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Obviously, With Klay Thompson expected to return but Kevin Durant still out, the reigning NBA champions look to even this series at two games apiece Friday night
And Toronto’s challenge to win Game 3 was undeniably made easier with the absence of Thompson on top of Durant continuing to be sidelined
but at the end of the day, the Raptors still needed to make shots for the victory. And that is exactly what they did Wednesday night.
But it also underlined how valuable both players are on the defensive end since the Warriors had no answer for the Raptors running pick-and-rolls at the top of the key the entire game.
Despite gamely rehabbing from a torn quadriceps suffered in the first round
DeMarcus Cousins clearly is not in prime playing shape as he was out of sorts after his stellar effort in extended minutes in Game 2
and backup Andrew Bogut was often caught in no-man’s land on the pick-and-roll
sometimes too deep to prevent a Raptors player from getting an uncontested shot at the rim or sometimes too high to prevent the screener from going downhill to receive the pass in the paint.
I just knew we were going to score 109 points because that’s all we’re going to do the rest of this series.
So if we’re going to keep scoring 109, we got to keep them to 108 and that’s the biggest thing,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr mused before turning serious. “They scored 123 points, shot 52 percent
so it was more about their play, their execution offensively, their shot making. Our offense could have done better.
Defense wins in the playoffs, especially in The Finals. So we got to play better defense.”
Sitting Thompson who has been cleared to play in Game 4 was not that difficult a call given the confidence the Warriors have in extending this series.
It was more of Kerr convincing himself and Thompson to live and fight another day rather than risk aggravating the injury
and losing him for the series, especially as Durant’s timetable ebbs and flows each day.
And “I get where Steve and the staff are coming from. The risk was too great, and being down 2-1 is not the end of the world,”
Thompson said Thursday after his streak of postseason games ended at 120.
“We have been in this position before, so we can rely on our experience and we’re getting guys back
Lost in Stephen Curry‘s spectacular playoff-career high 47-point performance one that also included eight rebounds
Also seven assists was the lack of secondary scoring on the offensive end without both Thompson and KD.