Updated: Feb 29
This is what the NBA Finals is all about! Down to the wire after a crazy game of runs.
Toronto buried Golden state with a double digit lead in the first half taking a 4 point lead into halftime. A deficit the Warriors seem comfortable with recently, dating back to the Western Conference Finals against Portland overcoming 17 and 18 point differentials before heading into the finals.
The Golden State Warriors made their patented 3rd quarter run behind Klay in #KillMode and Steph being Steph. The Warriors subsequently pushed themselves away scoring 18 unanswered points in the first 5:30 of the half. It wasn’t for lack of trying, Toronto had plenty of good open looks but couldn't get the shots to fall. This proved to be the downfall of game 2 for Toronto. Although it was a close game down the stretch, almost pulling out an improbable win behind the defense of Fred Van Vleet while running a rarely seen Box and 1 on Steph Curry which neutralized him pretty well.
Some point blank shots that didn’t fall, Quinn Cook hitting three 3 pointers after Klay exited the game with hamstring tightness and Andre Iguodala’s late 3 to put the Warriors up 5 sealed the game for the Dubs and tied the series 1-1 heading back to the bay.
If a couple of those open looks fell and the Raptors didn't go scoreless for the first half of the 3rd quarter, this series is 2-0 Canada but the Golden State Warriors are going for their 4th NBA Championship in 5 years for a reason. Let's see if Toronto can weather the storm coming from the Champs or if this is going to be a 5 game series.
Tune in Wednesday at 9pm/ EST for Game 3