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Raptors beat Warriors to win their first NBA title

The victory gave the Raptors a 4-2 series win and denied the Warriors a fourth NBA championship in five years.

Raptors forced to regroup after letting NBA title slip from their...

Toronto still have two more chances to close out the best-of-seven series with Game Six in Warriors territory.

Warriors edge Raptors to keep NBA title hopes alive

The omens still look good for the Raptors despite losing game five, as only one team has ever overturned a 3-1 deficit to win the NBA Finals.

NBA star Tony Parker announces retirement

Parker announces his retirement on Twitter after 18 seasons in the NBA.

End of an NBA era looms as Warriors on brink of...

Injured and weary, the Golden State Warriors are one loss from the end of their five-year NBA dynasty run at the hands of the upstart Toronto Raptors.

Raptors crush shorthanded Warriors, take 2-1 Finals lead

The Toronto Raptors defeat a shorthanded Golden State Warriors squad 123-109 in Oakland to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven NBA Finals.

Injury-hit Warriors ready to lean on ‘rock’ Curry in NBA Finals

The banged-up Golden State Warriors are ready to turn to Stephen Curry in the NBA Finals as they try to overcome injuries in search of a fourth championship in five years.

Global star players help NBA stretch worldwide growth

The NBA Finals returns to the United States after the best-of-seven showdown's first games were played in another nation, a sign of the league's growing global impact.

Warriors, Raptors make fixes before NBA Finals resume

The Raptors are wary of the Warriors wanting to improve after losing the first game in the series.

Warriors star Durant will miss game two of NBA Finals

Warriors coach Kerr says Durant must rejoin the club for at least one practice before he will be reinstated to the lineup.

Sizzling Siakam leads Raptors in win over Warriors

Siakam praises the Raptors team work which they used to their advantage.

Cousins will be available for Warriors in NBA Finals opener

Warriors coach Steve Kerr will manage the returning Cousins’ game time to make sure he does not suffer a relapse of his injury.

Ujiri goes from Nigerian boyhood to become Raptors boss

Ujiri became the first non-American to be named NBA Executive of the Year when he was at the Denver Nuggets.

Warriors seek more NBA history as Raptors hunt first title

Stephen Curry will attempt to lead the Warriors to their third consecutive title, as the Raptors looking for their first.

Raptors rally past Bucks to reach first NBA final

This is the Raptors first finals appearance in their 24-year history, but they will face a daunting task to usurp the two-time defending champions Warriors.

Durant forced to defend his role with the Warriors

NBA star player Kevin Durant hit back at critics on Friday who questioned whether or not the Golden State Warriors are better without him in the lineup.

Australia name NBA star-studded World Cup squad

The NBA has seen a record number of Australia players this year leading to many touting the Boomers as being strong contenders.

New Lakers coach Vogel calls for ‘togetherness’

New Lakers coach believes a revamp on the organisation’s spirit will lead towards success on the court.

Green triple-double fuels Warriors’ comeback win

No team has come back from an 0-3 deficit to win an NBA Playoff series.

Warriors hold off Rockets, Durant suffers right leg injury

Warriors coach Steve Kerr sounded cautiously optimistic – hoping for the best but also preparing for something worse case with Durant's injury.

Jokic, Nuggets move within a win of West finals

The Nuggets never trailed, led by as many as 31 and outscored Portland 62-40 in the second and third quarters.

Portland’s Kanter seeks Ramadan advice from NBA great Olajuwon

Kanter's observance of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan also precludes him from taking medication for his injured shoulder during the hours he fasts.

Murray, Leonard shine as Nuggets and Raptors level playoff series

Jamal Murray sinks six free throws down the stretch to help the Nuggets to victory.

LeBron not OK with Magic’s ‘weird’ departure from Lakers

LeBron says Johnson did not inform him that the Lakers legend was going to leave the organisation.