Toronto Raptors lead 3-2
A rollercoaster Game Five encounter has set the stage perfectly for Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals.
The Golden State Warriors were cruising through the first quarter and early parts of the match before Kevin Durant went down with a ruptured Achilles.
The game changed completely and the Warriors were forced to play catch-up basketball, which was just enough to win them the match.
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Now Golden State will wave farewell to Oracle Arena with one last blockbuster before they move to a new stadium next season.
The Warriors are looking to force a Game Seven after trailing the series 3-1, whilst the Raptors are hoping to make history by winning the first-ever NBA Championship title for a team outside the US.
If not for a game-saving block by Draymond Green with a second left on the clock, Toronto would already be celebrating.
The main difference between this match and the last will be the home court advantage going to the Warriors, but Durant’s absence levels the field somewhat.
Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors Game 6 betting tips
Steph Curry + Klay Thompson combine for 60 points @ +100 with Bovada
The splash brothers have come very close to the 60 mark in their last two matches together, but now that it is Game Six, we think the two will play with a shoot-first mentality. Many other players have wasted offence for the Warriors and Curry will know this, which is why he and Thompson will take more shots in this match.
Serge Ibaka over 1.5 blocks @ +140 with Bovada
In Game Three Ibaka came off the bench and had six blocks, a massive amount for the power forward. Ibaka has been looking to get revenge on the Warriors since he left OKC and this will be his best opportunity yet. Kevon Looney and DeMarcus Cousins have played below par recently for various reasons and Ibaka should capitalise.
Kawhi Leonard to get a double-double @ -125 with Bovada
The best player on the court for the entire series has been Kawhi Leonard for the Toronto Raptors. He has already made history as the all-time high scorer for the Raptors in the NBA Playoffs, despite it being his first season at the franchise, and will once again shoot the ball well and grab lots of rebounds. His ability to get offensive rebounds is underrated and will be a huge asset for the Raptors for years to come.
Toronto Raptors to win @ +121 with Bovada
Considering the Raptors have been one of the best teams all season long and the Warriors have going through one of the worst injury crises in years, the underdogs have a huge chance of dethroning the champs. The Toronto bench is too good for the Warriors to handle and will be the difference in this match.
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