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Warriors vs. Raptors – NBA Game Recap – December 18, 2022

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toronto – Jordan Paul scored a career high 43 points, Clay Thompson He had 17 and Golden State Warriors He won for the first time in five attempts this season without injury Stephen Curryand hit Toronto Raptors 126-110 Sunday night.

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Draymond Green He returned after losing Friday against Philadelphia due to a sore right quadriceps muscle and finished with 17 points and nine rebounds in 37 minutes as Golden State ended a three-game losing streak and improved to 3-14 on the road.

“Everyone has to step up when one of our leaders is down,” said Paul. “We did it tonight from top to bottom of the list.”

Kevon Looney He added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Warriors, whose last win came on the road on November 27 in Minnesota.

“It just shows how good we are,” Looney said of winning without Curry. “It’s always going to be difficult to win when you’re missing one of the best players in the league. He’s been gone for a while so we’ll have to get used to trying to win without him. Hopefully we’ll be in a good place when he comes back.”

Curry missed his second straight game after injuring his left shoulder in last Wednesday’s loss at Indiana. The two-time MVP and eight-time All-Star are not expected to need surgery, but his return date is unclear.

Paul shot 14-for-23, a career-high basketing record, and went 5-for-11 from 3-point range.

“He was amazing on both sides of the ball,” said Green.

Paul led in 30 points for the fifth time this season and the 16th time in his career. His previous career high was 38.

“He played a lot of great games for us,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr. “If he’s not the best, he’s definitely one of the best, because he was great at both ends.”

Pascal I’m sorry scored 27 points, Fred VanVleet was 22 and Scotty Barnes 17 as Toronto’s losing streak reached a five-game high. The Raptors have lost three times in a row at home.

“This is a terrible stretch,” VanVleet said. “You do not want this, you do not expect this and you cannot accept this.”

Green scored Golden State’s first nine points with three three-pointers, one more than he had in any complete game all season.

“That was a great start,” Kerr said. “Draymond was feeling good from the start.”

Golden State led 68-54 at halftime and took a 102-80 lead for fourth.

Tip-ins

Warriors: Paul shot 10-for-11 at the free throw line. … Jamical Green He matched his season high of 15 points.

Raptors: G.I Gary Trent Junior (left quadriceps) sat out for the second straight game. F OG Anunob (left thigh) missed his fourth straight. Before the game, coach Nick Nurse said Anunobi would likely return later this week. … started 7-for-9 from the field in the first quarter, but shot 1 for 11 in the rest of the period. … Buffalo Bills receiver Stefon Diggs sat on the field.

ball sharing

Golden State led the league with 29.4 assists per game and 11 assists on 13 baskets in the first quarter. The Warriors had more assists (18) in the first half than rebounds (17). They finished with 31 assists in 43 baskets made.

Not Canada

Warriors F.C Andrew Wiggins He sat out the seventh straight game due to pressure on his right adductor, missing another opportunity to play in his Canadian hometown for the first time since January 30, 2018, when he was with Minnesota.

It was for a while

Thompson and Green played in Toronto for the first time since Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals. Curry hasn’t played north of the border since that series.

Next

Warriors: In New York on a Tuesday night.

Birds of Prey: In Philadelphia on a Monday night.

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