The Toronto Raptors are the 2019 NBA Champions.
CANADA, THE @NBA TITLE IS YOURS! #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/QaCvuX5bsK- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 14, 2019
Final: Raptors 114, Warriors 110
The @Raptors are the 2019 NBA Champions! #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/nooya0x6Db- NBA (@NBA) June 14, 2019
• It's over.
The Raptors have done it.
Behind 26 points from both Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam and 22 points from both Kawhi Leonard and Fred VanVleet, the Raptors earn a four-point victory to capture the NBA title.
• Stephen Curry gets a clean look but it doesn't fall.
In a scramble for a loose ball, the Warriors call a timeout but have none remaining.
Technical foul and it appears the Raptors will win their first title in franchise history.
• Out of the timeout, the Warriors force a turnover with under 10 seconds remaining.
Raptors still lead 111-110 with 9.6 seconds remaining.
• Pascal Siakam puts the Raptors up 111-108 with a driving floater.
On the ensuing possession, Stephen Curry is fouled.
He sinks both and the Warriors trail 111-110 with 18.5 seconds remaining.
• It's coming down to the wire.
DeMarcus Cousins makes it a one-point game with a driving layup.
Timeout Raptors as they lead 109-108 with under 40 seconds remaining.
• Kyle Lowry gets an acrobatic shot to fall to put the Raptors up six but Draymond Green responds with a 3-pointer to cut the deficit in half.
It's 108-105 with under two minutes remaining.
Lowry is up to 26 points in the game while Green has a triple-double (11 points, 12 assists, 18 rebounds).
• Fred VanVleet knocks down a HUGE triple to put the Raptors back ahead.
VanVleet has 22 points in the game and has shot 5-for-10 from beyond the arc.
Toronto leads 104-101 with 3:44 remaining in regulation.
• Here's the situation:
4:15 remains in the fourth quarter.
It's all tied up at 101 after two free throws from Marc Gasol.
• Again, like champions, the Warriors respond.
A Shaun Livingston transition dunk puts Golden State up by three points as we approach the midway point of the final frame.
6:34 remains in regulation and the Warriors lead 97-94.
The Raptors signal for a timeout to talk things over.
• Things are heating up.
Fred VanVleet knocks down his third 3-pointer of the night to tie things up at 91 with under nine minutes to play.
Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Curry are checking back in to conceivably finish this one out.
• The Warriors have announced that Klay Thompson will not return to the game.
Klay Thompson (left knee injury) will not return to tonight's game.- Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) June 14, 2019
End of Third Quarter: Warriors 88, Raptors 86
• This one has the makings of a game that will come down to the wire.
The Warriors take a two-point lead into the final frame as they look to keep their three-peat hopes alive while the Raptors seek their franchise's first title.
Klay Thompson, who suffered an apparent knee injury in the third, leads all scorers with 30 points (on 8-for-12 shooting) while Andre Iguodala (20 points) and Stephen Curry (17 points) have also paced the Warriors offence.
Kyle Lowry leads the Raptors with 24 points while Pascal Siakam (21 points) and Kawhi Leonard (19 points) are also helping to lead the way. Leonard scored 10 of his 19 points in the third quarter.
• There's a timeout on the floor as the Warriors Klay Thompson appears hobbled after he was fouled on a breakaway dunk.
Thompson returned to knock down both free throws but heads to the locker room for further evaluation.
Klay turning around in the tunnel and coming back out to shoot free throws had Oracle going nuts. pic.twitter.com/T111U9aH8e- SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 14, 2019
With just over two minutes left in the third, the Warriors lead 85-82.
• Golden State responds to take the lead.
Nick Nurse signals for a timeout as the Warriors have taken a 78-76 lead with 4:35 remaining in the third.
Klay Thompson tied things up with a big 3-pointer before Andre Iguodala put Golden State back ahead with a floater.
"Klay Thompson, in the zone!" pic.twitter.com/NVBZJ8c0M1- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 14, 2019
Thompson is up to a game-high 25 points while Iguodala is the Warriors second-leading scorer with 17 points.
• The frenetic pace continues.
Just over five minutes into the second half, the Raptors hold on to a two-point lead.
There's 6:53 remaining in the third and Toronto leads 72-70. Timeout on the floor.
Klay Thompson is up to a game-high 22 points while Stephen Curry has brought his total for the game to 15 points. Andre Iguodala has added a huge 12 points while Draymond Green is nearing triple-double territory with six points, eight assists and 12 rebounds.
