The Warriors would always be one step ahead at the end of a tight game. This is the advantage of a team that’s very good on outside shooting.
It was a very intense match between the Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors. The game was as close as it can get. But how did the Warriors took a step ahead in the end? Well, there are a lot of reasons behind the victory but here are the three main reasons why the dubs hanged by a thread and kept hold of it ‘til the very end.
1 – Main Gunners on top of their game
Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson were just on fire. Of course, the aces of the team were aces not just for scoring huge and having vast numbers in terms of averages. Aces are known as the clutch shooter. Anyone can make shots but only the best can deliver crucial shots under extreme pressure. Steph Curry and Durant managed to hit crucial threes in the late phase of the game, thus scoring a bit bigger against the Raptors.
2 – Old school warriors basketball
This is the Warriors' main play in any game, not all the time it works but against the Raptors, this is the main reason why they ousted them. The Warriors scored 33 fast break points while Raptors only had 15. An 18 point difference is huge, especially when scoring with a relatively lesser time that’s why they are called fast break points.
3 – Transition Defense
With the Warriors committing 17 turnovers while the Raptors with 18, the difference is insignificant. But looking at the fast break points and points off turnovers, the Warriors successfully ceased and neutralized the transition basket of the Raptors. Thus, allowing them to dominate the field that they are at their best whilst limiting the foe’s production at their weak spot and somehow keeping up – the paint. The Warriors is more of a shooting team than with slow inside plays yet they do not let themselves be left behind, scoring 54-48 in the paint.Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors Full Game Highlights Oct 25, 2017-18 NBA season