May 21, 2024
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The Toronto Raptors won the game by 114-110 against Golden State Warriors in Oakland for their first NBA title. Toronto won the series by 4-2 making a history by winning the title for the first time.

The leading team switched throughout the game, with the Raptors clinging to a one-point lead with 18 seconds left. 

Stephen Curry missed a contested 3-pointer in the waning moments before Golden State called a timeout it didn’t have, giving Leonard a technical free throw with 0.9 seconds left to seal it.

The Warriors called a timeout that they didn’t have. And the Raptors won the championship.

Leonard, the NBA Finals MVP for a second time, then got behind Andre Iguodala for a layup as the buzzer sounded, but it went to review and the basket was called off before Leonard’s two free throws. That only delayed the celebration for a moment. 

Despite Thompson’s absence, the Warriors kept battling, and were able to stick with the Raptors until the final seconds, finding baskets here and there from pretty much everyone that was still healthy to play, CBS Sports reports.

Kyle Lowry finished with 26 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Raptors. Pascal Siakam also went for 26, while Kawhi Leonard and Fred VanVleet each added 22 of their own. Thompson led the Warriors with 30 points, and Andre Iguodala chipped in 22 points. 

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