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Kawhi Leonard, Raptors outlast Warriors in thrilling OT win

03 December 2018
Kawhi Leonard, Raptors outlast Warriors in thrilling OT win

Drake sat courtside at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto last night as the Raptors faced off against National Basketball Association 2018 champions, the Golden State Warriors.

"My only focus is being the best version of me that I can each possession on both ends", Durant said about why he's been so dominant recently.

The league's two-time Most Valuable Player will return to action on Saturday when the Golden State Warriors play at Detroit.

Kawhi Leonard led the Raptors with 37 points. But don't forget about Kyle Lowry, the NBA's assist leader (10.2 per game).

I know perfectly well that it was just one of 82 games and that it has absolutely zero impact on anything that might or might not happen in June because June's more than half a year away and who knows what things will look like then. But they got something really special up there in Canada right now.

His Raptors are now riding a six-game winning streak, and are 18-4 with a three-game lead out East. "Hopefully Draymond (Green) won't be too far behind him".

"He's right now entering the point where we can finally say, 'All right, is it time?'" Kerr said.

The much-anticipated night - a rare nationally televised game in the USA, and the Warriors' only regular-season trip to Toronto - lived up to its promise.

"We were able to make shots, we were able to get some stops in overtime", Leonard said.

Klay Thompson added 23 points and Jonas Jerebko produced 16 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and overtime as the Warriors erased a double-digit deficit only to come up short. "I always keep that in the back of my mind, always keep what I've been through, what I had to go through to get here".

Curry has missed the last 11 games because of a groin injury picked up against the Milwaukke Bucks. "Obviously, we've been looking forward to getting him back".

The Raptors do not have this problem because they are healthy and have a balanced scoring attack with eight players scoring over eight points per game. "(But) we're well aware of who we're playing and who we might see later on and tonight is definitely one of those games". But in his absence, Thompson has been heating up - averaging 25.4 points per game without him. He missed all three of his three-point attempts, but recorded four assists and eight rebounds. "We want some good tough games".

What's extra impressive about the ratings is that the game was only seen on TSN 4, with TSN's main channel dedicated to the Thursday night NFL football game.