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Raptors’ Game 2 loss to Warriors breaks Canadian viewership record

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Another game, another viewership record north of the border.

One thing we are finding out this NBA Finals is that basketball fever has taken over the country of Canada.

According to a report, Toronto Raptors’ Game 2 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday had an average audience of 4.3 million across Canadian television networks TSN, CTV, and Quebec-based RD2. It peaked with close to 6 million viewers during the final moments of the contest.

This sets the record for the most watched NBA game in Canadian history, beating out the 3.3 million record set in Game 1 earlier in the week.

We will see if the pattern continues with the series heading to the Oracle Arena in Oakland for Game 3 on Wednesday.

The series is tied 1-1.

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Jazz acquire PG Mike Conley in blockbuster deal

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The Utah Jazz finally got the man they’ve coveted for quite some time.

The team announced Wednesday that they have acquired veteran point guard Mike Conley from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for veteran sharpshooter Kyle Korver, veteran forward Jae Crowder, sophomore Grayson Allen, the 23rd pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and a protected future first-round draft pick.

Conley had spent his entire pro career with the Grizzlies organization prior to this deal. He has averaged 14.9 points, 5.7 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals over a span of 12 seasons and 788 games.

The 31-year old is fresh off a great 2018/19 campaign where he averaged a career-high in points per game (21.1).

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Chris Paul shuts down rumours regarding his ‘unsalvageable’ relationship with James Harden

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Chris Paul has decided to fight back against recent rumours suggesting he is unhappy with being on the Houston Rockets and playing alongside James Harden.

Damn! That’s news to me…” Paul replied on a Bleacher Report Instagram post outlining the alleged feud between the Rockets’ two stars accompanied by a photo of them walking together down a hallway.

Paul and Harden were seen having a heated argument after the Rockets were eliminated once again to the Golden State Warriors this postseason in six games of the Western Conference semifinals.

Even if the rumours were true, it would be very tough for the Rockets to move Paul via trade.

He is 34-years old, often injured, and still owed approximately $125 million with three years left in his contract.

We will see how this unfolds with the NBA Draft and free agency period rapidly approaching.

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Al Horford’s time with the Celtics appears to be coming to an end

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The Boston Celtics are having the worst offseason in the NBA, and free agency hasn’t even kicked off yet.

In the midst of all the reports suggesting Kyrie Irving is ready to join the Brooklyn Nets, it appears All-Star center Al Horford is ready to leave town as well.

According to reports, Al Horford – who recently declined his $30 million option for 2019/202 – is expected to sign elsewhere this offseason because the Celtics are only willing to offer a three-year extension while other teams are prepared to dish out a four-year contract with more guaranteed money.

The 33-year old, who initially signed a multiyear deal with the Celtics on July 1, 2016, has averaged 13.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 4.6 assists over a span of three seasons and 208 games with the franchise.

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