TORONTO (PM) — The Toronto Raptors will have to settle until Game 6 on Thursday for an extra opportunity to procure their first NBA Finals win after the Golden State Warriors squeezed out a Game 5 victory Monday night. The Warriors conquered the Raptors 106-105 in Toronto.
Stephen Curry propelled the Warriors with 31 points accompanied by Klay Thompson with 26.
Golden State led for most of the first half and Toronto only led originally for 53 seconds in the second quarter. The Warriors, who once led by 14 points, proceeded to control the game in the third quarter. Kawhi Leonard awakened dramatically in the fourth quarter.
The Warriors possessed a substantial lead when it came to three-pointers, receiving 20 shots.
Warriors forward Kevin Durant returned briefly to the Golden State Warriors lineup Monday night after being sidelined with a calf muscle injury for close to a complete month. Nevertheless, he had to be helped out during the second quarter of Game 5 after it developed he damaged his calf anew. Durant scored 11 points before his freshest damage.
Before Monday’s competition, the Raptors seized a 3-1 series lead besting the Warriors with a 105-92 Game 4 victory on Friday.