Raptors Starting Five Plays Huge Role in Game 3 Win over Depleted Warriors

With the series tied at one game a piece entering Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors, Golden State would be without Kevon Looney (chest contusion), Kevin Durant (calf), and Klay Thompson (hamstring) due to injuries.

Steph Curry was amazing for the Warriors with 47 points on 45.2 percent shooting from the field. He also grabbed eight rebounds, recorded seven assists, and recorded two steals, but it wasn’t enough as Toronto’s starting five was one of the main headlines in this game in a 123-109, Game 3 win for the Raptors. Toronto leads this series 2-1.

Kawhi Leonard led the Toronto Raptors in scoring with 30 points on 52.9 percent shooting from the field. He also grabbed seven rebounds, recorded six assists, blocked two shots, and recorded two steals.

Kyle Lowry was a monster once again for Toronto with 23 points on 50 percent shooting from the field. He drilled five 3’s. Lowry also grabbed four rebounds, recorded nine assists, blocked one shot, and recorded one steal.

He is playing with a ton of confidence right now even though there have been various moment that Kyle Lowry has showed some inconsistency, but he is a pitbull on the defensive end of the floor.

Danny Green and Pascal Siakam each scored 18 points. Siakam grabbed nine rebounds and recorded six assists. Green shot 60 percent from downtown. He also grabbed five rebounds, recorded one assist, blocked one shot, and recorded one steal. Danny Green hit some big shots in this game.

Marc Gasol was much better in Game 3 and he scored 17 points on 54.5 percent shooting from the field. He also grabbed seven rebounds and recorded four assists. Gasol was much better in the pick-and-roll game.

The Raptors bench only scored 17 points, but Fred VanVleet scored 11 of them. He also grabbed three rebounds, recorded two assists, and recorded three steals. VanVleet was also a factor on the defensive end of the floor.

Toronto’s biggest lead in this game was 17 points and Golden State’s biggest lead in the game was one point.

Draymond Green was by far the Warriors second best player last night with 17 points on 42.9 percent shooting from the field. He also grabbed seven rebounds, recorded four assists, and recorded two steals.

Andre Iguodala scored 11 points on 50 percent shooting from the field. He also grabbed six rebounds, recorded three assists, and recorded one steal.

Golden State’s bench scored 26 points and Quinn Cook scored nine of them. He also grabbed one rebound, recorded two assists, and recorded one steal.

Klay Thompson is expected to be back in Game 4 for the Golden State Warriors but Kevin Durant’s status is still unknown. They will look to avoid a 3-1 hole with Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night in Golden State.

The last time they trailed a series 3-1 was back in the Western Conference Finals in 2016 against the Oklahoma City Thunder and we all know how that ended.

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