Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) holds up the trophy after the team’s 100-94 game six win over the Milwaukee Bucks to become the NBA Eastern Conference champions, in Toronto on Saturday, May 25, 2019.
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Raptors headed to NBA Finals after thrilling win over BucksThe Toronto Raptors have won the Eastern Conference and sit four wins away from the first NBA title in franchise history. The Raptors thrilled another sell-out crowd and the millions watching across the country by beating the Bucks 100-94 to become the first international club to reach the NBA Finals, which will begin Thursday north of the border against the Golden State Warriors. With Scotiabank Arena loud, perhaps louder than ever before in the biggest game ever played in the building, the Raptors launched an improbable comeback in the second half, behind, who else – the unmistakably great Kawhi Leonard, who had 27 points, 17 rebounds and seven assists.Legault to force the Caisse to purchase REM trains made in QuebecPremier Francois Legault says his government will force the Caisse to purchase trains made in Quebec as part of the extension of Montreal’s Reseau Express Metropolitain light-rail system. “It’s certain. Whether in the form of the REM or tramways … for sure we will require local content,” he said Saturday at the Coalition Avenir Quebec’s party convention on green issues in Montreal. The Caisse, Quebec’s pension fund operator, has a mandate to operate independently and free of political interference in its decisions. Legault said Saturday he never understood why the former Liberal government did not require the Caisse to purchase products manufactured in Quebec. Environment Minister Benoit Charette echoed the statement, telling reporters there will be a local content requirement for the second phase of the REM transit network. He added that any infrastructure project related to public transit will now have Quebec content requirements. “Quebec grants the contracts. It determines the mandates. So, it has every right to require certain special clauses,” he said.Avoid these six Montreal traffic snarls on SundayWould it be a Sunday in Montreal without roadwork to avoid? Related