By Wayne Patrick Brown
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On June 2, 2019 the 2018 reigning champs, the Golden State Warriors, took on the 1-0 Toronto Raptors. The Raptors started right where they left off. They were scoring inside and out and the Claw was intact. The Raptors lead the Warriors at the end of the half by 5.
The start of the second half was a whole new world for the Warriors. Klay Thompson lead the Warriors with 25 pts shooting 59% from the field. He helped the Warriors take the lead in the second half before he injured his hamstring and had to leave the game. In the 3rd quarter the raptors went ice cold. The Warriors capitalized by on that coldness by going on and 18-0. The raptors were so cold they could hit the side of a barn. It wasn’t until the 6 minute mark when van Fleet hit a 3. This was the the beginning of the downfall of the raptors. Kawhi lead his team with 34 points, but he alone did all he could do to keep his team competing.
With less than 10 secs in the 4th the warriors lead 106-104. With the pressure of Toronto’s D all over the, The ball movement was precise. Somehow the ball ended up in the hands of a wide open Andre Iguodala. Why was he wide open. Easy. They doubled, well tripled curry. Big mistake! Iggy Smalls hits the clutch shot with 7.2 secs left on the click to help the Warriors seal the deal and tie the series 1-1.
On Wednesday night, June 5th, the Raptors travel to the bay to take on the warriors for the next two games. Can Kawhi and the North’s men find a way to win at least one of the two against the reigning champs. It’s looking like KD will be our for game 3. There’s two things that I am certain of. One, Kawhi Leonard is the most consistent player in the playoffs. Two, Curry will shoot a whole lot better at the Oracle.
Raptors in 6
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