The Toronto Raptors try to take a 2-0 lead when they host the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night.
Sunday, June 2 at 8:00 PM ET
Pascal Siakam led the Raptors to an incredible 118-109 win in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Warriors. Siakam finished with 32 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two blocks on 14 of 17 shooting (82.3 percent). Kawhi Leonard had 23 points, eight rebounds and five assists despite going just 5-for-14 from the field and Marc Gasol was everywhere, adding 20 points, seven rebounds and two steals.
With his 32 points, Siakam joined Dwyane Wade and Kawhi Leonard as the last two players to score 25 points or more in an NBA Finals game in one of their first three seasons in the league.
Danny Green went 4-for-23 (17.3 percent) from beyond the arc in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Bucks but he was 3-for-7 (42.8) in Game 1 and the Raptors need this version of him in this series.
Stephen Curry had a game-high 34 points, Klay Thompson scored 21 points but shot just 8-for-17 from the field and Draymond Green was the only other Golden State to score in double figures, adding a triple-double of 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists but the Warriors were just 12-for-31 from 3-point range (38.7 percent) and they had 16 costly turnovers.
Green now has three triple-doubles in as many games, becoming the third player with three straight triple-doubles in NBA playoff history (Wilt Chamberlain & Russell Westbrook). His five triple-doubles in these playoffs are tied for third-most by any player in a single postseason.
It was Golden State's first loss in Game 1 of the NBA Finals under Steve Kerr (first Game 1 on the road). It also snapped a league record 12 consecutive series-opening wins for the Warriors.
This is the fifth series the Warriors have trailed under Kerr (they won the previous four).
The Golden State Warriors are:
7-19 ATS in their last 26 games against Atlantic Division opponents
2-7 ATS in their last nine games against Eastern Conference opponents
2-10 ATS in their last 12 Sunday games
The Toronto Raptors are:
19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 home games against a team with a road winning percentage above .600
35-16-2 ATS in their last 53 home games against a team with a winning road record
5-0 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning straight up record
NBA Pick: Raptors -2 (-110) at Jazz Sports if Kevin Durant doesn't play
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