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07:26  11 june  2019
07:26  11 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Three takeaways from the Toronto Raptors 105-92 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 on the NBA Finals .

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Golden State managed to keep its championship dreams alive with a 106-105 win in Toronto in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday.

Although Kevin Durant and Kevon Looney re-aggravated injuries in the matchup and left the game, the Warriors held on.

The Warriors will head back to Oracle Arena for Game 6 in hopes of forcing a Game 7.

Here are three takeaways from Golden State's season-saving victory:

The Warriors were hot from deep

Golden State made five straight 3-pointers early in the first quarter, and its efficient shooting carried it throughout the game.

The Warriors finished with 20 made 3-pointers compared to Toronto's eight.

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Despite this large margin, the Raptors kept things close, so a cold night could tip the scales moving forward.

DeMarcus Cousins bounced back in a big way

Cousins has been mediocre since his stellar performance in Game 2, but resurfaced Monday.

Golden State started Game 5 with Kevin Durant and Draymond Green in the frontcourt and brought Andrew Bogut off the bench before Cousins.

But, when Cousins did get in, he was very productive. The big man tallied 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting in just 20 minutes. Earning back the trust of the coaching staff will help the offense's versatility.

Toronto got to the line with ease

The Raptor's negated the Warriors' 3-point shooting by being aggressive and getting to the line. This was critical to staying close in the contest.

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The Raptors got their first win ever in the NBA Finals with a 118-109 victory over Golden State in Game 1. Here are three takeaways from the Raptors ' Game 1 win . But the Warriors let him do nothing on defense in Game 1 and it showed. Leonard was allowed to play off of Andre Iguodala, and

Toronto attempted 27 free throws while Golden State only managed to notch 14.

The Warriors' injuries to Durant and Looney appear to be affecting their defensive awareness.

Game 6 will tipoff Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET.

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Kyle Lowry's 3-pointer at the buzzer was well off, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from a six-point deficit in the final three minutes to beat the Toronto Raptors 106-105 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. BOX SCORE: WARRIORS 106, RAPTORS 105 The Raptors still lead the series 3-2. Game 6 is Thursday at Oracle Arena. Kevin Durant left the game injured and Kevon Looney did the same, but the Warriors still found a way. Stephen Curry scored 31 points and Klay Thompson had 26 for the Warriors. Kawhi Leonard had 26 for the Raptors. Lowry finished with 18.

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