The Golden State Warriors were searching for answers after their 118-109 loss in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. This postseason is all about making the correct adjustments from game-to-game, and the Warriors made the right ones for Game 2.
You would think that Toronto would be spewing that they allowed this second match to slip away from the circumstances that were given to them on Sunday night. Kevin Durant still out. Steph Curry not locked in like he usually is. Kevon Looney got knocked out of the game with a chest contusion. Andre Iguodala still fighting the effects of his calf injury. The Raptors had control for most of the game, but all it took was 6 minutes of a Warriors onslaught to change it all.
Talking about the onslaught, when the Warriors normally go on one of these incredible scoring runs, as they did during that 6-minute rampage, you think that it all stems from the hot shooting of Steph Curry or Klay Thompson. But not this time. Every single basket (that’s 22) that the Warriors scored in the entire second half of the game stemmed from an assist. Every player got involved and the biggest impact came from DeMarcus (Boogie) Cousins who finished the game with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists in just 28 minutes.
We all knew that these trademark runs were eventually going to come in this series. The Raptors were ready and prepared for it in Game 1, but it never came. A lack in concentration in Game 2 and it was all over. Those 6 minutes have made Toronto loose home court advantage and now head to Oakland tied 1-1. The Raptors now need to win one of these next 2 road games to feel alive in this series.
Catch you Thursday.