The Raptors players may have been locked in and stoic after securing a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals, but the team's fans can nearly taste a championship north of the border.
In winning for a third straight time in Oakland this season, including once in the regular season, Toronto rallied from an 11-point, first-quarter hole by outscoring the Warriors 93-69 over the game's final 37 minutes. They scored 42 points in the first half but 61 in the second half while holding the Golden State Warriors to 92 points.
Midway through the fourth quarter, Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston took a contested shot in the paint and accidentally dropped his left elbow directly into VanVleet's face.
VanVleet needed seven stitches to fix the cut under his eye, but he did not suffer a concussion. Pascal Siakam recovered from an ugly first half by scoring 13 points in the second and finishing with 19 in the game. "As long as we win, I'm satisfied". Serge Ibaka had 20 points off the bench, going 9-for-12 from the field.
The NBA Finals resume tonight in Oakland and after 21 post-season games, the Toronto Raptors are just two wins away from the prize they've said all season is their ultimate goal: the Larry O'Brien Trophy. Toronto broke out its box-and-one defense against Warriors guard Stephen Curry again, and Golden State's offense sputtered.
The Warriors were hopeful that Thompson would be able to produce, but as Kerr noted before the game, they were going to watch him closely to make sure he was moving well on both ends of the floor.
The teams split the two games in Toronto, then the Raptors captured Wednesday's game in Oakland 123-109, a contest that saw all five starters score at least 17 points for just the second time in National Basketball Association history (Houston did the same in 1995).
In all, Leonard was responsible for the final 12 Toronto points of the period.
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He was averaging 7.2 points and 4.6 rebounds during the playoffs. "Once you get it, two wins, three wins, it does not matter". He's still not in top condition but excelled Sunday in 28 minutes with 11 points , 10 rebounds , six assists and two blocks.
Thompson finished with 28 points after sitting out game 3.
Leonard also hauled down a team-high 12 rebounds for the Raptors, who are making their Finals debut.
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What a difference a game makes. And then it's possible that Durant, a free-agent-in-waiting, has played for the Warriors for the last time.
Curry and Kevon Looney each have eight points for the Warriors. They were down by four at the half, but would a mandatory third quarter explosion from Golden State be on the cards?
It was especially jarring because the third quarter is typically when the Warriors take off.
Toronto rapper Drake didn't waste much time after the pivotal win, and he was quickly trolling Warriors fans.
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