Rose still picking Raptors to win in seven if KD can't play
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 04, 2019,
Jun 04, 2019, 0:15
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala blocks Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam as he drives to the net during Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Toronto on June 2, 2019. The Warriors are going home, and they are flush with Toronto's house money.
As optimistic as Thompson was about his return, he also was frustrated that for the second straight year he is dealing with another injury in the Finals. "I have faith in our team".
"Our guys felt renewed life at that point and came out and just had a great run to take control of the game, and we were able to finish it out from there". "We got to go out there and get one".
Another fantastic two-way performance from Draymond Green, who came up with some big defensive plays down the stretch in the fourth quarter. He finished an assist shy of a triple-double, what would have been his sixth of these playoffs and fourth in a row. Then a big Danny Green 3-point bucket cut the game to just two points, sending the Scotiabank Arena into a frenzy.
"It's just a mindset", Iguodala said. A 9 p.m. ET tipoff ensures that the game is played in prime time across the continent. Klay Thompson led all scorers with 11 points in the quarter, as Kawhi Leonard led the Raptors with nine. A three-point lead can become 12 in seconds.
But Curry made two free throws for the final points of the half to cut it to 59-54, then the Warriors came back and pitched a shutout until almost the midpoint of the third quarter during a series-changing - perhaps season-changing - swing. Any vulnerabilities the Warriors showed in the first half were forgotten in a 34-21 third quarter.
There are plenty of exhausted kids showing up to school these days, so Schafer says to remind them they got to do something special. "We didn't play well enough".
You'll ruin the memory and they likely won't sleep anyway. I think everybody else outside of our locker room was a lot more excited than we were.
"That third-quarter run by the Warriors just kind of knocked us out".
The Warriors' injury woes, however, continued in the second-half with their other All-Star guard Klay Thompson limping off the court with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.