Forget June implications, that was a delightful Raptors win
Dec 03 2018
Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson have carried the team as much as they can, but it has not always been enough; Durant had 51 points on Thursday night in Toronto, but the Raptors still prevailed 131-128 in overtime. In a post-game interview, Durant admitted that Drake "talks a lot of trash over there on that sideline", then added, "Anytime I can throw it back in his face is a win for me".
Kerr added that Curry's "dying" to play in Toronto; the star point guard's father played for the Raptors for three seasons.
As Toronto continues to build momentum, here are five takeaways from its statement win over the defending champs. The glittering performance followed a 49-point night Monday against Orlando and 44 against Sacramento last Saturday.
"Obviously we've been looking forward to getting him back but I'm proud of the way the guys have fought without him", Kerr said.
Meanwhile, Draymond Green and Alfonzo McKinnie will also miss Thursday's game (Friday, PHL time) against the Raptors.
Up by just three points heading into a insane final minute of regulation, Lowry drilled a thrill, but Durant replied with two of his own, his second dagger tying the game with 8.6 seconds to play and sending it to overtime. "So it's going to be a great test for us". "He's ready to play", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
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The Raptors have lost eight consecutive meetings with the Warriors, but Toronto has not been this strong before.
"Right now they're the best, and I expect them to be there throughout the whole season", Thompson said ahead of the game. And the 13 straight points to end the third quarter, capped off by a 32-foot three-pointer as the clock wound down. Raptors are better in boards grabbed (46.5 to 45.7), while Warriors are better in dimes made (27.9 to 25.5) and both teams are nearly equal in turnovers committed (14.4 to 14.5).
On the plus side for Curry, since he won't be preparing for the game, maybe he'll get the opportunity to head up to the concourse and play a game or two on the Playstation console that he knows so well.
Durant has been on a tear, averaging over 40 points per game in the last three games. "But when we play our game, we're a pretty good team, too".