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7 great moments from Raptors' historic NBA Finals



It was the biggest night in the history of Canadian basketball – which Toronto Raptors fans in the country and abroad will probably never forget.

On Thursday, 24 years since the team first entered the league, Raps took his first NBA title.

Match 6 in the final against Golden State Warriors was a wild ride, with 16 lead changes and a finishing nail.

In the end, the Raptors overcame 114-110 against the huge rivals and set the largest Canadian city to celebrate.

Here are some of the highlights of the night of unforgettable excitement for many basketball fans.

Lowry sets the tone

Toronto Raptors, guard Kyle Lowry, right, had fans home in Canada after fired 11 consecutive points at the start of the first quarter. (Sergio Estrada / USA DANAS Sport / Reuters)

Raptors' guard Kyle Lowry came out of doors on all cylinders.

No current Raptor was with the team longer, and Lowry's hunger for the first NBA championship was clear from the first speaker.

He scored the first 11 points in Raps in just two minutes, silencing Golden State Warriors fans at Oracle Arena. Some fans commented on Twitter that Lowry was looking for redemption for a missed three-point strike in the last second of Game 5 when Raptors lost one point.

Lowry played 26 points by the end of the game, of which 21 in the first half.

VanVleet seal the contract

The correct defense, Fred VanVleet, went through three big trophies in the fourth quarter. (Frank Gunn / Canadian Press)

No other Raptor was in the game for 6, but for the player who played points Fred VanVleet. The Indian six-foot home stopped a fantastic post-season run with 22 points on Thursday, including a series of three in the second half of the fourth quarter.

VanVleet's night was so unforgettable that even Warriors star Stephen Curry gave him props in the interviews after the game.

"He's a player," Curry told reporters.

"He hit some great blows, not just under pressure, he hit a lot of daggers." [and] he never seemed to panic when the ball was in his hands. Even tonight he struck as three who held the momentum on their side.

& # 39; Claw & # 39; the finals of the MVP have been crowned

Kawhi Leonard, center, became only the third player in the NBA history to win two final MVP awards with two different teams. (Ezra Shaw / Getty Images)

Kawhi Leonardo needed only one season to become a Raptors icon. And on Thursday, Leonard earned his second career NBA Finals MVP title, joining a very select group of players who deserved honor with two different teams.

Among the best two-way players in today's game, the famous peace and the collected Leonard averaged 28.5 points per game in the finals and helped his team to cool through the nervousness. He scored 732 points in the playoffs, the third in a post-season in the history of the NBA.

But now a man known as The Claw for his Sasquatch sizes has a decision to make a decision. It is possible to leave the raptors for another team and more money. One good sign is advanced: his sister Meisha Slayton told CBC News before the game 6 to "love Toronto".

Leonard's sister, Meisha Slayton, talks about growing up with Kawhi. She said that she always knew that one day she would be a great athlete. 1:04

Superfan finally gets the title

Superfan Nav Bhatia did not miss the home game of Raptors in the 24-year history of the team. (Frank Gunn / Canadian Press)

Nav Bhatia is most likely the biggest Raptor fan on the planet. Mississauga, Ont., A man known only as "Superfan" did not miss the Raptors home game since its inception in 1995. he would not be late and interrupted his presence.

With the recent success of the team, Bhatijin fandom made him a little famous person, appearing in the show Good morning America as an unofficial Raptors hype man.

He saw Raps through thick and thin and never lost his enthusiasm for playing basketball.

That was his message to the Canadians of Oakland, California, after the match last night:

Nav Bhatia, the famous Toronto Raptors superfactor, sends a call to all Raps home fans in Canada. 0:58

"We have manifest it"

Rap superstar Drake stopped Jurassic Park in the center of Toronto on Thursday night to cheer up raptors with thousands of fans. (Nathan Denette / Canadian Press)

He is undoubtedly the most controversial Raptors fan. He loves or hates, Drake has become an ambassador of the team and city.

While some of his foreign antiquities during the playoffs dragged out fire from opposing squads and their fans, many fans in Toronto fed with his energy and seemingly sincere love for Raps.

After the game 6, Drake called the Raptors victory "poetic".

"We will accomplish this, we have manifested it," he said. "It's beautiful."

Drake talks to reporters after Toronto Raptors beat Golden State Warriors in a 6th NBA Finals match. 1:09

& # 39; 6ix & # 39; it becomes wild

Sports fans in Toronto are always looking for something – anything – to celebrate. Last night, Raptors brought a lot of time.

Thousands of people were packed in the Jurassic Park, in an open space to watch the Scotiabank Arena, due to the play, the cold rain all day just to get a decent place in front of a big TV.

After the final sound signal, the center of the Toronto core hosted a fun party of fans who finally reached Yonge and Dundas Square. Some people hung from light pillars, waved me with the North Flags and sang "Let's Raptors!"

This is the moment when Jurassic Park celebrated the victory of the NBA championship in Toronto. 0:56

The festivities were overnight.

This team of Raptors has been electrified by the city, and during the celebration of Oakland dressing rooms, some players have taken the opportunity to reflect on what their support means:

Raptors player Norman Powell talks to Greg Rose of the CBC as he follows the champagne in the dressing room after winning the NBA championship in Toronto. 0:22


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