The Toronto Raptors captured their first NBA crown on Thursday, defeating Golden State 114-110 to become the first league champion from outside the United States by dethroning the defending titleholders.
When Golden State star Kevin Durant went down 12 minutes into his long-awaited comeback game Monday in the NBA Finals, players on both sides were stunned.
Having come within seconds and a single shot of winning their first NBA title, the Toronto Raptors must cope with the near-miss and a resurgence from defending champions Golden State.
With an uncanny calm, the Toronto Raptors have advanced within one victory of a historic NBA title, bringing joyful delight to supporters even as they maintain a stoic manner.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver says a one-year ban and $500,000 fine for the Golden State Warriors part-owner who shoved Toronto's Kyle Lowry during an NBA Finals game was an appropriate punishment.
NBA Finals players were shocked and appalled at Golden State Warriors part-owner Mark Stevens for shoving Toronto's Kyle Lowry in a game while praising the Raptors standout for his restraint.
Golden State Warriors investor Mark Stevens was banned from NBA games and team activities for a year and fined $500,000 after shoving and cursing at Toronto guard Kyle Lowry in an NBA Finals game, the league announced Thursday.
Stephen Curry knew he needed a big night for the Golden State Warriors to have a chance with two star players injured, so he unleashed the best playoff game of his NBA career.