The Golden State Warriors visit the Toronto Raptors for Game 2 of the NBA Finals Sunday at Scotiabank Arena at 8 p.m. ET.
Game 1: The Raptors won at home 118-109, snapping the Warriors’ 12-0 run in Game 1’s. F Pascal Siakam scored a playoff career-high 32 points along with eight rebounds and five assists in the win.
Raptors C Marc Gasol scored 20 points in Game 1, his most since joining the team in a Feb. 7 trade from the Memphis Grizzlies.
Warriors G Stephen Curry is averaging 34.0 points in the last seven games. He’s made a least one 3-pointer in an NBA playoff-record 107 consecutive games – was 4 of 9 in Game 1.
The Raptors won the last three vs. the Warriors – Game 1 and two regular-season games. The Warriors had won the previous eight.
Warriors F Draymond Green (10 pts, 10 reb, 10 ast in Game 1) has three consecutive triple-doubles in the playoffs. Only Wilt Chamberlain has more – four in a row in 1967.
The Raptors tied a franchise record with five consecutive playoff wins with their Game 1 victory.
The Warriors are 7-3 in their last 10 games following a loss, but are 2-7 in their last nine vs. the Eastern Conference.
The Raptors have covered their last five games Against the Spread, following four in a row where they failed to cover.
Warriors F Kevin Durant (right calf strain), who missed the opener, has been ruled out for Game 2. He’s expected to return for Wednesday’s game at Golden State.
Raptors F OG Anunoby (appendectomy) hasn’t played since March 26. He’s listed as probable, but even if he misses Game 2, the 2017 first-round draft pick (23rd overall) is expected to return at some point during the Finals.
Moneyline: The Warriors (+116) are the STRONGEST PLAY of all these options. Even without KD, the two-time defending champs will not fall into a 2-0 hole. The Raptors are -136.
Against the spread: The line is Raptors -2. As mentioned above, the MONEYLINE is the better play vs. taking Warriors +2 at -110. The Raptors are 11-8 ATS in the playoffs, while the Warriors are 7-9-1.
Over/under: The play is OVER 214. The OVER is 5-0 in the last five head-to-head meetings in Toronto, plus the Warriors are 6-1-1 O/U in their last eight road games.
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