Klay Thompson will return when the Golden State Warriors host the Toronto Raptors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night.
Friday, June 7 at 9:00 PM ET
Thompson had a team-best 25 points on 10-for-17 from the field and 4-for-6 from 3-point range in Golden State's 109-104 in Game 2 he had to leave the court in the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury and he didn't play last night when the Raptors won 123-109 to take a 2-1 lead in the series and recover home court advantage.
Kawhi Leonard led the Raptors with 30 points, seven rebounds, six assists, two blocks and two steals, Kyle Lowry had 23 points, nine assists and four rebounds while making 5 of 9 3-point shots and Pascal Siakam also got back on track, scoring 18 points on 8-for-16 from the field.
Game 2 - 5-18, 12 points, -4
Game 3 - 8-16, 18 points, +22
Marc Gasol also shined with 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Danny Green finished with 18 points on 6-for-10 from 3-point range. The Raptors were 43-for-82 from the field (52.4 percent) and 17-for-38 from beyond the arc (44.7 percent) and they forced 14 turnovers.
Without Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney, Stephen Curry carried the Warriors with a game-high 47 points on 14-for-31 from the field and 6-for-14 from distance but he had almost no help from the rest of the team.
Draymond Green put up 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals but DeMarcus Cousins played poorly, scoring just four points with three rebounds on 1-for-7 from the field in 19 minutes for a -12 plus/minus (+/-). The Warriors shot just 39.6 percent from the field (36-for-91) and 33.3 percent from beyond the arc (12-for-36).
The Toronto Raptors are:
6-1 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning percentage above .600
6-1 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning straight up record
6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall
6-1 ATS in their last seven games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game
6-1 ATS in their last seven games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game
4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Golden State
5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings
The Golden State Warriors are:
8-20 ATS in their last 28 games against Atlantic Division opponents
2-5 ATS in their last seven home games against a team with a winning road record
3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against Eastern Conference opponents
2-6 ATS in their last eight home games
Kevin Durant's status for Game 4 is still up in the air and Klay Thompson coming back makes the Warriors better at both ends of the court but they beat the Raptors by just five points in Game 2, with Curry and Thompson playing and with Toronto missing 27 3-pointers. Thompson won't be at 100 percent and the underdog is 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings.
NBA Pick: Raptors +5.5 (-110) at Jazz Sports
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