It was all Toronto in game 3 as they came out to play in Golden state, pouring 123 points over the Warriors who had 109.
This game was over early on, as Toronto's starting lineup was on fire tonight, going for a combined 106 points, opposed to the Dubs' starting lineup that could only amount to 83 points, with Steph Curry scoring 47 of them.
The Raptors are only 2 games away from their first ever NBA tittle in franchise history, as last night they were able to take advantage of Golden State not having Klay or Durant. And despite Steph Curry's best efforts, as he led the team in scoring, rebounding and assists with 47, 8 and 6 respectively, the Oakland team were unable to pull out the win as the rest of the team shot a very poor 47% from the field.
On the other side of the coin the Raptors played the best team basketball of the finals so far shooting 50-40-90 AS A TEAM! Kawhi put up 30, AGAIN, Siakam contributed 18, Gasol 17, Lowry 23 and Danny Green came up big with 18 and 6 huge threes to round a perfect team performance from the Canadians.
Unlike game 2, it was the Raptors, who were able to take over in the third scoring 36 points on 24 possessions (1.50 per.). The biggest damage came at the end of the quarter where Kawhi and Danny Green accounted for 16 of the 18 points the Raptors put up right before the fourth.
With Thompson out, Draymond became Kawhi's primary defender last night and at times he looked like the best defender on the planet, but it was not enough, as both Bogut and Cousins were missing a step and looked very poor on that end of the ball. Quinn Cook had to also step up as he recorded 27 minutes (his highest tally in 31 career post-season games), but performed poorly on defense as the Warriors conceded 75 points on 56 possessions with him on the floor.
The Warriors looked a step too slow throughout the entire game, their team play was lacking, as Steph Curry's Play-off career high of 47 was not enough to keep his team in the contest as they lost by 14, the biggest score differential these finals. The team clearly misses Klay's presence and could do with some of that KD magic. It doesn't, however, look at all likely that KD will return for game 4 or in fact at any point during this series. The most the Warriors can hope for right now is for Klay to be back ASAP and the Raptors' starters to play like in game 2 if they are ever going to have a chance at defeating this side, who at the moment look like they could very well take this NBA trophy back to Canada.