Toronto Raptors beat Golden State Warriors 131-128 in overtime

Via @CTVToronto

Via @CTVToronto

The Raptors improved to an NBA-best 19-4. "This is what the league is about".

Through the first frame, Kawhi Leonard had a game-high 13 points and Pascal Siakam was not far behind with 10 points.

Looney delivered 7 points and a season-high-tying 10 rebounds - six on the offensive end - while adding two assists.

Thursday marked the first time Durant has scored 40 or more points in three consecutive games.

As great as Klay Thompson was through three quarters and as great Durant was throughout, there is no comeback without Looney and Jerebko. The game was nationally televised in the USA, rare for the Raptors.

"It was great, great".

"Tonight we were down early, we were down big and I just tried to be aggressive and go get a bucket".

"That's nice of him to say that", said Raptors reserve guard Fred VanVleet, who scored 12 of his 18 points on Tuesday in the fourth quarter. Although the Warriors ended up losing, KD netted an impressive total of 51 points during the game - despite Drake's side-court commentary. He is the first person to score 140 or more during a three-game span since Kobe Bryant in 2007.

The crowd of 20,073 was on its feet for the extra period, erupting when Green knocked down a three with 2:07 to play to put Toronto up by three.

"I was proud of them", said Raptors coach Nick Nurse. "When he's feeling it, there's not a whole lot a defense can do". "We came up just short".

I don't know what's going to happen in the last 50-something games and I certainly have no clue what's going to happen in the playoffs and, today, I absolutely don't care.

Is that the way you want to knock off a team that has won three of the last four National Basketball Association championships?

Warriors coach Steve Kerr added: "What a game".

Curry has been out of the Warriors lineup since November 8 with a groin injury and Golden State has gone a pedestrian 5-5 since then.

"But with that said, I think we're very close to the time where we can say, 'All right, there's been enough time.' He's pain-free, the symptoms are gone, and ultimately Rick will make the decision when he's comfortable putting him out there".

Curry, meanwhile, sat out with strained adductor (groin). The Warriors were also missing Draymond Green (toe injury).

Kawhi Leonard led the Raptors with 37 points.

Playing the best in the league doesn't happen every day though, the reporter replied.

Kerr, who dressed more conservatively, said Nurse "definitely nailed" his colorful coat.

The Raptors seemingly couldn't miss in the first quarter, with Leonard, Siakam and Ibaka shooting a combined 12-for-12 to start, and Toronto shooting 72 per cent in the frame. But at the half, the Raptors still had a nine-point lead, 67-58. The glittering performance followed a 49-point night Monday against Orlando and 44 against Sacramento last Saturday. The Warriors outscored the Raptors 103-93 the rest of the game, but first quarter was painful.

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