Thursday night was the first NBA Finals game played outside the U.S., and the home-team Toronto Raptors gave fans a thrilling win. The Raptors beat the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors 118-109, handing the Warriors their first Game 1 defeat in five consecutive NBA Finals. Toronto's Pascal Siakam scored a career-high 32 points, topping star forward Kawhi Leonard's 23 points and center Marc Gasol's 20. Warriors' star Stephen Curry scored 34 points and Klay Thompson notched 21, but the Raptors quashed every comeback attempt.
Golden State's Kevin Durant sat out the game with a strained calf, and it's not clear he'll be well enough to play in any of the Finals. Game 2 is Sunday night in Toronto.