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Warriors are Big Winners and Big Losers in Game Five in Toronto

June 11, 2019 - 10:38 am
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Warriors force game six in “The Town”

The Golden State Warriors came back from the brink of elimination to defeat the Raptors in Toronto 106-105 on Monday night to force a game six on Thursday at Oracle Arena in Oakland. It will be the Warriors final NBA game at “the Oracle” before they move across the Bay for the 2019-20 season. If they are to win the NBA Championship, they will have do it on the road in Toronto.

The Splash Brothers did their thing

Steph Curry and Klay Thompson did what they done so often for the Warriors over the last five seasons. They controlled the game at the key moments to insure a Golden State victory.

Curry scored a game-high 31 points shooting 10-for-23 overall and hitting 5-of-14 from 3-point land. He also went a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line.

Thompson put 26 points in the book hitting 9-of-21 attempts from the field. Seven of his buckets were from behind the 3-point arc.

Boogie had a big night off the bench

DeMarcus Cousins played 19-plus minutes off the bench scoring 14 points hitting 6-of-8 shots from the field. He also grabbed six rebounds.

The Dubs huge loss

Kevin Durant made a comeback in game five and played 11 minutes and 57 seconds. He scored 11 points and made two rebounds. Then, the unthinkable happened. Durant crumpled on the court and had to helped to the locker room.

The initial report is that it is an Achillles related injury. This would obviously have a devastating affect on any free agency plans that Durant had for next season. It also means that this season is undoubtedly over. He will undergo an MRI on Tuesday.

Raptors led by Kawhi

The Raptors had six players score in double-figures and were led by Kawhi Leonard with 26 points. Leonard made 12 points down the stretch, but it was not enough to lift his Raptors to the win.

Up Next

The Raptors and Warriors will meet on Thursday night in Oakland. The pregame show will begin at 5:00 PM with the play-by-play to follow at 6:00 PM exclusively on ESPN 1320.

~ Charlie O @Charlieo1320

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