Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors Preview: NBA Finals Game 2, schedule, series results, live stream, TV channel, dates, times, odds
Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors Preview: NBA Finals Game 2, schedule, series results, live stream, TV channel, dates, times, odds. Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors Preview: NBA Finals Game 2, schedule, series results, live stream, TV channel, dates, times, odds
The Toronto Raptors got the best of the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals with a 118-109 victory at Scotiabank Arena and they will look to build on that momentum when they take the floor on Sunday night for Game 2.
Despite Kawhi Leonard carrying the Raptors throughout the postseason, it was Pascal Siakam that shouldered the offensive load in their Game 1 win over the Golden State Warriors. Siakam paced Toronto with 32 points on an extremely efficient 14-of-17 shooting performance while also securing a team-high eight rebounds on the night. In a losing effort, Stephen Curry scored 34 points and knocked down four threes.
The Warriors had no answer for the Raptors inside despite DeMarcus Cousins returning to the lineup. Siakam and Marc Gasol combined to score 52 points and were very active on the defensive end.
Finals series schedule (Toronto leads series 1-0)
*All times Eastern
- Game 1: Raptors 118, Warriors 109 (Box Score)
Game 2 (at TOR): Sunday, June 2, 8 p.m. — TV: ABC
Game 3 (at GS): Wednesday, June 5, 9 p.m. — TV: ABC
Game 4 (at GS): Friday, June 7, 9 p.m. — TV: ABC
Game 5* (at TOR): Monday, June 10, 9 p.m. — TV: ABC
Game 6* (at GS): Thursday, June 13, 9 p.m. — TV: ABC
Game 7* (at TOR): Sunday, June 16, 8 p.m. — TV: ABC
Warriors: Golden State enters the series with the chance to make major NBA history by becoming one of the few teams to complete a three-peat. The future is uncertain for the Warriors, but they seem determined to maximize the present. Their biggest concern heading into the series is the health of Kevin Durant, as it is not yet known if he will be able to play in the Finals — at least the start — but at the end of the day, they could very well still take care of business without him.
Weekend work pic.twitter.com/Zh6Cdx5aWh
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 1, 2019
Raptors: Just making the Finals can be viewed as a victory for the Raptors, who have never made it there before in franchise history. It can also be viewed as a victory in terms of the team’s efforts to keep Kawhi Leonard around long-term. The team couldn’t have made a much better pitch in terms of on-court product, even if Leonard did have to do a lot of the heavy lifting himself. Like the Warriors, the Raptors also face an uncertain future, but this season couldn’t have gone much better.
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 1, 2019
Golden State Warriors vs. Toronto Raptors
How to watch Game 2
Game 2 odds
According to Vegas Insider, the Raptors opened as the favourites to win Game 2. The Warriors opened as one-point favourites in Game 1, but the Raptors closed as two-point favourites.
Game 2 predictions
FiveThirtyEight.com’s CARMELO predictions give the Raptors a 69% chance of winning Game 2. Toronto’s odds of winning the series have also improved based on the site’s model, going from 54% to 62%.
Match: Toronto Raptors v Golden State Warriors
Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Kick-off time: 09:00 PM ET
Stadium: Scotiabank Arena Toronto, ON
TV Channel: ABC (USA), Sky Sports (UK)
Live Streaming: LMI Sports ( World Wide)