1-Man’s Opinion on Sports-Friday “NBA Champs–The True North”

Posted by on June 14th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

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“NBA Champs-True North”

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It was a war of attrition.

When it was over the NBA Championship Trophy will have to cross the border to find its new home, Toronto.

The Raptors won the title, finding a way to stave off comeback after comeback from the battered Golden State Warriors.

It took a 48-point night effort from the Raptors two point guards, Kyle Lowry and Fred Van Vleet to fuel the Toronto win.

Van Vleet, undrafted and unwanted out of Wichita State, hit 3-straight 3-point shots and then drilled 3-free throws in a row to drive Toronto to the win.

There were big performances lots of other places. Serge Ibaka came off the bench to get 15-points. Pascal Siakam stepped up with a big game, 26-points worth of effort.

Kawhi Leonard wound up 22 and the final 3-free throws sealed the deal.

For Golden State, it was another night, another devastating injury. Klay Thompson had 30-points but went out with a hyper-extended knee landing awkwardly after making a jump shot. He was helped off, much like Kevin Durant was, the game before.

The Warriors could not survive the loss of 65-points in that lineup, without Durant and Thompson.

Steph Curry was choked off, going without a basket the final 6-minutes, miss the only 3-shots he took.

Golden State showed such heart in the face of all that adversity. What a night for the Warriors warrior, Draymond Green who wound up with 11P…19-rebounds…13-assists in a yeoman performance.

The Warriors were great champions over a 5-year run. But for the last two weeks, Toronto found the resolve to win. How impressive for them to win 3-games on Golden State’s floor.

And the true champions earned this one. That’s why the trophy is going to the True North.

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