Kevin Durant went down Monday, Klay Thompson went down Thursday and the Warriors dynasty went down for good too.
Another heroic — and devastating — moment occurred for another Golden State free-agent superstar, Thompson, whose future next season also is in doubt after he suffered a torn left ACL.
In one crazy-loud night in the Bay Area, the Raptors went from their slogan of “We The North” to “We The Champs.” Toronto toppled the depleted Warriors in a 114-110 thriller to win the NBA Finals, 4-2, for the franchise’s first league title.
In their 24th year, the Raptors clinched a major title for a Canadian sports team for the first time since 1993, when the Blue Jays won the World Series and the Canadiens took the Stanley Cup.
Kawhi Leonard won his second Finals MVP award, finishing it off with 22 points, hitting the final two free throws with 0.9 seconds left and raising his arms in triumph. He’s a free agent and gave no assurances of returning to defend the crown.