The Toronto Raptors have regained homecourt advantage in the NBA Finals.
Despite 47 points from Stephen Curry, the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 at Oracle Arena to take a 2-1 series lead. Kawhi Leonard led the Raptors with 30 points, but Kyle Lowry (23 points), Danny Green (18 points), Fred VanVleet (11 points) and Serge Ibaka (six blocks) each made big-time contributions.
For more on the game, check below for highlights and stats from a big Raptors win.
End score: Raptors 123, Warriors 109
- Game 3 is in the books. The Raptors win big with each starter scoring in double figures. It'll be a quick turnaround for both teams, as Game 4 is on Friday.
- How in the world did Fred VanVleet make this?
FRED VANVLEET pic.twitter.com/DLoUXbE9Xc- Dime (@DimeUPROXX) June 6, 2019
It was a huge shot as well. Raptors now lead 118-105 with 1:37 to play. That could be the dagger.
- Kawhi Leonard joins some elite company with his 13th 30-point game of these playoffs.
Tonight is the 13th 30-point game of the postseason for Kawhi Leonard, tied for 3rd-most in a single postseason over the last 10 years.- ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 6, 2019
He only trails Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. pic.twitter.com/yQSvCI4mrO
- Serge Ibaka is hosting a block party, and everyone on the Warriors is invited. He's up to six blocks in the game.
MA FUZZY BLOCK PARTY pic.twitter.com/0wcYmpNX4i- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 6, 2019
- Another one from Kyle Lowry. He scores again to give Toronto its biggest lead of the night, 107-92.
That's cold, @Klow7 pic.twitter.com/HVIoWRfO5L- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 6, 2019
- Stephen Curry scores his 45th point of the game on a pull-up, but Kyle Lowry responds with a step-back 3-pointer. Lowry now has 21 points in the game. He's hit a number of timely shots.
- Here we go again. Stephen Curry cuts Toronto's lead to single digits, 96-89, with three free throws. He now has 43 points in the game.
- Danny Green is making some big plays on defense, too.
Danny Green with the chase down block! 🚫#WeTheNorth | #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/IHRK9YRthm- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) June 6, 2019
End of third quarter: Raptors 96, Warriors 83
- That'll do it for the third quarter. Huge period from Kawhi Leonard - he was responsible for 15 of Toronto's 36 points.
The Raptors are 12 minutes away from regaining homecourt advantage and taking a 2-1 series lead.
- Danny Green hits another 3-pointer, this time off the dribble to beat the shot clock. He's 6-for-8 from distance.
This sequence was WILD! pic.twitter.com/ePQZ9l8vu6- NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 6, 2019
- Stephen Curry now has 40 points, marking a new career-high for him in the Finals.
A new #NBAFinals career-high in scoring for @StephenCurry30 💦- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 6, 2019
(40 points and counting...) pic.twitter.com/LZVggkxikm
- Danny Green makes back-to-back 3-pointers to put the Raptors up 14 points. He's been huge tonight.
BACK to BACK threes for @DGreen_14!#WeTheNorth | #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/lyPLJgH8SL- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) June 6, 2019
- Kawhi Leonard is starting to heat up. After a scoreless second quarter, he's up to 11 points in the third quarter.
Bucket pic.twitter.com/qw3ac45pqi- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 6, 2019
- Whenever it looks like the Raptors are going to make a run, Stephen Curry seems to have a response. He hits another 3-pointer - his fifth of the game - to cut Toronto's lead to eight points.
Steph barely had it in his hands ¯\_(ツ)_/¯- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 6, 2019
📺 #NBAonABC pic.twitter.com/rShU93CfpK
Timeout Raptors. 6:30 to play in the quarter.
- Kyle Lowry's fourth 3-pointer of the game gives the Raptors a 72-62 lead. He wasn't lying when he said he'd be more aggressive on the road .
Right back at ya pic.twitter.com/dTmwINe5SB- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 6, 2019
- Fred VanVleet starts the second half in place of Danny Green, who was three fouls. Through two games, VanVleet has proven to be Toronto's best shot at containing Stephen Curry.
Some notes at the half...
- Kyle Lowry, Danny Green and Marc Gasol each have three fouls. Andrew Bogut is the only Warrior with three fouls.
- Stephen Curry has been spectacular. He has 25 points on 7-for-13 shooting from the field and 4-for-8 from the 3-point line. He's also 7-for-8 from the free throw line.
