The Raptors Beat The Warriors In 6 Games.

By Scott Manning
Jun. 14, 2019

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Raptors Will Be Taking the NBA Championship Trophy North Of the Border To Canada For the First Time In NBA History. The Toronto Raptors Beat The Golden State Warriors 114-110 In Game Six Of the NBA Finals As the Raptors Take the NBA Finals In Six Games. Kawhi Leonard Was Named Finals MVP For the Second Time In His Career As He Won the Award With The San Antonio Spurs Some 10 Years Ago. This Year's NBA Finals Tied Another Record, And That Was The Most Wins By The Road Team With 5 Wins. I Can't Believe I Am Saying this But In The Six Games, Five Were Won By The Road Team. So If You Think Home Court Advantage Matters In The Finals, I would Not Tell that To The Raptors Or Warriors. And Here's a Case In Point Case In Point, The Golden State Warriors Lost Three Home Games In The Finals For the First Under Coach Steve Kerr.

The Golden State Warriors Could Not Overcome All Of The Injuries This Time So Their Chance to Three-Peat Ended Tonight At Oracle Arena. And It's a Sad End To Oracle Arena As The Arena Is Shutting Down As The Golden State Warriors Are Moving to San Francisco To a New Home. Starting Next Season The Golden State Warriors Are Moving to The Chase Bank Center In San Francisco.

As For The Toronto Raptors They Are Celebrating In Toronto. However That Was Not Almost The Case As The Warriors And Raptors Played An Instant Classic In Game Six. The Game Had 18 Lead Changes, Nine Ties And Neither Team Had a Double Digit Lead All Night. So This Game Was Wild Right Out Of The Gate.

For The Raptors The Players Who Really Stepped Up In Game Six Really Had a Battle On Their Hands.

Pascal Siakam, He Had a Double-Double With 26 Points, Ten Rebound and Three Assists.

Kawhi Leonard, Mr. MVP Of The Finals, 22 Points, Six Rebounds, Three Assists, Two BIG Steals In Game Six. He Earned MVP Honors For the Finals.

Kyle Lowry, How About a Double-Double In The Game, 26 Points, Seven Rebounds, 10 Assists, and Three Steals.

Fred VanVleet, He Was Clutch With 22 Points, If the NBA Had a Sixth Man Award For The Finals He Would Get My Vote.

Now As For the Golden State Warriors They Were Handicapped All Finals Long. They Had Kevin Durant Give it a Go in Game Five. I Told All My Friends That Was a Very Stupid Move and I was Right. KD Is Out For The Entire 2019-20 Season And In Game Six Klay Thompson Suffered a Knee Injury and Did Not Return.

But We Did Have Players Who Played Hard For the Warriors.

Klay Thompson, 30 Points, Five Rebounds, He Left the Game With The Knee Injury And Was Not a Factor.

Stephen Curry, He Was a Joke In Game Six, He Did Have 21 Points, But He Only Went 6-17 From The Field And 3-11 Form Beyond The Arc.

Andrew Iguodala, He Was Not Much To Brag About Either, He Only Had 22 Points In The Game.

Draymond Green He Had a Triple-Double, 11 Points, 19 Rebounds, 13 Assists, Three Steals And Two Blocks In the Game. And Yes He Did Behave Himself.

The 2019 NBA Finals Are Now Over...

Here's My Take...

The Golden State Warriors Dynasty Ended Tonight Along With The End Of Oracle Arena. The Golden State Warriors Could Not Overcome The Injuries To Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson In Game Six. Durant Is Out For the 2019-20 Season Due to An Ruptured Achilles Tendon Injury. Durant's Road to Recovery Is Going to Be a Slow and Painful One at that. And as Far As Klay Thompson He'll Be Back For the Start Of the New Season In The Fall. But As Far As The Warriors As a Team Goes, They Were Lost All Finals Long Yes They Got Lucky In a Couple Of Games, Other Than That They Had Nothing. They Lost Three Games at Home In The Finals. And When They Needed Everybody Else Besides Stephen Curry to Step Up They Had Nothing In Game Six. And When Klay Thompson Went Out You Could Feel The Energy Being Sucked Out Of Oracle Arena. The Warriors Came Up Short And Their Chances Of Making it To The 2020 NBA Finals Are In Trouble Without Kevin Durant In The Lineup, Bottom Line.

One More Thing Before I Go...

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

My Congratulations To The 2019 NBA World Champion TORONTO RAPTORS...

CONGRATULATIONS GUYS AND ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF IT BECAUSE YOU EARNED IT...

BOTTOM LINE.