Meanwhile, the defending NBA Champion will play their final game at Oracle Arena as they move on to another home court next season. It will be their last stance at home at their historic home court where they played the last 5 straight NBA Finals.
In the game, the Raptors start strong courtesy of Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, who scored the first 11 points of the game 11 – 2, since then it was all Raptors controlling the early quarter not until the later minutes where the Warriors came back and take the lead at 2:15 to go. The quarter ends 33 – 32 Raptors leading by a point.
In the 2nd quarter, the game are toe to toe with several lead changes, but still the Raptors won the quarter 27 – 25 ending the 1st half leading by 3 points 60 – 57. Kawhi Leonard was limited into 6 points and 3 fouls, but it was Lowry, who carried the Raptors with 21 points to lead all scorers at the half. Klay Thompson led the Warriors in scoring with 18 points while Andrei Igoudala added 11 points. Curry was limited into 9 points at the half.
In the 3rd quarter, both teams are in tight contention as no team manages to take a double digit lead, Kawhi Leonard has been the main man for the Raptors scoring 13 points in the quarter while Klay Thompson scored 12 points out of 30 points for the Warrior. Warriors able to retake the lead 78 – 76 with 4:35 to go. Warriors able to won the quarter 31 – 26 up by just a 2 points 88 – 86 at the end of the 3rd.
In the 4th and final quarter, Klay Thompson was ruled out of the game due to knee injury he suffered in the 3rd.and the Warriors will now heavily rely to Stephen Curry and the supporting cast to manage to force and extend into Game 7? Kevin Durant, who is already out suffered a torn Achilles in Game 5 and now Klay Thompson in Game 6.
Raptors able to take advantage the absence of Klay Thompson in the 4th as they overcome the Warriors lead and manage to put 6 point separation with under 2 minutes to go in regulation, but Warriors closed the gap 109 – 108 with 37 seconds to go and once again 111 – 110 with 18.5 seconds to go. Raptors Danny Green made a crucial turnover pass to Pascal Siakam that leads to Raptors turnover with 9 seconds to go.
Warriors had their chance, but Stephen Curry missed a 3’s that sealed the game for the Raptors first ever NBA Title in a 114 – 110 win.
Kyle Lowry and Pascal SIakam led the Raptors in scoring with both 26 points, Fred vanvleet who has been great in the 4th added 22 points and Kawhi Leonard the Finals MVP with 22 points.