The Toronto Raptors have made a habit of reaching milestones spoiling the Warriors' big nights on Golden State's home court.
In June, the Raptors shut the lights on Oracle Arena and lifted the Larry O'Brien Trophy after beating the Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. On Thursday night, Toronto spoiled Steph Curry's return from a 58-game absence with a 121-113 win at Chase Center.
The Raptors also clinched their franchise-record seventh straight playoff appearance in the process.
The circumstances of the Warriors' matchups with the Raptors have changed as much as any within the NBA over the last two years. But whether in Oakland or San Francisco and whether Kawhi Leonard -- now with the Los Angeles Clippers -- or Norman Powell -- who scored 37 points Thursday -- is leading the way for Toronto, the Bay Area has been Jurassic Park lately.
The Raptors have now won five straight road games against the Warriors in the regular season and playoffs, dating back to Dec. 12, 2018 and including three wins in The Finals last year. Toronto hadn't beaten Golden State in the Bay Area since Feb. 4, 2008 before then, losing 13 straight in a decade defined by futility.
That losing streak is a thing of the past, with the Raptors' rings from last season the most obvious, diamond-studded evidence. The Warriors always will lament not having DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson healthy for the entirety of the NBA Finals, and "What if?" will be the most-asked question about the end of Golden State's dynasty.
But the Bay Area once again belonged to the Raptors on Thursday. With that kind of ownage, they'll take whatever bridge they damn well please.