Warriors withstand Raptors comeback in National Basketball Association


Klay Thompson had 26 points while Kevin Durant added 25 as the Golden State Warriors held on for a wild 127-125 road win over the Raptors on Saturday night.

DeRozan finished with 42 points - cracking the 30-point plateau for a club-record 92nd time. Golden State comes to Toronto in a back-to-back situation after defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 108-94 in Milwaukee on Friday night.

"Yeah, I'm going to enjoy it for sure", Randle said.

Even when a team thinks it has stopped Golden State, there's too much talent, too much ball movement, too many run outs to ever feel comfortable.

Other notable first-half stats: 22 Warriors assists, one turnover. "We're kind of just this old country school up north", Casey said with a smile.

Fred VanVleet scored 13 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 12 as Toronto lost for the third time in 18 home games.

"Very unique. I don't know if there's another example ... but it is different when you see a team change philosophically with the same coach and a similar roster", Kerr said.

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It was a fun, competitive battle.

DeMar DeRozan's layup moved Toronto to within 121-119 with 2:08 left but Durant countered to give the Warriors a four-point lead. DeRozan then responded by cutting the Raptors' deficit to 123-122 with 1:03 to play.

Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson had 20, fellow MVP award victor Kevin Durant had 15 and Draymond Green had 12 points, eight assists and was an absurd +33 as the visitors built a 26-point lead on a group of Raptors that had just throttled Cleveland and had the East's best home record. They are playing at a faster pace, and they're shooting the three-ball with more regularity.

GOLDEN STATE - Durant 12-20 0-2 26, Green 8-17 4-4 21, Pachulia 4-5 0-0 8, McCaw 3-5 0-0 6, Thompson 4-11 4-4 12, West 4-7 0-0 8, Looney 3-3 3-4 9, Livingston 3-5 0-0 6, Iguodala 0-4 4-4 4, Young 3-3 0-0 8. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.7 points on 50.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting.

The Air Canada Centre gathering got to cheer when Durant missed a dunk with 2:53 left to play. Golden State 127, Toronto 125. Curry has now shot at least 50.0 percent in six consecutive games and has also accomplished the feat from three-point range in three of the past six contests. Stoudamire, Toronto's first star, averaged 19.6 points a night as a Raptor, the same number DeRozan had managed heading into the game.

Steph Curry picked up two fouls, but when he got matched up against Serge Ibaka on a switch, Curry sized up his bigger defender and calmly drained a shot.