The Golden State Warriors take on the Toronto Raptors.
The Warriors will be looking to win their third consecutive title and their fourth in the last five decades, while the Raptors will be looking to win their first-ever title. The Warriors got beyond the Clippers, Rockets and Trail Blazers to win the Western Conference, while the Raptors defeated the Magic, 76ers, and Bucks to win the Eastern Conference. Golden State is about a 3-1 favorite to win the best-of-seven series, but the Raptors will have the home-court benefit.
The Warriors will be without Kevin Durant for the first match of the show, however, Golden State still has a potent lineup featuring Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. Golden State could get Durant back at a certain point in the show and they may also get DeMarcus Cousins back from injury.
The Raptors are directed by Kawhi Leonard that has been magnificent in the playoffs, averaging 31.2 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Toronto has additionally become a powerful play of late from backup guard Fred VanVleet that has scored in double-figures in three consecutive games.
Golden State may be without Durant, but so long as they have Curry in the lineup they’re hard to beat. Curry is averaging 35.8 points at the last five Golden State wins. The Raptors defeated the Warriors at both regular-season meetings, winning 131-128 at home in late November and 113-93 in Golden State in mid-December.
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