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UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 3:27 p.m.

Chris Mullin, Tim Hardaway reflect on ‘Run TMC,’ laud today’s Warriors

Chris Mullin and Tim Hardaway spent two seasons as members of “Run TMC” and six years as teammates at Oracle Arena, back when it was called the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum …


Amid NBA Finals and lawsuit, Kawhi Leonard remains unfazed

Toronto star Kawhi Leonard has more than a few things on his mind these days. He’ll be a free agent in a few weeks and will decide where he wants …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 3:53 p.m.

Golden State’s Kevin Durant out for Game 3 of NBA Finals

Kevin Durant still isn’t ready to return for the Golden State Warriors as he works back from a strained right calf he suffered during the Western Conference semifinals.


Klay Thompson questionable for Game 3 of NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has a mild strain in his left hamstring that forced him out of Game 2 in the NBA Finals and he is listed as …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 7:51 p.m.

Raptors OK mentally, Warriors shaky physically

The Toronto Raptors feel good mentally, and they are certainly in better shape physically than the Golden State Warriors.


UPDATED: Sun., June 2, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Klay Thompson scores 25 before injury; Golden State Warriors draw even in NBA Finals

Klay Thompson scored 25 points before leaving with a hamstring injury, Stephen Curry had 23 and the Golden State Warriors ran off the first 18 points of the second half …


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Jerry Brewer: NBA’s global ambitions get a boost from Toronto’s arrival in Finals

Hate to turn this column into a visitors bureau pitch, but you should know something: It has been amazing to experience the first NBA Finals in this pulsating city.


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Toronto’s Pascal Siakam comes from small settings to star on NBA’s big stage

The path to the best NBA Finals debut in seven years began in Cameroon and has stretched from New Mexico to the suburbs of Toronto.


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Raptors take NBA Finals opener, beat Warriors 118-109

Pascal Siakam scored a playoff career-high 32 points and the Toronto Raptors won the first NBA Finals game played outside the U.S., beating the Golden State Warriors 118-109.


Warriors’ new NBA Finals road goes to Canada to face Raptors

The Golden State Warriors’ road to a fifth straight NBA Finals has detoured to a new destination – and this one requires a passport. The Toronto Raptors, a team that …


Warriors’ plan for stopping Kawhi Leonard is throw everything at him

Golden State has plenty of elite defenders, and the Warriors may need them all in order to slow Kawhi Leonard in the NBA Finals. Toronto’s leading scorer is the top …


Toronto’s Jurassic Park adds college vibe to NBA Finals

There’s nothing quite like Jurassic Park anywhere else in the NBA. The college vibe of the writhing, rowdy mass of bodies crammed into a small strip of street to cheer …


Kevin Durant travels with the Warriors to Toronto ahead of finals

Kevin Durant is traveling with the Golden State Warriors to Toronto for the first two games of the NBA Finals, leaving open the chance he could be ready to return …


Toronto Raptors reset as NBA Finals loom against Golden State

There is a clear back-to-work vibe coming from the Toronto Raptors as they get ready for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors …


Tim Reynolds: NBA Finals will decide a champion, and much more

It all comes down to this. No, really. It ALL comes down to this. The next four, five, six or seven games of the NBA Finals between Golden State and …


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 10:05 p.m.

Toronto Raptors rally past Milwaukee 100-94, advance to first NBA Finals

Kawhi Leonard had 27 points and 17 rebounds, leading the Toronto Raptors into the NBA Finals for the first time with a 100-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Kawhi Leonard scores 35, Raptors beat Bucks 105-99 for 3-2 lead in Eastern Conference Finals

Leonard showed no obvious signs of the leg soreness that bothered him the previous two games, hitting the 30-point mark for the fourth time in the series.


NBA Tipoff: Bucks need better bench play to regain control vs Raptors

After back-to-back losses in Toronto, the Bucks return home for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals looking to snatch back momentum in the series. The Bucks won the first …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

Kyle Lowry has 25, Raptors rout Bucks 120-102 to even East finals

Kyle Lowry scored 25 points, Kawhi Leonard had 19 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 to even the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece. Serge Ibaka …


UPDATED: Sun., May 19, 2019, 11:44 p.m.

Kawhi Leonard scores 36, Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2 OTs

Kawhi Leonard scores 36, Pascal Siakam has 25 as Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in double OT, cut conference finals deficit to 2-1


NBA Tipoff: Bucks lead East finals 2-0, and now series shifts to Toronto

All Milwaukee did in the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals was hold serve. And now the Toronto Raptors think it’s their turn to do the same. Down …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

Milwaukee Bucks top Raptors 125-103 for 2-0 Eastern Conference Finals lead

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, Ersan Ilyasova came off the bench to score 17 and the Milwaukee Bucks never trailed on the way to beating the …


NBA Tipoff: Bucks seeking 2-0 lead over Raptors in East finals

When the season started, everyone knew the Eastern Conference would have a new king. LeBron James left Cleveland, having taken his talents to Los Angeles. And even Milwaukee star Giannis …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 8:52 p.m.

Bucks finish with a flourish, rally to top Raptors 108-100

Brook Lopez scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied in the final minutes to beat the Toronto Raptors …


NBA Tipoff: Bucks, Raptors to begin deciding Eastern Conference title

There’s a big-name superstar on either side: Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard. There’s a Milwaukee franchise that hasn’t been to the NBA Finals in 45 years, opposite a Toronto franchise …


Raptors say Pascal Siakam is doubtful for Game 4

The Toronto Raptors say forward Pascal Siakam is doubtful for Sunday’s Game 4 against Philadelphia with a right calf injury. Siakam is Toronto’s second-leading scorer in these playoffs, averaging 22.9 …


Kawhi Leonard has been brilliant, but Raptors know they must help

Toronto gave Kawhi Leonard plenty of help in the regular season. The Raptors need to start doing that in the postseason – or else. Leonard is a free-agent-in-waiting, someone who …


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 8:41 p.m.

Joel Embiid, 76ers rout Raptors to take 2-1 series lead

Joel Embiid refused to get tripped up back home in the postseason, scoring 33 points and playing to the “MVP!” chants to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 116-95 victory …


Raptors and 76ers made changes this season, and now face off

The last time Toronto and Philadelphia played was Feb. 5, a night where the Raptors went into the 76ers’ building and had no trouble on the way to an easy …


For Raptors, guard Kyle Lowry might be as valuable as ever

Kyle Lowry’s scoring is down, and the Toronto Raptors might be better for that. The Raptors open the second round of the NBA’s East playoffs on Saturday against Philadelphia, and …