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Toronto Raptors Reached Finals Conference With Thrilled Win

Toronto Raptors Reached Finals Conference With Thrilled Win

Canadian basketball is rising and continuously taking over the game. In a recent playoff, Toronto Raptors won over Philadelphia 76ers. We are going to discuss the playoff between the two teams and win of Toronto Raptors. Want to know about each and every detail? Just read on ahead.

Undoubtedly, all the players of the team contributed to the thrilling win of the team. But one just can’t forget the last shot from Kawhi Leonard.  Leonard’s last jump shot from the corner at the buzzer helped Toronto Raptors. The team lifted up to Eastern Conference finals with 92-90.

It is for the second time in the franchise history that Toronto Raptors are making into finals.

Both coaches talked pre-game about the magnitude of a Game 7.

Toronto’s Nick Nurse said, “I think you would tend to think that in a long coaching career this is really, really, really big, biggest moment ever, but I think back to when I was getting ready to coach the Manchester Giants versus the Birmingham Bullets back in 2000, it meant a lot to me at the moment. I can’t imagine it meaning any more. I’ve had a lot of those times in my career and it feels similar.”

Sixers Coach Brett Brown said his staff of 14 had spent the previous night dining at swish Yorkville restaurant Sotto.

“I will be on a mission personally to help our players get through this, to have a demeanour of solid. That’s my role in a game like today. To help our guys, to tell them the truth when things aren’t going the way that we want, and to steady the ship. Keep the boys in the boat, ” Brown said.

In the fourth quarter, Leonard had 15 of his 41 points. He corralled the ball and launched the winning basket within 4 seconds.

On Wednesday, Toronto Raptors will have to face Bucks in the Eastern Conference final in Milwaukee. Notably, Bucks dispatched Boston in five games.

The recent series was full of nail-biting moments and seemed like a passing the parcel game. Both the teams were in a neck to neck competition. But still, the game wasn’t at the level of postseason standards.

Pascal Siakam finished with 11 points and 11 boards and Kyle Lowry had 10 points. Whereas Serge Ibaka had 17 points and 8 rebounds. Marc Gasol had 11 rebounds to go with seven points. Kyle played most of the night with a taped left thumb. He sprained early in the second quarter.

Talking about the opponent team, all five Philadelphia starters finished in double digits. Joel Embiid led his team with 21 points. JJ Redick had 17 points and Jimmy Butler grabbed 16.

The Toronto Raptors shot 21 per cent in the first quarter and the No. 1 three-point shooting team in the league since the Gasol trade in February. They missed their first eight three-point attempts before Ibaka finally connected a minute into the second.

In the postseason, Toronto Raptors set the franchise record in victory by 125-89 Game 5 rout. However, in Thursday’s Game 6 the team dropped 112-101at Wells Fargo Centre.

Each team leads the game three times in the first half. However, none of them reached double digits. Toronto took its biggest lead of the game with nine points when Gasol scored on a floater at 9:28 in the third quarter.

Ibaka’s layup in the third quarter helped Toronto to regain the lead of 67-64 when the Sixers tried to go up by 7 with 16-0 score.

Leonard scored five straight points to put Toronto up by five with 4:48 to play in the last 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, in the last some minutes Toronto’s defence locked down. Leonard shed his long two-pointer & Lowry stole the ball off Tobias Harris. While Siakam finished with a layup. His layup ended with the ear-splitting noise of the crowd. Also, it put Toronto up by four heading into the final minute.

Leonard was fouled and missed his one free throw. A free throw by Butler and two from Embiid with 12.1 seconds made it a one-point game.  Then, Butler sprinted downcourt for the tying layup with 4.2 seconds to play.

The last minutes of the game took the audience to edges of their seats. Leonard took an inbound from Gasol and shot from just in front of the Raptors bench. The arena exploded by his hilarious shot.

If the team would have lost the game then it would prove a big disappointment for the squad. The squad was rebuilt by team president Masai Ujiri seeking a berth in the NBA finals. It’s a short term but a big goal of the president. Thus he acquired Leonard and Danny Green for much-loved DeMar DeRozan. He also acquired Gasol for Jonas Valanciunas at the trade deadline.

Harris’s three-pointers capped a 14-2 Philly run in the second that gave the visitors a four-point lead. But the Raptors fired back with an 11-3 run punctuated by a Lowry three-point play. Toronto saw head into the locker-room at halftime up 44-40.

In 2001, Toronto Raptors lost to Philadelphia by 88-87 in conference semifinals. That time Vince Carter jump shot at the buzzer bounced off the rim. The Sixers went on to play Milwaukee in the conference final.

Toronto Raptors played in five previous Game 7s. the most recent Game 7 played by the Raptors was in 2016.

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Warriors Won NBA Finals Game 5 Against Raptors

Warriors Won NBA Finals Game 5 Against Raptors

Golden State Warriors defeated Toronto Raptors in NBA Finals Game 5 by 106-105 scores at Scotiabank Arena in downtown Toronto.

Remarkably, Stephen Curry led the game with 31. On the other hand, Klay Thompson followed him with 26 points.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said, “Steph and Klay hit back to back threes I believe. We got stops. Our defence was bending down the stretch, but we didn’t break.”

Thompson appreciated composure of the team. He said, “I’m very proud of the way everyone fought tonight – even going down six with three minutes left, their ball. We didn’t panic. We just do what we do.”

Warriors led the NBA finals Game 5 in the third quarter. Nevertheless, their win is all due to the three-pointers.

Kawhi suggested that Raptors could have played better defence. He said, “We started to play a little better basketball. We’re going against a great team. We know they weren’t going to quit.”

