The Toronto Raptors have officially become champions in the NBA after defeating the Golden State Warriors in a very close game. Kevin Lowry scored 26 points leading their team to a victory. Kevin Lowry was singled out for his opposition to the Toronto Raptors fans cheering the injury to Kevin Durant. The injury to Klay Thompson in the fourth quarter was the final clincher in the defeat of Golden State. Clay Thompson we see was the difference between the two squads. Golden State without Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson already gave Toronto the edge eventually the championship. The injury to Klay Thompson when he went up for the layup was for sure not intentional. It was just an attempt to block his shot. The ballplayers showed proper sportsmanship during the game and afterwards.
Kevin Durant suffered a right lower leg injury in Game 5 of the playoffs and could not make the first four games in the finals between Golden State and Toronto. He appeared in game five and played spectacularly until the middle of the second quarter. He made his first three 3 point attempts, he blocked a shot, until he took a hard fall over Toronto Raptors big man Serge Ibaka injuring his Achilles tendon. The Raptor fans started cheering. The players on Toronto especially Kyle Lowry took offense to his supporters from Toronto and objected to them cheering the injury of Kevin. They knew that the Lord in heaven did not like this reaction to the injury of a vital player on their opponent Golden State. Even though without Kevin Durant they had already defeated Golden State in three of the four first games of the finals, it is not good sportsmanship to applaud his injury. Also God took offense to the reactions of the crowd to teach them a lesson and Golden State defeated Toronto even without Kevin.
We see miracles everyday but don’t recognize them. At the age of seventy already getting up in the morning is a miracle.
There will always be skeptics to reject the miracles of God. When I was a college student I read a book that accepted the events which are recorded in the Bible Exodus – the ten plagues and the splitting of the Red Sea but the author brought proofs that the cause of these supernatural events was an eclipse which occurred at this time which had altered nature.
The east and west conferences of the NBA have reached the playoffs. The NBA finals will begin May 30. In the meantime from the West conference will be decided who will reach the finals between Golden State and Portland. From the East conference the conference finals are between Milwaukee and Toronto.
There is glory, fame and money at stake. Each team in both conferences has invested in their success. There is one winner in each conference and one winner in the NBA Finals. Then will be chosen the MVP of the year.
- The first rounds of the NBA and NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue this weekend, with the NHL entering the “if necessary” portion of proceedings. Clear your schedule until mid-June, grab a seat in front of a screen, or four, and enjoy the games each night.