Raptors dethrone Warriors for first National Basketball Association title

Tanya Simon
June 14, 2019

With a nation hanging on their every shot, Canada's only National Basketball Association team put the finishing touches to a remarkable 4-2 series upset that denied the Warriors a fourth championship in five years.

Leonard is the third player to win Finals MVP with two franchises, joining only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and LeBron James.

The Raptors became the first Canadian team to win a major North American sports title since the 1993 Toronto Blue Jays captured Major League Baseball's World Series.

"I thought they really fought hard, they were tough-minded", Raptors head coach Nick Nurse said of his team.

Thompson's injury came on the heels of a nightmare Game 5 for the Warriors, who won the game but lost Kevin Durant for the remainder of the series and beyond with a torn Achilles tendon.

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But as inspiring as VanVleet's performance was and the insane end to the game, the undeniable story on the night was what happened to Klay Thompson.

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Thompson made both free throw attempts, pushing his point total to 30 on just 12 shot attempts.

It was also the first championship for a team outside the U.S.

With less than 10 seconds remaining, the Warriors trailed 111-110 and had one chance to take the lead. "But our DNA and who we are and the character that we have on this team, I wouldn't bet against us being back on this stage next year and going forward".

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