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“A lot of bad breaks in the fi­nals, to be hon­est,” Rap­tors coach Nick Nurse said. “Like us, they kept on play­ing. We just had to keep on play­ing no mat­ter who was out there. And I think they were su­per in­tense high-level games and both teams des­per­ately try­ing to win.”

This thrilling back-and-forth game fea­tured 18 lead changes, nine ties and nei­ther team go­ing ahead by more than nine points.

Curry scored 21 points but shot just 6 for 17 and went 3 of 11 on 3s. Iguo­dala added 22 for his big­gest game this post­sea­son as the War­riors did ev­ery­thing un­til the very last mo­ment to leave a last­ing legacy at Oracle.

Thomp­son pro­vided his own dra­matic mem­ory. He in­jured his knee when fouled by Danny Green on a drive at the 2:22 mark of the third, was helped off the court and walked par­tially down a tun­nel to­ward the locker room, then — shock­ingly — re-emerged to shoot his free throws be­fore go­ing out again at 2:19. He didn’t re­turn and left the arena on crutches, and the War­riors an­nounced that an MRI had con­firmed the torn ACL.

“More than the what-ifs is just feel­ing bad for the play­ers in­volved. In­juries are al­ways part of the NBA sea­son — any pro­fes­sional sport, in­juries play a huge role,” War­riors coach Steve Kerr said. “It’s just the na­ture of these in­juries, the sever­ity of these in­juries. And we’ll know more about Klay. But we can sit here and say, well, if this hadn’t hap­pened or that hadn’t hap­pened, that doesn’t mat­ter. What mat­ters is Kevin Du­rant is go­ing to miss next sea­son with an Achilles tear and Klay suf­fered a knee in­jury.”

In their best Bay Area ver­sion of Juras­sic Park — Toronto’s jam-packed gath­er­ing spot to cheer the Rap­tors — hun­dreds of red-clad fans stayed long af­ter the game ended to watch the Larry O’brien tro­phy cer­e­mony. They waved the Maple Leaf and sang “O Canada” just as they did here af­ter win­ning pre­vi­ously this se­ries.

Lowry’s hot start was al­fit­ting. It was the Toronto guard who got shoved on the side­line in Game 3 by War­riors mi­nor­ity owner Mark Stevens, now banned by the league and team for a year.

The Rap­tors, in their 24th sea­son of ex­is­tence, ral­lied from two games down to beat the Bucks in the East­ern Con­fer­ence fi­nals then took down the mighty War­riors on their home floor to deny Golden State a three-peat.

The Rap­tors went 8 for 32 on 3s in a 106-105 Game 5 de­feat as the War­riors staved off elim­i­na­tion Mon­day in Toronto. They started 5 of 6 from long range in this one and fin­ished 13 of 33 and con­verted 23 of 29 free throws.

Curry and these War­riors never, ever count them­selves out. Yet down 3-1 in their fifth straight NBA Fi­nals, they didn’t have the health it took to win the past two ti­tles and three of the past four against Lebron James and the Cleveland Cava­liers.

“This five-year run’s been awe­some but I def­i­nitely don’t think it’s over,” Curry said.

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