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SportNBA Finals end in bizarre fashion as Warriors call timeout they don't have

07:36  14 june  2019
07:36  14 june  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

NBA Finals: Warriors big man DeMarcus Cousins available for Game 1

NBA Finals: Warriors big man DeMarcus Cousins available for Game 1 NBA Finals: Warriors big man DeMarcus Cousins available for Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters that Cousins, who suffered a torn quad muscle in the first round of the playoffs, will play Thursday night against the Toronto Raptors. Cousins returned to the practice floor last Thursday in an effort to return the floor. At that time, the team said that Cousins would be available “at some point” during the Finals. Cousins hasn’t played since April 16, when he injured his left quad in Game 2 of the Warriors’ opening round series against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Nick Nurse called a bizarre timeout late in the fourth quarter that killed the Raptors momentum and sent the The Toronto Raptors lost Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto on Monday night, falling to the Warriors , 106-105 "I don ' t know why he called the timeout ," Smith told ESPN's Scott Van Pelt.

timeouts with 3:05 remaining in the fourth quarter of Monday’s Game 5 of the NBA Finals . And at the point Nurse decided to call those timeouts , the momentum of a bizarre evening had finally swung The cold Warriors had missed four of their previous five shots. The Raptors had reeled off a

NBA Finals end in bizarre fashion as Warriors call timeout they don't have© Provided by Oath Inc. The Warriors' season effectively ended with a technical foul. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions. It just took a while to get there after a bizarre sequence in the game’s final seconds brought the proceedings to a screeching halt.

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With 9.6 seconds remaining in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors inbounded the ball down 111-110 and simply needing a field goal to take the lead. The ball naturally went to Stephen Curry, who missed a clean look at the basket.

The ensuing rebound bounced off multiple hands and into halfcourt, where Draymond Green finally got a hold of the ball. Multiple Warriors called timeout and the clock stopped with 0.9 seconds remaining, just enough to get Curry another shot at a game-winner.

Raptors take NBA Finals opener, beat Warriors 118-109

Raptors take NBA Finals opener, beat Warriors 118-109 Raptors beat Warriors, win Game 1 118-109

Gasol misses out of the Raptors timeout , Cousins gets a key rebound but Draymond Green gets called for a back court violation. Raptors don ’ t score on their possession. Cousins gets to the line on the other end , he misses the first free throw but finally makes one on his fourth attempt of the game.

The NBA Finals is the annual championship series of the National Basketball Association ( NBA ). The Eastern and Western conference champions play a best-of-seven game series to determine the

Just one problem: the Warriors didn’t have a timeout to use. So instead of attempting a game-winner, the Warriors were given a technical foul. The Raptors were given one free throw, made by Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, and — more importantly — possession of the ball. The game was effectively over.

Of course, the referees still found a way to extend the game. As the Raptors inbounded the ball and commenced celebrating the first NBA championship in franchise history, a foul was called on Andre Iguodala and Leonard was given two more free throws.

Leonard again converted from the charity stripe and the Raptors were finally champions. Given that the team had waited 24 years for its first title, what’s an extra few minutes here and there?

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On Thursday night, the Extra Finals will add a few more layers of complication. For one, it will be the Warriors ’ official final game at This has been such a Finals of unknowns and uncertainty, and as it progresses, somehow there is less clarity. Sometimes timeouts stop them ; sometimes they don ’ t .

FINAL : Warriors 104-89 Cavaliers. The Warriors take a 1-0 lead. It was the lowest-scoring combined game for Curry and Thompson all season, yet Golden State won with ease. Steve Kerr calls timeout to put in his reserves. Based on how his bench has played, the lead will be up to 40 points in no time .

Guy tries to get Steph Curry’s autograph right after Warriors lose NBA Finals.
The Toronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 on Thursday night to win the NBA championship. So, Warriors players were surely in a terrible mood — even with back-to-back titles entering the season — after the game. But that didn’t stop one guy from following Steph Curry down the tunnel at Oracle Arena, in an attempt to get Curry to sign a Draymond Green jersey. Curry understandably ignored him, with some help from security. Have to admire the stones on this guy trying to get Steph Curry to autograph his Draymond Green jersey minutes after the #NBAFinals ended. pic.twitter.

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