The Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Thursday’s Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals to win the teams first title.
The Warriors lost Klay Thompson to a knee injury in the third quarter after he scored 30 points as a primary offensive threat. That left Stephen Curry 21points and seven assists, Andre Iguodala 22points and Draymond Green 11points, 19rebounds and 13 assists.
Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam had 26 points apiece for the Raptors, Fred VanVleet and Kawhi Leonard each had 22 for Toronto.
Golden State had an opportunity to win in the final 10 seconds after Danny Green threw the ball away. However, Curry missed a three-pointer that could have forced a Game 7.
Kawhi earned his second NBA Finals MVP, becoming the first player in NBA history to win it in both conferences. Leonard won his first Finals MVP in 2014 with the San Antonio Spurs, a series in which he averaged 17.4 points and 6.2 rebounds and won the honor largely for his defense on James.