Steph Curry pours in 25 1st half PTS for the @warriors in Game 3! #StrengthInNumbers #NBAFinals- NBA (@NBA) June 6, 2019
🇺🇸: ABC 🇨🇦: Sportsnet pic.twitter.com/dDUpzXG3si
- Another rough stretch for the Raptors helped the Warriors get back in the game. They went without a field goal for over five minutes in the second quarter. They're lucky this isn't closer.
- One reason it's not? Golden State hasn't gotten much offensively outside of Curry. The rest of the Warriors have combined for 27 points on 9-for-27 shooting from the field. A lot of their misses have been pretty open as well.
- Kyle Lowry (15) and Pascal Siakam (14) are the only Raptors in double figures. Lowry had a nice stretch at the end of the second quarter to extend Toronto's lead.
- Kawhi Leonard, meanwhile, has only nine points. He went scoreless in the second quarter and turned the ball over three times. He needs to do a better job of reading and reacting to Golden State's traps.
- A good sign for the Raptors: Danny Green is 3-for-4 from the 3-point line. He made only one of his 12 3-point attempts on the road in the Eastern Conference Finals.
End of first half: Raptors 60, Warriors 52
- Kyle Lowry closes the second quarter with eight points in three minutes of play. Raptors lead by eight points at the half.
- And it's down to single digits. A 3-pointer in transition from Stephen Curry bounces in to make it an eight-point game.
#StephGonnaSteph pic.twitter.com/qgwDCkn3RB- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 6, 2019
He's up to 22 points.
- They might not be shooting very well, but the Warriors are hanging around. A couple of free throws from Draymond Green cut Toronto's lead to 52-42 with 3:13 to play.
- The Raptors are firing on all cylinders right now. They have 52 points on 17-for-30 shooting from the field, 5-for-12 from the 3-point line and a perfect 13-for-13 from the free throw line.
The Warriors, meanwhile, have 38 points on 13-for-30 shooting from the field, 4-for-15 from the 3-point line and 8-for-9 from the free throw line.
There's also this:
Warriors not named Curry 1-11 from three.- Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) June 6, 2019
Not ideal, to say the least.
- Stephen Curry re-enters the game with 8:52 to play in the half. The Raptors outscored the Warriors 12-7 with him on the bench.
- Pascal Siakam might not be a good matchup for Jonas Jerebko...
Pascal Siakam's leading the @Raptors with 12 PTS on 5-7 shooting!#WeTheNorth 45#StrengthInNumbers 33- NBA (@NBA) June 6, 2019
🇺🇸: ABC 🇨🇦: Sportsnet pic.twitter.com/AcC9QSEkLj
End of first quarter: Raptors 36, Warriors 29
- Stephen Curry and Danny Green exchange 3-pointers to end the first quarter.
Stephen from WAYYY downtown ❗️ pic.twitter.com/QAkjqPHEj8- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 6, 2019
Curry is up to 17 points, six rebounds and three assists already. He scored or assisted on all but one of Golden State's made shots in the period.
- Stephen Curry has taken 10 shots already. According to Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press , it ties a career-high for his most field goal attempts in a quarter of a Finals game.
- Kawhi Leonard might lead the league with the most off-handed dunks this season.
TOOK IT LEFT 🖐🏽 pic.twitter.com/1SacY3baC0- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 6, 2019
- Raptors call a timeout with 2:13 to play in the quarter. Their lead is up to double figures, 26-16.
- Another 3-pointer from Danny Green. He's now made 43 3-pointers in his Finals career, moving him past Manu Ginobili for the ninth-most all-time.
Congrats to Danny Green of the @Raptors for moving up to 9th on the #NBAFinals all-time 3PM list! #WeTheNorth- NBA (@NBA) June 6, 2019
🇺🇸: ABC 🇨🇦: Sportsnet pic.twitter.com/Qo7fSYHouj
- Stephen Curry is keeping the Warriors in this. He already has 12 points. Everyone else on the Warriors? Two points on 0-for-6 shooting.
- Strong start for the Raptors. They lead 15-7 with 7:37 to play in the first quarter. Each starter has scored, with Marc Gasol and Pascal Siakam leading the way with four points each.
- Danny Green's first shot attempt of the night hits nothing but net.
Swishhhhhhhhhhhh pic.twitter.com/ONZwafUtDF- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 6, 2019
- Three quick fouls for the Warriors - one each on Stephen Curry, Shaun Livingston and DeMarcus Cousins. With how many injuries Golden State is currently dealing with, that'll be something to monitor all game long.
- Stephen Curry, Shaun Livingston, Andre Iguodala, Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins will start for the Warriors. It's the 10th different starting lineup for the Warriors in these playoffs.
- Klay Thompson is out for Game 3, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic .
- Same starters for the Raptors: Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol.