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Toronto Raptors Blow 27 Point Lead, Lose 112-103 to Golden State Warriors

December 4th, 2013 at 11:40 AM
By Andrew McIntyre

Last night the Toronto Raptors were in Golden State to take on the Warriors. Leading 65-48, the Raptors went on a 10-0 run to start the third quarter which put them up 27 points. Game over? Not by a long shot. The Warriors battled back in the quarter and trimmed the deficit down to 18 heading to the fourth. In the fourth quarter, it seemed like Golden State was the only team on the court. The Warriors were hitting shots from all over the court, courtesy of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. The Warriors outscored the Raptors 42-15 in the fourth quarter, coming back from down 27 in the third to win by nine points. It was a devastating loss for the Raptors and one has to wonder if changes are coming in the near future. With the loss the Raptors drop to 6-11 and have fallen out of the Division lead. The Warriors move to 11-8 with the win.

Points By Quarter

 1st2nd3rd4thFINAL
Toronto36292315103
Golden State19292242112

Here are some notes from the game:

  • This was the biggest lead the Raptors have blown in franchise history. Not only did they blow a 27 point second half lead, but they also lost by nine. A terrible turnaround for the Raptors considering their great start to the game.
  • The Raptors ended the first quarter on a 22-5 run. They out-rebounded the Warriors by nine in the quarter and shot 66.7%.
  • Amir Johnson had 14 points and eight rebounds off the bench in the first half. Steve Novak also hit three three pointer's in less than two minutes. Johnson finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds on the night. 
  • DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 26 points and three assists. DeRozan was efficient once again shooting 10-18 from the floor and was scoring in a variety of ways. Kyle Lowry was the only other Raptors starter to make a big impact, scoring 20 points and adding nine assists.
  • Golden State opened the fourth quarter on a 19-6 run, reducing the Raptors' lead to five points. They would take the lead on a Curry three pointer with 2:59 left in the fourth. 
  • The Warriors had six players score in double figures including all five starters. Stephen Curry led the way with 27 points, 10 assists and five steals. Curry had 14 points in the fourth quarter and him and Klay Thompson combined to hit seven three's in the quarter.
  • Jermaine O'Neal had 11 points and eight rebounds off the bench for the Warriors. O'Neal came up with some big plays late in the game.

NEXT GAME: Friday, December 6 @ Phoenix Suns. 9 pm. ET. start time.


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Tags: Amir Johnson, Basketball, Demar Derozan, KLAY THOMPSON, Kyle Lowry, NBA, Phoenix Suns, RAPTORS, STEPHEN CURRY, Toronto, Toronto Raptors, WARRIORS

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