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Warriors hold off Raptors

Warriors hold off Raptors

Then it was a one-point game, the house rocking, the game ultra-competitive, both teams going at each other, both players and coaches.

DeMar DeRozan's layup moved Toronto to within 121-119 with 2:08 left but Durant countered to give the Warriors a four-point lead.

Other notable first-half stats: 22 Warriors assists, one turnover.

Curry, who has missed the past two games, is officially listed as probable on the team injury report.

Shell-shocked, schooled, Toronto had no answer with the Warriors playing at such a high level.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) regular season games continued on Saturday night.

Kevin Durant hit a 19-foot jumper with 21.3 seconds remaining Saturday night, allowing the Golden State Warriors to hold off the Toronto Raptors 127-125 after almost blowing all of a 27-point halftime lead in Toronto.

"It's sore but it felt good enough to play", Curry said. Serge Ibaka returns to the lineup after missing the previous game to serve a one-game suspension.

The most salient points included questioning the wisdom of Bell and Rogers banishing Raptors games to channels that many don't subscribe to, instead of more easily accessible channels.

The Raptors play in Philly on Martin Luther King Day in a Monday matinee, leading some to speculate Lowry will usher in his return in his native city.

But things shifted from there, with the Raptors turning it up several dozen notches defensively in frustrating the Warriors into just over half as many points the rest of the way.

Golden State held on to win, 127-125, while Green mostly kept his cool (the same couldn't be said for Steve Kerr, who was given a technical midway through the fourth quarter).

The Warriors are defending champs for a reason and they demand the best from their opponent.

In the first quarter, the Warriors scored 43 points, a display of shotmaking that was second to none.

Bench mob: Toronto's reserves had a heck of a night against Cleveland on Thursday.


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