In the final series of the playoffs NBA played the third match. This time it was held in Auckland at “the Golden state”. But the victory was won by guests from Toronto.
After two games in Toronto, the account in a series was equal – 1:1. So the winner of this match went ahead. More likely it was the “Golden state,” which won in the previous meeting. But Kawai Leonard and company did not plan to give up.
After Metallica played the US national anthem, and country music singer was Anil arts – the national anthem of Canada, the game started. After a few successful attacks, “Toronto” went into the lead thanks to the jerk 2:13. After that, the raptors never kept close to his opponents. The minimum that GSV has managed to do is to reduce the gap to 4 points at the end of the first quarter. But after that the difference was almost always ambiguous. So the game itself ended in a +14 for Toronto. A canadian team won and went ahead in the final series 2:1.
Golden State – Toronto 109:123 (29:36, 23:24, 31:36, 26:27)
It is worth noting the meeting between the two teams in this match. Stephen Kerry set a record with 47 points in the final match. But he converted only 6 of 14 three-pointers. While throwing 13 of 14 free throws.
Instead Kawai Leonard scored only 30 points. He also once missed with a penalty, but had 11 attempts.
In this game none of the players failed to register a double-double. The closest to this was the two players Toronto: Siakam – 18 points and 9 rebounds, Lowry – 23 points and 9 assists.
The next match between these teams will also be held in Auckland on 7 June (the night of June 8 in Ukraine). After this series one game move to Toronto.