The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions for the first time in franchise history, dethroning the Golden State Warriors and spoiling their run at three straight titles.
Keep it here for all the reaction, analysis, news and more after a thrilling six-game series.
NBA Finals: TOR wins series, 4-2GAMETICKETSMATCHUPHIGHLIGHTS1Thu., May 30Raptors 118, Warriors 109Video2Sun., June 2Warriors 109, Raptors 104Video3Wed., June 5Raptors 123, Warriors 109Video4Fri., June 7Raptors 105, Warriors 92Video5Mon., June 10Warriors 106, Raptors 105Video6Thu., June 13Raptors 114, Warriors 110Video
This season has been a war of attrition and attention for the Warriors. At times, the team seemed to be dragging itself along — too talented and proud to surrender, but too tired and injured to mount the kind of fight it has become known for.
Five straight years of breathing the same air with the same group of human beings can wear on the most gentle soul. Five years of doing that under the spotlight that accompanies being the best team in the NBA is when pipes start bursting.
But the way things finally ended, with Durant and Thompson going down with catastrophic injuries that will keep each of them out a significant portion of next year, makes every other issue around the Warriors feel less important.
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