TORONTO (AP) Stephen Curry returned from a two-game absence to attain 24 factors, Klay Thompson had 26 and the Golden State Warriors blew practically all of a 27-point lead earlier than beating the Toronto Raptors 127-125 on Saturday night time.
DeMar DeRozan scored 42 factors for the Raptors, however the Warriors had simply sufficient to beat Toronto for the eighth straight time.
Kevin Durant scored 25 factors and Draymond Inexperienced had 14 for the Warriors, who’ve received 12 straight on the highway. Golden State’s 19 highway wins are essentially the most within the NBA.
OG Anunoby had 17 factors and Serge Ibaka 14 for the Raptors, who rallied from a 19-point deficit by way of three quarters to make it a one-point recreation within the fourth.
Fred VanVleet scored 13 factors and Jonas Valanciunas had 12 as Toronto misplaced for the third time in 18 residence video games.
Curry sat out Wednesday’s residence loss to the Clippers and Friday’s win at Milwaukee due to a sore proper ankle, the identical damage that saved him out of 11 video games in December.
Raptors guard Kyle Lowry missed his third straight recreation due to a bruised tailbone.
VanVleet’s Three-pointer with Three:52 left made lower it to 116-115, however Curry answered with a Three for the Warriors.
DeRozan’s basket with simply over a minute to go made it a one-point recreation once more, and Curry missed a pair of free throws with 45 seconds remaining.
However after a missed shot by DeRozan, Durant’s jumper with 21 seconds left gave Golden State a 125-122 lead.
A missed Three by CJ Miles led to a bounce ball, then a scramble for a free ball that went out of bounds subsequent to the Warriors bench. After a video evaluation, Golden State was awarded possession with three seconds left. Curry was fouled and sealed it with a pair of free throws earlier than VanVleet hit a buzzer-beating Three.
Inexperienced and Thompson every scored 10 factors within the first and Golden State led 43-35 after one, their highest-scoring opening quarter of the season.
Golden State seized management with a 16-2 run to start the second quarter and led 81-54 at halftime. It was their greatest half of the season and their first 80-point half away from residence since Nov. 2, 1990, at Denver (87 factors).
Warriors: Golden State made eight of its first 9 photographs. … The Warriors had one turnover within the first half. They completed with a season-low seven. … F Andre Igoudala performed regardless of struggling a hip damage in Friday’s win at Milwaukee. … F Omri Casspi missed his second straight recreation due to a sore decrease again.
Raptors: DeRozan scored 19 factors on 14 photographs within the first quarter. … Ibaka returned from a one-game suspension for throwing a punch at Miami’s James Johnson in Tuesday loss to the Warmth.
Warriors: Go to Cleveland on Monday in a rematch of the previous three NBA Finals.
Raptors: Go to Philadelphia on Monday afternoon.
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