Steph Curry returns for Warriors, leads Golden State to victory over Raptors

Golden State Warriors forward Omri Casspi (back) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Saturday's game against the Toronto Raptors. He sat out that night's loss to the Clippers and Friday's win over the Bucks as a precaution. "We just went out there and played hard". Jarrett Allen added 16 points and DeMarre Carroll had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Nets, who have yet to win in three overtime contests this season. He returned from a one-game break for rest.

While fan ballots only count for 50 percent of the total vote-media and the players each receive a 25 percent share of the pie-Durant (1,326,059) and Curry (1,369,658) topped the Western Conference frontcourt and backcourt, respectively, in updated returns released to the public on Thursday.

It was a fun, competitive battle. DeRozan then responded by cutting the Raptors' deficit to 123-122 with 1:03 to play.

"It happens", Kerr said about Curry's missed free throws.

This was the kind of game and backdrop when Kyle Lowry was needed, but the Raptors' starting point guard continues to be sidelined with a bruised tailbone.

Toronto outscored the Warriors 35-27 in the third to cut their lead to 108-89 heading into the fourth. Golden State 127, Toronto 125.

The Golden State Warriors are going to be without Steph Curry for a second consecutive game. Golden State did a terrific job of making free throws (19-22; 86.4 percent).

The Air Canada Centre gathering got to cheer when Durant missed a dunk with 2:53 left to play.

Durant (three), Thompson (two) and Curry (two) combined for seven 3-pointers for the Warriors, who shot 58.0 percent overall en route to the 20th victory in their last 23 games.

"There are no moral victories in this league", Toronto head coach Dwane Casey said.

This is the second game of the season between these two teams.

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Even the absence of sharpshooting star Stephen Curry and a low-key night for fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson couldn't slow down the best team in the West at the end.

"But the way [we] scrapped in the second half, it blows my mind". "That (Poeltl call) was a back-breaker".

"Like I told [Chris Haynes], man, I'm not talking about no other man's tattoos".

The were playing their fifth game in eight days, their third game in four days and the second of a back-to-back set.

"It's just what it feels like, period. Some of them calls were bad, period".

There were few in Toronto who agreed with him after the way Saturday night's game ended.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are quietly one of the hottest teams in the National Basketball Association as they have gone 11-3 in their last 14 games.

"They key word is believing", Casey said.

But the Raptors, coming off a 34-point win over Cleveland, chipped away constantly in the second half, and had a chance to go ahead in the final minute.

"(It's) what we've known all year", he said.

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