Power to the North!
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam celebrated his first NBA title with the flag of his homeland, Cameroon, draped over his shoulders and hopes to inspire the NBA dreams of young Africans.
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, swept up in a Canada-wide frenzy over the prospect of the Raptors winning their first NBA championship Thursday, sounded the charge with a rendering of the "Jurassic Park" movie soundtrack.
With the Toronto Raptors on the brink of a historic NBA title, excitement is building across Canada ahead of Monday's potentially decisive fifth game of the NBA Finals.
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.
It's the North for Beau Belga.
Pascal Siakam never dreamed of being an NBA hero growing up in Cameroon, but the lanky forward discovered in a youth basketball camp delivered a stellar performance in his NBA Finals debut.
Toronto forward Pascal Siakam scored 32 points and the upstart Raptors defeated the defending champion Golden State Warriors 118-109 in Thursday's opening game of the NBA Finals.