Settling in: The Raptors found their shooting stroke in the second quarter.
During that 18-0 beatdown, the Raptors missed 8 straight shots and turned the ball over 5 times.
With about eight minutes to go in Game 2 in Toronto, Klay Thompson found himself hobbled and unable to continue the game as he struggled to walk off and go into the locker room for treatment and tests on his injured leg. The hobbled Splash Brother will undergo an MRI when the team gets back to Oakland on Monday.
For now, they got key contributions from Quinn Cook, who hit three 3-pointers, and veteran center Andrew Bogut, who wasn't even part of the roster most of the season but came off the bench for three baskets.
Golden State, trailing by five points at half, opened the third quarter on a massive 18-0 run - completely stealing away any momentum the Raptors had accumulated in the first half. "We're going to need them, obviously, with all these injuries". "And we can do that". What he plans to do is a matter of great mystery, but two respected National Basketball Association reporters- Ramona Shelburne of ESPN and Henry Abbott of TrueHoops- have conflicting intel on the superstar's intentions once the playoffs conclude. Lowry reacted with shock and disbelief to both calls, and while one was clearly in an effort to help the team, the second was overzealous and unbecoming of a player with his intelligence.
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"We understand what this team brings and what type of effort it's going to take to beat these guys".
"We know Iggy's made big shots his whole career, done that for this team the last however many years", VanVleet said.
With their most redoubtable players limping to the finish, the Warriors needed - and got - a pair of huge threes from Quinn Cook to stay afloat. "We'll watch film and see the things that didn't work well for us defensively".
"Obviously on somebody else's home floor, they got the sixth man with the crowd, but just have to buy into ourselves, and come out hard, strong, no mistake, no turnovers", Leonard said. On to Game 3.
The Raptors have won a road game in all three playoff series so far, and will be looking to steal at least one at Golden State to restore homecourt advantage.