Golden State capturing guard Klay Thompson stated he was pleased with how all of his Warriors team-mates fought because the NBA champions staved off elimination towards the Toronto Raptors.
Toronto Raptors 3-2 Golden State Warriors
- Recreation 1: Warriors 109-118 Raptors | Field Rating | Report
- Recreation 2: Warriors 109-104 Raptors | Field Rating | Report
- Recreation 3: Raptors 123-109 Warriors | Field Rating | Report
- Recreation 4: Raptors 105-92 Warriors | Field Rating | Report
- Recreation 5: Warriors 106-105 Raptors | Field Rating | Report
- Recreation 6: Raptors @ Warriors – Friday June 14, 2am
- Recreation 7 (if wanted): Warriors @ Raptors – Monday June 17, 1am
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Thompson hit seven three-pointers and fellow Splash Brother Stephen Curry added 5 extra from downtown as Golden State overcame the lack of Kevin Durant to an Achilles harm to battle to a 106-105 victory that pressured the Finals sequence again to Oakland for Recreation 6.
The Warriors linked on 20 of their 42 three-point makes an attempt and, after the Raptors took a six-point lead heading into the ultimate three minutes of the sport, Curry and Thompson mixed for a trio of clutch three-pointers to maintain Golden State’s championship hopes alive.
“We’ve been down big before, we’ve been down in fourth quarters,” stated Thompson. “I was pleased with the best way everybody fought tonight.
“Even taking place six with three minutes left. We did not panic. We simply do what we do.”
Raptors ahead Kawhi Leonard admitted the late three-point salvo from the Splash Brothers determined the end result of the sport.
“I assume they scored 9 factors in a minute, back-to-back threes,” he said. “They acquired some straightforward appears to be like. That was just about the ball sport proper there. They got here down and hit a 3, then one other three and we weren’t in a position to rating.”
Leonard’s team-mate Kyle Lowry felt Toronto paid the worth for permitting Curry and Thompson too many appears to be like from three-point vary all through the sport.
“The truth that Steph and Klay had been in a position to get off 14 and 13 threes [respectively], that is too many,” he said. “You give them NBA threes they will make some. We allow them to get too many threes off.”
Regardless of Curry and Thompson’s late sharpshooting, the Raptors nonetheless had an opportunity to win the sport – and with it their maiden NBA championship – after Warriors heart DeMarcus Cousins was whistled for an offensive foul.
On the sport’s ultimate possession, sturdy Warriors workforce protection meant the Leonard couldn’t get an open shot. When the ball was shifted to Lowry for a nook three, Draymond Inexperienced rotated over to dam the shot and seal a slim victory for Golden State.
“Wonderful protection on that final play from all 5 guys,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr. “Draymond’s block, he coated a lot floor on Lowry’s shot from the nook.”
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