Raptors Head Back to Oakland to face Warriors Without Durant
The Golden State Warriors dominated the final minutes of Game 5 of the NBA Finals to defeat the Toronto Raptors 106.105.
Stephen Curry had 31 points while Klay Thompson finished with 26.
Kawhi Leonard had 12 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough to lift Toronto past Curry and Thompson both had big three-pointers down the stretch.
Six Raptors scored in double figures: Serge Ibaka had 18 points, Marc Gasol had 17, Serge Ibaka finished with 15, Pascal Siakam chipped in with 12, and Fred VanVleet finished with 11.
With the Raptors leading 3-2, the best-of-seven series heads back to Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., for Game 6 on Thursday.
Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors helps Kevin Durant to his feet in the first half against the Toronto Raptors during Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Golden State also had to overcome another injury to All-Star forward Kevin Durant.
Just inside the second quarter, Durant hurt his Achilles — his first game in over a month because of a separate injury to his calf.
Durant will have an M-R-I Tuesday to determine the severity of the injury.
He left Scotiabank Arena on crutches.
— With files from The Canadian Press