Warriors top Raptors despite blowing 27-point lead

LeBron James

LeBron James

One night after the Cleveland Cavaliers blew a 22-point lead, it looked like the best team in basketball were going to have a collapse of their own - the Warriors surrendering a 27-point half-time lead on Saturday.

The Warriors rank second in offensive rating and fourth in defensive rating this season, and they'll provide a stiff test for a Raptors team that has won seven of their past eight games.

Golden State Warriors forward Omri Casspi (back) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Saturday's game against the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors were whistled for 23 fouls, compared to 20 for the Warriors, but Toronto actually attempted more free throws (32-28).

Fred VanVleet's three-pointer at the buzzer rounded out the scoring.

Per Eric Koreen of The Athletic, DeRozan said it felt like the Raptors "were playing 5-on-8" against the Warriors and referees. The Raptors enter Game 41 of 82 regular season games with a franchise-best 29 victories. Curry has now shot at least 50.0 percent in six consecutive games and has also accomplished the feat from three-point range in three of the past six contests.

The most salient points included questioning the wisdom of Bell and Rogers banishing Raptors games to channels that many don't subscribe to, instead of more easily accessible channels.

Closing out at home: The game against the Warriors will be Toronto's final game in a three-game homestand.

"Very unique. I don't know if there's another example ... but it is different when you see a team change philosophically with the same coach and a similar roster", Kerr said.

In the first quarter, there wasn't much defence being played, the pace high, the fans inside the ACC enjoying every shot that was heaved, every jumper that found net.

There was no special treatment for global ambassador Drake.

In the first quarter, the Warriors scored 43 points, a display of shotmaking that was second to none.

False alarm sends Hawaiian tourists, locals into panic mode
Spurs will keep Kane and Alli this summer