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Toronto Raptors' Pascal Siakam drives to the basket against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 31, 2019 - 1:15 am
TORONTO (AP) — The first NBA Finals game outside the U.S. was a party 24 years in the making. Then Pascal Siakam and the Raptors really gave Toronto something to celebrate. Siakam scored a playoff career-high 32 points and the Raptors made a smashing NBA Finals debut, beating the Golden State...
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May 31, 2019 - 12:16 am
TORONTO (AP) _ Pascal Siakam scored a playoff career-high 32 points and the Toronto Raptors won the first NBA Finals game played outside the U.S., beating the Golden State Warriors 118-109 on Thursday night. The Raptors hardly looked like newcomers to the NBA's biggest stage, controlling the action...
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Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) controls the ball as Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) defends during the second half of Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 11:42 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Latest from the NBA Finals and Thursday's Game 1 between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Pascal Siakam scored 32 points, and the Toronto Raptors won their first NBA Finals game by topping the Golden State Warriors 118-109 in Game 1 of...
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver holds a news conference before Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 9:33 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The NBA is closely monitoring the ongoing trade dispute and tariff rift between the U.S. and China, though the league is not yet worried that it will interfere with any business happening with the world's most populous nation. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver even went as far Thursday...
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Rob Joyce
May 30, 2019 - 1:29 pm
The Raptors made the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time ever in 2016, then after falling behind 2-0 this season, ran the Bucks out of the building for Toronto’s first-ever Finals appearance. That leaves only a half-dozen teams in the NBA that have never played on the game’s biggest stage.
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Golden State Warriors basketball head coach Steve Kerr speaks to the media before practice for the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in Toronto, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Game 1 of the NBA Finals is Thursday in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 12:32 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr says center DeMarcus Cousins is available for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. Kerr made the announcement at the team's shootaround practice Thursday. Cousins has not been on the Warriors' active roster since injuring his right quadriceps...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2004, file photo, Indiana Pacers' Ron Artest, now known as Metta World Peace, is restrained by teammate Austin Croshere and Pacers assistant coach Mike Brown before being escorted off the court following their fight with the Detroit Pistons and fans in Auburn Hills, Mich. Metta World Peace needed to win a championship ring so his career wasn't defined only by one angry moment in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
May 29, 2019 - 10:58 am
Metta World Peace is happy, something he wasn't during most of his time in the NBA. He's also at peace with himself, he tells PodcastOne Sports Now , after rescuing both his career and his life with therapy that helped him overcome the stigma of the 2004 brawl in Detroit that became known as "...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 8, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, left, walks away from referee Ken Mauer during the first half of Game 5 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif. Durant is yet to progress to on-court work in his recovery from a strained right calf and won't be ready to return for Golden State in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on May 30. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
May 28, 2019 - 7:01 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant is traveling with the Golden State Warriors to Toronto for the first two games of the NBA Finals, leaving open the chance he could be ready to return from a strained right calf in time for Game 2. Durant, the two-time reigning Finals MVP who has missed the past...
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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) holds up the trophy after the team's 100-94 win over the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Toronto. The Raptors advanced to the NBA Finals. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 26, 2019 - 1:23 am
TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry stole the ball and pushed it ahead, then waited for Kawhi Leonard to arrive before feeding his All-Star teammate for a thunderous one-handed slam over Giannis Antetokounmpo . "The building exploded after that dunk," Leonard said. It sure did. Now imagine how it will sound...
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Drake reacts to a 3-point basket during the second half of Game 6 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals between the Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 25, 2019 - 11:47 pm
The first NBA game was in Toronto. And now, the NBA Finals are headed there. Finally. The NBA Finals are set after the Toronto Raptors won the Eastern Conference championship on Saturday night and earned the right to play the Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors. For the Raptors, it'll...
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