Oh Canada! The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions for the first time after winning Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Oakland last night 114-110. The Raptors - who were formed 1995 just after Jurassic Park was released and named after the murderous dinosaur - are the first team from outside the US to win the NBA title.
Kawhi Leonard was named MVP for the series, completing a dream first (and possibly last) season in Toronto. He scored 22 points last night and has established himself as arguably the best basketball player in the world this summer.
The Warriors were stopped short in their quest for a three-in-a-row in the final game in the Oracle Arena in Oakland (they're moving to San Francisco next season). It's been a massively depressing series for the Warriors and their fans. Living legend Kevin Durant tore his achilles in Game 5. Last night, sharpshooter Klay Thompson tore his ACL.
Still Steph Curry had a clean look at a three-pointer with just a few seconds left on the clock, but it rattled off the rim, much to Toronto's joy.
Torotonians were in typically boisterous form after the game.
They’ll be here alllllll night 🎉 pic.twitter.com/vlmL6jtwij
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) June 14, 2019