Tags: Canada

Kevin Durant’s Injury Overshadows Warriors Win

TORONTO — Kevin Durant had just departed for the locker room and an uncertain future when DeMarcus Cousins entered the game for the Golden State Warriors for the first time. It was Monday night at Scotiabank Arena, and a cloud had settled over Game 5 of the N.B.A. finals. Durant’s teammates could sense that he…

The Raptors Had a Title in Their Grasp. Now They Must Regroup.

TORONTO — They were so close. The Golden State Warriors’ dynasty was a moment away from being extinguished. Toronto’s Kyle Lowry even said after the game that the ball “felt great out of my hand.” But as the ball began its arc — and those standing inside Scotiabank Arena trained their eyes on the round…

Raptors Fever Takes Toronto, as a Diverse City Embraces a Team That Looks Like It

TORONTO — The young men were shooting baskets near their home in a Toronto suburb on Sunday, but were happy to pause to offer a carefully considered, if partisan, analysis on the Toronto Raptors’ chances of becoming the first non-American team to win the N.B.A. championship. “It’s Canada versus everybody,” said Nasir Tahir, 13, as…