Warriors Use Big 3rd Quarter Run, Hang On Late In Game 2 Win
The Golden State Warriors tie up the best of seven game series in the NBA Finals on Sunday against the Toronto Raptors 109-104 as the series shifts back to States side.
The Raptors led by five at halftime but like we've seen so many times before the Warriors had a devastating third quarter outscoring Toronto 34-21. The dubs used an 18-0 run in the first 5:30 of that third quarter to pull away.
However, Toronto wouldn't go away as they pulled to within two points late 106-104 but with eight seconds remaining Andre Iguodala nailed a three to put the game on ice for the Warriors.
The big story in this game was when Klay Thompson went down with a leg injury early in the fourth quarter after landing awkwardly on a three-point attempt.
He didn't return and the severity of the injury is not yet known. Once Klay went out Quinn Cook stepped up in his absence hitting a couple of big three-pointers to keep the Raptors at bay.
Demarcus Cousins was another big story in this one as he started and gave the dubs 28 minutes, 11 points, and 10 rebounds.
The big storyline for Toronto was that Kawhi Leonard had a stellar game but didn't get much help from his supporting cast. Leonard scored 34 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Pascal Siakam wasn't as much of a factor as he was in game one as he put in only 12 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and collected five assists. Fred VanVleet was good again off the bench pouring in 17 points and Serge Ibaka tallied seven points and 10 rebounds.
Game three will take place on Wednesday at 8 p.m. from Oracle Arena.