The Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. The Raptors won the series 4-2, denying the Warriors what would have been a third straight championship.
Rockford’s Fred VanVleet scored 22 for Toronto.
He even called out Rockford after his win:
Others in the Rockford area are chiming in to congratulate Rockford’s NBA champion:
When the shot clock is about to expire, the Raptors’ diminutive point guard is at his best.Michael Pina, SB Nation
It does my heart good to see residents of Rockford, Illinois gathered en masse to celebrate a professional basketball game remotely, sharing a connection that crosses cultural lines and defies an ugly history.Dan Bernstein, 670 The Score