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Derrick White, Former Division II Guard, Dominates Nuggets in Game 3

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San Antonio came out with a 118-108 win in Game 3 against Denver with Derrick White leading the Spurs. White had a career-high 36 points on 15-for-21 shooting, five assists, five rebounds, three steals and one block.

“Derrick White came out like he hadn’t eaten in two days, he came out hungry, he came out pissed off and he sent a very loud and clear message. That was a hell of a performance from a young player.”


Nuggets coach Mike Malone praising Derrick White’s Game 3 performance.

During the post game interview, White credits G League experience for his career performance in Game 3 win.

“I think the G League last year was huge. Everybody said I didn’t have playoff experience, but I did this in the G League. It was big for my development, as far as what works and doesn’t work.”

An injury to Dejounte Murray prompted Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to give the 6-4 player a shot at the point guard position. White, 24, is in his second NBA season, playing just 17 games as a rookie in 2017-18 with 24 games in the G League.

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Raptors’ road to the NBA Finals

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WATCH: It has been 24 years in the making and it took 100 playoff games, but the Raptors have finally made it to the grandest stage. It’s been a rough, emotional and frustrating ride but it has all led to this, a date with the Warriors in the NBA Finals. Relive the ups and downs of their journey here.

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Toronto Raptors Trophy Presentation Ceremony – 2019 Eastern Conference Finals Champions

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WATCH: 2019 Eastern Confernce Finals Champions Toronto Raptors Trophy Ceremony. Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors – Game 6 | Eastern Conference Finals ECF | May 25, 2019 NBA Playoffs

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24 Years in the Making: The Toronto Raptors Advance to 1st NBA Finals in Franchise History

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The Toronto Raptors are headed to the NBA Finals, a basketball success story Canadians have been waiting on for 24 seasons.

The Toronto Raptors made history Saturday night by becoming the first Canadian team to reach the NBA finals after dominating past the Milwaukee Bucks 100-94 in Game 6. 

Throughout the entire 2019 playoffs, Leonard has been sensational. With a game 7 buzzer-beater, seven 35-point games, a 45-point game, a 17-rebound game, a nine-assist game and a generally-relentless attitude on defense, in particular while defending Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Kyle Lowry, played through relentless pain of a sprained thumb, had 17 points and eight assists, and grabbed the game ball after the final buzzer.

“It’s taken a long time to get here in my career, 13 years, seven years here,” he said, his baseball cap reading “NBA Finals” pulled down over his head. “I’m going to savour the moment, but I’m not satisfied. Our goal is to win the NBA championship.”

Thousands of people took to the streets of Toronto in celebration of the Raptors’ historic Eastern Conference championship win. Crowds erupted outside of Scotiabank Arena.

Other images posted online showed fans lighting off fireworks in the streets, crowds closing off roads and even people climbing on top of TTC buses and trucks outside of Union Station.

As celebrations were underway, Toronto police sent out a tweet asking everyone to be “mindful, courteous and safe” and on Sunday morning, a police spokesperson confirmed to that no arrests were made during the celebrations.

Raptors ambassador Drake was courtside during the game, cheering on the team and wearing a sweater that read, “Kawhi me a river,” hyping up the crowd. Drake hugged Kawhi Leonard and gave coach Nick Nurse another epic shoulder rub to shut down the haters.

Toronto had an incredible comeback in the series to win four straight games after trailing 2–0 to the Bucks. They will open the NBA finals at home on Thursday night against six-time champions Golden State Warriors. Until then, embrace and enjoy this moment Canada.

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