The Stage is set for history to be made. It will either be the Toronto Raptors winning their 1st ever NBA title. Or it will be the Golden State Warriors becoming only the 2nd team to ever come back from being 3-1 down in a series. The Warriors have the opportunity to tie the series at home and force game 7 in Toronto. Though I’m sure the Raptors would love to win their 1st title at home, to give the Warriors that kind of chance is dancing on the blades edge. Without further adieu it’s time to see who’d write a new chapter in the history books.
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The Raptors opened up the contest on a tear. The Raptors jumped to an early 8-0 lead due to a fantastic showing from Kyle Lowry. They continued to push the lead as the Raptors were up by 9 points as the score sit 11-2. Mid way through the opening quarter Toronto found themselves still in a very promising lead at 17-8, but Golden State was making ground. In fact the Warriors ended up taking the lead with 2:16 to go as Draymond Green made it 27-26 for the Warriors. Toronto would regain the lead and keep it at the end of the 1st quarter at 33-32.
The teams continuously traded the lead in the 2nd quarter. They went bucket for bucket switching the lead back and forth all the way until the 8 minute mark. The Raptors finally got a lead bigger than 2 points as they went up 43-38 off a 3-pointer from Fred VanVleet. Golden State would catch up immediately as they retook the lead at 51-49. The back and forth scoring continued all the way to the end of the quarter as neither team had more than a 4-point lead at any point after the half-way point of the quarter. In the half’s conclusion the Raptors had a 60-57 lead with half the game to go.
The scoring started to die down a bit in the 3rd quarter. Toronto had managed a 5-point lead in a few brief points but the Warriors were hot on their trail. With 9:34 to go Klay Thompson would even the score at 64-64 with a running lay-up. The Raptors would go up a few pegs afterwards going up 72-66 mid-way through the quarter. With 6 minutes left the Warriors pulled within 1 as they closed the gap to 74-73. then at 4:41 the Warriors took the lead off a jump shot by Andre Iguodala putting Golden State up 78-76. The lead would remain to the end of the quarter as The Warriors had their 1st lead after a quarter at 88-86 with 1 quarter to go.
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Both teams closed the door on the offence in the early stage of the 4th quarter. In fact by the half way point of the quarter the score was 93-91 Warriors so only 10 points were scored in half a quarter. From then on however the scoring frenzy ensued. Both teams traded the lead back and forth as the teams were within 3 points of one another until the 3 minute mark. That’s where Serge Ibaka would drain the hook shot putting Toronto up 106-101. DeMarcus Cousins would put the Warriors within 1 point with a layup cutting the Toronto lead to 109-108. The game was so close to the very end but Kawhi Leonard would make 3 free throw shots to put the game away at 114-110. With that victory Toronto would bring the NBA title to the country that invented the sport. This officially marks the end of the 2018-19 NBA season, next season starts in mid October so until then congratulations to the Toronto Raptors who are the 2018-19 Larry O’Brien Champions!