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Game 5 Update - Toronto Raptors within one win of first Championship
The Golden State Warriors now must win on Monday night to keep the series alive and also make sure they get to play another game at their Oracle Arena. After 47 years the Warriors will be moving to their new home at the Chase Center in San Francisco.
It was in the 3rd quarter on Friday night, usually when the Warriors make a move, that proved to be their downfall as the Raptors outscored them by 37-21 to take charge of the game.
On an individual player basis, Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points and had 12 rebounds for the Toronto Raptors, while Serge Ibaka made 20 points in 22 minutes off the bench and Pascal Siakam added 19 points.
Klay Thompson scored 28 points on his return for the Golden State Warriors after being absent for Game 3, and Stephen Curry added 27 points.
The Golden State’s key player Kevin Durant missed his 9th straight game for the Warriors but they will be hoping he can return to the fray for Game 5 to try and keep the series alive.
Game 5 is on Monday night (June 10) back in Toronto where the Raptors can claim a history victory. Let’s go Raptors!
Game 6 Update – Golden State Warriors stay alive in NBA Finals by beating Toronto Raptors 106-105 in Game 5
The Golden State Warriors rallied late on to beat the Toronto Raptors 106-105 in Game 5 of the NBA finals on Monday night to ensure that they stayed in the series by cutting the Raptors’ lead to 3-2.
With less than 3 1/2 minutes remaining the Raptors led by six points, but Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson then combined for three straight 3-pointers to see the Golden State Warriors home for the victory.
The Raptors could have snatched the win and the series at the death, but Draymond Green finger blocked a final shot by Kyle Lowry.
Curry scored 31 points for the Warriors, with Thompson adding 26.
Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points for the Raptors.
Although Kevin Durant returned to action for the Warriors after having missed the previous nine games with a strained right calf, he was forced to limp off in the second quarter.
Golden State hosts Game 6 on Thursday night at the Oracle Arena.