The Golden State Warriors take for the 2019 NBA Championship on the Toronto Raptors.
The Warriors will be looking to win their third straight title and their fourth in the past five years, while the Raptors will be looking to win their first name. The Warriors got past the Clippers, Rockets and Trail Blazers to win the Western Conference, although the Raptors defeated the Magic, 76ers, and Bucks to win the Eastern Conference. Golden State is about a 3-1 favorite to win the best-of-seven show, but the Raptors will possess the home-court advantage.
The Warriors will be without Kevin Durant for at least the first match of the series, however, Golden State still has a potent lineup featuring Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. Golden State may get Durant back at a certain point in the show and they may also get DeMarcus Cousins back from injury.
The Raptors are led by Kawhi Leonard that has been magnificent in the playoffs, averaging 31.2 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Toronto has additionally become a powerful play of late from copy guard Fred VanVleet who has scored in double-figures in 3 consecutive games.
Golden State may be without Durant, but as long as they’ve Curry in the lineup they are tough to beat. Curry is averaging 35.8 points at the last five Golden State wins. The Raptors defeated the Warriors in both regular-season meetings, winning 131-128 at home in late November and 113-93 at Golden State in mid-December.
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