The Toronto Raptors is the new king of the NBA as they beat the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, 114-110.
Big time players came with their big time performance most especially on the four Raptors players.
Kyle Lowry scored his career-high in scoring for a half as he delivered 21 points.
Pascal Siakam who had a strong Game 1 made his presence felt once again as he calmly pull Toronto within striking distance each time the Warriors had their run.
Fred VanVleet scored 12 points in the final quarter and served as the Raptors fireman to flush Golden State attempt to control the game.
Then there’s Kawhi Leonard who was clamped down in the first half but finished strong in the final period.
Leonard and Danny Green another championship after their San Antonio Spurs era.
Marc Gasol now joined his brother Pau that won an NBA championship. The Gasol brothers are the only sibling in the league that won a Larry O’Brien trophy.
The Warriors had several golden opportunity at the later part of the final period for them to stretch the series to Game 7, yet, the Raptors also had their answers to close-out the Finals series.
Golden State entered the fourth quarter without the services of Klay Thompson who landed hard on his knee after a dunk attempt.
Thompson was carried out from the basketball floor and was sent to their team dugout and never returned in the ball-game.
Thompson led his team in scoring with 30 points before he got pulled out.
Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green tried to take over the scoring slack but not enough to deliver a victory.
Stephen Curry delivered 21 points and 7 assists but the former NBA MVP was heavily guarded all the time to disrupt his vision to the basket.
This championship victory of Toronto is their first after they joined the league as one of the NBA expansion teams from Canada back in 1995.
Golden State vs Toronto Game 6 Box Score
Raptors (114) – Siakam 26, Leonard 22, Gasol 3, Lowry 26, VanVleet 22, Ibaka 15
Warriors (110) – Green 11, Iguodala 22, Looney 6, Curry 21, Thompson 30, Cousins 12, Livingston 6, Cook 2