The Toronto Raptors swept the Golden State Warriors 113-93 on Tuesday without Kawhi Leonard to make it their first win at the Oracle Arena since 2004.
In their second on the road game night, the Raptors visited a healthy Warriors team and beat them in front of home fans to win the season series 2-0. Steph Curry was not in his usual form as he managed only 3 out of 12 attempts for 10 points. Curry wasn’t worried about the result though.
“We’ll remember what it’s like playing against them, but it’s 0-0 from here,” – he said. “The sweep doesn’t mean nothing in terms of when the lights are the brightest on the biggest stage in the playoffs. Everything’s different. We’ll remember how tonight was. It’s a tough vibe, but they don’t get any extra points if we were to face them in the Finals.”
Kevin Durant was the best player in the Warrior’s team as he scored 30 points, made five assists and seven rebounds. Klay Thompson ranked a distant second with 14 points. On the Raptors side, almost every player was at his best. Kyle Lowry scored 23 points and 11 assists while Serge Ibaka managed 20 points and 11 rebounds.
Warriors’ fans began exiting the Oracle Arena with five minutes remaining, in what is an unusual occurrence in the Bay Area.