The Golden State Warriors (GS) escaped a close game against the Toronto Raptors (TOR) as former NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) Andre Iguodala hit a late three-pointer to solidify their win, 109-104.
The game started off with high-tempo from both teams. For the Warriors it was Shooting Guard (SG) Klay Thompson who came out as the aggressor by scoring 11 of the team’s 26 first quarter points. Point Guard (PG) Stephen Curry was being heavily defended in half-court schemes, so the Warriors relied on Thompson as their primary offense weapon. He worked off screens from and short dribbles to score.
However, it was late in the game where Thompson would leave the floor with an apparent leg injury. He fell aggressively on his left leg when he went up for a three-point attempt against Toronto Raptors’ (SG) Danny Green. His status for game 3 is unknown but once he lands back in Oakland, the team will go through further treatment to identify the extent of the injury.
The Raptors’ rising star, Power Forward (PF) Pascal Siakam couldn’t find his rhythm last night and was not as effective as he was in game 1. Even though he pushed the ball down the court with great intent: he only created bad shot selections and ended up in early foul trouble. Siakam finished the game with 12 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists.