Toronto Dominates, One Win Away From Their First NBA Title
The Toronto Raptors are one win away from claiming the 2019 NBA Finals as they dominate the Golden State Warriors in game four 105-92.
With Toronto holding the Warriors to only 92 points it was their lowest output in the Finals.
The Warriors began this game hot outscoring the Raptors 23-17 in the first quarter but that was the only time they were really in control. Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney injected some life into this team and both played good games, the problem was not many other guys stepped up. Thompson knocked in 28, Steph Curry had 27 but only shot 2-9 from downtown.
The third quarter was where things changed, usually, it shifts in Golden State's favor but tonight it was the Raptors quarter. Toronto hit just two three-pointers in the first half but to begin the quarter Kawhi Leonard nailed two straight three's to give the team a lead for the first time. They outscored the dubs in that quarter 37-21.
Kawhi Leonard was Kawhi Leonard in this game with 36 points, 12 rebounds and four steals but the role players once again stepped up in a big way. Pascal Siakam dropped 19, Serge Ibaka poured in 20 off the bench, and Kyle Lowry didn't shoot the ball well (3-12) but he was a floor general and made all the right decisions in the second half for his team.
Another thing that really stood out in this game was that in the second half the Raptors were pushing the ball and moving the ball exceptionally well, they looked a lot like what we're used to seeing from the Warriors.
The series now shifts back to Toronto on Monday at 8 p.m. with the Raptors needing just one win to capture their first ever NBA Title.