Before shifting the focus to Oracle Arena, listen as the boys break down Game Two of the NBA Finals. We’ve seen this before.
Golden State fans will point to the 18-0 run to start the second half. Raptor fans have several reference points. Whether it’s Game 1 in Milwaukee (outplaying the favourite for three quarters) or Game 1 vs. Orlando (defensive lapses + incredible comeback + back-breaking three in the final seconds), the Raptors have some recent history of bouncing back.
Before looking forward to Game Three, we broke down what went right and what officiating call went wrong.
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Horrible officiating is often the scapegoat for a losing team. However, as is usually the case with games refereed by Tony Brothers, the questionable calls happened to both teams. Where the game was really lost, was the third quarter. A combination of turnovers and missed open shots conjured up memories of recent playoff losses.
It wasn’t all gloom in Scotiabank Arena, as it was Toronto that played with more urgency. Most hustle stats favoured the home team — offensive rebounds, turnovers, and, very obviously, second-chance points.
The 18-0 run was deflating and the Warriors used their championship mettle to …
Author: JayRosales / Raptors HQ