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The Toronto Raptors achieved a rare feat: intimidating the Warriors

When Golden State go on a roll, opponents tend to panic. But Kawhi Leonard and Co kept their cool in a fevered Oracle Arena on Wednesday night

Toronto outplayed Golden State on Wednesday night to take a 2-1 lead in the NBA finals, and many would have us believe the Raptors merely needed to turn up to secure a victory over a Warriors team without Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney.

That’s unfair. Golden State had four All-Stars on court. And in Steph Curry, they had the guy that’s made the whole thing tick throughout their championship run. Curry was in rare form on Wednesday night as he tried to drag his teammates kicking and screaming to a win. Curry had 25 points at half-time to the rest of the team’s 27. In the second-half, Curry finished with more field goals than the rest of the Warriors starters combined. It didn’t matter. Any decent Golden State stretch was answered with a dagger from one of the Raptors.

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