Toronto Raptors

Hit-Stop-Sit Campaign / Ontario Government

Ontario fans of the Toronto Raptors watching a championship finals game last week suddenly saw a rough TV ad about the risks of concussions—a young women was hurt in a soccer game and started to bleed from her nose, but kept playing because she is "doin' whatever it takes." The ad was part of the provincial government's hard push against concussions in its Hit-Stop-Sit campaign.

The Toronto Raptors have won their first NBA title, edging out the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at the Warriors' Oracle Arena in Oakland. Toronto completed the series 4-2.

In the final seconds the Raptors led by only one point, and the Warriors' Steph Curry missed a 3-pointer. Golden State got the ball in a scramble, but called a timeout it didn't have and was given a technical foul, causing some confusion. Raptor star Kawhi Leonard sank three game-clinching free throws, sealing Toronto's victory.

The Toronto Raptors may have fallen one point shy of their first NBA championship Monday night, but the setback is not cooling off the team's passionate, expanding fan base. Jack Armstrong, the former Niagara University basketball coach who now serves as the Raptors' broadcast analyst, says the team's run to the NBA Finals is connecting throughout Canada. "I've been with the Raptors now 21 years, to see where it was and where it is now is absolutely remarkable," Armstrong told WBFO. He says the fan parties outside Raptors' games in "Jurassic Park" are being emulated elsewhere, including in Mississauga where 20,000 people gathered to watch Game Five.