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June 5, Image The Warriors are depending on Stephen Curry to keep them in Game 3 with key offensive players out injured.
Coach Steve Kerr, prioritizing caution, decided before Game 3 of the N. The Warriors were already missing Kevin Durant indefinitely and Kevon Looney for the rest of the series because of injuries, and now this?
The Warriors are still a powerhouse in search of their fourth championship in five seasons, but they are not immune to sprains and strains, and the collective cost of so many battered body parts is mounting.
The Raptors , who took a two-games-to-one lead in the best-of-seven series, are two wins from their first title. Game 4 is Friday night at Oracle Arena.
Kawhi Leonard led Toronto with 30 points, while Kyle Lowry finished with 23 points and nine assists. Danny Green shot 6 of 10 from 3-point range to finish with 18 points. Absent Thompson and Durant, Curry tried to carry the Warriors , setting a career playoff high with 47 points while shooting 14 of 31 from the field.
He also had eight rebounds and seven assists. As for Thompson, he had lobbied hard to play in Game 3. He even did some pregame shooting as fans began to file into the arena.
But Kerr held him out. Never would have forgiven myself if I played him tonight and he had gotten hurt. Livingston has been a steadying presence for the Warriors over the last half-decade, but he is not Thompson, and the Warriors struggled without the scoring and the spacing that Thompson usually provides.
He wound up with 17 in the first quarter alone, and the Warriors still trailed by 7. It was not a good sign for Golden State, which was more or less a one-man act. Toronto had far more depth. The first half was so bleak for the Warriors that the Raptors went scoreless for nearly five minutes of the second quarter yet emerged from the drought with a point lead.
The Warriors rallied after halftime, several times trimming the deficit to single digits.
But the Raptors kept responding, and Leonard pushed the lead to 12 with a 3-pointer. Thompson strained his hamstring when he landed awkwardly after attempting a 3-pointer, and Looney, a reserve forward who was playing big minutes off the bench, was lost for the series when he collided with Leonard and sustained an injury near his collarbone.
Thompson had never missed a postseason game for the Warriors — playing over the last seven seasons.
On Wednesday, his streak ended as the Raptors took another step toward a huge achievement of their own. For all intents and purposes, that should end this one.
Stephen Curry had cut the lead to 10 points with a pair of free throws following a play in which he dove for a steal and then wrestled with Danny Green for the ball, drawing a foul.
Marc Gasol answered with a short jumper and then Curry fought for another loose ball, ending up in a jump ball with Kyle Lowry which he won, setting up a Draymond Green layup. Among the many standout performers in this game from the Raptors, Serge Ibaka deserves a ton of credit for his work on the defensive end.
The power forward has six blocks to go with his 6 points and four rebounds, repeatedly making Golden State pay for trying to get anywhere near the basket. The Raptors called a timeout with to go and their lead at The Raptors are showing a terrific killer instinct in the fourth quarter, and they are putting this game away handily.
Kawhi Leonard made a driving layup, pushing the lead to , forcing Golden State to take a timeout with left in the game. Leonard leads the team with 28 points and Kyle Lowry has been nearly as effective 23, including a 5 of 9 performance from 3-point range.
The Warriors reeled off a run with a long 2-pointer by Quinn Cook and free throws by Andre Iguodala and Stephen Curry, but Serge Ibaka got four points of the lead back with baskets on consecutive possessions in which he used his size to bully his way to the hoop.
Kawhi Leonard is up to 24 points to lead the Raptors. At the end of the third, the Warriors are down , and while Curry has 40 points and eight rebounds, he appears to have needed far more help than this to get a win against the stacked Raptors, even with the game in Oakland.
Barring a total collapse in the fourth quarter, Toronto will have regained home court advantage in the series. The Toronto swingman has six 3-pointers in this Game 3 — after making just four 3s total in the Eastern Conference finals.
Stephen Curry is up to 34 points, and Andre Iguodala is up to 10 — including an age-defying alley-oop dunk on a pass from Draymond Green — but Kawhi Leonard has come alive at exactly the right time for Toronto and is up to 18 points. The Raptors have gotten great play from their entire rotation, but Fred VanVleet has been particularly effective, providing deep shooting on offense and doing his best to harass Curry into bad shots on the other end.
Marc Stein: This is a must-win game whether the Raptors will admit it or not. Teams that won the percentage battle from the 3-point line were only in the conference finals, down from in the first two rounds of the playoffs. But in the finals, Toronto fared better from long distance in Game 1 and is doing it again in Game 3 as the final quarter approaches.
Stats worth remembering: The most points in a finals loss was the 51 LeBron James scored in Game 1 of the series against Golden State. The most points scored in a finals win was 61 by Elgin Baylor of the Los Angeles Lakers, who also had 22 rebounds in Game 5 of the finals against the Boston Celtics.
That seemed to wake Golden State up. Andre Iguodala answered that run with a 3-pointer and Curry hit shots on consecutive possessions, getting them back into things.
And while Toronto continued to press, and has continued to shoot well from 3-point range, Golden State has yet to wilt. Unless Golden State can recreate its defense from the end of the second quarter, the overwhelming talent advantage for the Raptors is going to be too much.
The game looked like it could get away from Golden State in the first half, but thanks to Stephen Curry the Warriors went into halftime down by a — relatively — reasonable 8 points, But the story of the half for the Warriors was certainly Curry, who has 25 points on 7 of 13 shooting.
That approach thus far has not been enough against Toronto, which is getting a ton of offense from both Kyle Lowry 15 points and Pascal Siakam If there is cause for concern from the Raptors, beyond being outscored by a modest mark in the final of the half, it is foul trouble.
Marc Gasol, Danny Green and Lowry each have three, and Lowry is the biggest concern as he came into the game with 11 in the series, including having fouled out in Game 2. In 2 minutes 8 seconds between timeouts, the teams combined for exactly one field goal: a layup by Draymond Green.
The action in that time consisted mostly of fouls, with Andrew Bogut committing his third, and Green and Marc Gasol each picking up their second. The teams harassed each other into missed shots, and it was a fairly ugly stretch of basketball.
When things are going right for a team, they tend to build on themselves. Pascal Siakam continues to look a lot more like the Game 1 version of himself, and the Raptors are playing so well that Curry, who normally takes a lengthy rest at the start of the second quarter, was back on the floor after just 3 minutes 8 seconds on the bench.
Golden State has started to spread the ball around more, but thus far nothing is working. Playing without Curry on the floor, the no-name Warriors looked fairly exposed on both ends of the court.
Fred VanVleet looks to be continuing his hot streak, hitting another 3-pointer, Pascal Siakam got to the line thanks to a friendly call on some light contact from Jonas Jerebko, and right now the Warriors seem badly out of this game.
Siakam is up to 12 points. And, of course, Stephen Curry was brilliant. The best play of the quarter for Golden State came when Curry pulled down an offensive rebound and threw a long outlet pass to Quinn Cook for a layup.