Not too many people predicted this eight months ago when the NBA season tipped off: The Raptors are one win shy of claiming the franchise’s first NBA title.
The Raptors return home Monday to Scotiabank Arena with a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Warriors after an impressive third quarter in Game 4 propelled them to a 105-92 victory on Friday night. Despite shooting just 34 percent overall in the third quarter and making only two 3-point attempts, Toronto used a 27-12 run in the third to pull away from the Warriors. Kawhi Leonard finished with 36 points.
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The game could have been the last ever in Oracle Arena should the series not return to Oakland. Klay Thompson returned from injury after sitting out Game 3, but even his team-high 28 points weren’t enough to overcome the Raptors’ second-half surge. The hobbled Warriors also welcomed the return of an injured Kevon Looney, but they were still without Kevin Durant.
The good news for Warriors fans is that Durant practiced with the team on Sunday for the first time since suffering a calf injury in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals. Durant traveled with the team to Toronto for Games 1 and 2 of this series but was never active. The two-time Finals MVP likely wants to make an on-court statement before his impending free agency this summer.
Here’s everything you need to know about watching Game 5 between the Warriors and Raptors, including the tipoff time and TV channel.
What channel is Warriors vs. Raptors on today? Time, TV for NBA Finals Game 5
Event: Game 5, 2019 NBA Finals
Date: Monday, June 10
Time: 9 p.m. ET
TV Channel: ABC
Stream: Watch ESPN
Live scores: SN Scoreboard
In addition to ABC broadcasting Monday’s coverage, Game 5 can be streamed using Watch ESPN.
Viewers in Canada will be able to watch the NBA Finals alternating between Sportsnet and TSN. Sportsnet has broadcast rights to the odd-numbered games while TSN owns the evens.
NBA Finals 2019 schedule, series results
|Date||Matchup||Time (TV channel)|
|May 30||Raptors 118, Warriors 109||Toronto leads 1-0|
|June 2||Warriors 109, Raptors 104||Series tied 1-1|
|June 5||Raptors 123, Warriors 109||Toronto leads 2-1|
|June 7||Raptors 105, Warriors 92||Toronto leads 3-1|
|June 10||Game 5 at Toronto||9 p.m. ET (ABC/SN1)|
|June 13*||Game 6 at Golden State||9 p.m. ET (ABC/TSN)|
|June 16*||Game 7 at Toronto||8 p.m. ET (ABC/SN1)|
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