The Warriors topped the Raptors 109-104 Sunday in Game 2 of the NBA Finals to tie the series at 1-1.
Golden State fell behind early, but came on strong as usual in the third quarter. The two-time defending champions kicked off the second half on an 18-0 run, and Toronto couldn’t recover quickly enough.
Klay Thompson had a hot start for the Warriors while Stephen Curry made just three of his 10 first-half field goal attempts. Thompson tweaked his hamstring down the stretch, though, and finished with 25 points. Curry was reportedly not feeling well to start the contest, but sorted out his cold shooting to some degree, finishing with with 23 points on 6-of-17 shooting.
Andre Iguodala made the biggest shot of the night, as he sank a clutch 3-pointer in the closing seconds.
ANDRE 🔒 pic.twitter.com/WqoMHfEPsX
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 3, 2019
Warriors center Kevon Looney (chest) also went down with an injury, which could seriously impact the team’s depth moving forward.
Raptors star Kawhi Leonard bounced back from an underwhelming Game 1 performance. He scored a game-high 34 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Toronto also got strong contributions from backup guard Fred VanVleet, who logged 38 minutes and scored 17 points. This was critical for the Raptors, as Kyle Lowry fouled out in the fourth quarter.
Game 3 of the NBA Finals will take place Wednesday at Oracle Arena. The matchup will tip off at 9 p.m. ET.