Splash Brothers Steph Curry (31 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists) and Klay Thompson (26 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists) hit big shots down the stretch as the defending champion Golden State Warriors prevailed to force a Game 6. The Warriors defeated the Toronto Raptors 106-105 at Scotiabank Arena and the series now moves back to Oracle Arena in Oakland, California for one last time. Kevin Durant scored 11 points in his return, but left the game in the first half with an Achilles injury.
Kawhi Leonard finished with 26 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists, making some big shots in the fourth quarter. Serge Ibaka (Congo) got 15 points, 6 rebounds and 1block while Pascal Siakam (Cameroon) added 12 points and 4 rebounds for the Raptors. The Raptors are leading the series 3-2 and will have another chance to close out the series on Thursday night.
Kyle Lowry spoke on Kevin Durant’s injury: “In this league we’re all brothers. At the end of the day, we’re all brothers and it’s a small brotherhood and you never want to see a competitor like him go down.”
Draymond Green: “I hope no one has anything left in the tank tonight because if you do, you didn’t give enough tonight. But when we step back on our floor for Game 6, that’s all that matters. It’s not like we’re the only team battling. They’re battling as well. Everybody is facing fatigue at this point. No one cares who is tired or if you’re facing a little fatigue. You’ve got to do what you came here to do anyway.”
Remaining Schedule for the 2019 NBA Finals
Game 6 (Oakland): Friday, June 14 3:00am CAT
*Game 7 (Toronto): Monday, June 17 2:00am CAT