OAKLAND, California, June 7 (Reuters) – The Toronto Raptors produced a robust second half to defeat the Golden State Warriors 105-92 in Oakland on Friday to take a 3-1 lead within the Finals and transfer one win away from the franchise’s first NBA championship.
The Warriors jumped out to a 23-17 benefit within the first quarter behind some stout protection however the Raptors had been in a position to minimize the result in 4 going into halftime.
The tide turned within the third quarter when the guests outscored the two-time defending champions 37-21 behind five-for-seven capturing and 5 free throws from Kawhi Leonard, who completed the sport with 36 factors.
The one staff to beat a 3-1 deficit within the Finals was the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers, who beat the Warriors in 2016.
Sport 5 is on Monday in Toronto.
(Enhancing by Greg Stutchbury)
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