The Toronto Raptors hold a 2 to 1 lead over an injury-depleted Golden State Warriors outfit.
Despite a massive 47 Points from Stephen Curry, it was the Toronto Raptors that still came out on top, winning Game 3, 123-109.
The Raptors played some solid defence and got good service from Serge Ibaka off the bench who blocked 6 shots. Danny Green also stepped up hitting 6 Three Point shots and moving into the top 10 all-time for most threes made in the NBA Playoffs.
The Warriors are expecting Klay Thompson to suit up in this game, but Kevin Durant will not play and there is a question mark over Kevon Looney.
Can they square the series up on their home court?
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Toronto Raptors 2 @ Golden State Warriors 1
Prediction – Game Total Under 215.5
Golden State (Win)
Whenever the Warriors lose, the Game Total goes under 63% of the time this season. It also goes under 57% of the time when they are the Home Favourites.
The Warriors must win this game and they will play better defence, especially if Klay Thompson is fit as he is one of the leagues best defenders.
Expect a lower scoring game and it is hard to see so many 3 Point shots going down again for the Raptors. They shot the ball well and Draymond and Co will certainly be out to make it tougher for them in Game 4.
The Warriors should win in a lower scoring contest.
Serge Ibaka + 7.5 Points
Once again a low points number here for Ibaka and he was great on the defensive end in Game 3. He will see minutes and get opportunities to score, with some of the others bound to get more attention.
Klay Thompson + 19.5 Points
If Thompson is fit he should cover this number easily.
He was actually active for game 3, but didn’t hit the court so the injury may not be as bad as it seems. Thompson completely changes the way the Warriors play offence and will get lots of passes from Draymond Green.
Andre Iguodala + 8.5 Points
Iguodala can score and will be left open a lot on the three-point line. He can get to the hoop and without Durant will be given more responsibility offensively.
Should cover this number quite easily.
Draymond Green + 9.5 Rebounds
Draymond Green + 10.5 Assists
The Warriors didn’t give up at all in Game 3 and Draymond Green will be disappointed with the result. There is nobody in the league that works harder and he will be out to crash the boards and make a statement.
Expect him to pass the ball to Steph and Klay a lot in this game and hewill more than likely get close to 10 Assists.
These are some NBA Finals Picks for June 7th 2019
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