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Kawhi Leonard NBA Finals free-throw Record

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Kawhi Leonard set an NBA Finals single game record by making 16-16 free-throws against the Golden State Warriors (Photo by Anatoliy Cherkasov/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Stephen Curry is the king of Free-throw shooting and before the Portland Western Conference Game he has never missed a 4th quarter playoff free-throw since 2015.

But Kawhi Leonard has also proven he can calmly shoot free-throws as he have set an NBA Finals record of 16-16 free-throws despite losing to the Golden State Warriors 109-104.

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Barack Obama Welcomed in Toronto for Raptors vs Warriors Game 2

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Barack Obama Attended Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors Game 2 NBA Finals 2019 (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Former US President Barack Obama is welcomed by the Toronto Raptors as he attended the Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals vs the Golden State Warriors.

Barack and Raptors president Masai Ujiri are good friends from Ujiri’s work with the Giants of Africa as well as being together during trade talks with Kawhi Leonard.

However, it is unclear if Obama is supporting the Raptors since he also has a strong bond with Stephen Curry who has supported Obama-led charitable programs and having visited him after winning the 2018 Championship title.

The crowd chanted MVP for Barack Obama including a standing ovation when he was shown in the jumbotron, a very nice and warm gesture from Toronto.

Kevin Durant Ruled Out for Game 1 Finals Against the Raptors

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Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors photo credit: Getty Images G. S.

Kevin Durant who suffered a calf-injury during Game 5 of the Western Conference semi-finals against the Hosuton Rockets on May 8 is still undergoing treatment and according to various news sources is ruled out by Warriors coach Steve Kerr to play for Game 1 against the Toronto Raptors.

The team is not yet sure if he will travel to Toronto which means he might be ruled out for Game 2 as well.

2019 NBA Finals Schedule

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Are you planning to watch the NBA Finals 2019 live? Plan and schedule accordingly!

Whether Toronto or Bucks win, below is the games scheduled throughout the whole 7 game series of the NBA Finals Games are as follows:

Game 1: Thur, May 30, Golden State at MIL/TOR | 9 ET (ABC)
Game 2: Sun, June 2, Golden State at MIL/TOR | 8 ET (ABC)
Game 3: Wed, June 5, MIL/TOR at Golden State | 9 ET (ABC)
Game 4: Fri, June 7, MIL/TOR at Golden State | 9 ET (ABC)
*Game 5: Mon, June 10, Golden State at MIL/TOR | 9 ET (ABC)
*Game 6: Thur, June 13, MIL/TOR at Golden State | 9 ET (ABC)
*Game 7: Sun, June 16, Golden State at MIL/TOR | 8 ET (ABC)

 

Warriors NBA Finals 2019 Tickets

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The Warriors will be playing Game 1 of the NBA Finals on May 30, Thursday against either the Milwaukee Bucks or the Toronto Raptors.

Game 2 of the NBA Finals will be on Sunday June 2.

The schedule for the NBA Finals 2019 ticket sales event are as follows:

May 21, Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. – This is the first presale of the NBA Finals 2019 ticket sales and is available for season ticket holders.

May 21, Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. – Two presale events begin which is for members of the Warriors’ Season Ticket Priority Wait List and for the Santa Cruz Warriors season ticket holders.

May 21, Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. – This ticket sales event is for Warriors Insiders members.

May 21, Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. – This ticket sales event is exclusive at warriors.com and for general public. Fans will be able to purchase single game tickets for the team’s first two home games of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena.

Fans who wants to get into early presale events may participate by signing-up for the Season Ticket Holder Priority Wait List via 888-GSW-HOOP.

Fans may also buy earlier tickets thru exclusive presales for Warriors Insiders by signing up for Insider Email Alerts.

Other ways to purchase a ticket is through Warriors official resale marketplace, where season ticket holders and other ticket owners resell tickets that are 100% guaranteed by the Warriors organization. Note that the Warriors ticket marketplace is a safe and convenient way for fans to access all levels of tickets throughout the whole NBA season.

The Warriors Sweep the Blazers 4-0 on 119-117 OT Win

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Golden State Warriors Vs Portland Trail Blazers
Golden State Warriors Vs Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Blazers fought hard throughout the game even leading by as much as 17 points towards the end of the third quarter, however the Warriors with their Championship composure managed to climb back and win 119-117 in Overtime.

Draymond Green explains their basketball mindset — “We just really understand what we’re capable of on both sides of the basketball . We’re never out of the fight. That’s just always our mindset.”

The Warriors is the first team since the Celtics in 1950s to make it to five straight NBA Finals and were able to do it despite having three star players sideline due to injury — Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins, Andre Iguodala.

Both Stephen Curry and Draymond Green had triple doubles making is the first time two players achieved such a record in a single playoff game.

