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NBA Finals Game 2 Live Preview: Warriors vs Raptors Odds, Prediction, Durant is sidelined

The Toronto Raptors rigorously outscored the Golden State Warriors in 118-109 Game 1 win in the 2019 NBA Finals, even as star Kawhi Leonard had a comparatively underwhelming play.

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NBA Finals Game 2 Preview, Odds, Predictio
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The Golden State Warriors are in unfriendly territory of the Toronto Raptors. The Warriors have promised to bounce back in the Game 2 of the NBA Finals best of seven series against the Raptors.

The Raptors know that the second game could get more tough for Pascal Siakam. There are a plethora of other plot, though, leading up to Sunday’s 2019 NBA Finals Game 2 at Scotiabank Arena. On the power of duo Siakam and Kawhi Leonard, the Raptors was just a little too much for Warriors in NBA Finals game opener, who will enter the Game 2 once again as dark horse.

Awakened and concentrated, Golden State are going back to the unfriendly home court of Toronto to confront the famous Canadian pop singer Drake and the Raptors franchise itself – both of which were somewhat ill-manned and not at all intimidated and menaced by the two-time reigning champions.

Siakam, who put up 32-points for the Raptors in Game 1 was the problem of the Warriors. Draymond Green will be doing his job description now, hoping to do a better work on defense by slowing down Siakam. While Warriors head coach Steve Kerr will have some alterations to be addressed in coverage, a simple effort appears to be the first button to press.

Green must be able to puzzle out on how to stop or slow down Siakam, who scored 32-point on an efficient 14-for-17 shooting. Green’s potential to knock off any powerful threats to the team has been the most important task during the Warriors’ soar.

Next up, Kawhi Leonard, who is enjoying his time with the Raptors. Leonard requested to be traded by the San Antonio Spurs in the free agency period last offseason after the a couple of parties had a dispute over the administration of a quad injury he sustained. The 2014 NBA Finals MVP’s relocation was primarily noticed as a risky one-year contract deal, as Kawhi was speculated to be looking in moving to California long term. It’s worth jotting that his game play in the 2019 NBA Finals opener was somewhat encompassed. Kawhi just contributed 23 points, but on an efficient 14 shot attempts.

The odds are the gap between the non-star professional basketball players won’t be as wide in Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals. Golden State will still have to to their job harder on offense side because that’s what Toronto’s defense forces them to do. However, the Raptors won’t score as many easy shots. Draymond should be a more like the defensive monster as he used to be in the playoffs.