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NBA Finals: Pascal Siakam scores 32 points as Toronto Raptors defeat Golden State Warriors in Game 1

Friday 31 May 2019 12:25, UK

Pascal Siakam scores at the rim in Game 1 of the NBA Finals 3:34
Highlights from Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors

Pascal Siakam scored his career playoff-best 32 points and added eight rebounds and five assists as the Toronto Raptors defeated the visiting Golden State Warriors 118-109 in the opening game of the NBA Finals.

Game leaders

Golden State Warriors

  • Points: Stephen Curry - 34
  • Assists: Draymond Green - 10
  • Rebounds: Draymond Green - 10

 

Toronto Raptors

  • Points: Pascal Siakam - 32
  • Assists: Kyle Lowry - 9
  • Rebounds: Siakam/Leonard - 8

Raptors lead series 1-0

Golden State Warriors 0-1 Toronto Raptors

  • Warriors 109-118 Raptors | Box Score
  • Game 2: Warriors @ Raptors - Monday June 3, 1am
  • Game 3: Raptors @ Warriors - Thursday June 6, 2am
  • Game 4: Raptors @ Warriors - Saturday June 8, 2am
  • Game 5 (if needed): Warriors @ Raptors - Tuesday June 11, 2am
  • Game 6 (if needed): Raptors @ Warriors - Friday June 14, 2am
  • Game 7 (if needed): Warriors @ Raptors - Monday June 17, 1am
  • All games live on Sky Sports Arena

Kawhi Leonard added 23 points and eight rebounds for the Raptors, who will host Game 2 in the early hours of Monday morning as they compete in their first NBA Finals.

Marc Gasol scored 20 points and had seven rebounds for the Raptors before fouling out with 1:14 to play. Fred VanVleet added 15 points and Danny Green contributed 11 points.

Pascal Siakam shoots over Draymond Green in Game 1 of the NBA Finals
Image: Pascal Siakam shoots over Draymond Green in Game 1 of the NBA Finals

Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 34 points, Klay Thompson added 21 points and Draymond Green had a triple-double 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

Toronto took a seven-point lead into the fourth quarter. Kyle Lowry, who had seven points, six rebounds and nine assists, took his fifth personal foul with 8:11 remaining and the Raptors leading by nine. Green's three-pointer had the lead up to 12 with 7:32 to go.

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Curry's lay-up and free throw cut the lead to nine with 2:35 left but the Raptors were in command.

The Raptors led 25-21 after one quarter.

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The Warriors took a 41-40 lead on Thompson's three-pointer with 5:37 remaining in the second quarter.

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Gasol's lay-up had the Raptors back in the lead by one and Siakam's three-pointer put them ahead by four.

Danny Green's three-pointer gave Toronto 59-49 half-time lead.

Gasol led the first-half scoring with 14 points as the Raptors shot 50 per cent from the field. Curry had 13 points for the Warriors, who shot 36.6 per cent.

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The Raptors led by 12 early in the third quarter, but the Warriors chipped back to within six on Thompson's triple. Siakam's lay-up after Leonard's steal on Curry's turnover restored the 10-point lead with 6:55 remaining in the third.

After Golden State pulled to within four, former Warrior Patrick McCaw hit a three-pointer to close the third-quarter scoring and give Toronto an 88-81 lead.

Game 2 takes place in Toronto in the early hours of Monday morning (1am) live on Sky Sports Arena

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