Raptors Win 2019 NBA Finals: Score, Celebration Highlights and Twitter Reaction

Megan ArmstrongCorrespondent IIJune 14, 2019

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 13: Toronto Raptors fans cheer after the Raptors defeat the Golden State Warriors in Game Six of the NBA Finals outside of Scotiabank Arena on June 13, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images)
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The Toronto Raptors have finally captured the North's first NBA championship by way of a 114-110 Game 6 win over the defending back-to-back champion Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.

The game came down to the final seconds. Despite Klay Thompson leaving with an apparent knee injury in the third quarter and never returning to the game, the Warriors found themselves with possession down 111-110 and 9.6 seconds left in regulation. 

Ultimately, Stephen Curry failed to convert on a three-point attempt.

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

Not enough for one more Oracle miracle. https://t.co/iHsen1V3NL

Events after the whistle at Oracle Arena were twofold. Warriors fans in attendance lingered to soak in the final moments at the venue before the franchise's move to San Francisco, but the Raptors didn't let that put a damper on their joy.

ESPN @espn

THAT CHAMPIONSHIP FEELING 🏆🎉 https://t.co/1f8da5nWda

TSN @TSN_Sports

Kawhi Leonard is a two-time NBA Champion. #NBAFinals https://t.co/kpxlqUHxnD

There were Toronto faithful at Oracle, though, including former Raptors Tracy McGrady and Chris Bosh. Back home in Toronto, fans flooded Jurassic Park and celebrated enough for all of Canada.

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

Chris Bosh and a sea of Raptors fans. https://t.co/reHQ3g0Bh4

TSN @TSN_Sports

Former Raptor Tracy McGrady gets a standing ovation from fans as he leaves Oracle 👏👏👏👏 #NBAFinals https://t.co/vyBbpcrOqg

TSN @TSN_Sports

“WE’RE NOT LEAVING!” 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦 Raptors fans are being asked to leave Oracle...but they don’t wanna 😏 #NBAFinals https://t.co/d6wGIhml9V

TSN @TSN_Sports

Raptors fans inside Oracle Arena fans sing O Canada. #NBAFinals Kings of the North, basketball Kings of the World. 🇨🇦 https://t.co/gKO8CXwEfX

TSN @TSN_Sports

#Raptors fans singing “We are the Champions” in Jurassic Park is everything 🥺🎵 https://t.co/hpHZ0838WO

Toronto Raptors @Raptors

The North Has Spoken. #WeTheNorth https://t.co/cRMDVvVY0Y

TSN @TSN_Sports

Thousands of Raptors fans across 🇨🇦 celebrate the Toronto Raptors becoming #NBA Champions. #NBAFinals https://t.co/gMJcDKeKBS

The most notorious Raptors fan is Grammy Award-winning rapper Drake, the team's global ambassador and persistent sideline fixture. The Toronto native took in Game 6 in a private area at Jurassic Park. Once the title was officially secured, he went full Sicko Mode: 

TSN @TSN_Sports

DRAKE IS FIRED UP!!!! The Toronto #Raptors are #NBA champions! 🍾 https://t.co/X5CCOAuup1

TSN @TSN_Sports

#Drake was proudly waving the #Canadian flag at #JurassicPark after the #Raptors captured their first championship 🇨🇦 #NBAFinals https://t.co/j1GcuMfvn5

TSN @TSN_Sports

.@drake loves his country and his Toronto Raptors https://t.co/KGSBJfGv5N

The party eventually permeated into the Raptors locker room and downtown Toronto, complete champagne and fireworks, respectively. 


Inside the @raptors lockerroom celebration! #WeTheNorth https://t.co/7ovDvRoHhX

TSN @TSN_Sports

It’s absolutely bonkers in downtown Toronto right now! #NBAFinals https://t.co/Fr7Bjau2IZ

And there's no telling how many notches the party will be cranked up once the Raptors return to the Toronto streets for their championship parade. 

It's a party 24 seasons in the making.