In what could be a preview of the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors went up north to play the Toronto Raptors tonight and it was a great game.
With Steph Curry and Draymond Green out yet another game for Dub Nation, Kevin Durant put the team on his back when it counted the most.
Even when the Warriors were trailing in the closing moments of the 4th quarter and the Raptors looked like they could take the game away, Durant would go on a scoring spree and literally dragged the team into overtime. The shot he took over Kawhi Leonard to send the game into OT was absolutely insane.
But Leonard held his team down as well.
He had some clutch defensive plays down the stretch that prevented the Warriors from keeping up and Andre Iguodala had a key turnover in overtime that sealed the game for Toronto.
KD finished with 51 points going 18-for-31 from the field and grabbing 11 rebounds as well as dishing out 6 assists. Klay Thompson scored 23 points of his own but it was quiet for everyone else, except Jonas Jerebko who had 20 off the bench.
Meanwhile, #WeTheNorth was led by Leonard, who had 37 points and 8 rebounds, with their front court of Serge Ibaka dropping 20 points and Pascal Siakam scoring 26 points of his own. Kyle Lowry only had 10 points but had 12 assists.
“Drake talks a lot of trash over there on that sideline” (c) Kevin Durant
After that four-game losing skid and then winning their last 3 games, Golden State now moves to third in the Western Conference with a record of 15-8, while Toronto remains with the best record in the entire NBA at 19-4.
Yeah, Kawhi isn’t going anywhere.