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Much at stake in a last NBA Finals trip to Oracle Arena

Much at stake in a last NBA Finals trip to Oracle Arena

Before calling the NBA Finals, Singh was a reporter for Omni News.

The Toronto Raptors were a shot away.

A busy night for Toronto Police after Monday's Raptors game.

Since Toronto's Kyle Lowry put up the game's final shot in the dying seconds of the fourth quarter - a corner three that Draymond Green was just able to get a few fingers on - most of the chatter surrounded what would have happened if he had knocked it down. The Raptors had a six-point lead with less than 3 minutes remaining Monday (Tuesday, Philippine time), poised to put an end to a Golden era in the National Basketball Association. The Raptors hold a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. The Warrior players looked like they had just been punched in the gut and understandably so.

Large sections of Raptors fans at the Scotiabank Arena initially cheered when Kevin Durant went down clutching his Achilles tendon, prompting several Toronto players to wave their hands to get the crowd to stop.

Kevon Looney believes he'll be on the floor Thursday.

They can't worry about that now.

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"These are humans. Yes, they're well paid and yes they're public figures and yes they have responsibilities in the community and yes there are downsides and trappings that come with that, but we've got to retell the story differently". Everybody is facing fatigue at this point.

"It's just one of those things where you're so excited", said Stu Vetter, who coached Durant at Montrose Christian School in Rockville, "and then at the end you feel empty".

It's a two-man Finals MVP race, with Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard the favorite at -323 on FanDuel, while Warriors guard Stephen Curry is at +240.

So the Raptors won't be rattled by having to go back there, even though they almost avoided it. And we felt good about the process.

A loss Thursday sends the Warriors into a summer they won't be eager to face.

According to Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, he was told that Thompson will open himself to free-agent trade offers from other teams if the max contract will not be laid out. "Just the wonderful heart and grit they showed", Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told reporters.

"We made a lot of different statements over the course of these five years", Curry said. I'm old enough to see Isaiah Thomas (pistons) score 25 on damn near a broke foot, or seen footage of Willis reed come back to help win a championship on one leg.