NBA Finals 2019 : The Toronto Raptors have disposed of the team with the best regular-season record in the NBA this campaign., Now Toronto has to do the same thing to the two-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors if it is going to win its first NBA title.
NBA Finals 2019 Game 2
Team : Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors
When: Sunday, June 2, 8:00 p.m. ET
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
Live Stream: ABC
NBA Finals 2019 Live
The Raptors came back from an 0-2 deficit against the Milwaukee Bucks to win four straight games and earn a victory in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Canada’s NBA representative will have home-court advantage in the NBA Finals against the experienced Warriors. The series gets underway Thursday night at Scotiabank Arena.
Leading Most Improved Player candidate Pascal Siakam made his name known in the biggest stage after tallying a playoff career-high 32 points on a 14-of-17 shooting, plus 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 blocks.
Former Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard was no slouch in his finals return, either, churning out 23 markers, 8 boards and 5 dimes while Marc Gasol rounded out their frontcourt dominance off 20 points and 7 rebounds.
Meanwhile, the two-time defending champion Warriors looked lost from the get-go. Despite announcing the return of star big man DeMarcus Cousins, they were only able to deploy him for 8 minutes to the tune of 3 points, 2 assists and 2 steals. (READ: Warriors seek answers after NBA Finals loss to Raptors)
Although these Warriors won a championship without Kevin Durant back in 2015, they are just not quite the same team anymore.
As the reigning two-time Finals MVP sits at home still nursing his lingering injuries, only 3 players reached double-digits in scoring, with Steph Curry’s 34-point performance leading the way.
Klay Thompson chipped in 21 markers while Draymond Green churned out a bare-bones triple-double of 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.