from Golden State -4.5 to -5 on Friday, thanks to the Warriors declaring center Kevon Looney (chest) active two hours before tipoff, but the Raptors’ elite defense wasn’t affected. They held Steve Kerr’s unit to its lowest offensive rating (96.8 points...
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June 10, 2019 - 11:10 am
Kevin Durant is a game-time decision for Game 5, head coach Steve Kerr said after shootaround on Monday morning. But the superstar is very much expected to take part in the must-win tilt, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole. Poole reports Durant will be "full go"...
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