The reigning champion took the victory from Canada and took the home field advantage.
The first half of the match was dictated by Toronto —
Kawai Leonard dominated on both ends of the floor, the raptors well
defended (16 of 40 games from the “Golden State”) and naturally achieved
12-point advantage, however which before the whistle for the break
there are only 5 points.
In the third quarter “Toronto” floated – “raptors”
missed the jerk, 0:18, and his first shot of the game implemented only on the seventh
minute of the half. It seemed to “Golden State” will not be big problems to keep
a double-digit advantage, but the Warriors due to injuries rapidly began to lose players
than the hosts could not take advantage.
The climax of the match happened 5 seconds before
the end of the regular playing time. Toronto after a long chase gave a jerk
10:0 and reduced the gap to just two points, but the attempt by Canadians to make
the interception led to an open three-pointer from Andre Iguodala veteran did not
missed and brought his team the first victory in the finals of the playoffs.
The decisive series of the season moved to Oakland third match
the final will be played June 6 at the arena of the “Golden State”.
Toronto – Golden State 104:109 (27:26, 32:28, 21:34, 24:21)
T: Leonard (34 + 14 rebounds), Vanvleet (17), Laura (13).