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June 10, 2019 - 1:32 pm
Kevin Durant is a game-time decision for Game 5, head coach Steve Kerr said after shootaround on Monday morning. But the superstar is very much expected to take part in the must-win tilt, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole. Poole reports Durant will be "full go"...
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Kawhi Leonard, pictured center
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June 10, 2019 - 12:20 pm
By Eli Hershkovich The Game 5 spread shifted from Golden State -4.5 to -5 on Friday, thanks to the Warriors declaring center Kevon Looney (chest) active two hours before tipoff, but the Raptors’ elite defense wasn’t affected. They held Steve Kerr’s unit to its lowest offensive rating (96.8 points...
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June 07, 2019 - 11:00 am
Stephen Curry scored a playoff career-high 47 points in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night, but it still was not enough to defeat the Toronto Raptors, who held off Curry's one-man show for a 123-109 victory over the Golden State Warriors. The Raptors' win at Oracle Arena gave them a 2-1...
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Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors is defended by Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors during Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals.
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June 07, 2019 - 1:01 am
Golden State Warriors wing Klay Thompson (hamstring) was ruled out just over two hours before Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night, and the line movement reflected heavy interest on the Raptors as a result. The Warriors were seen as high as a six-point favorite on Monday, but the spread...
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June 05, 2019 - 9:40 am
The Golden State Warriors will be without Kevin Durant in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday, and they could be without Klay Thompson, too . If the Warriors are indeed without both superstars, can they beat the Toronto Raptors? "Oh, man, that's a lot," NBA champion Antonio Daniels said on "...
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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard stretches to keep the ball from Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut as he drives to the net during Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
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June 04, 2019 - 2:49 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard filed a federal lawsuit against Nike on Monday, saying the footwear and apparel giant is blocking him from using a logo that he believes he owns. The suit was filed on a travel day for the NBA Finals; Leonard and the Raptors flew to Oakland,...
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Andre Iguodala celebrates a basket late in the Golden State Warriors' win over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals.
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June 03, 2019 - 4:30 pm
The Golden State Warriors held off the Toronto Raptors in the waning seconds of Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night thanks to Andre Iguodala’s game-clinching 3-pointer. The 15-year veteran finished with eight points, eight rebounds and six assists. Igoudala also provided sound on-ball defense...
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Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors attempts a layup against the Golden State Warriors during Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals
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May 31, 2019 - 2:38 pm
The Toronto Raptors knocked off the visiting Golden State Warriors , 118-109, on Thursday night in Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals. The Raptors limited Steve Kerr’s bunch to a 112.4 offensive rating (points per 100 possessions) while generating their third-highest offensive rating (121.6) of the...
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Stephen Curry after the Warriors lose Game 1 of the NBA Finals to the Raptors in Toronto.
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May 31, 2019 - 10:06 am
Despite losing a Game 1 for just the second time under head coach Steve Kerr, the Golden State Warriors felt good after a bruising night against the Toronto Raptors to open the NBA Finals. In a 118-109 loss, the Warriors looked befuddled trying to attack the Raptors' halfcourt defense, which may be...
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Mike D'Antoni walks the Houston Rockets sideline.
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May 31, 2019 - 9:55 am
Mike D'Antoni will remain the Houston Rockets head coach despite being unable to agree to a contract extension, he said Thursday. "We couldn't come to terms," D'Antoni told Fox 26 on Thursday. "I'm looking forward to next year with a lot of enthusiasm and we're gonna have a great year. I've got one...
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