The Toronto Raptors take a 2-1 series lead after a comfortable 123-109 win over the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena.
Despite a playoff career-high 47 points from Stephen Curry, the Raptors led wire to wire, thanks to a strong defensive performance to tip the series in their advantage.
Here are the player ratings from an enthralling Game 3 contest...
Stephen Curry - 10
Curry brought the flamethrower to Oracle, exploding for a playoff career-high 47 points on 14-of-31 shooting. His aggression from the jump set the tone for Golden State, scoring 17 of his 47 points in the first quarter, adding eight rebounds and seven assists on the night.
Danny Green - 9
Green had the hot hand for the Raptors and took advantage of Klay Thompson's absence, knocking down six threes on his way to 18 points, his highest output of the entire postseason.
He struggled with some early foul trouble but continued to bring the defensive intensity, erasing Quinn Cook's shot in style early in the fourth.
Danny Green with the chase down block! 🚫#WeTheNorth | #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/IHRK9YRthm- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) June 6, 2019
Kyle Lowry - 8
Lowry had himself a game at Oracle, recording 23 points and nine assists, including five 3-pointers.
The Raptors point guard continually looked for his own shot off the dribble, catching the Warriors' defence off guard in transition all night.
Kawhi Leonard - 8
Leonard led the charge for the Raptors in Game 3 with a team-high 30 points. Getting plenty of help from his teammates, he picked his spots to take over, scoring 21 of his 30 in the second half.
Fred VanVleet - 8
You need a big shot? VanVleet's got you covered!
With Danny Green in foul trouble early, VanVleet came into the game and gave the Raptors a steady hand, knocking down three triples on the night, including this bomb late in the fourth:
🎯🎯🎯- NBA Australia (@NBA_AU) June 6, 2019
Fred VanVleet gets the triple to go just in time! #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/zSPP9ga0O9
Andrew Bogut - 7
Bogut again provided the Warriors with a strong defensive presence in Game 3, especially with DeMarcus Cousins struggling on the night. The Aussie finished with six points and seven rebounds, getting all the dirty work done - taking charges, rebounding, plus a little bit of playmaking of his own:
Andrew Bogut 😳 pic.twitter.com/dikibZGs7Y- Jake Bourke (@JakeBourke) June 6, 2019
Serge Ibaka - 7
Welcome back, Serge IBLOCKA!!
Ibaka was a force at the rim in Game 3, recording SIX blocks to go with six points and five rebounds, making the Warriors second guess themselves attacking the rim.
Serge Ibaka with his fourth block of the evening 😤#WeTheNorth | #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/TCx4KqKcE5- NBA UK (@NBAUK) June 6, 2019
Marc Gasol - 7
Gasol came out on fire in the first quarter, scoring eight of his 17 points.
His aggression in the pick-and-roll generated plenty of easy looks, but he struggled to carry that offensive momentum through the game, especially once Andrew Bogut entered the fray.
Draymond Green - 7
Green brought his trademark hustle in Game 3 but struggled to generate good looks for himself and his teammates, finishing with four turnovers to go with four assists on the night.
Pascal Siakam - 7
Siakam finished with a game-high +22 in Game 3, putting in another impressive performance against Draymond Green.
He chipped in 18 points, nine rebounds and six assists, continually putting the Warriors defence under pressure in the paint.
Cookin' up somethin' spicy pic.twitter.com/ShTbi4bHye- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 6, 2019
Quinn Cook - 6
Cook played a playoff career-high 27 minutes, continuing where he left off in Game 2 with another solid performance. He consistently attacked the rim and spaced the floor but was unable to make the Raptors pay from three, going 0-of-2 on the night.
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