Toronto takes 2-1 series lead


June 6, 2019 - 9:08 AM

Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors attempts a shot against the Golden State Warriors during Game 3 of the NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday. The Raptors won, 123-109, for a 2-1 series lead. GETTY IMAGES/EZRA SHAW/TNS

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green and Kyle Lowry kept finding answers for every big shot by Stephen Curry and the beat-up Warriors, and the Toronto Raptors grabbed a pivotal road win in the NBA Finals by beating Golden State 123-109 on Wednesday night for a 2-1 series lead.

Curry scored a playoff career-best 47 points to go with eight rebounds and seven assists, but couldn’t do it all for the two-time defending champions, down starters Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson and key backup big man Kevon Looney because of injuries.

Leonard scored 30 points, Lowry contributed 23 with five 3-pointers and Green had 18 points with six 3s after Pascal Siakam got the Raptors rolling early as Toronto shot 52.4% and made 17 from deep.

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