Al Musasia –
All roads in Toronto will be leading to Scotiabank arena in Toronto as NBA defending champions, the Golden State Warriors battle It out with Toronto raptors in what will be an epic encounter and possibly a season ending game for the warriors.
Toronto has emerged a serious championship contender, thanks to injury filled warriors’ roster and the indefatigable raptors star, kawhi Leonard.
It’s been fireworks in Toronto since the series began fooling their win during the first game. Nothing different is expected today given that Raptors will be playing in front of their hometown fans. This is good news for NBA and the entire Canadian market as the “We the North “team wish to declare their footprint in the NBA league of champions.
However, it must be noted that this won’t be easy, the return of Kevin Durant in the Warriors lineup could cause trouble for Raptors. Durant’s athletic abilities are limitless. His ability to block in addition to his shooting range is superb. Both Durant and Steph Curry are enough to give Toronto a run for their money.
Tonight’s game will be a defining moment. Very few teams have been able to come out of a 3-1 deficit and while Warriors will be willing to add their name to the list of the comeback story, Raptors will be looking to wrap the series to avoid going back to the Oracle Arena. That’s the beauty of the game.
Perhaps what’s even more interesting is the compositing of the two teams’ rosters. Toronto Raptors appears to be a combination of an NBA international. According to AP, there are players from eight different countries — the U.S., along with Canada (Chris Boucher), Spain (Marc Gasol), Britain (OG Anunoby), Cameroon (Pascal Siakam), Congo (Serge Ibaka), Australia (Andrew Bogut) and Sweden (Jonas Jerebko). Toronto Raptors president of Basketball operations is Maasai Ujiri, born to A Nigerian Father and A Kenyan Mother.
Golden state warriors on the other hand is composed of largely United States players. Steph Curry, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson among others. We have to mention that Steph curry’s wife Ayesha curry is from Toronto.
Today’s game will be interesting to watch and it will be great for NBA lovers across the world.