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Warriors vs. Raptors results: Golden State’s fourth-quarter rally without Kevin Durant forces Game 6

first_imgDespite Durant’s injury, the Warriors entered the break up 62-56. Golden State started the second half on a strong note, opening up a 12-point lead early in the third quarter.In the fourth quarter, the Raptors made their move. After scoring just one point in the fourth quarter, Kawhi Leonard went on a tear, scoring 10 straight points for Toronto to give the Raptors a six-point lead and putting an NBA Championship within their grasp.A Klay Thompson 3 made it a three-point game with just over two minutes to go. Toronto’s Kyle Lowry then turned it over, and Curry capitalized with a 3 to tie the game. Thompson followed with a 3 of his own to give Golden State a three-point lead with 56.6 seconds to go.BANG ‼️ pic.twitter.com/ZgX0sCzHrq— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 11, 2019Several possessions later, DeMarcus Cousins was called for goaltending a Lowry shot, and the Warriors’ lead wass cut to just one. To make matters worse, Cousins was called for a moving screen giving Toronto the ball down one with 15.7 seconds left.Leonard was given the ball but was immediately double-teamed, so he passed it to Fred VanVleet. VanVleet kicked it to Lowry in the corner where he attempted a 3-pointer that hit the backboard as time expired.Stephen Curry led all scorers with 31 while Thompson and Leonard had 26 apiece. The series now shifts back west for Game 6 as the Warriors look to stave off elimination and force a Game 7 back in Toronto.Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from Game 5 between the Warriors and Raptors below.Warriors vs. Raptors: Live updates, highlights from Game 5(All times Eastern)FINAL: Warriors 106, Raptors 10511:37 p.m.: Leonard is double-teamed, so he kicks it to Fred VanVleet who kicks it to Lowry in the corner. His 3 is off the mark and the Warriors survive 106-105 to force a Game 6 back in Oakland.11:36 p.m.: Holy cow. Cousins is called for a moving screen. Raptors’ ball with 15.7 seconds left down one.11:36 p.m.: Goal tending is confirmed. One-point game, Golden State ball with 30.4 seconds left.11:34 p.m.: Gasol misses a layup and doesn’t get the foul, but the Green commits the backcourt violation and the Raptors have the ball down three with 34 seconds to go. Lowry misses the layup, but there might have been goal tending by Cousins.11:32 p.m.: Danny Green misses a put back and the Warriors capitalize on the other end with a Thompson 3. A six-point swing has the Warriors up three with 56.6 seconds to go.11:32 p.m.: Lowry throws it away with 1:30 to go. Curry hits a 3 after the turnover and we’ve got a tie game.11:31 p.m.: The call is confirmed: no basket for Golden State.11:30 p.m.: Curry misses a 3, but Cousins gets the put back. Refs are looking at the replay to determine if it was offensive basket interference.11:28 p.m.: Thompson hits a 3 and Golden State cuts the deficit to three with 2:11 to go.11:24 p.m.: Leonard with another bucket. That’s 10 straight for him and the Raptors lead by six with 3:05 to go.KAWHI ‘BUCKETS’ LEONARD pic.twitter.com/r0c5037U4a— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 11, 201911:23 p.m.: Another 3 from Leonard and Toronto’s up 101-97 with 3:28 to go. Gasol picks up his fifth foul.11:22 p.m.: Leonard hits a 3 and the Raptors have the lead. He then follows it up with a finish at the rim and the lead is now three. 11:19 p.m.: It looks like Leonard traveled on a fast break and it doesn’t get called and Norman Powell gets a wide-open dunk. Warriors lead 95-93 with 5:34 to go.11:16 p.m.: Leonard cuts the lead to one, then Green hits a 3 to put the Warriors back up by four.11:15 p.m.: Another injury update for Golden State: Looney reaggravated his chest injury suffered earlier in the series and will not return.Kevon Looney reaggravated his right 1st costal cartilage non-displaced fracture injury and will not return.