NBA Finals Game 1 Preview - Golden State Warriors Vs. Toronto Raptors(5/30/19)

Welcome to the start of the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors. Ready to win $1000?

Golden State Warriors Vs. Toronto Raptors Game 1 of the NBA Finals

This week we are featuring game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals. This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena, the home of the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors won both games in the regular season by a total of 23 combined points. In one match up, the Raptors were without their All-star Kawhi Leonard. On the other hand, the Warriors will be without their 2 time Finals MVP, Kevin Durant, and Demarcus Cousins. The Warriors have had time to rest and Toronto looks to keep their hot streak alive. Who will you take in game 1?

The Raptors won 4 Games in a row against the Milwaukee Bucks, coming back from a 2 game deficit. This will be the Toronto Raptors first ever NBA Finals appearance. Of course most of their heroics were lead by Kawhi Leonard and his record playoff dominance. He has played lock down defense and will have his hands full against one of the best offenses of all time.

The Raptors ranked 9th in the league for total steals so give them the edge on those types of questions. Toronto gave up 93 and 128 points in the two regular season matchups with the Warriors. This could become a factor in tiebreaker answers.

If Toronto wants to win, Kawhi will have to continue lock down defense and his clutch shooting against Golden State in this series.

The Golden State Warriors are fresh off of a series sweep against the surging Portland Trail Blazers. This was great timing since they are dealing with quite a bit of injuries. Not only are Kevin Durant and Demarcus Cousins out for game 1, they will also be dealing with a hobbled and aging Andre Iguodala. In their absence, the Warriors have shown they are resilient and have played arguably some of their best basketball.

The Warriors have 2 players in the top 20 for 3 point shots taken, 3 point shots made, and 3 point shot percentage. These two players just so happen to be the Splash Brothers. On the flipside, Danny Green has been cold from 3 point range for the Raptors. This will be key when answering questions pertaining to 3 point shots for both teams. Golden State ranked 1st in the league for assists and blocks in the regular season which are beneficial stats for those type of questions as well. The Warriors need to hope they get some of their All-star help back into the rotation or this could be a long series against the Raptors.

Left: Draymond Green (PF) and Steph Curry (PG) of the Golden State Warriors. Right: Kawhi Leonard (SG) and Danny Green (SF) of the Toronto Raptors.

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