"It's probably exactly where I was the last time I came back". "It caught us off-guard a little bit but we were able to get back to our defensive mentality of being the aggressor in the fourth quarter".
And the Warriors during that span?
Injury Report: Warriors guard Steph Curry has missed the last two games with a sprained ankle, but is probable to return tonight. My jaw didn't drop. The Warriors swept both games last season, have won seven in a row and 15 of the last 17 meetings.
Curry finished with 24 points, but he's not yet 100 percent. "I don't feel limited out there, but you can just feel it". Durant then made a 3-pointer for a 125-122 lead with 21.3 seconds remaining.
"No sour taste at all", Thompson said of how they won. The Warriors are first in offensive rating (111.3), the Raptors (107.9) third.
"Instant replay review was used because the officials were unsure who should be awarded possession after the ball went out of bounds", Borgia said. "A win is a win, especially on a back-to-back".
OG Anunoby had 17 points and Serge Ibaka 14 for the Raptors, who rallied from a 19-point deficit through three quarters to make it a one-point game in the fourth.
"It's frustrating being out there feeling like you're playing 5-on-8", DeRozan said.
While temperatures were frigid outside, the NBA-best Warriors started off white-hot. They scored 81 first-half points, their season high for any half.
When holding opponents under 100 points, Golden State is 11-2 and Toronto is 12-4.
The Raptors average 11.9 second chance points per game, which ranks 19th in the league. Golden State 127, Toronto 125.
As things stand, Curry and Durant look like All-Star locks.
"And I have all the respect in the world for our officials, but when you go in and have that situation, guys fighting their hearts out ... again, maybe they thought we didn't deserve it the way we played in the first half, I don't know".
The Warriors are just viewing this as a cautionary measure, and Kerr said Curry is questionable to return Saturday against the.
Had the Warriors lost, it would have been quite an upset. Saturday night, however, offers the most demanding challenge yet.
Although the Warriors might not have had as much success going small as in previous seasons, expect this game to be played at a blistering pace. Drake was seen saying, "That was trash". He's not the reason why it was fun out there tonight, but he does bring a different element to the game, someone who is so close to the organization and to the city.
Golden State is on the second night of a back-to-back to begin a hard five-game road trip.