NBA players, basketball world react to Raptors winning first title in franchise history

By E.Jay Zarett 14 June 2019 282
NBA players, basketball world react to Raptors winning first title in franchise history

The Raptors are the 2018-19 NBA champions.

Toronto closed out the Warriors with a 114-110 victory at Oracle Arena on Thursday in Game 6 of the Finals to win its first title in franchise history.

Kyle Lowry scored 26 points to lead the Raptors to the victory while Pascal Siakam chipped in 26, as well. Klay Thompson finished with 30 in the losing effort but left in the third quarter with a knee injury.

Warriors star Kevin Durant also unfortunately ruptured his Achilles during the series.

Kawhi Leonard was named the Finals MVP after averaging 28.5 points and 9.8 rebounds in the six games against Golden State. He was the best player throughout the postseason.

The Warriors were going for their third straight championship and fourth in the last five seasons. But, they came up just short.

Here’s how the basketball world reacted to the Raptors taking home the championship:

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