SportsPulse: Trysta Krick on how the perennially good Raptors took big gambles with the hope of being great, and the gutsy moves looks like they paid off. USA TODAY Sports

TORONTO — For the first time in the Golden State Warriors’ dynasty, they trail 1-0 in the NBA Finals.

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers never won the first game in the previous four Finals.

The Toronto Raptors and forward Pascal Siakam just did it with a 118-109 victory Thursday in Game 1, and the Raptors started the series with the kind of performance necessary if they want to dethrone the Warriors, who are chasing their third consecutive title and fourth in five

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