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Golden State Warriors lose Kevin Durant but extend NBA Finals with 106-105 Game 5 win over Toronto Raptors

Watch a full replay of Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Tuesday 1.30pm, on Sky Sports Arena

Tuesday 11 June 2019 12:04, UK

Stephen Curry celebrates the Golden State Warriors' narrow victory in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. 5:00
Highlights from Game 5 of the NBA Finals series between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for three three-pointers in the final three minutes as the Golden State Warriors held on to defeat the Toronto Raptors 106-105 on Monday night in Game 5 to stay alive in the NBA Finals.

Golden State Warriors 106-105 Toronto Raptors

Golden State Warriors

  • Points: Stephen Curry - 31
  • Assists: Draymond Green - 8
  • Rebounds: Draymond Green - 10

 

Toronto Raptors

  • Points: Kawhi Leonard - 26
  • Assists: Leonard/Lowry - 6
  • Rebounds: Kawhi Leonard - 12

Raptors lead series 3-2

Golden State Warriors 2-3 Toronto Raptors

  • Game 1: Warriors 109-118 Raptors | Box Score | Report
  • Game 2: Warriors 109-104 Raptors | Box Score | Report
  • Game 3: Raptors 123-109 Warriors | Box Score | Report
  • Game 4: Raptors 105-92 Warriors | Box Score | Report
  • Game 5: Warriors 106-105 Raptors | Box Score
  • Game 6: Raptors @ Warriors - Friday June 14, 2am
  • Game 7 (if needed): Warriors @ Raptors - Monday June 17, 1am
  • All games live on Sky Sports Arena

The Raptors attempted a title-winning shot, but Kyle Lowry's three-point try from the corner hit the side of the backboard at the buzzer.

The best-of-seven series resumes in the early hours of Friday night, live on Sky Sports, in Oakland with Toronto leading 3-2.

Stephen Curry celebrates a late three-pointer during the Warriors' Game 5 win
Image: Stephen Curry celebrates a late three-pointer during the Warriors' Game 5 win

Curry finished with 31 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, though he hit just 10-of-23 shots from the floor and 5-of-14 from three-point range.

"Missed shots can't kill your confidence. I'm going to get my legs ready for Game 6 and take those same shots," Curry said. "I have whole lot [to give]. We know how hard it is. We gave ourselves a chance. It's doing to be a dogfight for 48 minutes. We'll be ready."

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Thompson scored 26 points, and DeMarcus Cousins added 14 points for Golden State. Draymond Green had 10 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.

Kevin Durant had 11 points and two rebounds for the Warriors before being helped from the court with 9:46 remaining in the first half with a lower right leg injury. He did not return. Durant had missed the previous nine games due to a calf strain.

Kevin Durant pictured after aggravating a lower leg injury in Game 5 of the NBA Finals 1:18
Kevin Durant left Game 5 of the NBA Finals three minutes into the second quarter after suffering an Achilles injury

Speaking in a televised post-game interview, Curry paid tribute to Durant's effort: "He sacrificed his body for us. I've got a lot of emotions right now."

Kawhi Leonard had 26 points - 12 in the fourth quarter - and 12 rebounds for the Raptors. Lowry added 18 points, Marc Gasol had 17, Serge Ibaka 15, Pascal Siakam 12 and Fred VanVleet 11.

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The Warriors trailed by six with 2:30 to go before going on a 9-0 run that consisted of a pair of Thompson three-pointers and another from Curry.

Golden State overcame two goaltending calls on Cousins in the final 1:59, plus a halfcourt violation on Draymond Green and an offensive foul for a moving screen on Cousins with 14.9 seconds left, setting up the final possession.

The Warriors took a six-point lead into the fourth quarter after leading by as many as 14 in the third.

Kawhi Leonard rises to score with a lay-up in Game 5 against the Golden State Warriors 1:30
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The Raptors cut the deficit to three points on Ibaka's dunk with eight minutes to play, and Leonard's put-back trimmed the margin to one.

Draymond Green's three-pointer had Golden State ahead by four, but Norman Powell's running dunk cut the deficit to two with 5:36 to go.

Toronto took a three-point lead on Leonard's three-pointer and followed by a jump shot with 4:46 to play. Leonard hit another three-pointer and added a pull-up jumper to give Toronto a six-point lead with 3:28 to play.

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Klay Thompson knocked down seven three-pointers as the Golden State Warriors earned a hard-fought Game 5 win over the Toronto Raptors

Thompson's triple trimmed the gap to three with 2:32 left.

Toronto were called for a shot-clock violation, and Curry tied the game at 103 with a three-pointer.

After Leonard's miss, Thompson came back with a three-pointer with 57.6 seconds remaining, and the Warriors led by three.

Lowry's lay-up cut the lead to one point with 29.9 seconds to play. Cousins was called for an offensive foul with 15.7 seconds to play, giving Toronto a chance, but Lowry missed his shot as time expired.

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