Raptors vs golden state. 2019 NBA Finals

Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors Box Score, October 25, 2017

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Take a look back at the win that clinched Toronto's trip to The Finals. If The Finals were to go to at least five games, they're on pace to break the 2016 Warriors' postseason record of 306 total 3-pointers made. What happened in the regular season? It also says a lot about their defense, which has played at an elite level for much of their playoff run. Lowry to Ibaka, Leonard and Siakam is the only other player with at least 20 assists to more than two different teammates in these playoffs. His absence has cast a shadow over Golden State's entire playoff run.

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Numbers preview: The Finals

raptors vs golden state

Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 22 points but needed 22 shots to get there as the Warriors also coughed up 10 turnovers. Prior to his injury in the third quarter of Game 5 against the in the second round, Durant was the leading scorer in the playoffs and according to both his coach and teammates, playing the best basketball of his career. Wiggins is averaging 21 points and 3. He did play two games against the champs this season while with Memphis, racking up 7. Despite D-Lo averaging a career-high 23. They were a possession or two away from trailing Philadelphia 3-1 in the conference semifinals, a possession or two away from losing Game 7 in that round, and a possession or two away from trailing Milwaukee 3-0 in the conference finals.

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Why Raptors are better matchup for Warriors in NBA Finals than Bucks

raptors vs golden state

The Raptors outscored Milwaukee by 12. Then when I realized it was him, I went up and talked to him for a while. All three of their opponents ranked in the top 15 in in the regular season. That's the biggest jump among 65 players that played at least 40 games in the regular season and have played at least 10 games in the playoffs. The shooting of Danny Green and Norman Powell The Warriors have a ton of firepower. The Warriors, of course, are the best offensive team we've ever seen.

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Numbers preview: The Finals

raptors vs golden state

That's the biggest drop-off among 18 players with at least 200 restricted-area attempts in the regular season and at least 50 in the playoffs. Gasol is an amazing passer and sees the game well enough to pick apart a lackadaisical effort or miscommunication. All other lineups have outscored their opponents by 7. As such, the Raptors played three more games than the Bucks on their way to the conference finals, and are guaranteed to have played at least two more playoff games than Golden State should they meet in the Finals. It also might be critical towards the Raptors making it a series.

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2019 NBA Finals

raptors vs golden state

Now, Kerr is focused on getting Wiggins ' culture and style of play. The Bucks and Raptors appear quite evenly matched, and it's anyone's guess as to who will ultimately prevail out of the East. But they lead the playoffs in both field goal percentage in the paint 63. Raptors have all the answers The Warriors bench pushed hard early in the fourth and closed the gap to three points — but Toronto rallied when it mattered. How much more in the tank does he have? Kawhi Leonard showed his go-to guy skills throughout Toronto's playoff run. That said, the fact that Golden State will have nine days of rest before the Finals begin -- while the Eastern Conference representative could have as few as two, -- could exacerbate the Dubs' advantage.

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RAPTORS vs WARRIORS

raptors vs golden state

What would a fourth title mean for Steve Kerr who also won five as a player? Throw in his impending free agency this summer and an already fascinating dynamic has become incredibly more complicated over the last few weeks. It includes total games, wins and losses, scores, overtimes, dates and evolution of their head to head record. That's the biggest jump among 81 players with at least 300 field goal attempts in the regular season and 50 in the playoffs. The Warriors Insider Podcast Steve Kerr clearly was on board for the Warriors trading guard D'Angelo Russell to the Minnesota Timberwolves for small forward Andrew Wiggins. Even if only for a few minutes, Cousins provides a much different challenge on the block for Toronto's bigs than either Draymond Green or Kevon Looney. Kevin Durant made two 3-pointers in the final minute to send the game to overtime, where Pascal Siakam scored seven of the Raptors' 12 points. That was the among players that averaged at least 10 minutes per game in the conference finals.

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Golden State Warriors vs. Toronto Raptors Head

raptors vs golden state

He's seen the third biggest drop in free throw rate from 29. That's the lowest opponent rate in the playoffs. He coached Andrew for several years, so it's been helpful for me. The Golden State Warriors are back in The Finals for a fifth straight postseason, looking for a third straight championship. That was the among all players last round. Does Andre Iguodala start to generate a Springfield buzz of his own? Both Stephen Curry and Draymond Green missed the game in Toronto, while both Kawhi Leonard and Andre Iguodala missed the game at Golden State.

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