Toronto Raptors defeat reigning champions the Golden State Warriors 123-109 with Kawhi Leonard scoring 30 points as they took a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals.
Two-time NBA most valuable player, Stephen Curry’s play-off career-high 47 points was not enough to lift the fumbling Warriors, who were once again without the injured Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson.
The Warriors are fighting to claim the title for a third season in a row, while the Raptors are in their first ever final.
Curry said the Warriors are “missing 50 points” with the absence of Thompson and Durant.
“We’ll adjust,” added Curry. “And it’s a long series you know. It’s going to be fun for us.
“We fought, but we lost. So we got to go back to the drawing board and just recalibrate for game four.
“We’re going to compete no matter what happens, you can count on that.
“We have got to execute and play smarter and no matter who is out there on the floor, do what you got to do to win.”
By Olukayode Oniwinde
Read also: Toronto Raptors Defeat Warriors In Game 1