The Warriors minds were set on stealing a win on the road to take home court advantage in Game 2 and they did just that thanks to a complete team effort.
Before leaving with a hamstring injury, All-Star guard Klay Thompson led the way with 25 points while Stephen Curry finished with 23 points after getting out to a rough start. Draymond Green (17 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists) fell shy of a triple-double while DeMarcus Cousins (11 points, 10 rebounds, six assists) came up big after being inserted into the starting lineup. Andre Iguodala finished with eight points, eight rebounds and six assists and hit perhaps the biggest shot of the night to put the Warriors up by five with less than six seconds remaining.
The Raptors were led by Kawhi Leonard, who scored 34 points thanks to going 16-for-16 from the charity stripe. Fred VanVleet scored 17 points off the bench and Kyle Lowry added 13 points before fouling out. Pascal Siakam scored 12 points (on 5-for-18 shooting) after having a huge Game 1.
If you missed any of the action, check below for score updates, news, stats and highlights from throughout Game 2
Final: Warriors 109, Raptors 104
• The Raptors late rally falls short as the Warriors second-half surge lifts them over the top.
Golden State outscored Toronto 55-45 in the second half to earn a five-point win.
• Danny Green knocks down a triple to make it a two-point game with under 30 seconds remaining but Andre Iguodala knocks one down on the ensuing possession to put the Warriors back up by five points with 5.9 seconds remaining in regulation.
ANDRE 🔒 pic.twitter.com/WqoMHfEPsX- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 3, 2019
Timeout Raptors as it looks like this series will head back to Oakland tied at 1-1.
• Under a minute remains and the Raptors have cut into the deficit.
Toronto basketball with 51.6 seconds remaining. Golden State leads 106-101
• The Warriors continue to answer the Raptors attempt to make runs.
Andrew Bogut converts an alley-oop for the third time in the game to put Golden State up by 12 points.
Nick Nurse signals for a timeout as the Warriors lead 106-94 with 5:39 remaining.
Draymond Green is one rebound and one assist away from a triple-double and Golden State has assisted on 33 of its 37 made field goals.
Toronto is led by 31 points from Kawhi Leonard but is now shooting 33-for-82 (40.2%) from the field as a team and have assisted on just 15 of its made field goals.
Kawhi (31 PTS) weaves and muscles in for the 3-point play!#WeTheNorth 94#StrengthInNumbers 106- NBA (@NBA) June 3, 2019
5:39 left in the 4th on ABC & TSN pic.twitter.com/uT2bnvbZxu
• Toronto is trying to get back in it, but Quinn Cook is stepping up in a major way off the bench for Golden State.
QUINN.- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 3, 2019
BACK-TO-BACK #SPLASH💦 pic.twitter.com/3NqiEPWUJb
The reserve guard has knocked down two triples in the fourth quarter alone to bring his total for the game up to nine points.
The Warriors lead 98-91 with 7:59 remaining in regulation but call for time as Klay Thompson comes up hobbling after an awkward landing.
End of Third Quarter: Warriors 88, Raptors 80
• Toronto fought back, but the damage was already done as Golden State opened the third quarter on an 18-0 run to win the quarter 34-21.
The Warriors take an 88-80 lead into the fourth quarter.
Klay Thompson leads the way for the defending champs with 25 points (on 10-for-16 shooting) and Stephen Curry isn't far behind with 23 points despite shooting 35.3% from the field. Draymond Green has done it all as he's up to 15 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in the game.
Kawhi Leonard has done all he can to keep the Raptors in it as he's put forth a game-high 28 points thanks to getting to the line 12 times and hitting each of his attempts. Leonard has added seven rebounds as well. Fred VanVleet is up to 15 points off the bench but no other Raptor has reached double figures.
• It's now a 14-0 run to start the third quarter and a 20-1 extended run for the Warriors, who now lead by nine points.
Iguodala ➡️ Cousins ➡️ Thompson! 👏@warriors run extends to 14-0!#StrengthInNumbers 68#WeTheNorth 59- NBA (@NBA) June 3, 2019
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Nick Nurse calls for another timeout as it's 68-59 with 7:35 remaining in the third.
Klay Thompson has a game-high 23 points (on 9-for-13 shooting) and Draymond Green is inching towards a triple-double with 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Stephen Curry has 18 points in the game.
Toronto has failed to score in the first 4:25 of the second half and seeks answers before this one slips away.
• Golden State comes out of the break firing and uses a 7-0 run to open the second half.
Timeout Raptors as they now trail 61-59 less than two minutes into the third quarter.
Stephen Curry has now matched Klay Thompson's game-high total of 18 points while Andre Iguodala has knocked down a 3-pointer for the first time since the Western Conference Semifinal round.
Andre #SPLASH for the lead 💦- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 3, 2019
📺 #NBAonABC pic.twitter.com/PvYSewSdXO
Halftime: Raptors 59, Warriors 54
• One half is in the books and the Raptors take a five-point lead into the break.
It's been a balanced game for Toronto, who is led by 16 points from Kawhi Leonard and 12 points from Fred VanVleet off the bench. Kyle Lowry has added nine points while Pascal Siakam has scored seven a dished out a team-high three assists.
While the Raptors are shooting 21-for-46 (45.7%) from the field, the Warriors are shooting just 16-for-40 (40.0%).
Golden State is led by 18 points from Klay Thompson, who is 7-for-10 from the field while Stephen Curry came alive late in the half to bring his first-half total to 16 points. Outside of the Splash Brothers, Draymond Green has scored nine points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out five assists while DeMarcus Cousins has added seven points.
• Andre Iguodala is rattled by a tough Marc Gasol screen and the Warriors call for time.
Raptors lead 50-40 with 3:27 left in the half.
It hasn't been an efficient outing for Golden State, who is now 11-for-35 from the field (31.4%). The Warriors are staying in the game by getting to the line, where they're 14-for-17. Stephen Curry has now connected on his first field goal of the night as he sank a 3-pointer.
• Kawhi Leonard hits a tough layup through contact and the Raptors have built a double-digit lead.
It's 46-35 with 5:16 remaining in the half.
Leonard is up to 13 points (on 4-for-8 shooting) in the game, tying Klay Thompson for a game-high point total.
Kyle Lowry has nine points but is in foul trouble with three personal fouls and Fred VanVleet has added eight points off the bench.
For Golden State, Stephen Curry has just four points but has missed all five of his field goal attempts. Draymond Green has nine points, six rebounds and four assists and DeMarcus Cousins has seven points.
• Norman Powell ELEVATES for a big finish.
Norman Powell rocks the rim!#WeTheNorth | #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/0N9NueNKHP- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) June 3, 2019
• Early timeout in the second frame as the Raptors are now up four.
It's 32-28 with 10:19 left in the quarter.
End of First Quarter: Raptors 27, Warriors 26
• Toronto takes a one-point lead into the second quarter courtesy of a last-second putback from Serge Ibaka.
The Raptors finish the quarter shooting 10-for-27 (37.0%) from the field while the Warriors shot 7-for-19 (36.8%) as a team.
Klay Thompson leads all scorers with 11 points but is among five players in the game with two fouls in the game.
Draymond Green is the other Warrior in foul trouble while the Raptors Pascal Siakam, Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet have each committed two fouls.
Kawhi Leonard has a team-high nine points and Kyle Lowry has added six.
• Fred VanVleet comes in with a TOUGH finish that only he's capable of.
Fred VanVleet hangs and hits! #WeTheNorth | #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/m9XcNacx36- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) June 3, 2019
• Less than three minutes remain in the first quarter and things are all tied up.
It's 19-19 with 2:55 remaining in the period.
Toronto is 6-for-17 (35.3%) from the field but Kawhi Leonard is leading the way with a team-high nine points.
Golden State, who is 7-for-16 (43.8%) from the field is led by 11 points from Klay Thompson.
• Fred VanVleet lobs it up to Pascal Siakam who handles the rest
🌶😮 AIR SPICY P 🌶😮 #WeTheNorth | #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/Yl2vVIvxq3- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) June 3, 2019
• Kyle Lowry gets the hoop and harm as he draws a foul on Klay Thompson.
Kyle Lowry rises on the short jumper and gets it to fall... and-1 @Raptors!#WeTheNorth 16#StrengthInNumbers 13- NBA (@NBA) June 3, 2019
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Thompson, who is up to 11 points in the game, now joins Cousins with two fouls early on.
Timeout on the floor as Toronto leads 16-13 with 4:27 left in the quarter.
Lowry now has five points in the game while Kawhi Leonard has a team-high nine points for the Raptors.
• Timeout on the floor and the Warriors lead 9-7 at the first break in the action.
6:56 remains in the first quarter.
Klay Thompson has scored all nine of Golden State's points, setting the tone for its offence. Thompson is 3-for-4 from the field, but the Warriors are shooting 3-for-10 as a team. DeMarcus Cousins is in early foul trouble as he's already picked up two fouls.
Klay Thompson has the hot hand with an early 9 PTS in Game 2! #StrengthInNumbers 9#WeTheNorth 7- NBA (@NBA) June 3, 2019
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Kawhi Leonard leads the way for Toronto with five points while Marc Gasol has hit two free throws and grabbed three rebounds but the Raptors are shooting 2-for-9 from the field.
• Kawhi Leonard knocks down a mid-range jumper to get the Raptors on the board first and things are underway at Scotiabank Arena.
Kawhi opens the scoring in Game 2 for the @Raptors!#WeTheNorth | #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/AFguW7kXhR- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) June 3, 2019
• A new lineup for the Warriors: DeMarcus Cousins will start at centre alongside Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green.
Starting us off ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/cOlOj8dsWn- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 2, 2019
• Starting for the Raptors: Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol
#NBAFinals Game 2 @Sprite_CA starters. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/Mh6FPZdvLO- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 2, 2019
• Despite suffering an apparent calf injury in Game 1, Warriors forward Andre Iguodala will start in Game 2.
Andre Iguodala will start tonight. Went through shootaround with a compression sleeve on that tight calf.- Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) June 2, 2019
• For the first time in the 2019 postseason, Raptors forward OG Anunoby will be active
OG Anunoby will be active for Game 2.- Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) June 2, 2019