That's how we're preparing ourselves. "We haven't done anything yet".
Toronto will take its first try at the title in Game 5 on Monday night back at Scotiabank Arena.
Leonard's low-key attitude has kept the Raptors calm when excitement beckons, such as being a game from the title. They're already excited just as us just being here for the first time.
"I'm sure there are people telling him, 'you've got to protect that injury".
"Well, obviously, [Leonard is] playing great", Raptors coach Nick Nurse said after Game 4, "and he's lifted us a lot of times with big buckets or runs of buckets or just that settling bucket when the place is going insane, and he'll calmly sink one to kind of quiet the crowd". Despite a fantastic game from Stephen Curry, who scored 47 points, the Warriors went down to defeat at home, 123-109.
Danny Green, who hit six 3s in Game 3, began 0 for 6 with five missed 3s before finally connecting from deep midway through the fourth. Our social media is blowing up with reaction from both Raptors and Warriors fans. There's been a groundswell of support from coast to coast.
"It's awesome", Nurse said.
Kevin Durant remained out for his ninth consecutive game with a strained calf, and now the story line over the next 48 hours will become whether he has played his final game as a Warrior. He said they're hoping the two-time Finals MVP will be able to play later in the series. We understand that. They're the defending champs, and they're not going to go out easy.
An ugly first quarter from the Raptors saw them down by as much as 13 points in the proceedings, with everyone but Kawhi Leonard struggling to put points on the board. Leonard had two straight threes to kick-start the quarter, a key sequence. "There's no defence for that".
The Raptors outscored the Warriors 15-6 the rest of the quarter - and 37-21 for the entire third - to take a 79-67 lead with 12 minutes left.
Closing time: Toronto did not trail in the final quarter. "It sounds cliché - and for us that is literally the only way we're going to get back in this series - is give everything we got for 48 minutes, everybody that sets foot on that floor in Game 5". "We were missing a lot of wide-open shots". "So as the second half unfolds and things aren't going our way, we're still fighting and trying to get over the hump".
If that Game 5 call in the Stanley Cup wasn't bad enough for Boston sports faithful, they are now watching the Celtics' division rival literally do what they fantasized, projected, and predicted the Celtics would do this season.
The Raptors rewarded the travelling fans with a win. He was bleeding profusely before he was helped off the court and to the locker-room.
The Raptors guard soon headed to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion and receive seven stitches, according to ESPN's Doris Burke.
Underrated Raptors player (s) of the game: Serge Ibaka came off the bench to score 20 points in 22 minutes. "Once he starts blocking a couple of shots, the offence comes and the rebounding comes and even his jump shot seems to come".
Indeed, speculation has increased that Leonard may in fact decide to re-sign with the Raptors, cementing Toronto as a likely championship contender for years and potentially shifting the balance of power in the National Basketball Association.
Looney suffered a fractured collarbone in Golden State's Game 2 victory on Sunday. "We have some guys that are fiery and feisty, but we all just stay level headed and never get too up, never get too down".
"We know they're all critical, right? We got to - we can draw on those experiences that we had back in the day and see what happens". "Take them one at a time". Comedian Dave Chapelle, actor Jessie Williams, as well as rappers Common and E- 40 were spotted at Game 4 of the Finals tonight.
The four members of Burlington, Ont. -based Walk Off the Earth crowded around a single, triple-necked stringed instrument for a funky, folksy rendition of the national anthem. Toronto made up for their three-point shooting woes at the line, where the team was a flawless 7-for-7 in the quarter.
The Raptors will get as many as three cracks at it. Golden State traditionally dominates third quarters.
Toronto broke it open during a stunning third quarter. The home team had a 46-42 lead going into halftime. "The first half it was pretty good". Leonard had Toronto's two threes, while Thompson scored twice for the Warriors. Game 7, if needed, would be in Toronto.