The Golden State Warriors once again displayed their unstoppable offense in a high scoring affair against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. The final score was at 127-121 and the Warriors matched their highest scoring output in this match-up on the road.
Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant scored 35 and 30 points, respectively, to lead the Warriors squad that nearly scored 100 points in just three quarters. Golden State led 95-86 entering the fourth and pulled away in the final quarter. Toronto was in the game early but the Warriors started to build the big lead mid-way through the second quarter.
The Warriors had a double-digit lead with over two minutes to go in the game and cruised to the victory. Draymond Green’s stats did not show it but he was one of the best players in this one with his defense. Green had 11 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 3 blocks for the night.
For the Raptors, DeMar DeRozan continued his scorching scoring this season with 34 points. This is the ninth time he has scored 30 points or more this year. Kyle Lowry had 24 points but struggled for 6-of-17 field goals.
Stephen Curry, Warriors heating up; Raptors lose back-to-back
After a surprising loss to the lowly Los Angeles Lakers last week, the Warriors have now won five straight games. All wins came via easy blowouts.
Stephen Curry and the Warriors improved to 9-2 for the season and now have one of the best records in the league. Golden State tries to keep the streak going when they visit the Boston Celtics on Thursday.
The Raptors have lost back-to-back games this week. Both coming against top quality teams Cleveland Cavaliers and Warriors. They will get an easier schedule next game when they face the Denver Nuggets.
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