No Klay Thompson, no Kevin Durant, no Kevon Looney, and no one is going to feel sorry for the Golden State Warriors, especially the Toronto Raptors who are trying to win their first championship in franchise history.
So with Golden State missing two All-Stars and important reserve, the Raptors took advantage, defeating the Warriors 123-109 in Game 3 on Wednesday and grabbing a 2-1 series lead in the NBA Finals.
The Raptors received a complete performance from its starting five, all of whom reached double figures in scoring, led by Kawhi Leonard’s quietly stellar performance: 30 points, seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks.
Kyle Lowry had his best game of the series with 23 points and nine assists, and Danny Green’s three-point shooting was impressive: 6-for-10 for 18 points. Pascal Siakam had 18 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and Marc Gasol added 17 points six rebounds and four assists.