((Watch/Online)) Raptors vs Warriors Game 4 Live Stream 2019 NBA Finals. The Toronto Raptors will look to put a stranglehold on the NBA Finals in Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors on Friday.
Throughout Toronto’s 123-109 win in Game 3, the major storyline for the Warriors was the absence of Klay Thompson. The sharpshooting guard was a game-time decision on Wednesday night with Golden State opting to sit its star player due to a hamstring injury. Head coach Steve Kerr has already stated that he expects Thompson to return, but Kevin Durant will remain out of the lineup with a calf strain.
One player who will be glad to receive Thompson back in the lineup is Stephen Curry. The two-time MVP scored a ridiculous 47 points in Game 3, but it wasn’t even close to being enough to offset the Raptors as Toronto received huge efforts from all five of its starters, with each member of the starting five contributing at least 17 points apiece. Golden State faced an uphill climb throughout the night and couldn’t claw their way back into the contest.
With the Warriors moving to the newly-built Chase Center for the 2019-20 season and Game 5 of the NBA Finals taking place in Toronto, this may be the last-ever game played at Oracle Arena. Golden State will look to ensure that Game 6 returns to Oakland by tying this series at two games apiece.
We all know that the Raptors’ lopsided Game 3 victory was extremely misleading because the Warriors were missing several key players due to their mounting injuries. Having the likes of Thompson and possibly Durant back in the lineup should shift the momentum back in Golden State’s favor for at least one game. For stretches of Game 3, the Warriors were forced to field lineups that featured Jonas Jerebko, Andre Iguodala and Alfonzo McKinnie. Not exactly the type of lineup you’d want featured in a Finals game.
With the threat of this being the final game played at Oracle Arena, the Warriors should find enough motivation and juice to push this series into a two-game tie heading into Game 5 at Scotiabank Arena.