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SportsToronto Raptors take series lead with Game 3 win over Golden State Warriors

06:50  06 june  2019
06:50  06 june  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Toronto Raptors take series lead with Game 3 win over Golden State Warriors© Frank Gunn / The Canadian Press Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) makes a layup.

The Toronto Raptors have won Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, taking the lead in the series.

With a 123-109 win, the Raptors dominated throughout the game. At one point, the team had a 17-point lead over the Warriors.

Kawhi Leonard led the Raptors with 30 points and Kyle Lowry had 23 points.

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But it was Danny Green who had a break-out performance. He sunk six three-pointers, walking away with 18 points.

Pascal Siakam had 18 points and Marc Gosal had 12.

Warriors won't have Kevin Durant, Kevon Looney for Game 3 against Raptors

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For the Warriors, Stephen Curry had a strong game. He led the Warriors with 47 points followed by Draymond Green with 17 points.

Before Wednesday's game, Raptors HQ editor-in-chief Daniel Reynolds told Global News it would be up to both players to step up and support Leonard in order to avoid a similar Game 2 loss.

"It starts with [Kyle Lowry]. He's the heart of the team ... Lowry has to sort of respond to the call here and come out with a strong, sound game," he said, adding Siakam had to "get back to scoring more effectively."

Game 4 of the NBA Finals will happen at 9 p.m. ET on Friday.

More to come.

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