Toronto Raptors do the do against the Golden State Warriors in the first NBA Finals outside the USA.
The Toronto Raptors won the first NBA Finals game played outside the United States with an exciting 118-109 triumph
Toronto were driven by Cameroonian forward Pascal Siakam, who with high 32 points to his name last night was really electrifying.
The Raptors driven by 10 points at the midpoint and Siakam, who two years back was playing in the NBA's improvement class, did his part to keep the Warriors from shutting the gap as he went an ideal six-for-six shooting in the last quarter.
Siakam, whose all out focuses were the most in a NBA Finals game by a NBA G League graduated class.
"Just going out there every single night, working hard to get to this level, and knowing that I have so much to learn and I have so much room to improve and grow."
The Warriors, who are endeavoring to turn into the first NBA group to win three back to back titles since the Los Angeles Lakers in 2002, got to inside eight points yet the Raptors held firm and cushioned their lead in the end minutes.
"Their defence was great and it wasn't our best night, but we just got outplayed, so simple as that," said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. "Move on to the next one."
but we all know this game is far from over, especially with the talent in the dressing room of warriors
Game Two of the best-of-seven title arrangement is on Sunday in Toronto.