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The championship series kicks off in Toronto on Thursday night (May 30) against defending champs the Golden State Warriors.

The Raptors' character performance against the Sixers has also done little to boost them on the National Basketball Association series prices, where they trail as +230 underdogs entering Game 1.

Toronto earned home court by winning one more regular season game than did the Warriors.

Can the Warriors handle the Raptors without Durant on the court?

On the cusp of their first ever three-peat and third in modern National Basketball Association history (Chicago Bulls from 1992-94 and 1996-98, Los Angeles Lakers from 2000-02), Golden State can be elevated to a tier that can only be shared with two other teams.

Calgarian Steve Nimmock, who has been a Raptors fan since their inaugural season in 1994, recently purchased tickets for Game 2 for $900 each. "They're not a ideal team by any means, but they do it at a high level and they don't leave you very much margin for error".

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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf says Warrior fans can give money to the Alameda County Community Food Bank and San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.

However, it will mark the first time in eight seasons the NBA Finals will not feature LeBron James representing the Eastern Conference. That honor will go to Raptors superstar Kawhi Leonard.

"I know it's going to be insane in the game".

"And when he does come back, we'll be able to transition and hopefully elevate our game even more".

"He's just a different kind of player". Milwaukee got the most, by far, of any non-finals team - after finishing with the NBA's best record and reaching the Eastern Conference finals, the Bucks will share $2,516,774.

"I think they're going to be wrong", he said.