Watch Raptors vs Warriors Live Stream NBA Finals 2019. Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals on May 30, 9 pm ET (May 31, 9 am, Philippine time) live from Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario.
The 2019 NBA Finals are set to kick off on Thursday, May 30, 2019, featuring Canada’s Toronto Raptors taking on the Golden State Warriors. This marks the first time the Raptors have reached the NBA Finals, since the team’s inception in 1995.
If you want to live stream the 2019 NBA Finals in Canada, you can do so legally through Sportsnet and TSN, owned by Rogers Media and Bell, respectively.
Rogers’ Sportsnet has coverage of Game 1, Game 3, Game 5 and Game 7, starting on Thursday, May 30 at 5:30 pm PDT/8:30 pm EDT.
After another year of world-class basketball, the 2019 NBA Finals goes down to the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors and the new guys on the block, the Toronto Raptors.
Although the Warriors obviously have the experience and wealth of talent necessary to pull it all off once again, they are treading through unfamiliar territories to kick off this year’s finals.
For starters, the opposition is different. For the first time in 5 years, Stephen Curry and crew will not face LeBron James nor the Cleveland Cavaliers for that matter.
And while the Raptors are nothing but hatchlings in the finals scene, they actually hold the distinction of sweeping the Warriors in their two meetings in the regular season – one being a 131-128 overtime win at the Oracle Arena and the other a 113-93 beatdown on their Scotiabank Arena home floor.
Speaking of Scotiabank, that’s where there first two games of this year’s finals will be held, just because Toronto won one more regular season game than Golden State. Also for the first time in 5 years, the Warriors will be the visitors to start off the culminating seven-game series.
As if losing Kevin Durant for Game 1 wasn’t bad enough, they now have to steal at least one game on hostile territory to retain the crown. Right now, however, first-year Raptor and former Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard has that place on lockdown.
It also helps that the entire country of Canada, right up to its Prime Minister, is rooting for the first-ever non-US team to win it all.
At least for now, the odds are leaning towards the challengers for the throne. But then again, there are reasons the reigning kings of the NBA have stayed at the top for quite some time now.