Jun 13, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Toronto Raptors ahead Kawhi Leonard (2) drives previous Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) in the course of the second half in recreation six of the 2019 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit:Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – The Toronto Raptors grew to become the first Canadian staff to win an NBA title with a 114-110 victory over the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors on Thursday that set off a country-wide celebration.
The victory gave the Raptors a Four-2 collection win and denied the Warriors a fourth NBA championship in 5 years.
Reporting by Rory Carroll; Writing by Frank Pingue in Toronto