Stephen Curry Makes a Little Girl's Dream Come True

Elena Summers
November 30, 2018

The first of two meetings between the National Basketball Association heavyweights didn't disappoint in the slightest, with the Warriors and Raptors exchanging blows and showcasing their deep rosters and top-flight individual talent for 48 minutes plus overtime as the Raptors took a thriller 131-128.

Sure, Kevin Durant scored 51 points, but when Leonard was guarding him, he had to work for each bucket.

It's the seventh successive win for the Raps, who now have a record of 19-4. The Warriors, for their part, didn't hit a three until four minutes into the second quarter. Toronto hadn't beat Golden State since 2014.

But the team chose to proceed with caution in the early going of the season.

With Leonard getting any shot he wanted off isolations while also tormenting Golden State on defense in a way only he can, the Raptors built a lead as large as 18.

It was the marquee National Basketball Association game of the night, with the TNT crew of Chris Webber and Marv Albert broadcasting courtside, and all sportscasters wore flamboyant suit jackets to honour the late sideline reporter Craig Sager. Coach Nick Nurse wore a bright blue sports coat in a tribute to late sportscaster Craig Sager.

Step Curry's Under Armour shoes on the company's NZ website are labelled for boys
NoneStep Curry's Under Armour shoes on the company's NZ website are labelled for boys

The Warriors were depleted considerably for the hotly-anticipated showdown.

It's no question that a fully healthy Golden State team will likely return to their fifth-consecutive NBA Finals, but what if come May and June they still aren't fully healthy? The Warriors are quite the show right now and they still have to bring DeMarcus Cousins into the fold.

After seeing the letter, Curry took to the time to correct this error and sent Morrison a sweet message. So he sat on Golden State's bench in a suit in Toronto, the city where he had played some youth basketball while his father Dell had been a Raptor.

With Thursday night's win, the Raptors advanced to 14-1 on the season when leading after the first quarter, emphasizing the importance of starting games off strong.

The Warriors game was the second in a tough stretch for the Raptors. The Spurs lost that game and Leonard for the series, and were eventually swept, causing many to wonder what might have been. Leonard scored 22 points in the first two quarters, a season high for any half. Pascal Siakam breezed past Andre Iguodala for a thundering dunk. He told Riley to plan on being in Oakland that night. Siakam added 10 for the Raptors, who were up by 18 points in the first and led 38-25 after one. Klay Thompson had 23.

The Raptors fly to Cleveland on Friday for a Saturday night meeting with the Cavaliers.


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