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Kawhi Leonard, who is averaging 31.2 points and 8.8 rebounds in the playoffs. - (NBA - photo)

 

Since Kevin Durant went out with a calf injury, Curry has averaged 35.8 points in five games – all victories for the Warriors - (Keith Allison - photo)

 

 

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The poteneial furure and past of NBA FINALS NOTES. What happenedin the past and the who and what can happen to change NBA history and records. Kawhi Leonard, who is averaging 31.2 points and 8.8 rebounds in the playoffs - Since Kevin Durant went out with a calf injury, Curry has averaged 35.8 points in five games – all victories for the Warriors - Curry’s father, Dell, played the final three seasons of his NBA career with the Raptors - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

 

NEW YORK, NY USA

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Franchise First: Toronto has advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time, marking the first Finalist from outside the U.S. The Finals appearance punctuates a six-year stretch in which the Raptors have produced their six best seasons since joining the NBA in 1995.

Chasing History: Golden State is looking to join Boston as the only teams to win four NBA championships in a five-year span (the Bill Russell-led Celtics won eight straight from 1959-66). The Warriors can also become the first team to win three consecutive NBA titles since the Los Angeles Lakers from 2000-02.

Kawhi, Oh My: LeBron James. Hakeem Olajuwon. Michael Jordan. Kevin Durant. Those are the only players with more points in a single postseason before the NBA Finals than Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard, who is averaging 31.2 points and 8.8 rebounds in the playoffs.

Curry Cooking: Like Leonard, Golden State’s Stephen Curry enters the NBA Finals on a roll. Since Kevin Durant went out with a calf injury, Curry has averaged 35.8 points in five games – all victories for the Warriors.

Reinforcements: The Warriors are hoping to have Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins back from injury during the series. Durant is the two-time reigning Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP Award winner. Cousins, a four-time All-Star, made his postseason debut in the first round.

Coaching Kudos: Toronto’s Nick Nurse is the first former NBA G League coach to lead a team to the NBA Finals. Nurse is the only coach to win NBA G League titles with two franchises. The Warriors’ Steve Kerr is the first coach to make the Finals in each of his first five years.


DID YOU KNOW?

Toronto swept the two-game season series from Golden State for the first time since 2001-02. • Kevin Durant scored a season-high 51 points against the Raptors on Nov. 29, 2018.

Stephen Curry’s father, Dell, played the final three seasons of his NBA career with the Raptors.

Golden State has won at least one road game in an NBA-record 22 consecutive playoff series.

• During the Eastern Conference Finals, Kyle Lowry passed DeMar DeRozan to become Toronto’s career postseason scoring leader. • Four of Warriors forward Draymond Green’s eight career playoff triple-doubles have come in 2019.

Toronto’s Danny Green has the highest three-point field goal percentage in NBA Finals history among players with 50 or more attempts (52.2 percent).

• The Raptors’ Jeremy Lin is a Bay Area native who played his rookie season with Golden State (2010-11) before his breakthrough with New York the following season.


TRIVIA QUESTION:

Who was the last team to win the NBA Finals in its first appearance?


GO FIGURE

The Warriors have six NBA titles, tied with the Bulls for third place all time. The Celtics lead with 17, followed by the Lakers with 16.

Toronto’s Fred VanVleet shot 14-of-17 from three-point range in the final three games of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Golden State trailed by 17 or more points in each of its last three games of the Western Conference Finals but won them all.


FINALS RECORDS

• Most Points: Elgin Baylor – 61 (April 14, 1962)

• Most Rebounds: Bill Russell – 40 (twice)

• Most Assists: Magic Johnson – 21 (June 3, 1984)

• Most Steals: Robert Horry – 7 (June 9, 1995)

• Most Blocks: Dwight Howard – 9 (June 11, 2009)

• Most Threes: Stephen Curry – 9 (June 3, 2018)


MILESTONE WATCH

Kevin Durant, Warriors: Needs 14 points to pass Tony Parker for ninth place on the NBA’s all-time postseason scoring list.

Stephen Curry, Warriors: Needs to make two three-pointers in the NBA Finals to become the first player to reach 100 Finals threes. With five three-point attempts, he will pass LeBron James (251) for the most in Finals history.

Danny Green, Raptors: Needs four three-pointers to pass Jason Terry (221) for 17th place in playoff history.

Draymond Green, Warriors: Needs one playoff triple-double to tie Wilt Chamberlain (nine) for seventh


TRIVIA ANSWER ANSWER:

Miami won the 2006 NBA Finals in its first appearance in the championship round. Its opponent (Dallas) was also a first-time Finalist.


THIS DAY IN THE NBA

May 30, 1976 Phoenix rookie center Alvan Adams scored 33 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Suns to a 105-98 Game 3 victory over Boston in the NBA Finals.

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