July 15, 2019

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So close

Kyle Lowry missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Golden State Warriors rallied from a six-point deficit in the final three minutes to beat the Toronto Raptors 106-105 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night.

The Raptors still lead the series 3-2 and could win their first NBA title in Game 6, Thursday at Oracle Arena.

Kevin Durant left the game injured and Kevon Looney did the same, but the Warriors still found a way. Stephen Curry scored 31 points and Klay Thompson had 26 for the Warriors.

Kawhi Leonard had 26 for the Raptors. Lowry finished with 18.


Our coverage

  • Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard drives on Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala in Toronto on Monday.

    Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard drives on Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala in Toronto on Monday.

    The wait goes on: Warriors edge Raptors 106-105, cutting Toronto's series lead to 3-2
  • Kyle's prime cuts: Bombers GM reflects on roster surgery required prior to regular season
  • In a hole: FC Valour in tough in second-round match against HFX Wanderers
  • Women's World Cup: Buchanan goal helps Canada defeat Cameroon 1-0 in tournament opener
  • Calder Cup champs: Charlotte Checkers' Manitobans proud to have gone the distance

What we're reading

  • Buffalo Sabres forward Jeff Skinner.

    Buffalo Sabres forward Jeff Skinner.

    The skinny: Star forward Jeff Skinner's mega-deal with Buffalo just set the bar for some other free agents. (The Hockey News)
  • Tiger's return: Woods back at Pebble Beach, 19 years after he won ran away with the U.S. Open title. (Sports Illustrated)
  • Love for Big Papi: Fans everywhere throwing full support behind Ortiz's recovery after former Red Sox was shot. (CNN)

In case you missed it

  • Winnipeg Goldeyes pitcher Ryan Johnson. (Phil Hossack/Winnipeg Free Press Archives)

    Winnipeg Goldeyes pitcher Ryan Johnson.

    Double trouble: The Goldeyes were dumped twice Sunday, and now head out on the road to pick up the pieces.
  • MJHL hopefuls: Junior league's annual bantam draft features plenty of intrigue.
  • Bombers cut down: Winnipeg's brass gave a pile of players their walking papers over the weekend.

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