Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. The Toronto Raptors were a half-second away from falling into the abyss that no NBA team has ever escaped. Down by two points, down by two games, the reigning champions needed a miracle. Anunoby caught a cross-court pass that Kyle Lowry threaded over everybody else on the floor and hit a 3-pointer as time expired, giving the Raptors a 104-103 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series Thursday night.
President Trump speaks exclusively to FOX Business' Maria Bartiromo in a wide-ranging interview, including why he fought to ban TikTok and WeChat and how the NBA has responded to China. Norman Powell scored 29 points, fellow reserve Serge Ibaka added 27 points and 15 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors steamrolled into the Eastern Conference semifinals by routing the Brooklyn Nets 150-122 on Sunday to complete a four-game sweep. The Raptors lost Kyle Lowry to an ankle injury in the first quarter but the defending NBA champions had more than enough depth and power left to wrap up the first sweep in franchise history and set up a series with the Boston Celtics. Boston, seeded third, ousted Philadelphia in four games. Pascal Siakam had 20 points and 10 assists for the Raptors.
Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri has a lot of work to do, and it would be fitting to start all that by clearing issues surrounding the team's main figures. There is perhaps no other glaring conflict that needs to be addressed other than the one between head coach Nick Nurse and player Pascal Siakam. In March, the two Raptors figures got into a locker room argument and this resulted in Siakam getting benched for one game. However, it appears all that is a thing of the past with Ujiri alleging that the Nurse-Siakam relationship is now in a much better place. This may also put a dent in Siakam trade rumors.
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Pascal Siakam had 17 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, Toronto made 20 3-pointers and the Raptors set a franchise record for scoring while winning for the second time this season, 144-123 over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night. Fred VanVleet scored 34 points to help the Raptors (2-6) snap a three-game losing streak. Toronto's only other win came on Dec. 31 against the New York Knicks.
In this Wednesday, May 9, 2018 photo, Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey speaks to media during an end-of-season NBA basketball media availability in Toronto,. The Raptors have fired Casey on Friday, May 11, 2018, after the team was swept in the playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers for second straight season. The NBA's Toronto Raptors fired head coach Dwane Casey on Friday, just two days after his peers voted him the league's Coach of the Year. Casey's ouster also came four days after the Raptors were swept out of the NBA playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second straight season. The postseason result was a disappointment given that Toronto finished the regular season at 59-23, the second-best record in the league behind the Houston Rockets.