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Raptors troll Warriors with 'Full House' tweet after taking 3-1 Finals lead

Raptors troll Warriors with 'Full House' tweet after taking 3-1 Finals lead

Almost everything has gone right for the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals.

Save for a porous third quarter in Game 2, the Raptors have dominated the Warriors, causing the two-time defending champions to look helpless in their pursuit of their third straight title. 

On Friday night, Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors struck another blow to the once seemingly invincible Warriors. Toronto withstood an early first-quarter run and trailed by just four at halftime. Then, the Raptors took over in the third quarter, outscoring the Warriors 37-21, before cruising to a 105-92 win and a three-games-to-one series lead.

After the win, the Raptors dunked on the Warriors one final time in the Bay Area before heading back to Toronto, posting a "Full-House" mashup tweet with the caption "successful business trip to the Bay Area #WeTheNorth."

Well done.

Through four games, the Warriors have had little answers for the Raptors on either end of the court.

Kevin Durant's possible return still looms over the series, but all signs seem to point to Durant's season, and possibly his Warriors tenure, being over.

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On Monday night, the Raptors will have a chance to win their first title in franchise history, while Leonard -- the star who broke up LeBron James' Heatles with a 2014 NBA Finals win -- has a chance to add another pelt to his wall. 

Warriors coach very impressed with Eric Paschall in one specific area

Warriors coach very impressed with Eric Paschall in one specific area

Considering what the expectations were, Eric Paschall has been nothing short of fantastic so far this season.

The rookie is averaging 15.6 points and 4.4 rebounds per game, while shooting just under 53 percent from the field.

“His work ethic has been impressive from the jump,” Warriors assistant coach Theo Robertson -- who works closely with Paschall -- told Ethan Strauss of The Athletic. “His goal this season was to get on the floor and to this point he’s done everything necessary to facilitate that.

"We spend a ton of time watching film. I’ve been very impressed by his IQ. He’s been well-coached and sees the game.

"Moreover, his ability to apply concepts or teaching points immediately has been very impressive. He can execute a game plan and really understands the ‘why’ in a lot of things.”

Paschall -- who turned 23 years old last week -- spent five years in college, and greatly benefitted by playing for Villanova coach Jay Wright.

He constantly communicates on the defensive end and knows where to be.

As Strauss writes:

Synergy Sports grades Paschall out as “very good” on defense so far, which is tough to do on a Warriors team that’s putting up historically bad defensive efficiency numbers.

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Ultimately, it doesn't matter if Paschall starts or comes off the bench. He's going to play around 30 minutes per night.

But moving forward, hopefully we will get to see Paschall share the floor as much as possible with Draymond Green. Those two need to learn each other's tendencies and develop chemistry on both ends of the floor, and that can't happen when the rookie checks into the game for the three-time All-Star.

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Ayesha Curry stars in series 'Fempire' helping female entrepreneurs

Ayesha Curry stars in series 'Fempire' helping female entrepreneurs

Ayesha Curry is continuing her busy schedule by adding yet another project to the list.

Ellen Digital Network, in partnership with Lorissa's Kitchen, have developed "Fempire," which will star Ayesha, the wife of Warriors star Steph Curry, as the host of the six-episode original digital series. She will use her business savvy and wisdom to assist female entrepreneurs of all ages and stages to take their "Fempire" to the next level.

The series premieres Wednesday, where Ayesha surprises Melanie, an employee of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," who has a side hustle operating Melanie's Bakeshop out of her home during her spare time. Melanie has two kids and a full-time job and wants to take her business to the next level.

That's where Ayesha comes in. She surprised Melanie at work joking she's the show's "new intern."

Curry has learned a lot building her own empire all while being a wife and mother of three. She's happy to pay it forward with what she's discovered with other powerful women.

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We already are pretty familiar with her culinary success as she showed us in "Cookin' with the Currys" series. 

You can watch the first episode here