Kyle Lowry still has 21 points as he has yet to score in the second half but Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam have each scored 15 points.
Kawhi with the AND-ONE!#WeTheNorth | #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/QyG48P5IDt- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) June 14, 2019
Both Fred VanVleet and Serge Ibaka have scored 10 points off the bench.
Foul trouble remains an issue as Kyle Lowry has picked up his fourth foul while both Kawhi Leonard and Marc Gasol have committed three fouls.
For the Warriors, Stephen Curry has picked up three fouls.
Halftime: Raptors 60, Warriors 57
• Halftime stats:
• After a wild first half that saw 14 lead changes, Toronto takes a three-point lead into the halftime break.
Kyle Lowry leads all scorers with 21 points while Pascal Siakam (13) and Serge Ibaka (10) are also in double figures. Kawhi Leonard has scored nine points (on 4-for-8 shooting) but is in foul trouble as he picked up his third foul late in the first half.
Lowry banks in the contested lay-in! #WeTheNorth | #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/xE0t94FDhb- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) June 14, 2019
Siakam, Lowry, and Marc Gasol have each committed two fouls in the first half as well.
Klay Thompson's 18 points lead the way for the Warriors, who have also benefitted from 11 points from Andre Iguodala and nine points from Stephen Curry.
Draymond Green has scored just four points but has grabbed nine rebounds and dished out eight assists.
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• Golden State uses a 6-0 run to get back ahead.
Timeout on the floor as it's 44-43 Warriors with 5:22 left in the half.
Draymond Green has made his presence felt as he has eight rebounds and seven assists - both game highs - to go with two points.
For Toronto, it's still Kyle Lowry (17) and Pascal Siakam (11) that are pacing the offence.
• The Raptors continue their hot shooting from beyond the arc.
They're 2-for-2 so far in the second quarter and are back up by five points.
Toronto leads 43-38 with 8:12 remaining in the half and there's a timeout on the floor.
End of First Quarter: Raptors 33, Warriors 32
• One quarter is in the books and the Raptors hold on to a one-point advantage.
Kyle Lowry finished the first quarter with a game-high 15 points to go along with three assists as the Raptors shot 12-for-23 (52.2%) from the field and 7-for-14 (50.0%) from deep. Pascal Siakam has added eight points while Kawhi Leonard finishes the frame with four points, two assists and two steals.
Kawhi Leonard: 2-way player pic.twitter.com/dQQrJM9OB2- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 14, 2019
For the Warriors, Klay Thompson leads the way with 10 points while Stephen Curry has scored seven points and DeMarcus Cousins has scored five points in four minutes off the bench.
Golden State is shooting 12-for-22 (54.5%) from the field and 3-for-8 (37.5%) from beyond the arc.
• "Game 6 Klay" has come to play.
Klay Thompson gets out to 10 PTS, 2 3PM in the opening frame of Game 6! #StrengthInNumbers #NBAFinals- NBA (@NBA) June 14, 2019
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Klay Thompson is up to 10 points (on 4-for-5 shooting) to pace the Warriors.
With 3:17 remaining in the opening frame, the Raptors lead 26-22. Timeout on the floor.
Kyle Lowry leads all scorers with 12 points while Pascal Siakam is up to eight points in the game.
• We've reached the first break in the action of a frenetic start.
With 6:57 remaining in the first, Toronto leads Golden State 17-12 thanks to 11 points from Kyle Lowry and six from Pascal Siakam.
Siakam knocks down the corner three!#WeTheNorth | #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/4K1FkKDhdC- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) June 14, 2019
The Warriors are led by Kevon Looney and Andre Iguodala who have scored four points apiece.
3-point shooting is the difference thus far, as the Raptors are 5-for-7 from beyond the arc while the Warriors are 0-for-2.
MANS HOT pic.twitter.com/g13BCHALzo- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 14, 2019
Kyle Lowry is a perfect 4-for-4 from the field and has 11 points early on and the Raptors are out to an 11-2 lead.
• Make it eight straight points for Kyle Lowry who has the Raptors up 8-0 early on after knocking down back-to-back triples.
• Kyle Lowry gets the Raptors on the board first with a driving layup and Game 6 is underway.
• Starting for the Raptors: Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol
#NBAFinals Game 6 @Sprite_CA starters. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/5z147aC4qy- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 14, 2019
For the Warriors: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Draymond Green and Kevon Looney
#DubNation, say hello to tonight's first 5⃣ pic.twitter.com/XSMmPD3txW- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 14, 2019