Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors: The Toronto Raptors will be hoping to go where no side has been before and open up a two-game lead over the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.
The Toronto Raptors held home court in Game 1 of the NBA Finals in convincing fashion, and now we’ll see if the Golden State Warriors’ championship pedigree kicks in for Game 2. Needless to say, the Raptors made a strong case in Game 1 that they can pull off the upset and win the NBA title.
Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors Live Watch NBA Finals 2019
After three rounds of exciting playoff action, we finally got a new matchup in the NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors are back for their fifth straight trip to the Finals, but they won’t have to go through LeBron James to win their third title in a row, and fourth in five seasons. Instead Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors came out of the East, making the Finals for the first time in franchise history.
Speaking of history, this will be a memorable Finals no matter who ends up winning. Either the Warriors will complete the first three-peat since the 2000-02 Los Angeles Lakers, or the Raptors will become NBA champions for the first time in their 24-year history.
The Raptors won Game 1 on Thursday night, becoming the first team to win the first game of the Finals against Golden State in five years. In each of the last four years, the Warriors held home advantage and began by winning the series opener.
This season, however, they do not have that luxury and slipped in Toronto. Pascal Siakam powered the Raptors to a 118-109 win, finishing with 32 points on 14-for-17 from the field, eight rebounds, five assists and two blocks. Before the series, CBS Sports’ panel of NBA experts provided their picks. As you’ll find out, the only thing they disagreed on is how long this series will last.