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TORONTO - The NBA Finals are making one last trip to Oracle Arena.For the Toronto Raptors, it's a second shot at a first championship.For the Golden State Warriors, it'll be a night to play for a fallen ...
Jun 12, 2019
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OAKLAND, California - The NBA says Toronto's Marc Gasol should have been given two free throws with 49 seconds left of Game Five of the NBA Finals in Toronto, a game that the Raptors lost to Golden State by one point. ...
Jun 12, 2019
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TORONTO - The word of the day on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) that best summed up the NBA Finals was "yet."As in, Golden State isn't ready to give up its throne - yet.Kawhi Leonard hasn't bought any property ...
Jun 10, 2019
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TORONTO - Kevin Durant was playing basketball on Sunday (Monday, Manila time).The Golden State Warriors hope he will again on Monday.With the Warriors' backs to the wall now in the NBA Finals, Durant - now out for more than a month ...
Jun 10, 2019
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OAKLAND, California - Stephen Curry did all he could to lead the injury-depleted Golden State Warriors.It wasn't enough.Curry scored 47 points - a playoff career-high for the three-time champion - but the Warriors still find themselves in some postseason ...
Jun 6, 2019
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OAKLAND, California - For every amazing shot in a career night by Stephen Curry on his home court, Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry and Danny Green kept finding dazzling answers of their own.The Toronto Raptors have the momentum again in these back-and- ...
Jun 6, 2019
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THE Toronto Raptors regained control of the NBA Finals, taking the lead early and holding off the Golden State Warriors for a 123-109 win in Game Three on Wednesday in Oakland (Thursday, Manila time).Kawhi Leonard led a balanced Raptors offense, ...
Jun 6, 2019
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OAKLAND, California - Toronto star Kawhi Leonard has more than a few things on his mind these days.He'll be a free agent in a few weeks and will decide where he wants to play next season. He's apparently ...
Jun 5, 2019
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DON'T mind Kawhi Leonard's limp. Like Thompson, little will keep Toronto's star guard off the court on the NBA's biggest stage. Not with no more than five games left."A hundred percent," Leonard said of ...
Jun 5, 2019
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TORONTO - The 44th President of the United States -and noted basketball fan- has arrived for Game 2 of the NBA Finals.Barack Obama walked through a back hallway of the Scotiabank Arena about a half-hour before tip-off of the second ...
Jun 3, 2019
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TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors are rugged and relentless, capable of punishing teams in transition any time they make a mistake.The Golden State Warriors felt like they were seeing a version of themselves in Game One of the NBA Finals, and now ...
Jun 2, 2019
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TORONTO - The NBA correctly anticipated that television ratings would dip for Game One of the NBA Finals, for two very important reasons.There's no LeBron James.And Canadian numbers don't count.ESPN said on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) ...
Jun 1, 2019
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TORONTO - Golden State star Kevin Durant is going to miss Game 2 of the NBA Finals, and Andre Iguodala's health is of at least mild concern to the two-time defending champion Warriors as well.Iguodala, the 2015 NBA Finals ...
Jun 1, 2019
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TORONTO - Draymond Green believes he's the best defensive player in basketball. Klay Thompson sought inclusion on the NBA's all-defensive team for years. Andre Iguodala, even at 35 years old, can still neutralize just about any opponent.Golden ...
May 30, 2019
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TORONTO - Dynasty versus dinosaurs.The Golden State Warriors' road to a fifth straight NBA Finals has detoured to a new destination - and this one requires a passport.The Toronto Raptors, a team that arrived in the NBA 24 years ago as ...
May 30, 2019
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TORONTO - Eric Lewis and Kane Fitzgerald are heading to the NBA Finals for the first time, as they were among the 12 referees picked to work the Toronto-Golden State title series.Lewis and Fitzgerald are the two rookies on this year&# ...
May 29, 2019
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THE position matchup breakdown for the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors:STARTING GUARDSGolden State: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.Toronto: Kyle Lowry and Danny Green.Analysis: All respect to Lowry, whose toughness and leadership are both ...
May 27, 2019
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AND now, they wait.Again.The Golden State Warriors have gotten used to going to the NBA Finals, and their win in Portland on Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time) clinched their fifth consecutive trip. They've also gotten used to waiting ...
May 21, 2019
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