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Game Two recap of NBA Finals

June 03, 2019 - 10:35 am

18-0 3rd quarter run propels Warriors to a 109-104 win in game two of NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors went on an improbable 18-0 run to start the second half of game two of the NBA Finals with the Toronto Raptors, and they would never give up that lead again in route to winning 109-104. The “Dubs” trailed 59-54 at halftime.

Unlikely Star of the Game

Former Sacramento King DeMarcus Cousins – who saw limited action in game one – came up big for the Warriors on Sunday. The big center played 27 minutes scoring 11 points, grabbing 11 rebounds, dishing out six assists and blocking two shots.

Cousins’ performance helped to make up for the loss of Kevon Looney and Klay Thompson, both of whom suffered injuries during the game.

Warriors stepped up while Raptors fell off

Klay Thompson led the Warriors scoring attack with 25 points, despite having to leave the game early with a hamstring strain. Steph Curry put 23 points in the book. Draymond Green came up just short of a triple-double by scoring 17 points, pulling down 10 rebounds and dishing out 9 dimes.

Kawhi Leonard was the game’s high scorer with 34 points and 14 rebounds. Van Vleet added 17, Lowry 13 and Siakam 12.

Weird Stat of the Game

The Raptors scored 23 second chance points on Sunday. The Golden State Warriors scored zero second chance points.

Up Next

The series now shifts to the West Coast of the United States, as Game 3 will be played at Oracle Arena on Wednesday at 6:00 PM PDT. You can hear the game on ESPN 1320 beginning at 5:00 PM with the pregame show.

- Charlie O. Mallonee, @Charlieo1320

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