Toronto nearly watched Game 6 of The Finals slip away in a similar fashion as Game 5 did, but 12 fourth-quarter points from Fred VanVleet helped push the Raptors past Golden State 114-110 and to the franchise's first NBA title.
A Danny Green turnover with 9.0 seconds remaining gave the Warriors the ball while trailing by just a point. Stephen Curry missed a quality look from 3 in the waning moments, saving the Raptors from blowing their second straight six-point lead with three or fewer minutes remaining.
Raptors guard Kyle Lowry came out on fire to begin Game 6, making five of his first six shots, including four in a row from 3. He and Pascal Siakam finished with a team-high 26 points.
Klay Thompson went toe-to-toe with Lowry and the Raptors, scoring 30 points in the first three quarters with four 3s. His night came to a premature end, however, when he was fouled hard in the final minutes of the third. He immediately headed to the locker room before turning around to shoot a pair of free throws. Thompson then returned to the locker room and eventually left Oracle Arena on crutches with an apparent knee injury.
Golden State's loss also marked an unceremonious end to its tenure in Oakland. The team is moving to San Francisco, where it will play in Chase Center beginning next season.
Kawhi Leonard was named Finals MVP, becoming just the third player to win the honor with two different teams (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and LeBron James are the others). Leonard averaged 28.5 points in the Finals. He is now tasked with deciding which team he will play for next season.
Sporting News provided live scoring updates and highlights from Game 6 between the Raptors and Warriors. Follow along below.
Raptors vs. Warriors: Live updates, highlights from Game 6
(All times Eastern)
Final: Raptors 114, Warriors 110
11:41 p.m.: Curry misses a decent look from 3, but the Warriors rebound and try to call a timeout. The only problem is they are out of timeouts, so it's a technical foul. Raptors are going to win this thing after Leonard makes a free throw.
Not enough for one more Oracle miracle. pic.twitter.com/iHsen1V3NL— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 14, 2019
11:39 p.m.: Danny Green gets trapped near midcourt and throws the ball out of bounds. The Warriors are going to have a chance to win this game with 9.0 seconds left.
11:37 p.m.: Toronto can't inbound the pass and has to call its final timout.
11:36 p.m.: Siakam makes it a three-point game. Curry is fouled with 18.0 seconds left and makes both.
11:34 p.m.: Cousins makes a contested layup with 46 seconds left. Toronto leads 109-108. Raptors call a timeout with 37.0 second remaining.
11:32 p.m.: Lowry is called for his fifth foul with 1:23 left. Cousins makes one free throw to cut the Toronto lead to three.
11:31 p.m.: The Warriors won't go silently into the night. Green knocks down a 3.
11:29 p.m.: Lowry chucks up a prayer that gets a shooter's bounce Toronto by six.
11:26 p.m.: VanVleet his another 3 to break the tie and put Toronto ahead 104-101 with 3:46 to go. He has 12 of the Raptors' 18 points this quarter.
11:24 p.m.: Iguodala makes a fadeaway jumper. He has 22 points.
That's a big time bucket, Dre pic.twitter.com/fWbqXGaa7c— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 14, 2019
11:22 p.m.: VanVleet is fouled on a 3. Has a chance to tie the game with 5:39 left. He does so.
11:17 p.m.: VanVleet with his fourth 3 of the night, but dunks from Green and Livingston keep Golden State ahead by three. Timout Toronto.
11:15 p.m.: Livingston puts the Warriors back out front with a jumper and 8:44 to play.
11:11 p.m.: VanVleet ties that game at 111 with a 3.
11:10 p.m.: Doris Burke just reported that Thompson will not be returning to the game.
Klay Thompson (left knee injury) will not return to tonight's game.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) June 14, 2019
11:08 p.m.: Ibaka makes the first field goal of the quarter. Warriors lead by one.
End of third quarter: Warriors 88, Raptors 86
11:02 p.m.: Officials wave off a tip-in from Leonard at the buzzer. Lowry leads Toronto with 24 points. Thompson leads Golden State with 30, but his status is T.B.D.
10:59 p.m.: Iguodala sinks a desperation 3 at the shot clock expires to put the Warriors ahead by five. Raptors have made one field goal in the last five minutes.
10:55 p.m.: Thompson makes both free throws, but Golden State immediately fouls to get him off the court. Now it's back to the locker room.
10:54 p.m.: Just kidding. Thompson turned around halfway down the tunnel. He's back. Huge roar from Oracle. "MVP" chants fill the arena.
10:53 p.m.: Thompson gets carried back to the locker room, and won't be shooting his free throws. Golden State leads 83-80 with 2:22 left in the third.
Klay goes down with an apparent leg injury, and all of Oracle holds its collective breath. pic.twitter.com/QGqNxvgYhY— ESPN (@espn) June 14, 2019
10:51 p.m.: Thompson is fouled hard by Danny Green. Thompson is writhing in pain, grabbing his left knee on the floor.
