The North has TRULY spoken – The Toronto Raptors are the 2019 NBA Champions!!!!!!

 

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YOUR 2019 @NBA CHAMPS! #WeTheNorth

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The Raptors finished off with 114-110, winning their FIRST ever NBA championship in franchise history!

 

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Gods Plan. #WeTheNorth

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It’s been said since last night, Kyle Lowry came in HOT! Lowry opened the game with an 8-0 scoring run and by the end of the first quarter, he had 21 points, six rebounds and six assists.

 

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MANS HOT

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Prior to the game, coach Nick Nurse said, “This is a strong minded, tough-a** group of guys.  It really is.”  Nick ain’t lying!

 

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The North Has Spoken. #WeTheNorth

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And it was Leonard who saved the day – with 9.6 seconds left in the game, a Danny Green turnover had given Golden State a chance at game 7 but when Stephen Curry missed his powerful 3-point shot and the team was given a technical foul for calling a timeout they didn’t have, Kawhi stepped up and it was his last free throw that put the Raptors one step closer to victory.

 

 

Kawhi also won the MVP award, “Obviously I didn’t come out in this series trying to win it.  It was a whole group collectively.  Tonight Fred played amazing in that fourth.  Kyle played amazing tonight throughout the whole game.  Pascal played big.  I just kept striving and pushing and I ended up with the trophy, but everybody deserves it.”

 

 

And check this out – the Raptors played their 106th game in the playoffs, last night was their 106th game throughout the entire season, they won in game 6 of the finals AND they’re bringing the Larry O’Brien championship trophy back to the 6ix!!!!

 

 

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Board man gets champagne!

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For the first time in 24 years, the Toronto Raptors can finally call themselves … NBA CHAMPS!!!

 

 

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Goooooooood morning, world. #WeTheNorth

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Below are some of the Twitter Canada stats from the NBA finals, NBA playoffs and the Raptors:

 

The player
Accounts with the most mentions during NBA Finals:

  1. Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5)
  2. Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30)
  3. Kawhi Leonard (@kawhileonard)
  4. Klay Thompson (@KlayThompson)
  5. Kyle Lowry (@klow7)

 

Games
ranked by Tweet volume

  1. Game 6 (Raptors win)
  2. Game 5 (Warriors win)
  3. Game 1 (Raptors win)
  4. Game 4 (Raptors win)
  5. Game 3 (Raptors win)
  6. Game 2 (Warriors win)

 

The Raptors
games with the most #WeTheNorth mentions in history

 

  1. NBA Finals – Game 6 WIN vs Warriors (June 13, 2019)
  2. NBA Eastern Final – Game 6 WIN vs Bucks (May 25, 2019)
  3. NBA Finals – Game 4 WIN vs Warriors (June 7, 2019)
  4. NBA Finals – Game 1 WIN vs Warriors (May 30, 2019)
  5. NBA Finals – Game 5 LOSS vs Warriors (June 10, 2019)

 

The Raptors
player accounts with the most mentions during NBA Playoffs

 

  1. Kawhi Leonard (@kawhileonard)
  2. 2- Kyle Lowry (@klow7)
  3. Fred Van Vleet (@FredVanVleet)
  4. Pascal Siakim (@pskills43)
  5. Serge Ibaka (@SergeIbaka)

 

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HISTORY. #WeTheNorth

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