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse said, “They played their guts out. Kept on fighting and put themselves in a position to win it.”

Further, he said, “Our team has reacted all year long great to bad losses. I would say it takes a lot to beat this team and it took a hell of a lot of blows and a heck of a lot of balls bouncing the wrong way in the last couple of minutes for us to come out on the wrong side of it tonight.”

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Warriors forward i.e. Kevin Durant turned all eyes at him. He joined NBA finals Game 5 on Monday night. He was on rest due to this injury for more than one month.

But during the second quarter of the game, he again injured his calf. He scored 11 points in Game 5.

General Manager of Warriors, Bob Meyer said, “We felt good about the process. He was cleared to play tonight – that was a collaborative decision … I don’t believe there’s anybody to blame, but I understand this world. And if you have to, you can blame me. I run our basketball operations department.”

Furthermore, he said, “Kevin Durant loves to play basketball and the people who questioned whether he wanted to get back to this team were wrong.”

Moreover, Thompson said, “To be honest, it’s very deflating. It’s hard to even celebrate this win.”

Warrior coach Kerr said he genuinely appreciated the Raptors gesture as they tried to quite the crowd which was cheering after Durant injury.

In addition, Kerr said, “I think (Raptors) understood how serious it was … there was just a couple of minutes there where it all seemed so eerie and strange. I took a little bit for both teams to collect themselves.”

Notably, NBA Finals Game 6 will take place in Oakland on Thursday at 9 PM.

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Toronto Raptors Won NBA Finals Game 3 By Huge Leap

Toronto Raptors Won NBA Finals Game 3 By Huge Leap

The Toronto Raptors won the Game 3 of NBA with a huge leap by 123-109 against Golden State Warriors. At a point, Raptors took lead of17 points over Warriors. Here we will discuss NBA finals Game 3 and win of Toronto Raptors.

Remarkably, Raptors dominated the opponent team throughout the game yesterday. Both the teams will also face each other again in NBA finals Game 4 in Oakland.

Danny Green showed effective performance with six three-pointers with 18 points. Also, Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry led the game with scoring 30 points and 23 points respectively.

Noticeably, Pascal Siakam scored 18 points and Marc Gosal had 17 points.

Raptors coach Nick Nurse said, “When he kept it going, I think it was a huge confidence booster all around.”

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Coach also compared the NBA Finals Game 3 with Sunday loss. He said, “Our offence wasn’t very good in Game 2 and we knew that was hurting our defence as well.”

Further, he said, “We tried to play with more pace up the court and we tried to play with more pace in the half court. I thought you saw a lot more cutting and passing — obviously 30 assists — you saw a lot more shots go in, that helps.”

“We tried to play with more pace up the court and we tried to play with more pace in the half court. I thought you saw a lot more cutting and passing obviously 30 assists you saw a lot more shots go in, that helps.

Coming to Warriors, Stephen Curry really did well. He scored 47 points and led the game. Further, Draymond Green scored 17 points. Unfortunately, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant and Kevon Looney sat out in NBA finals Game 3 due to injury.

Earlier, Raptors HQ editor-in-chief Daniel Reynolds said, “It starts with Kyle Lowry. He’s the heart of the team … Lowry has to sort of respond to the call here and come out with a strong, sound game,” he said, adding Siakam had to get back to scoring more effectively.”

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Golden State Warriors Won Game 2 Of NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors Won Game 2 Of NBA Finals

On Sunday, Golden State Warriors won the Game 2 NBA finals against Toronto Raptors by 109-104. Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry lead the team by 25 and 23 points respectively.

In the first half, Toronto Raptors led the Game 2 with a total 12 points. Afterwards, Raptors started lagging behind. In the third quarter, the Raptors missed the first nine shots. However, VanVleet ended Warriors’s run with a three-pointer with remaining 6:20 in the quarter.

Kawhi Leonard had 34 points and 14 rebounds. While Fred VanVleet had 17 points and Kyle Lowry had 13 points. In addition, Pascal Siakam scored 12 points.

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse blamed team’s lack of offence during game-turning stretch that gave Golden State Warriors transition opportunities.

Nick Nurse said, “I’m going to have to rewatch that. I’m probably not going to enjoy it very much.”

By the end of the third quarter, Warriors led the Game 2 by 88-80 with one quarter remaining. The night was probably not of Raptors. Warriors’ offence with 34 assists on 38 made baskets was truly amazing.

The Raptors wore down and three free tosses from Leonard, one of them for a specialized approached Curry for hurling the ball not yet decided in resentment, dismantled Toronto to five points with 1:08 to play.

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Further, Raptors coach Nurse said, the Raptors should have fouled before Iguodala’s shot.

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said, “Iguodala has hit a lot of big shots in the Finals before, so he was unfazed.”

Warriors won the game after Green’s three at the buzzer off the rim. Various players such as Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Jerry West, Michael Jordan, Elgin Baylor, Shaquille O’Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon and LeBron James had a dozen 30-point games in a single playoff.

Baskets were at a premium in the game’s early minutes, both the teams shooting a combined 5-for-19 before the first timeout. The Raptors took a six-point lead on an alley-oop dunk from VanVleet to Siakam. However, the Golden State Warriors promptly went on a 10-0 run to go up by four. Toronto led 27-26 to start the second.

Nick Nurse said, “We’re in the same boat they were in coming here, we gotta go out there and get one. That’s all we gotta do get one. We can do that.”

While Kerr said, “We cut the lead to five and could kind of breathe at halftime. I think our guys felt renewed life at that point.”

Games 3 and 4 are in Oakland on Wednesday and Friday respectively. Whereas Game 5 is on 10th June, Monday, June 10 in Toronto.

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