Warriors blow big lead, still beat Raptors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors played one of their most dominant quarters to start the game, building a 25-point lead. Then, there were turnovers and second chances for Toronto and they had to hold off the Raptors at the end.

Kevin Durant had 22 points, matched his season best with 17 rebounds, and added seven assists and five blocks as the Warriors beat the Raptors 121-111 on Wednesday night.

Stephen Curry added 28 points, seven assists and seven rebounds, and Klay Thompson scored 21 points for Golden State, which showed that if you make these Warriors a little mad one game, they might just play far better the next.

They did just that, for a stretch.

“We’re still getting wins,” Thompson said. “That’s all that matters.”

Upset with themselves for blowing a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter to lose 109-108 at Cleveland in an NBA Finals rematch on Christmas Day,

Article source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2016/12/29/durant-warriors-deliver-down-stretch-to-hold-off-raptors/95949050/

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