2019 NBA Finals Game 3 Recap

Game 3: Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors
ATS Result: Toronto +6
O/U Result: Over 212.5

 

1

2

3

4

T

TOR

36

24

36

27

123

GSW

29

23

31

26

109

It was a long night for the Golden State Warriors. It began with the news that Klay Thompson would sit out the game with a calf injury suffered in the fourth quarter of Game 2.

The Raptors led the entire game. Every time Golden State got close, Toronto pulled away. Without Klay and KD, the Warriors struggled on both ends of the floor. It was expected that Golden State would suffer on offense. Two of their top three offensive weapons were out.

The Warriors shot below 40% from the field and just 33% from three-point range. In Game 2, they recorded 22 assists in the second half alone. Game 3 saw only 25 Warriors assists. They turned the ball over 15 times.

Defensively, it just wasn't Golden State's night. Toronto got off quality shots all night and moved the ball exceptionally well. The Raptors shot 52% from the field and almost 45% from three-point range. They scored 123 points, two shy of the playoff-high 125 they scored in Game 5 against Philadelphia.

All Hands On Deck

Kawhi Leonard had another 30-point night. He had plenty of help this time around. Including Kawhi, six players scored double-digits.

Kyle Lowry finally stepped up for the Raptors. Lowry, who has struggled mightily in the playoffs since, well, forever, dropped 23 points and 9 assists on 50% shooting. He hit big shots down the stretch that extended Toronto's lead in important moments. Lowry hit five of his nine three-pointers.

Marc Gasol scored 17 points and 7 rebounds. Pascal Siakam put up 18, 9, and 6 of his own. The Raptors were +22 with Siakam on the floor. Fred VanVleet dropped 11 off the bench.

Serge Ibaka showed glimpses of his younger self as he recorded six blocks. Four of those blocks were in the fourth quarter.

One of the biggest, most reliable contributors in Game 3 was Danny Green. Green, who scored 18 points hit some tough threes in big moments. All of his points came from beyond-the-arc, where he made 6 of 10.

One Man Band

Steph Curry had an unbelievable night. He played a game-high 43 minutes and scored 47 points for the Warriors. Curry was all over the floor, evidenced by his eight rebounds and seven assists.

Unfortunately, he didn't get the necessary contribution from his team. Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala were the only other Golden State players to score double digits. Draymond had 17 while Iggy scored 11. DeMarcus Cousins scored just four points and grabbed three boards in 19 minutes of play.

Twelve players hit the floor for Golden State. Unfortunately for Warriors bettors, most of them were largely unimpactful.

Game 4 will take place at 9:00pm EST on Friday, June 9th at ORACLE arena.