The Golden Warriors beat the Toronto Raptors 109- 104 behind the scoring of the Splash Brothers, who poured in 48 of the Warriors 109 points. Other players that contributed to the Game 2 win for the Warriors are Draymond Green, was one assist shy of another triple-double in the Finals as he scored 17 points. The Warriors received a big lift from role players such as Quinn Cook, who scored nine points off the bench and had a solid outing from DeMarcus Cousins, Andre Iguodala, and Andrew Bogut as they combine for 25 points.
Toronto gives an extended standing ovation to 44th US President Barack Obama pic.twitter.com/ae25dIWtKx
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) June 3, 2019
Someone that was in attendance to experience the game just like everyone else was former President Barack Obama, who sat right next to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. The Toronto crowd gave the 44th US President a standing ovation.
Before the game 44 had a pleasant exchange with the “Troll King” Drake.
Obama 🤝 Drake pic.twitter.com/7fRvo6cdMQ
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 3, 2019
As for Toronto, former Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard led the Raptors in scoring with 34 points, grabbing 14 rebounds, and dishing out three assists. After the game, Leonard talked about where defensive broke down in the third quarter.
” I feel like in that third quarter, we didn’t score the ball in the first five minutes, and it led to them getting out in transition early. It led to a lot of layups and open looks, and that was pretty much the game right there. They went on an 18-0 run I believe, and you can’t do that with a championship team on the other side,” said Leonard.
He would continue:
“I feel our pace was good early; it was just that third quarter it just really killed us. 18-0 run, and we can’t score any baskets your not going to win any games.” When asked the difference between Games 1 win and Game 2 loss.
The series heads back to the Bay Area for Games 3 and 4 as the Warriors look to defend their home floor, which will be at least two of the final games at Oracle Arena. The Warriors will be moving into their new Chase Arena next Season in San Francisco.