The Toronto Raptors look to close out the Golden State Warriors and win their first NBA Championship on Monday night.
Monday, June 10 at 9:00 PM ET
The Raptors outscored the Warriors 37-21 in the third quarter to take control of Friday's Game 4 and win 105-92. Kawhi Leonard had a phenomenal performance, scoring a game-high 36 points to go along with 12 rebounds, four steals and two assists on 11-for-22 from the field and 5-for-9 from 3-point range.
It was Leonard's eight 30-point games on the road in this playoffs, tied for second-most in a single playoff in league history. Only Kobe Bryant had more with nine in 2009.
Serge Ibaka was a difference-maker off the bench with 20 points, four rebounds and two blocks and Pascal Siakam had 19 points and five rebounds.
Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 28 points on 11-for-18 shooting and 6-for-10 from beyond the arc but Stephen Curry didn't play well despite scoring 27 points, as he was just 9-for-22 from the field and shot a poor 2-for-9 from 3-point range. The Golden State defense just couldn't stop Toronto.
The Warriors were just 8-for-27 (29.6 percent) from downtown, they missed seven costly free-throws and turned the ball over 17 times, to fall to 0-6 when they score under 100 points in the NBA Finals with Steve Kerr as their head coach.
The Golden State Warriors are:
8-20 ATS in their last 28 games against Atlantic Division opponents
3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against Eastern Conference opponents
2-5 ATS in their last seven games after a straight up loss of more than 10 points
1-4 ATS in their last five games after a double-digit loss at home
The Toronto Raptors are:
7-1 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a winning percentage above .600
7-1 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a winning straight up record
7-1 ATS in their last eight games overall
7-1 ATS in their last eight games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game
7-1 ATS in their last eight games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game
6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings
The Raptors are just the better team, they're deeper, more athletic, they have more length and they're obviously healthier. The last hope for the Warriors is Kevin Durant, will he come back? If he does, how well can he play, how healthy will he be?
NBA Pick: Raptors -1 (-110) at Jazz Sports
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