Raptors Defeat Warriors in Game 4, Take 3-1 Series Lead

Kawhi Leonard with the San Antonio Spurs. Photo by Austin Mcafee/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Not many could’ve seen how the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors would play out.

Despite facing the two-time reigning NBA Champions, the upstart Toronto Raptors have taken a commanding 3-1 series lead after a 105-92 win at Oracle Arena in Oakland this weekend.

The Raptors will have a chance to wrap up the series and claim their first ever NBA Championship in a Game 5 matchup at home on Monday night.

The Warriors, who are still without superstar forward Kevin Durant, simply couldn’t find enough offensive spark to get past the Raptors and superstar Kawhi Leonard.

If the Raptors are able to close out the series, Leonard will certainly take home the Finals MVP honors, and deservingly so. The forward dominated yet again in Oakland in Game 4, scoring 36 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in a monster double-double performance.

Toronto also benefitted from a big night from Serge Ibaka off the bench. Ibaka tallied 20 points in limited action, asserting his will in the paint.

While Steph Curry and Klay Thompson scored 28 and 27 points, respectively, their teammates just couldn’t provide enough buckets to keep up with Toronto.

Game 5 will be played in Toronto in front of what is sure to be a fired-up crowd on Monday night.