Toronto Raptors win first-ever National Basketball Association championship

Annette Crawford
June 14, 2019

The Golden State Warriors' two-year reign atop the National Basketball Association has ended at the hands of the Toronto Raptors, who have claimed their first title since the franchise was founded in 1995.

According to NBC Bay Area and the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, a man believed to be Ujiri "reportedly pushed" and "struck" the officer "in the face" while trying to get onto the floor shortly after the final buzzer sounded in Toronto's 114-110 victory at Oracle Arena on Thursday night.

Leonard's 732 points over the course of these 24 playoff games sit third on the league's all-time record list for total points in one postseason.

"It was heck of a 12 months", Toronto head coach Nick Nurse said after his side clinched a first title in their 24-year history.

Fred VanVleet scored 22 points off the bench and made big shot after big shot down the stretch to lead the Raptors to an unforgettable win on the road.

Both Durant and Thompson will be free agents in the offseason.

The Raptors victory on Thursday night in Oakland, California, put the finishing touches on a remarkable 4-2 best-of-seven series upset that denied the Warriors a fourth title in five years and marked the first National Basketball Association title for a team outside the United States.

We've all talked about the mental toughness of this Raptors team, and their ability to find answers, and it was the Warriors doing that in games five and six, it seemed.

The biggest question surrounds the fate of forward Kevin Durant, who helped lead the team to two championships.

"We'll be thinking about this one, it's tough".

"So I'm really proud of the way that we fought until the end and this five-year run has been awesome", he.

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