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) June 11, 201911:11 p.m.: Ibaka flushes one home to cut the Warriors’ lead to 92-89. Golden State burns a timeout with 7:59 to go. 11:10 p.m.: UPDATE: Durant has left the arena in a walking boot. He was putting weight on his leg, but needed to use crutches.11:08 p.m.: A jumper from Serge Ibaka cuts the Warriors’ lead to just three. A Quinn Cook follows it up with a 3 to give Golden State some breathing room.End of third quarter: Warriors 84, Raptors 7811:01 p.m.: Golden State manages to weather the storm from Toronto and heads into the fourth quarter with the lead. Curry leads all scorers with 26. Thompson’s got 20 for Golden State while Gasol and Leonard have 17 and 14 respectively for Toronto.10:58 p.m.: Warriors managing to keep the Raptors at bay. Their lead is seven near the end of the third quarter. 10:51 p.m.: Toronto with a 10-0 run of its own to cut the deficit to four, but Thompson then hits a 3 to stop the bleeding for Golden State.10:46 p.m.: Golden State currently on a 8-0 run. Its lead has ballooned to 75-63. 5:52 to go in the third. Lowry’s just picked up his fourth foul.10:39 p.m.: UPDATE: Durant will not return after suffering a right lower leg injury. He will have an MRI tomorrow.Kevin Durant (right lower leg injury) will not return to tonight’s game. He will get an MRI tomorrow.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) June 11, 201910:36 p.m.: Warriors open the second half with five quick points and now lead by 11.Halftime: Warriors 62, Raptors 5610:19 p.m.: The Raptors manage to cut the Warriors’ lead to one, but a 3 from Curry and a put back from Looney has Golden State up 62-56. Doris Burke mentions on the broadcast that Durant is  still being evaluated in the locker room. 10:15 p.m.: Durant still has not returned since leaving the game earlier in the quarter.10:11 p.m.: A quick 9-3 run by Toronto and the Warriors’ lead is now 54-48.10:08 p.m.: Draymond Green picks up his third foul and is not happy with the officials. He then gets T’d up for arguing with the officials. Lowry hits two of his three free throws. Green then commits a backcourt violation.10:02 p.m.: Lowry gets a steal and a bucket, then Curry answers with a 3 of his own and the foul. Curry converts the four-point play and the Warriors’ lead is now 13.KLow doin’ it all pic.twitter.com/Pz6qHKkcbw— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 11, 20199:53 p.m.: Durant goes down grabbing his right leg. Warriors lead 39-34 with 9:46 to go in the second.9:46 p.m.: Thompson opens up the scoring in the second quarter with a 3 and the Warriors lead is up to eight.End of first quarter: Warriors 34, Raptors 289:42 p.m.: We’re through one and the Warriors lead 34-28. Stephen Curry leads all scorers with 14. Durant’s got 11 in his first game since May 8. Marc Gasol leads the way for Toronto with 10.9:36 p.m.: Lowry picks up his second foul and head to the bench. Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney each have two fouls for Golden State as well.9:25 p.m.: Kyle Lowry with a nice pass to Kawhi Leonard on a fast break who gets the bucket and foul. He converts the three-point play, and the game is tied at 19.This man is ridiculous 🤯 pic.twitter.com/t4xP8rCkbL— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 11, 20199:17 p.m: Warriors have started five for five from beyond the arc. They lead by six near the halfway point of the first quarter.9:15 p.m.: Durant’s hit his first two shots, both of them 3s, and he’s got six quick points early in the first.#SPLASH💦 for 3⃣5⃣ pic.twitter.com/9TALLI2DjK— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 11, 20199:11 p.m.: Raptors win the opening tip and turn it over on their first possession. We’re underway in Game 5. Pregame9:01 p.m.: Golden State’s starting five feat. Kevin Durant for the first time since Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals against Houston:First 5️⃣ pic.twitter.com/E3enB0hTrd— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 11, 20198:46 p.m.: Starters for the Raptors.#NBAFinals Game 5 @Sprite_CA starters. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/hgpebzhNE3— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 11, 2019 It wasn’t pretty, but the Warriors rallied past the Raptors in the fourth quarter after blowing a 14-point lead to take Game 5 106-105 on Monday night in Toronto.Things started off well for Golden State. Kevin Durant played in his first game since May 8 and didn’t miss a beat, hitting his first two shots and scoring 11 points in the first quarter. Durant then went down in the second after reaggravating his right leg injury and did not return to the game. last_img read more

