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Warriors confident despite Game 1 loss

Warriors confident despite Game 1 loss

Prior to Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, Raptors coach Nick Nurse said he hoped Anunoby would be active for Game 2 of the best-of-seven series at Scotiabank Arena. Siakam has averaged 17.6 points and totaled 7.2 rebounds while shooting 45.4 percent over the last 10 games for Toronto.

They have the talent to play with the Warriors, especially a Warriors team that continues to play without star forward Kevin Durant, but Golden State hasn't won three of the past four titles because they roll over after losing a game.

With the crowd on their feet, Toronto's Danny Green drained a three-pointer to pull the Raptors to within two points with 26 seconds to play but the Warriors responded when Andrew Iguodala drilled a clutch three with seven seconds left to seal the win. Green had perhaps the most unimpressive triple-double in playoff history in Game 1 (10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists).

The Toronto Raptors are -2.0 point favorites in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. As we covered after Game 1, the Warriors didn't have the shooting on the floor to make Toronto pay for its aggressive defensive scheme, and the result was a playoff-low 34 made field goals.

The worldwide hip-hop-star has come under fire for his behavior on the Raptors' sidelines. Still, Golden State piled on 109 points.

Earlier, Golden State coach Steve Kerr introduced some politics into the pre-game equation by wearing a "Vote For Our Lives" T-shirt.

With 7:35 remaining in the third quarter, Thompson hit a three that capped a 23-3 run stretching back to the 2:04 mark of the second quarter, before directing some words towards the Raptors bench.

Sporting his flamboyant black and gold Raptors-themed jacket, Toronto Mayor John Tory stopped by Jurassic Park to mingle with fans while they waited for the gates to open. In fact, the two impressive men were together when the Kawhi Leonard trade talks were materializing.

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The Warriors entered the NBA Finals as the favorites to complete their three-peat but the Raptors showed in the opening game that they know how to beat the reigning champions. The first National Basketball Association game was played between the Toronto Huskies and New York Knickerbockers at Maple Leaf Gardens in 1946.

"This consumer group are less likely to own cable and TVs and so it is up to the broadcasters, the National Basketball Association and the team franchisees to meet their consumption mode of viewing via many in different platforms", Walzak said in an email.

The Warriors scored the first 18 points of the second half to take the lead for good. Thompson left with hamstring tightness and Kevon Looney left with a chest contusion.

Klay Thompson has limped to the Golden State locker room.

The NBA's comments to Drake did not alter his behavior in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

"And if your transition defense is bad, then there's not a whole lot you can do because you're talking about the best players in the world coming downhill in a fast game, five-on-four or four-on-three".

While this is the fifth straight year the Warriors have made it to the Finals, they are in uncharted territory. That will likely change in Game 2.


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