• Keith Walsh

NBA Finals Game 4 Preview:


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The Toronto Raptors were able to steal a game in Oakland, as they beat the depleted Golden State Warriors in game three 123-109. The Warriors will get a little help back as Klay Thompson will return for game 4. Steph Curry did everything he could to lead the Warriors but his 47 points weren't enough. Golden State will look to bounce back and try and even the series and bring it back to Toronto 2-2.


Without Klay Thompson, Step Curry was able to put on a show in game 3 as he was absolutely dominate. He will need to continue to play that way in game 4 for the Warriors to bounce back. Luckily, he will have a little more help with Thompson back in the lineup but they will need other players to step up as well. These are two of the best shooters of all time and they need to carry this team without Kevin Durant who is still out due to injury.

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Draymond Green has not had a great series so far when it comes to producing offensively. The Warriors will need him to also help out Klay and Steph to create a more balanced attack. Green is at his best when he is attacking the basket and he has not been doing that as much as he should be. Toronto hasn't respected his three point game either as they have been leaving him open, but he hasn't been making them pay. Green will need to start knocking down some of his open looks as once he does it will open up the offense for the Warriors.

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The Toronto Raptors played one of their best games of the postseason in game 3. Every time the Warriors went on a run to try and get the game close again, Toronto responded. They didn't take their foot off the gas and that led to their game 3 win. They got key contributions from everyone and it was a complete team effort. If the Raptors want to shock the world and win two games in Oakland they will need a similar effort as in game 3.

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While Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam, and Kyle Lowry led the charge for the Raptors it was Danny Green who was the X factor. Green, had some clutch shots in game 3 and finished with 18 points. If he can put up similar numbers in game 4 it will greatly help the chances of the Raptors. His three point shooting has been great and Golden State will need to defend him a lot better than they have if they don't want to get burned by Green again.

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With Klay back in the lineup I expect the Warriors to bounce back and win game 4. I believe this series heads back to Toronto all tied 2-2

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