NBA Playoffs 2019: Watch Warriors vs. Raptors full series Game, live stream, TV channel, odds, series matchups, The 2019 NBA Finals tipped off on Thursday night, and it’s the Toronto Raptors — and not the Golden State Warriors — holding the early series lead.
Golden State Warriors vs. Toronto Raptors
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Date: Monday, June 10
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Location: Scotiabank Arena — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
TV channel: ABC
Live stats: GameTracker
Odds: Raptors -3 (Over/Under 212.5)
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Toronto put together about as a perfect of a performance as anyone could’ve expected against Golden State as it pulled out a 118-109 win in Game 1. Despite Kawhi Leonard carrying the Raptors offensively throughout the postseason, it was Pascal Siakam’s turn to shoulder the bulk of the scoring load. The versatile forward scored 32 points on an extremely efficient 14-of-17 shooting performance while also grabbing a team-high eight rebounds on the night.
From the Warriors’ standpoint, Stephen Curry scored 34 points and connected on four threes but, in the end, that wasn’t enough to get the job done on the road. They had no answer for the Raptors inside despite DeMarcus Cousins returning to the lineup. Siakam and Marc Gasol combined to score 52 points and were very active on the defensive end, which created an abundance of problems for the visiting Warriors.
The Raptors will look to stay in the win column on Sunday night when the two championship contenders meet again at Scotiabank Arena.
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Warriors: It’s very simple for Golden State in terms of what it needs to do in order to be successful in Game 2. The Warriors did get Cousins back in the lineup, but it was clear that the star center wasn’t quite ready to contribute on a high level. In addition, veteran forward Andre Iguodala didn’t offer a whole lot to Golden State’s offensive attack, scoring just six points as he continues to deal with a left leg injury. If the Warriors can be a tad healthier than they were in Game 1, the script could certainly be flipped.
Raptors: Toronto definitely was clicking on all cylinders in Game 1 behind a spectacular performance from Siakam. The biggest question mark for the Raptors throughout the playoffs has been what type of production they’ll get from their supporting cast outside of Leonard. Players like Gasol and VanVleet stepped up in a big way and helped take some of the scoring burden off of Kawhi. If that type of production can continue — plus if OG Anunoby returns to the lineup — it’s hard not to like Toronto’s chances.