OAKLAND - For the better part of two days Dwane Casey has been talking about finding a way to slow down the potent Golden State Warriors backcourt.
Well, the Raptors coach, as always, was up to the defensive challenge as he devised a defensive approach that limited Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry for three quarters. Unfortunately in the fourth quarter, things changed somewhat drastically as the Warriors went on for a 112-103 win.
Up by as many as 27 a couple of minutes into the third, it actually looked like the Raptors might actually win a laugher in a building they had not had any success in since February of 2004 - an eight-game winless skid.
But the best three-point shooting tandem in basketball was not to be denied in the fourth quarter.
Down by 18 heading into the final frame, the Warriors, on the strength of 12 points from Curry and 11 from Thompson, clawed all the way back for the impressive win.