NASCAR driver who quit due to Confederate flag ban says he wasn’t defending Confederate flag

first_imgNASCAR Truck Series driver Ray Ciccarelli sparked a lot of attention online with comments he made on a personal Facebook page about his driving career.Ciccarelli announced he would quit racing after the 2020 season following NASCAR’s ban of Confederate flags from all events.  Despite saying his wife and family “have been attacked and abused on social media,” Ciccarelli said he doesn’t regret hitting send on his post. He just wishes his point came across differently.“I feel everybody has a right to their opinion. And that was my opinion,” Ciccarelli said. “I believe people can kneel, and protest and do what they love and support and all that. I wasn’t trying to offend anybody. That’s not something that I wanted to do in any shape or form.”As for if he’ll actually follow through with giving up racing, Ciccarelli wasn’t as adament about that in this interview. He responded with “TBA,” short for “to be announced.” “Well its been a fun ride and dream come true but if this is the direction NASCAR is headed we will not participate after the 2020 season is over,” Ciccarelli wrote.#NASCAR Truck driver/owner Ray Ciccarelli says he won’t continue in NASCAR after this year. He cited his reasons in this Facebook post: pic.twitter.com/NKrgPZFvyJ— John Haverlin (@JohnHaverlin) June 10, 2020MORE: NASCAR driver quits after Confederate flag banCiccarelli received plenty of backlash online for his comments, and deleted his Twitter and Facebook accounts as a result. In an interview with Toby Christie, Ciccarelli explained why he sent that post and detailed the reaction it caused from people.In the interview, Ciccarelli said his actual viewpoints were misrepresented. He also claims he wasn’t supporting the Confederate flag.”I don’t like the fact that I was misconstrued about defending the Confederate flag. Because in no way shape or form was I defending the Confederate flag,” Ciccarelli told Toby Christie. “Everything I was saying was the fact that I understand both sides’ feelings toward the flag. My viewpoint, all I was trying to say is how do you take (the flag) from one group and help support the group that it offends and then what do you do to the group that you took it from? Now, they get outraged.”last_img read more

Riqui Puig Moment

first_imgI didn’t want Suárez’s shirt or Messi’s shirt, I want yours because I think you’ll be the soccer player of the future. ” Daniele Massaro, Milan legend and player installed for evil in the imaginary of Barcelona since 4-0 of Athens in 1994, surprised everyone last August 2018 at the Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco when he predicted “a top player race” to Riqui Puig, a very small footballer (1.69 meters) from Matadepera who for many Barcelona players represents the symbol of the resistance and permanence of Barça DNA in times where, according to some sectors, it is being abandoned The essence of the Cruyffista game and the supremacy of talent.The promises of Quique Setién in his presentation (“I have shown that if those below push and win, they can play in the first team”), the transfer of Aleñá and the casualties of De Jong and, perhaps, Arthur the Sunday, in addition to the proximity of the Cup, they have generated a scenario now or never for one of La Masia’s latest hopes. Riqui Puig is a footballer who runs the risk of becoming an eternal promise because in August he will turn 21, has not debuted in any of the categories of the National Team and has only had sporadic appearances and nothing significant in the first team since it debuted on December 5, 2018 at the Camp Nou against Cultural Leonesa. Then he played a couple of league games in Huesca and Vigo when Barça already had LaLiga won. Despite the imposition of the voices that consider him a different player, with a high talent and the necessary gene to play for many years in Barça, Riqui Puig does not generate unanimity. Within the club there are also voices that doubt their football growth and consider that players with less marketing like Collado are at their level. Its integration in the costumes of Barça is also not a fairy tale. Some of his first appearances on social networks (he is active on Instagram) generated some crooked gesture in some sacred cow, which he believes should maintain a more discreet profile.Reference of the Barça Juvenil champion of the Youth League, and when 50 games have already been completed in Barça B, the coming months appear as a hinge moment in the career of this player of beautiful driving and acceleration that many compare with Iniesta. Despite the recommendation of a superior such as Patrick Kluivert, director of training football, Riqui Puig has closed in band to the possibility of a transfer. He feels that the only possible ecosystem to succeed is Barça and there he goes, for his chance.last_img read more