Raptors take 2-1 series lead against Golden State Warriors


The Toronto Raptors edged back ahead in the NBA Finals series with a 123-109 victory over the injury-ravaged Golden State Warriors.

After conceding home-court advantage in Game 2 in Toronto, the Raptors immediately regained it on a night where all five starters and the sixth man scored in double figures.

The Warriors were without Klay Thompson for the first time in any of this current dynasty’s playoff runs, and he was replaced in the starting lineup by Shaun Livingston.

As a result, Stephen Curry had to take the bulk of the offensive burden, scoring 47 points to finish as top scorer in the game and record a new playoff career-high for the two-time league MVP.