Toronto Raptors need just one more win away to win first NBA title. In a game filled with many actions, they were able to get a decisive victory as they edged the Golden State 105-92 in Game 4 to lead series in a 3-1 battle of NBA Finals 2019.
Although the Golden State came out strong in the first quarter, the Raptors stood firm and were able to hold out against the charge coming from Kawhi Leonard’s game, taking 36 points and 12 rebounds. A 37-point third quarter by Toronto, with 17 of those coming from Leonard, proved to be the difference in Game 4.
It was a challenging game as both teams struggled much from 3-point range as they came together to go 18 for 59 from beyond the arc for the game. However, it was the Warriors who were even worse, converting on just 8-of-27 attempts (29.6 percent) from 3-point range. Even the game’s best shooter, Stephen Curry, could not do much, went 2-of-9 from beyond the arc as his 27-point effort wasn’t adequate for Golden State to take home the victory.
Klay Thompson had the highest points, leading the Warriors with 28 points in his return, while Kevon Looney contributed just 10 points and six boards in his first action in two games since his injury, but it wasn’t enough as the Warriors were defeated the second time at Oracle Arena.
It will take the Raptors one win from lifting the prestigious Larry O’Brien Trophy, the Warriors will have to go for victor on Monday’s Game 5 at Scotiabank Arena to guarantee that one more game will take place at Oracle Arena next Thursday night.
Recap all the news and highlights from Game 4 below: