The Golden State Warriors says “not tonight!” as they pushed the 2019 NBA Final series to Game 6 after beating the Toronto Raptors, 106-105.
Warriors “Splash Brothers” saved Golden State for getting eliminated as they sparked a 9-0 blast as the last two minute approaches.
The Raptors were poised to win the Finals series at that time as they were holding a six points advantage, 103-97.
The Golden State shown why they’re the defending champion as they responded with a series of three-pointers.
Klay Thompson swished his three-pointer at the 2:32 mark and cut the lead to only three points, 100-103.
Then at the 1:22 mark, Stephen Curry unleashed his own three-pointer which tied the game at 103-all.
Lastly, Draymond Green found Klay Thompson once again open in the three-point territory. Kawhi Leonard chased him while Thompson was too smart as he did faked his shot.
Leonard went into the air to block the shot but found no ball. Thompson had a clear vision to the basket and it was another three-point basket for his squad but most importantly they re-take the lead 106-103.
Raptros guard Kyle Lowry answered back with a layup in the next ball possession but that was the last basket they made as the last buzzer has sounded.
Stephen Curry scored 31 points while Klay Thompson contributed 26 markers. The “Splash Brothers” had a combined 12 three-pointers in the game.
Kevin Durant went back in Game 5 and despite he is hurt still managed to deliver 11 points while shooting 3-of-3 from the rainbow territory.
Yet, the Warriors has paid the price on playing Durant although he’s not yet 100% healthy. In the second quarter, the “Durantulla” suffered another blow as he incurred a right lower leg injury.
Kawhi Leonard led the Raptors with his 26 points and 12 boards. He carried his squad in the fourth quarter as they rallied back and took over the driver seat until the Curry and Thompson went hot from outside the three-point arc.
Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals will resume on June 14 and will played at 9:00 AM (PHI time).
Golden State vs Toronto Game 5 Box Score
Warriors (106) – Iguodala 5, Durant 11, Green 10, Thompson 26, Curry 31, Cousins 14, Looney 4, Cook 3, Bell 2
Raptors (105) – Leonard 26, Siakam 12, Gasol 17, Lowry 18, Green 4, VanVleet 11, Ibaka 15, Powell 2