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Warriors Overcome Curry’s Poor Shooting Night to Down the 2-7 Raptors

Remember the good old days when playing on the west coast against the Golden State Warriors felt like a home game for the Toronto Raptors?

Boy, do I miss those days.

On Sunday night, things were a little different from the norm as the Raptors failed to take another road game from the Warriors. Despite a terrible shooting effort from Steph Curry, the Raptors slipped up late after mounting a fierce comeback. A phantom call and a missed opportunity later and the Raptors fell to the Warriors by a score of 106-105. A heartbreaking defeat as Toronto falls to 2-7 on the season.

Once again, the Raptors struggled to close, a trend that has persisted throughout the early goings of the season.

Kyle Lowry came on late, scoring 16 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, while Fred VanVleet added 21 points in the loss. Pascal Siakam led the way for the Raptors with 25 points, but missed a buzzer-beating jump shot which could’ve given the Raptors the victory.

As the Raptors continue to fall behind in the Eastern Conference standings, they will look to bounce back tomorrow night when they face off against the Portland Blazers.

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