#NBAFinals: Toronto Raptors Defeats Golden State Warriors to Win Maiden NBA Title (Watch Game Highlights)
The Toronto Raptors beat defending champions the Golden State Warriors 114-110 to win their first NBA title.
Fred VanVleet gave Toronto the lead for good on a three-pointer with 3:46 remaining as the Raptors took advantage of another serious Golden State injury to reward Canada with its first NBA championship.
The Raptors won the best-of-seven series 4-2, with Kawhi Leonard named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player after averaging 28.5 points.
“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.
“This is why I play basketball; this is what I work hard for,” added Leonard.
Pascal Siakam and Kyle Lowry scored 26 points apiece while VanVleet and Kawhi Leonard added 22 each in a balanced attack that allowed the Raptors to win on Golden State’s home floor for the third straight time en route to a 4-2 win in the best-of-seven NBA Finals.
Watch game highlights below.