NBA Finals Pre-Gamin': Warriors at Raptors (8:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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NBA Finals Pre-Gamin’: Warriors at Raptors (8:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bulls

The series is all tied up at 1-1. Let’s see who’s gonna take the lead.

Game Info

Golden State Warriors (1-1) at Toronto Raptors (1-1) – Wednesday, June 5 at 8:00 p.m. CT on ABC.

Warriors

Expected Starters:

  1. Stephen Curry, PG
  2. Klay Thompson, SG
  3. Andre Iguodala, SF
  4. Draymond Green, PF
  5. DeMarcus Cousins, C

Bench:

  • Jordan Bell
  • Shaun Livingston
  • Kevon Looney
  • Alfonzo McKinnie
  • Andrew Bogut
  • Quinn Cook
  • Jonas Jerebko
  • Jacob Evans
  • Damian Jones

Raptors

Expected Starters:

  1. Kyle Lowry, PG
  2. Danny Green, SG
  3. Kawhi Leonard, SF
  4. Pascal Siakam, PF
  5. Marc Gasol, C

Bench:

  • Fred VanVleet
  • Serge Ibaka
  • Norman Powell
  • OG Anunoby
  • Eric Moreland
  • Malcolm Miller
  • Jeremy Lin
  • Patrick McCaw
  • Jodie Meeks

Things to keep in mind

  • The Warriors Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney both suffered injuries during Game 2 on Sunday. Looney has been ruled out indefinitely with a fractured collar bone and Thompson is listed as questionable for Game 3 with a sore hamstring. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Romona Shelburne reported that Warriors officials prefer that Thompson sits out tonight’s game, but Thompson is pushing to be active.
  • DeMarcus Cousins is coming off an unexpected workload in Game 2 due to the injury of Looney. The big man who tore his quad during the first round of the playoffs took the court for 28 minutes and posted a double-double. The Warriors will surely need another strong performance from Cousins with a banged up Thompson and injured Looney to take the series lead over Toronto.
  • The Raptors Paul Siakam greatly cooled down after his historic Game 1 performance where he put up 32 points. Siakam has only 12 points on 5-18 shooting; however, Kawhi Leonard continued his super-star play with a strong 34 point performance. The two will have to get it going at the same time if the Raptors want to stay afloat in this series.


Author: Elias Schuster

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