Two shot, two arrested at Raptors celebration rally

Police say ‘no incidents’ are currently under way as the celebrations continue for the NBA champion. At least two people were shot and wounded at a rally on Monday for the NBA champions, the Toronto Raptors. Police said there were two arrests in connection with the shooting, which was followed by a stampede in central Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square. The city’s police said on Twitter that they recovered two firearms from the scene. Toronto Paramedic Services said, also on Twitter, that several people were injured, including a police officer, and…

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NBA finals: Toronto Raptors fans prepare for victory

With Canadian team close to its first championship, Al Jazeera looks at how Toronto Raptors’ rise is already a win for diversity. It is basketball season, and NBA fans all over the world are bracing themselves for the final championship game. Canada‘s Toronto Raptors are up three games to one over the injury-plagued Golden State Warriors. And the Toronto city is preparing to taste victory. Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from Toronto.

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Toronto Raptors stun Golden State Warriors in first NBA Finals

Pascal Siakam’s playoff career-high 32 points ensured two-time defending champions were beaten in opening game. The Toronto Raptors won the first NBA Finals game played outside the United States with a thrilling 118-109 victory over the two-time defending champions Golden State Warriors. Toronto were led by Cameroonian forward Pascal Siakam, who scored a playoff career-high 32 points on Thursday while Golden State’s sharp-shooting duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson failed to find their usual groove in the opening game of the series. The Raptors led by 10 points at…

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