The Golden State Warriors came home to Oakland on Wednesday night to take on the Toronto Raptors without two of their four major stars. And in the end, they would fall to the wayside to the Canadians, losing 123-109 to fall behind despite Steph Curry having a career playoff-high with 47 points. That’s because Toronto was ready for the pressure of Curry, hitting big shot after big shot to match what the game’s best shooter was doing.
Kawhi Leonard led the visitors with 30 points, while Kyle Lowry and Danny Green chipped in to hit vital shots for them as well. The former had 23, while the latter added 18 of his own, helping the Raptors take full advantage of Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant missing out on the action. Going into the fourth quarter, the Raptors had a large 96-83 lead, and even with a run of sorts by the Warriors in the final period, it never got closer down the stretch than a seven point gap. The Warriors now will turn their attention to Game 4, where they will try and even up the series at two games apiece. They will be crossing their fingers that Thompson and Durant can play, but there is definitely no guarantee that we are going to be seeing KD play anytime soon.