On Sunday, Golden State Warriors won the Game 2 NBA finals against Toronto Raptors by 109-104. Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry lead the team by 25 and 23 points respectively.
In the first half, Toronto Raptors led the Game 2 with a total 12 points. Afterwards, Raptors started lagging behind. In the third quarter, the Raptors missed the first nine shots. However, VanVleet ended Warriors’s run with a three-pointer with remaining 6:20 in the quarter.
Kawhi Leonard had 34 points and 14 rebounds. While Fred VanVleet had 17 points and Kyle Lowry had 13 points. In addition, Pascal Siakam scored 12 points.
Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse blamed team’s lack of offence during game-turning stretch that gave Golden State Warriors transition opportunities.
Nick Nurse said, “I’m going to have to rewatch that. I’m probably not going to enjoy it very much.”
By the end of the third quarter, Warriors led the Game 2 by 88-80 with one quarter remaining. The night was probably not of Raptors. Warriors’ offence with 34 assists on 38 made baskets was truly amazing.
The Raptors wore down and three free tosses from Leonard, one of them for a specialized approached Curry for hurling the ball not yet decided in resentment, dismantled Toronto to five points with 1:08 to play.
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Further, Raptors coach Nurse said, the Raptors should have fouled before Iguodala’s shot.
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said, “Iguodala has hit a lot of big shots in the Finals before, so he was unfazed.”
Warriors won the game after Green’s three at the buzzer off the rim. Various players such as Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Jerry West, Michael Jordan, Elgin Baylor, Shaquille O’Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon and LeBron James had a dozen 30-point games in a single playoff.
Baskets were at a premium in the game’s early minutes, both the teams shooting a combined 5-for-19 before the first timeout. The Raptors took a six-point lead on an alley-oop dunk from VanVleet to Siakam. However, the Golden State Warriors promptly went on a 10-0 run to go up by four. Toronto led 27-26 to start the second.
Nick Nurse said, “We’re in the same boat they were in coming here, we gotta go out there and get one. That’s all we gotta do get one. We can do that.”
While Kerr said, “We cut the lead to five and could kind of breathe at halftime. I think our guys felt renewed life at that point.”
Games 3 and 4 are in Oakland on Wednesday and Friday respectively. Whereas Game 5 is on 10th June, Monday, June 10 in Toronto.