The toast of the city were on hand to witness history, but it wasn’t meant to be. With billboard topping artists Drake and Tory Lanez in attendance and Raptors luminaries Vince Carter and Tracy Mcgrady on hand, the Golden State Warriors defended their championship from slipping away by getting a one point victory of 106-105.
The Blue Jays were the last major Toronto team to win a title in the city in the early 90’s. The city was ready to celebrate although there was a downpour of rain before the game started.
Kevin Durant lived up to his team’s moniker by being Warrior on the night. He played injured and gave his team some momentum, but the injury was aggravated once again. Golden State Warriors also did their best scoring three point shots in the last few minutes to upstage the comeback the Raptors mounted.
“I’ve seen it over and over again. It’s not really surprising, this is who they are,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of his team. “There has to be more that goes into it and it’s that fight, that competitive desire that I talked about and that ability to stay poised under pressure. It was brilliant to watch.”
The Toronto Raptors coach Nurse took solitude in knowing his team is still one win away from capturing the first NBA Championship by a Canadian team.
“I expect this one to be a long series,” Nurse said. “I’m not sitting here trying to think we should be this, be that, but if you would have probably told me at the start of this thing if we could fast forward to a 3-2 lead, you want to take it? I would probably say yes.”