Huge comeback loss to Warriors was catalyst for Raptors

When the Raptors visited Golden State in early December, the Warriors were able to come back from a...

When the Raptors visited Golden State in early December, the Warriors were able to come back from a 27-point deficit in the third quarter. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:35 PM ET

Some of the faces have changed in the locker room since Golden State’s stunning comeback win over the Raptors on Dec. 3, but none of the current Raptors have forgotten the sting of that defeat.

The Warriors trailed by 27 points at home, with 9:20 remaining in the third quarter before embarking on one of the biggest comebacks in franchise history, an embarrassment for the Raptors that prompted the season-altering Rudy Gay trade just days later.

The Warriors went on a 64-28 run (38 scored by Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, the NBA’s top-scoring backcourt) drilling threes from all over the court. From crickets to bedlam at the league’s loudest arena, all in a matter of minutes.

Kyle Lowry said he and his teammates learned “no lead is safe.” DeMar DeRozan indicated, after a long pause as the bad memories came flooding back, that the stunner cut a lot deeper than that.


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