On July 18th, 2018, Toronto Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri shocked the NBA. Ujiri traded Toronto fan-favorite DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poetl, and a 1st Round pick to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green. With Leonard only having one year left on his contract, many questioned the move made by Ujiri. Fast forward to May 30, 2019. Not too many people are questioning the move now, as Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors will host the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Leonard has led the Raptors to the franchise’s first NBA Finals appearance. Enter the Golden State Warriors. Golden State is making their fifth consecutive Finals appearance, and are looking for their third straight title, and fourth in the last five years. While Toronto is new to this scene, Golden State will be right at home. Let’s take a look at some of the focal points of Game 1. And don’t forget to check out the latest NBA Finals odds before Game 1 kicks off!
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