Have they gotten serious in the Golden State? This is the hope of his fans. After napping for more than half of the regular season, in San Francisco they have gritted their teeth to win regular season games and settle into a playoff position. The previous night, hosting Toronto, they beat them 129–117 to move just half a game out of sixth place in the Eastern Conference and one game out of fourth and fifth. Yes, they are hiding.
The truth is that the struggle against the Raptors was more broken than the final score. In this evenly matched match, the Canadians were ahead on several occasions in the first half. He had a tough time with the Warriors; So much so that they were only leading by four points at the end of the third period, and it was not until the final period that they managed to go the distance to claim victory definitively.
The Californians rode on a stellar performance from Stephen Curry to add their sixth consecutive win at home. The point guard, who seems exclusively focused on taking the team one step further, went up to 35 points, 11 assists and 7 rebounds to become his team’s beacon of all time. His greatest ally on the floor was his partner backcourtKlay Thompson, who despite starting the night 0 of 5 on 3-pointers, finished with 29 points and 6 of 14 on outside shooting.
With their classic scoring duo on good pace, everything is definitely going to be easy for Golden State; However, we cannot ignore the importance of Jonathan Kuminga. The young forward has been in really good form after returning from a three-week absence due to injury. To be precise, in the past four games, he has scored an average of 14.5 points off the bench. Had 15 shots against the Raptors, including an excellent 4 of 6 triples.
Toronto… will it take out the white flag?
This is what some people don’t expect. Facing off the market in just 10 days, the Raptors aim to be the obvious entertainer with a large group of interesting players for any buyer; So much so that journalist Eric Pincus bleacher report Makes sure at least seven teams have asked about Fred VanVleet. The point guard, who is experiencing an erratic course, was his team’s top scorer with 28 points against Golden State, but could not avoid a fourth loss in the last six games.
Toronto hasn’t started yet. They’ve been waiting a whole year to find the key and time is running out while they can’t even get into position play-in, Obviously they can continue to fight for it (they’re not that far away), but it doesn’t seem unreasonable to raise a white flag and think about future campaigns, too.
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