Down 6 points with 2:30 left to go in the game, the Warriors reminded the world of their Championship pedigree.
They had their backs to the wall as they went to Canada for Game 5, but quality minutes from Steph, Draymond, Klay, and DeMarcus gave them the edge they needed to pull it through with the 106-105 victory. Of course, there is the story of Kevin Durant, who returned from a right calf injury only to go down again after just a few minutes of play.
In the end, Kyle Lowry had a chance to win it, before ultimately shooting on the wrong side of the backboard. It was quite a game, to say the least. And as such, the world was buzzing with reactions from around the world.
I’m just so damn sad right now. The Finals: Ruined! I wanted to see @KDTrey5 come back so badly. He was ballin, too. En route to dropping 40 the way he was looking. Then this. Damn! Damn! Damn! pic.twitter.com/Uxlyd1jInf
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) June 11, 2019
Every player – Warrior or Raptor – was upset with the cheering when Kevin Durant went down. Props to the Toronto players (and PA guy) to shoot that down. https://t.co/80PoCBfb8w
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 11, 2019
Ibaka’s seen this shit before… pic.twitter.com/nMuxrjV0Xk
— Thunder Heads (defunct) (@OKCThunderHeads) June 11, 2019
All I know for sure is that Steph tied it with an all-guts three and Klay won it … and that No. 2 did not score in the final 3:28 in “his” house.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) June 11, 2019
The KD injury, the wrongful cheers from the Toronto crowd, the final shot by the Raptors, and now a Game 6 in Oracle. So far, this series is living up to the hype. And, like it or not, neither one of these teams is ready to go home without a fight. Expect another hard-fought, tough battle in Oracle Arena as the Warriors play their final home game of the season.