It's a tired talk point but that does not make it less accurate: the Raptors-Warriors game, even with both teams is not full of strength, means a lot if it's take place on November 29. There are six months up until even the next meaningful games could take place between these two teams – and only if they manage to meet them at NBA Finals.
Even so, however, he said: She was absolutely incredible to reach the end of this particular game with the Raptors to win the 131-128 victory against the Warriors – yes, even without Steph Curry and Draymond Green, and despite the meaningful lack of context. Sometimes we can enjoy something about what is currently. Especially when it feels like turning a brand new page straight out of a magical fairytale story – rather than boring reality. Instead it's a story that we can repeat after it has finished and all of it has turned back into pumpkins (how long will it take).
From the jump, it was clear that the Raptors were ready to make some form of heavy statement. Toronto's Nurse Nurse Toronto coach had a purple paisley jacket (in honor of Sager Night), and took the court team under the bright lights and started by giving a show. There was some spectacular shooting by Kawhi Leonard, a fast lightweight pascal of Siakam, and a normal headline play of Kyle Lowry. By the end of the half, with Warriors hanging by the Kevin Durant race and other global talents Klay Thompson, Toronto is still catching a nine-point leader.
Kawhi was the catalyst for most successful Raptors actions tonight, either by playing a small defense on Durant or by directing the ball into the basket. It's a repetitive element, but it's still the central capital of Toronto. On this night, under extreme pressure from the Warriors, Leonard dropped 37 points on shooting 14-24 of 24 (including 3 out of 6) of three, to accompany eight repetitions, three assistants, and what is stated in this defense. Although it was against Kevin Durant, he went off for 51 points, 11 re-starts, and six assistants – making it impossible after shooting overall – Leonard (and Siakam, and Serge Ibaka, and & From the entire Adapters team) he worked for her.
Everyone said, it was just another game for Leonard, another long-term, but he certainly looked like he wanted to show. That a quiet superstar of the league creates a game like this after a year and a half since his last meeting with Warriors saying something – loud. With or without speaking, Kawhi continues to stimulate these Raptors with murder confidence. Despite the late fourth quarter and TT tied, the Raptors never let them be led over the Warriors, the one they hosted the explosive opening records of the game.
In that process, that inner confidence went down the line. Serge Ibaka, starting in the pivot, made damage in his usual places, putting 20 points on 8-to-13 shooting. Pascal Siakam was perfect for three quarters, only a couple of shots were lost in the fourth, to finish with 26 points on 8-to-10 shooting, including 3 out of 4 (and running a 5-to- 6 free throws in OT). Danny Green filled his roll on a quiet journey, 5-of-10 of the field ranged for 13 points (including 3 in OT to seal the victory), and shot with five board and three assistants. And Kyle Lowry was in his Kyle Lowry-iest – the shot was off for the emotional leader of Toronto, but he still had 12 assistants and you would be trusted with his life while on the ball court -fasged. Lowry looked out for three in the late four, looking himself off the line, but then drilled in the last minute of regulation and disappeared to the corner.
If there was an opposition to this game, here is the unfortunate security that Jonas Valanciunas does not have anywhere in a game against the Warriors, that OG Anunoby still finds him as a productive and steady player, that Delon Wright needs confidence boost (despite that, yes, his 3s ton ton), Fred Van Vleet's shot is still more out there than in; and that C.J. Thousands have gone all the way. If there was nothing else, the Raptors learned who their 16 game players are against their 82 game players, and that's not – especially with the deep collection of the characters in question. In seven series with the Warriors game, it's likely that Toronto will have to roll up at the best, eight men's rotation – the ones that start, OG, FVV, and whatever you can get from Delon, that's the thing. A story book would end if that was enough against the Warriors at the greatest stage of sport; we may also start to believe now in case.
I repeat: Still, however, that said – the Warriors are a full strength in a different story from the Raptors and all the NBA teams. Any Curry, Thompson (23 points tonight, 9-o-20 shooting team with unlucky running of huge earnings late), Durant, and Green (as well as Boousie Cousins, do not forget) will be employed. at the same time incredibly difficult to beat in a seven-game series. The Raptors would not be favored in competition as it would happen. They would have to play a perfect basketball, that's not even the most adventure author would write.
This fun part, of course, dreams about it anyway. There are all sorts of silly clicks here to hold the fun – believing in your dreams, shooting for the stars, and so on – but, like those tired talking points, that does not make them smaller correct. Perhaps we will only tell us today a magical story, forgetting tomorrow, the stimulating circumstances, even the next six months' reality.
As Nurse went into the media room to answer post-game questions, ESPN Tim Bontemps queried jokingly for her current electric jacket. Apparently, a Nurse was taken off to cool – she felt the whole city had joined together. As the Nurse went to the podium in the small media room, the crowd had now scattered, the bright lights and the loud music disappeared, and the book on the night was almost closed , he had a reply already.
"The rent has expired."
The Raptors are the best team in the NBA, if only for only one night. That's the conclusion. Remember, wear her, the end.