Stephen Curry Makes a Little Girl's Dream Come True

30 November, 2018, 10:57 | Author: Amy Huff
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"But plan to be in Oakland that night!"

Leonard went into the game a flawless 6-for-6 in the regular season and playoffs against Golden State since the 2014-15 season, averaging 20.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.1 steals per game. Klay Thompson had 23.

Durant scored the Warriors' final 13 points of the quarter, including a three-pointer from the mid-court Raptors logo at the buzzer that sliced Toronto's lead to 96-88, and set up an edge-of-your-seats final frame. An injury took Leonard out of that contest, allowing the Warriors to come back and steal a win before eventually sweeping the series.

For those still sleeping on the Raptors, or refusing to realize that this isn't the same old Raptor team that's had great regular season success and failed to maximize potential in the playoffs, maybe they have something to learn watching this game?

While Golden State is an extremely hard team to maintain a big lead against, it is becoming a concerning trend for Toronto to let teams back in, as Detroit, Orlando and Miami have all chipped away at big deficits to make things interesting down the stretch. Coach Nick Nurse wore a bright blue sports coat in a tribute to late sportscaster Craig Sager.

Curry, meanwhile, sat out with strained adductor (groin).

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Three days later the two-time MVP replied in the best possible way, posting a letter of his own to social media.

"We just have to keep pushing and try and get better".

Golden State head coach Steve Kerr says Curry will return to action on Saturday when the Warriors face the Detroit Pistons in Detroit.

Withstanding such a performance from a superstar is big for the Raptors, who played spoiler to his season-high performance.

The Raptors seemingly couldn't miss in the first quarter, with Leonard, Siakam and Ibaka shooting a combined 12-for-12 to start, and Toronto shooting 72 per cent in the frame. That included a cold-blooded 32-foot three-point dagger to close the quarter that flipped a comfy Raps lead into an uneasy eight-point one. The Raptors made just 1-of-7 from beyond the arc in the second.

As Siakam continues to grow and improve, he is developing into the Raptors' third star, and could very well earn a nod for this year's All-Star Game. Only four of their next 14 games come against teams with losing records, including two against Cleveland.

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