LIVE BLOG: 2019 NBA Finals, Warriors vs. Raptors — Game 5


Posted at Jun 11 2019 08:00 AM | Updated as of Jun 11 2019 03:09 PM

The Toronto Raptors will try to complete their historic mission in front of their home crowd Monday night against the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

Tip-off is set at 9 a.m., Tuesday morning, Manila time.

By winning both games in Oakland, the Raptors have a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series and can clinch their first NBA title with one more victory.

The Warriors have experience on both sides of a 3-1 series margin. They were down to the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2016 in the Western Conference semifinals and won, then led the NBA Finals 3-1 that year against the Cleveland Cavaliers and lost.

Kevin Durant is expected to play for the Warriors as the defending champions face elimination at Scotiabank Arena.

Can Toronto close the deal and send an entire country in collective jubilation? Or does Golden State have what it takes to extend their championship reign for at least one more game? — With a report from Agence France-Presse


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