10:50 p.m.: Leonard gets called for some contact under the basket. That's four fouls on him.
10:48 p.m.: Thompson is unreal tonight as he drains his fourth three of the game. He's 8-of-12 overall with 28 points.
10:47 p.m.: Leonard responds with an and-1. Lowry is ready to check back in with four fouls.
10:47 p.m.: Curry with a little step-back jumper gives Golden State its largest lead of the night (4).
10:43 p.m.: A short shot from Iguodala puts Golden State up 78-76 with 4:35 left in the third.
10:42 p.m.: Iguodala answers with his second 3 of the night. A big 15 points from the vet.
10:40 p.m.: Siakam banks a tough shot to put Toronto ahead by four. He has 17.
10:36 p.m.: Curry hits his second three of the quarter. Lowry then fouls Iguodala on the next possession, and that four fouls on Lowry with 6:53 in the quarter.
10:33 p.m.: Curry picks up two fouls in two minutes, giving him three on the night.
10:31 p.m.: Leonard makes his first 3 of the night, Toronto's tenth.
10:30 p.m.: Curry makes a 3, and Thompson makes a layup. The game is tied at 64.
10:30 p.m.: Lowry picks up his third foul with 10:35 in the quarter.
10:28 p.m.: VanVleet opens up the second-half scoring with a jumper.
Halftime: Raptors 60, Warriors 57
10:11 p.m.: A wild first half with 14 lead changes comes to a close. Lowry is 7-of-10 with 21 points, and Thompson has 18 points, including eight from the free throw line. Eighteen of Toronto's 44 shots have been from behind the arc.
10:10 p.m.: Thompson is fouled by Leonard and converts all three free throws. That's three fouls on Leonard.
10:09 p.m. Quick transition offense from Leonard results in an and-1. Leonard has nine points.
10:08 p.m.: Iguodala drains a 3. Lowry makes his first field goal of the quarter. Toronto by one.
10:06 p.m.: Ibaka slams one down with both hands, and he's up to double figures for the third straight game. Raptors lead by two.
10:05 p.m.: Serge Ibaka ties things up with a short hook shot and 3:40 left in the half.
10:01 p.m.: Green and Iguodala connect on an alley-oop again. Green already has eight assists.
9:57 p.m.: Andre Iguodala throws down an alley-oop from Green to put the Warriors back ahead with 5:22 left in the half.
9:54 p.m.: Kevon Looney takes Green's sixth assist of the night and slams one in. Looney has six points despite a serious rib injury.
9:49 p.m.: Siakam and VanVleet each hit a 3 on back-to-back possessions to put the Raptors up by five. Timeout Golden State.
9:48 p.m.: Good hustle from Cousins. Dives into the stands to save a ball and ends up with a jersey covered in someone's drink. Makes a layup on the next possession.
9:45 p.m.: Lowry picks up where hit left off and makes two free throws to start the quarter.
End of first quarter: Raptors 33, Warriors 32
9:40 p.m.: Curry hits a pair of free throws in the waning seconds of the quarter. Toronto was 7-of-14 from behind the arc, and Golden State shot 55 percent from the floor. Lowry leads all scorers with 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting and has yet to miss a 3.
9:37 p.m.: Lowry still hasn't cooled down as he hits his fourth 3 of the game. Curry makes his first basket of the night with a 3 of his own.
9:35 p.m.: Draymond Green joins the shooting party with a 3. After trailing by nine, the Warriors have their first lead of the night.
9:33 p.m.: Warriors change up their D to a zone to limit Cousins' liability on defense. Cousins then convert an and-1. It's a one-point game.
9:29 p.m.: DeMarcus Cousins make his first shot of the night, and Toronto calls a timeout, up four with 3:17 left.
9:26 p.m.: Thompson and Fred VanVleet trade 3s. Both teams are absolutely feeling it tonight.
9:23 p.m.: Thompson makes the first Golden State 3 of the night with 6:00 left in the first. Steph Curry is yet to record a shot.
9:22 p.m.: Kawhi Leonard intercepts a Draymond Green pass that leads to a Siakam alley-oop from Lowry.
9:18 p.m.: Pascal Siakam hits the Raptors' fifth 3 before Klay Thompson makes a layup on the other end. Both teams are off to hot shooting starts of over 54 percent from the floor. Toronto leads 17-12.
9:14 p.m.: Lowry is feeling it tonight. He hits his third three of the night and is a perfect 4-of-4 from the floor to start.
9:13 p.m.: Lowry follows with two quick 3s. Lowry is 3-for-3 and Toronto leads 8-0.
9:12 p.m.: Kyle Lowey opens up Game 6 with a layup and a 2-0 Toronto lead.