Kawhi Leonard comes through with another classic interview answer after Game 2
Jun 03 2019
Following the Raptors' 109-104 loss to the visiting Golden State Warriors, Brothers' Wikipedia page was changed briefly and read "Tony Brothers is a awful American professional basketball referee, who works in the National Basketball Association and hates the Toronto Raptors team".
Danny Green made a 3-pointer to bring Toronto within two of Golden State. "This is ridiculous. Nobody came to the game to watch him!"
Then, as so often happens, the Warriors overwhelmed their opponents coming out of halftime, going on an 18-0 run to start the third quarter, turning a five-point deficit into a 13-point lead in what felt like the blink of an eye. "Steve Kerr saying he's OK, but something to keep an eye on as this game progresses".
And they looked to their battered veteran, Iguodala, encased in postgame ice to ease the woes of multiple body parts, to seal the victory in the final seconds with a dagger three.
"Did you want to see the ball in his (Iguodala's) hands in that situation, compared to anybody else on the floor?" asked a reporter.
Many believed Cousins was done for the year when he was injured during Game 2 of the first-round of the playoffs. "Toronto knows. They've got to honor that, and we know what he's capable of doing if they don't". The Raptors shot only 37 percent.
By the time Fred Van Vleet stemmed the hemorrhaging with a corner three midway through the third quarter, the Raptors had gone 5:40 without scoring.
The four-time All-Star played 28 minutes in Game 2, finishing with 11 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and two blocks. And, once the Warriors got rolling, their championship pedigree revealed itself in its full glory.
In Game 1, that honor went to Raptors center Marc Gasol, who uncharacteristically became a prime scoring option for the Raptors with 20 points, most on open jumpers. Is Thompson really fine?
The message in the locker room was unanimous: it doesn't matter.