The Golden State Warriors has tied the series to one-game apiece after they stole one home-court advantage from Toronto Raptors, 109-104.
The 15-year veteran Andre Iguodala has ice running in his veins as he nailed a crucial three-pointer with less ten seconds remaining in regulation.
It was a scrappy play in that Golden State ball possession where Raptor’s forward Kawhi Leonard almost intercepted a pass. Yet, Shaun Livingston able to take hold the ball and made a no-look pass to Iguodala who is open from three-point distance.
Though many considered him as an old NBA player but the former NBA Finals MVP shown how clutch he is from that area and most especially when it needed the most.
Iguodala registered 8 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in their victory. The “Splash Brothers”, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry had a combined 48 points output.
Demarcus Cousins who had a limited minutes in Game 1 was given more playing time in Game 2 where he played 28 minutes of basketball. Cousins rewarded coach Steve Kerr with a double-double performance with his 11 points and 11 rebounds production.
The Raptors were leading at the end of the first half with five points advantage, 59-54 but the Warriors made a surge in the third quarter. Golden State orchestrated an 18-0 spurt and made Toronto play catch-up the remainder of the game.
Danny Green put his team within striking distance when he swished a three-pointer at the 26.9 seconds mark, 104-106.
Then that Iguodala dagger shot deflated the Raptors rally as well as the cheers of the fnas inside the Scotiabank Arena.
Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals will be played in Golden State Warriors floor scheduled on June 6 at 9:00 AM (PHI time).
Golden State vs Toronto Game 2 Box Score
Warriors (109) – Green 17, Iguodala 8, Cousins 11, Curry 23, Thompson 25, Cook 9, Livingston 6, McKinnie 2, Bogut 6, Jerebko 2
Raptors (104) – Siakam 12, Leonard 34, Gasol 6, Lowry 13, Green 8, VanVleet 17, Powell 7, Ibaka 7