Green scored 18 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, while Curry put in 37 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists.

Stephen Curry has to this say about the game — “We’ve been here before. We’ve seen everything, every experience you can imagine. So we relied on that.”

Damian Lillard, who tried to lead his team and earlier said someone will eventually comeback from a 3-0 deficit, scored 28 points and 12 assists for Portland. He had a chance to send the game into 2nd overtime but missed a 3-point attempt as the buzzer. Meyers Leonard scored a career-high 30 points and 12 rebounds.

Blazers coach Terry Stotts expected Lillard for a buzzer-beating 3-pointer — “Yeah, I did. I thought it was going to — kind of meant to be, when he shot it, it had a good arc. I thought it had a chance.”

The Warriors will face the winner of the Milwaukee Bucks Vs Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals.

 

Stephen Curry’s Greatest Playoff Game Eliminated thr Rockets in Game 6

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Stephen Curry scored 33 points in the second half draining shots in the most crucial moment to eliminate the Houston Rockets for the 4th time in 5 years!

This is perhaps the greatest playoff game of #30! Did you witness?

Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Champions 2016

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have completed a historic comeback from trailing 1-3 in the series and climbing back and winning the Championship game on the road to end the city of Cleveland’s Championship drought in 5 decades. Lebron James finished with a triple double with 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Kyrie added 26 points and most importantly the 3-point shot that buried the Warriors. A Championship could have been the best ending for the Warriors historic 73-win season but as it turns out it just became a larger story for the Cavaliers conquest of the Finals in 2016.

Celebrations and reactions on Cleveland Cavaliers winning the title

Lebron talks to Turner Sports

The Warriors looked like they were coasting for a sweep when they won Games 1 & 2 in blowout scores with an average of 24-point winning margin.

Games 1 saw the Warriors win by 15 points despite Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry only scored a combined 20 points on 8-27 shooting. Shaun Livingston was the hero for that game scoring a personal playoff record of 20 points while Green added a double double 16 points and 11 rebounds. Steve Kerr put it this way —

 “We play a lot of people, and we feel like we have a lot of talent on the bench that can come in and score when we need it. So it’s a great sign, obviously, that we can win in the finals without those two guys having big games, but it’s not really that surprising to us. This has been our team the last couple of years.”

The bench of Golden State scored 45 points against the 10 points from Lebron James’ supporting cast.

Game 2 and the Warriors continued with their dominance by winning on a 33-point margin and most of Cleveland starters put up the white flag early in the 4th quarter by watching the Warriors run away with a victory. Stephen and Curry did not score to their full potential by just having 18 & 17 points respectively. The Warriors bench scored the points with Draymond Green leading the charge with 28 points 7 rebounds and 5 assists. As Steph says about their teamwork —

“What we’ve done the last few years, everybody, every night has an impact. You don’t know where it’s going to come from any given night. We’ve got to keep our focus and our edge and hopefully get two more.”

Game 3 as Lebron summed it up —

“We can’t afford to go down 3-1 and go into their building and give them confidence going back. So it’s a do-or-die game for us still.”

The Cavaliers were able to bounce back huge with a 30-point winning margin and brought the Cavs back to life and in contention closing the series gap 2-1. In this game, the Cavaliers showed why they haven’t lost at home in the playoffs — they hustled, rebounded and put on an offensive show with Lebron and Kyrie leading the team.

Tristan Thompson showed strength and defense that helped limit the Warriors offense

Game 4 was supposed to be the equalizer and for most part the Cavaliers controlled the tempo and the game until the third quarter when the Splash Brothers came back to life and began hitting those 3-point shots. The Warriors won by 11 points and made a historic 17-3 pointers in the Finals. Stephen Curry had 38 points and Klay Thompson hitting 25. On Curry’s comeback Green has this to say —

“All the slander. He’s a competitor. He’s been under a heavy microscope, and rightfully so. Two-time MVP, you’re expected to have a great game in the finals. He struggled the first three, tonight he was our guy.”

 

The Cavaliers are now down 3-1 in the series and no team has ever been able to comeback from this deficit.

Most importantly, this is the game that the Splash Brothers have risen from slumber hitting 3-pointers, layups, making small runs to close the gap, take the lead and eventually win the game.

Game 5 is when Lebron James and Irving each scored 41 points a historic finals milestone that saw them push the series to Game 6 in their home court.

Lebron James wouldn’t let his team go down, the half ended tied at 61 all.

Game 6 and the Cavaliers became the third team to push the series to Game 7 after being down by 3-1 games. Lebron had a back-to-back 40++ point game and major milestone unheard of for a very long time.

Lebron’s monster game saw him scoring 41-points contributing 11 assists, eight rebounds and most notably have outshined Stephen Curry in the game.

Game 7 and Lebron just managed to closeout the series on an incredible performance.

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