Instant Analysis: Warriors come up clutch, get past Raptors in wild win
Wild win at Oracle Arena
OAKLAND -- They were sloppy and they blew several leads, yet the Warriors found a way at the end Wednesday night to swipe a 117-112 win over the Toronto Raptors.
Four Warriors scored in double figures, led by 30 points from Stephen Curry. Kevin Durant put in 29, Klay Thompson 22 and Draymond Green 15.
The Warriors (3-2) managed to overcome 16 turnovers and a 42-37 rebounding deficit to post their first back-to-back victories this season.
On a night when many made positive contributions, no one made more of a comprehensive impact than Green.
Green’s line: 15 points (4-of-7 shooting from the field, 1-of-2 from deep, 6-of-6 from the line) 11 rebounds, six assists, two steals and countless disruptions of the Toronto offense. Despite six turnovers, he was plus-11 over 37 minutes.
Four times, the Warriors built double-digit leads and each time the Raptors rallied back, finally taking a 104-103 lead on a Kyle Lowry 3-pointer with 6:03 remaining.
Not until the Warriors, down 112-107 with 90 seconds remaining, went on a 10-0 run over the final 88 seconds, to the delight of the sellout crowd at Oracle Arena, was the game secured.
Warriors: No injuries listed. C JaVale McGee was a healthy inactive. C Damian Jones was assigned to G-League Santa Cruz.
Raptors: C Lucas Nogueira (L ankle sprain) and C Jonas Valanciunas (L ankle sprain) were listed as out.
The Warriors return to action Friday night, when they face the Washington Wizards at Oracle Arena. Coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins at 6:30, with tipoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PT.
Points with Purpose
Klay Thompsonscored 22 points Wednesday, equaling $22,000 towards his fire relief fund.