NBA Finals Game 6 LIVE
– Raptors were unable to seal championship in Game 5 as Steph Curry and Klay Thompson put in excellent performances
– The Warriors win was somewhat dampened by the news that Kevin Durant suffered an Achilles injury on his comeback
– Golden State aiming to force a Game 7 and give themselves a chance of becoming the second team in history to overcome a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals
– Kawhi Leonard has continued to dominate for the Raptors and will be crucial to Toronto sealing the NBA title tonight
NBA Finals Game 6 LIVE
Second quarter: Raptors 60-57 Warriors
Lowry 21 PTS, 6 REB, 6 AST
Klay Thompson 18 PTS; Draymond Green 9 REB, 8 AST
0:30: Lowry danicng in the paint and makes it drop! He’s got 21.
2:10: Lowry absolutely killing it in this first half. Ibaka with 10 points off the bench as well
4:46: Back-to-back alley oops from Draymond to Iguodala! Green already up to eight assists and eight rebounds
6:23: Scoring load taken a break over the last few minutes. Both teams putting in stellar defensive displays at the moment
8:12: Frantic first half continues with both teams going on short scoring bursts. Siakam and VanVleet with back-to-back threes puts Raptors up five. Toronto alreayd have nine three-pointers.
10:30: Warriors already up to 8 turnovers and the Raptors have nine points off those turnovers. That’s what has cost Golden State so much in these Finals.
11:35: Cousins with a big block on Ibaka. That match-up is going to be huge in this game.
First quarter: Raptors 33-32 Warriors
Lowry 15 PTS (4-4 3PTS)
Thompson 10 PTS; Draymond Green 7 REB, 5 AST
At the buzzer: Curry almost connects with a hail mary from under his own bucket. That would have sent the Oracle crowd over the edge!
1:20: It took Curry nearly 11 minutes but he finally has his first bucket with a knockdown three.
2:55: Some big plays from DeMarcus Cousins in the paint playing some bully ball. Warriors crowd feeling it every time their team runs up the floor!
4:10: Warriors have struggled all Finals long with turnovers and it’s costing them again so far. Down six points, Draymond Green already with three turnovers.
5:06: Klay Thompson starting to light it up! He now has two three-pointers and 10 points
9:40: Lowry again! He’s got 11 points inside three minutes.
10:30: KYLE LOWRY IS LOCKED IN! He’s three-for-three to start with the Raptors up 8-0.
2am: Warriors with a nice touch for fans inside the building.
They have banners ‘For Oakland’ with the ‘K’ and ‘D’ highlighted in a special tribute to Kevin Durant.
It’s getting loud inside the Oracle Arena.
1.45am: There’s set to be a lot of emotion in the Oracle Arena tonight, no matter the outcome.
The Oakland crowd have always been one of the most raucous in the NBA, but that will be ramped up with everything on the line.
How the Raptors deal with it in the moment remains to be seen but Kawhi Leonard has shown throughout these playoffs that he isn’t afraid of the moment.
1.30am: Hello and welcome to Express Sport’s live blog for Game 6 of the NBA Finals!
The Raptors missed the chance to wrap up their maiden NBA title on Monday night as the Warriors battled through adversity to prolong the series.
Kevin Durant’s heartbreaking Achilles injury has been felt by all those in the NBA, in particular the Warriors, who now know they will have to do it without the two-time reigning Finals MVP.
But the Warriors have a proven track record in Game 6s and with it being the last game at the Oracle Arena it’s set to be an electricyfing atmosphere.
Now, kick back, relax and get ready for another mouthwatering NBA clash. We’re here to provide you updates throughout the night.