“We the North!” Toronto Raptors spanked Golden State Warriors to get 1st NBA title

Raptors win first world championship/AP.

Toronto Raptors collect first title. 

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OAKLAND — “We the North!” For the first time in NBA history, the Larry O’Brien Trophy resides outside the United States. Pascal Siakam scored 23 points and Kawhi Leonard chipped in twenty-two to go along with 6 rebounds to help the Toronto Raptors seize their first world title with a 114-110 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals Thursday night in Oakland. It’s also Canada’s first major championship in 26 years. “I wanted to make history here,” said a champagne-soaked Leonard who earned Finals MVP honors. “That’s what I did.

Golden State had an opportunity to elongate the series. But Steph Curry bricked a contested 3-pointer in the waning seconds before the Warriors pulled a Chris Webber by calling a timeout they didn’t have. Leonard swished the ensuing technical free throw to seal the deal. The rest is history.

Speaking of history… many believe Golden State’s 5-year championship run is over. The Warriors, winners of 3 of the last 5 titles, were surprisingly injury-prone and vastly outmanned. Klay Thompson, 29, suffered a torn ACL in the 3rd quarter. Kevin Durant, 30, blew out his right Achilles tendon in Game 5.

And DeMarcus Cousins, 28, spent the majority of the season recovering from a left Achilles tear.

The Warriors were lucky they didn’t get swept.

“Injuries are always part of the NBA season — any professional sport, injuries play a huge role,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr. “It’s just the nature of these injuries, the severity of these injuries… But we can sit here and say, well, if this hadn’t happened or that hadn’t happened, that doesn’t matter. What matters is Kevin Durant is going to miss next season with an Achilles tear and Klay suffered a knee injury.”

When asked if the dynasty has indeed come to an end, Curry voiced an optimistic précis.

“This five-year run’s been awesome,” said the 31-year-old.

“But I definitely don’t think it’s over.”  

Canadians beg to differ.

Congrats Toronto on a job well done!

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33 comments

  1. Congrats to the Raptors Kawi Leonard establish himself as being the best basketball player in the NBA right now and much respect to Kyle Lowery Performing like that he showed up congrats to the raptors they deserve it

  2. RealTripKing 101

    Happy for Kyle
    Happy for Fred
    Happy for Lin (even tho he didn’t play his career is on the down fall but he a champ and I ain’t)
    Happy for Serge
    Happy for Marc (didn’t do much this game but he is a well respected vet)
    Happy for the Raptors

  3. 3 Fun facts…
    Jeremy lin got a ring before melo
    Serge got a ring before harden and westbrook
    Pat McCaw got a 3peat

  4. BREAKING: Kevin Durant has just signed with the Toronto Raptors.

  5. As we speak right now ..
    1) Draymond calling Jordan , Pippen , Rodman , Ewing , Larry Bird , Barkley to join the warriors
    2) Durant is joining the Raptors

  6. If only they won in toronto
    Imagine the crowd

  7. Ty'jayy Alexander

    LeBron leaves the east one year🤦🏾‍♂️ & this happens 🤣

  8. Kawhi didnt play a whole year then went to a team and won a chip his first year thats tuff

  9. Cousins with the biggest L of 2019

  10. LeeTravius Mckay

    “A lot of people doubted me, thought I was either faking an injury or didn’t want to play.” Kawhi

  11. Rimuru Tempest

    Boogie: Free ring here i come
    Patrick McCaw: Hold my 3peat

  12. R.I.P Warriors bandwagon 2015 – 2019

  13. It’s such a poetic justice. Kawhi got payback from 2017 for the injury he received from shooting a three against the Warriors so he scored the last three buckets of the SEASON. Kyle Lowry lead the team in points especially as the longest tenured player. The 6ix won in 6 ON THE ROAD. And Patrick McCaw three-peat champion!

  14. Kevin Durant called Kawhi a system player and now Kawhi held up the Finals MVP trophy at Oracle with KD sitting in a hospital room watching on TV. Sheesh.

  15. Happy for toronto. Hope warriors will comeback stronger

  16. It’s so touching that the DRAKE CURSE has come full circle after years of picking teams and players from different places the CURSE ends with his HOME in the NORTH where it all started years ago… really touching story😰😭

  17. Jaysen Holmquist

    Klay tore his ACL its all bad for GS

  18. Tomashee Jones

    Happy for Kawhi but Happy for Marc Gasol as well now he can finally retire in peace ✌️

  19. Warriors ” FANS ” walked out on the home team AGAIN… and on the last damn game of the Oracle Arena. I’m so fed up with how fake Warrior fans are.

  20. Now The Warriors know how LeBron felt in 2015 when his team was broken down by injuries. Great win for Toronto. 🏀 🎸 🇨🇦 !

  21. Cousins: oh this bouta be an easy ring

    Khawi: Hahahawuweawa

  22. TRU_FAN GameOf_FOOTBALL

    It’s bullshit the owners always touch the trophy first.Let the team have that moment dick

  23. Daniel Peralta

    Always great to see a New Champ.
    Knocking off the Champ to do it is awesome 👍

  24. Toronto and St. Louis first championships, awesome to see.

  25. Thank you Drake

  26. Congratulations from USA 🇺🇸! U guys deserved it and thanks for giving love toThompson and KG🌹that’s awesome 💋u guys deserved it truly😉

  27. Who’s got RINGS now🤙

  28. Peaches Barrett

    Congratulations 🎉🎈 Raptors.Big up Ibaka.You deserved a ring.

  29. damn Kawhi Leonard literally had THE last laugh

  30. Basketball is now bigger than hockey in canada. Lol

  31. Roselyn Gahiton

    Congratulations😘😘❤

  32. Imhotep Botardo

    Kawhi’s Second CHAMPIONSHIP 🏆🏆

  33. Rockets 2076 champions

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