Raptors warriors game 1. Warriors vs. Raptors: Game 1 Stats and NBA Finals 2019 Game 2 Schedule, Odds

Live NBA Finals updates: Warriors vs. Raptors, Game 1 Thursday

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Leonard is also shooting 51 percent from the floor, 39 percent from beyond the arc, and 88 percent from the free-throw line. Perhaps a repeat ending to the playoffs isn't inevitable after all. Before a roaring throng Thursday night inside and outside Scotiabank Arena, the Warriors spent most of Game 1 trailing the Raptors, never catching up in the second half, and taking a 118-109 loss. They are good friends, and longed to play together. Halftime: Raptors 59, Warriors 49 10:13 p. Just been that kind of night for the Raptors. Raptors Coach Nick Nurse promised that his pregame speech would be centered on transition defense, and his words landed.

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Warriors vs. Raptors: Game 1 Stats and NBA Finals 2019 Game 2 Schedule, Odds

raptors warriors game 1

The Warriors came to Toronto and figured that if they stopped Leonard the rest would come easily, or at least it looked that way. Drake just walked into Scotiabank Arena wearing a Dell Curry Raptors jersey. Check that, the Warriors did take the Raptors lightly. Drops a quiet 34-5-5 on the road and takes ownership for the L. The Raptors, who surround Leonard with four talented two-way players in guards Kyle Lowry and Danny Green, forward Pascal Siakam and center Marc Gasol, are making their first trip to the Finals. The Raptors then completed the sweep a couple of weeks later when Lowry scored 23 points and dished out 12 assists in a 113-93 thrashing of the Warriors even though Leonard missed the game and the Warriors were fully staffed. Ibaka misses the first free throw, but gets the second.

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Game 1 Preview: Raptors vs Warriors

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Instead, he will be on the receiving end of such an effort. An expectant crowd can carry a team or swallow a team; in this case, the Scotiabank Arena fans, some of whom began lining up early Wednesday morning, lifted the Raptors. Gasol forced two turnovers out of Curry in the third quarter to fend off a comeback push by the Warriors. His rebound and putback with just under a minute remaining sealed the win for the Raptors and gave them an early 1-0 lead in the series. The Raptors lead 96-87 with 8:25 to go. Curry did his best to force the issue, scoring a game-high 34 points and getting to the foul line 14 times, but the balance around him was lacking. Golden State went 5-0 in its first five postseason games without its all-star forward, but the Game 1 defeat underscored his value.

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Live NBA Finals updates: Warriors vs. Raptors, Game 1 Thursday

raptors warriors game 1

For Durant, it could conclude one of the most successful and polarizing three-year stints a professional athlete has ever had. The 21-year-old was listed as questionable prior to the game, and Vivek Jacob reported that Anunoby could play in Game 2. In 2017, Siakam had his first breakout performance as a sophomore with 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting against the Warriors, and he followed that up this year with 26 points on 10-of-12 shooting in an overtime win. Curry is sent to the free-throw line and predictably hits both. But the momentum is short-lived as Curry nails a three, then drains a quick jumper. We gave Gasol wide-open threes and like there was no rotation. Curry, meanwhile, came out cooking for the Warriors, repeatedly shaking his man and hitting three three-pointers in the first 10 minutes.

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Dubs Drop Game 1

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For Leonard, it could be a one-and-done season for the ages with a team that risked it all by trading for him without assurances he would sign long-term. The return of Boogie DeMarcus Cousins was upgraded from questionable to available Thursday morning. Per , the Warriors entered Game 1 boasting a playoff-high 19. Toronto, though, appears as ready as it will ever be for its turn on center stage when the Finals open. He converts both free throws and that'll do it for the first quarter. However, VanVleet misses both shots from the charity stripe. The Raptors were led by a 37-point night from Kawhi Leonard, 26 points from Pascal Siakam and a 10-point, 12-assist double-double from Kyle Lowry.

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Warriors takeaways: What we learned in 118

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And we got to stop them from getting out in transition. VanVleet continues his hot shooting since the birth of his second child, while Danny Green finally broke through his slump with 11 points with the home crowd chanting his name in support. Watch the video above for more about the blockbuster deal. For the Warriors, Stephen Curry is averaging 27. Next in line was Marc Gasol who scored 20 points on 6-of-10 shooting including 2-of-4 from deep, all of which were wide open. Leonard hits the technical free throw and the Raptors' lead balloons to 106-94 with 4:42 to go.

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Warriors vs. Raptors results: Pascal Siakam powers Toronto to NBA Finals Game 1 win

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The Warriors know how to erase even the seemingly insurmountable of leads, and the Raptors will need to continue to be resilient. Gasol made sure to establish deep post position when the Warriors switched, and he even rolled hard into the paint on a late fast break where he earned two free throws. In his one regular-season game vs. Otherwise, the Raptors did a great job of tracking and pressuring Curry. Leonard converts the three-point play and the Raptors lead 52-45 with 1:28 left in the second quarter. He was -11 in the 25:24 in which he shared the court with VanV… The Warriors refused to pin their Game 1 loss to Toronto on playing without Kevin Durant. He scored on others who dared to invade his space.

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Warriors takeaways: What we learned in 118

raptors warriors game 1

In the Raptors' Game 1 victory, the 25-year-old had 32 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks and 1 steal. Gasol leads all scorers with 14. Since these two meetings, the Raptors have added Marc Gasol, Jeremy Lin, Jodie Meeks and Eric Moreland to their roster while parting ways with Jonas Valanciunas, C. Watch the video above for more about why the Clippers, and Pat Beverly, are feeling themselves. Five — Gasol played his best game as a Raptor as he finished with 20 points on 10 shots in just 30 minutes. After Gasol picks off a pass, Siakam hits a jumper on a Lowry dime.

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