Toronto Raptors beat Golden State for a 2-1 series lead

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Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) scores as Golden State Warriors centre DeMarcus Cousins (0) and Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston (34) defend during second half basketball action in Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Toronto on Thursday, May 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Toronto Raptors (58-24, second in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Golden State Warriors (57-25, first in the Western Conference during the regular season)

Oakland, California; Friday, 9 p.m. EDT

NBA FINALS: Toronto leads series 2-1

BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Raptors visit the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals with a 2-1 lead in the series. The Raptors won the previous matchup 123-109. Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points to help lead Toronto to the win and Stephen Curry scored 47 points in defeat for Golden State.

The Warriors have gone 30-11 at home. Golden State leads the Western Conference with 36.5 defensive rebounds per game, led by DeMarcus Cousins averaging 6.8.

The Raptors are 26-15 on the road. Toronto is 44-23 when giving up 100 or more points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Cousins leads the Warriors with 8.2 rebounds and averages 16.3 points. Curry has averaged 33.8 points and added 6.4 rebounds while shooting 44.6 per cent over the last 10 games for Golden State.

Leonard has averaged 26.6 points and 7.3 rebounds for the Raptors. Kyle Lowry has averaged 16.8 points and added five rebounds while shooting 44.5 per cent over the last 10 games for Toronto.

DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Raptors: Averaging 106.4 points, 42.6 rebounds, 22.6 assists, 8.0 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 44.4 per cent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 100.9 points on 41.9 per cent shooting.

Warriors: Averaging 115.9 points, 43.8 rebounds, 28.6 assists, 7.5 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 47.9 per cent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.2 points on 44.5 per cent shooting.

Warriors Injuries: Kevon Looney: out for season (collar bone fracture), Klay Thompson: day to day (strained hamstring), Kevin Durant: day to day (calf).

Raptors Injuries: None listed.

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