MANILA, Philippines – The Golden State Warriors showcased their championship pedigree after hanging on to a hard-fought Game 2 win over the Toronto Raptors to level the 2019 NBA Finals.
Still without Kevin Durant, Golden State needed all the firepower it could get to hack out the 109-104 victory and frustate Toronto in front of its hopeful at the Scotiabank Arena on Sunday, June 2 (Monday, June 3, Philippine time).
Klay Thompson had 25 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists before suffering tightness on his left hamstring and leaving the court midway through the final frame. (WATCH: Klay Thompson injury blemishes Warriors’ NBA Finals win)
Steph Curry finished with 23 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals, while Draymond Green fell short of his fourth straight playoff triple-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 9 assists in the win.
Also making his presence felt in the win was DeMarcus Cousins, who in his first NBA Finals start delivered 11 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 blocks. (WATCH: Curry hails Cousins’ showing in Warriors’ NBA Finals win)
Although his number did not jump out of the stats sheet, Andre Iguodala was just as crucial for the Warriors by knocking down the decisive three-pointer in the clutch. (WATCH: Iguodala saves Warriors in NBA Finals with booming triple)
Golden State hosts Toronto in Game 3 on Wednesday, June 5 (Thursday, June 6, Philippine time). – Rappler.com