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.
Golden State Warriors
- Points: Stephen Curry - 34
- Assists: Draymond Green - 10
- Rebounds: Draymond Green - 10
- 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.
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.
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.
The Warriors took a 41-40 lead on Thompson's three-pointer with 5:37 remaining in the second quarter.
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