Kawhi Leonard delivers surprise verdict after Raptors beat Warriors

Steph Curry responds to 9-year-old's letter about offering his shoes in sizes for girls

The much-anticipated night - a rare nationally televised game in the US, and the Warriors' only regular-season trip to Toronto - lived up to its promise. The Warriors are getting superstar guard Stephen Curry back this weekend, but won't have him for this high-powered bout. The Warriors, for their part, didn't hit a three until four minutes into the second quarter. Take a guess who Thompson says the Warriors should have gotten.

While Golden State is an extremely hard team to maintain a big lead against, it is becoming a concerning trend for Toronto to let teams back in, as Detroit, Orlando and Miami have all chipped away at big deficits to make things interesting down the stretch.

Prior to the 131-128 Toronto win, the last time the two-time Defensive Player of the Year was on the floor with Golden State, his team was up by 23 points in Oracle Arena in Game 1 of the 2017 Western Conference finals. The Raptors coach wore a shiny royal blue suit jacket for Sager Strong night in honour late National Basketball Association sideline reporter Craig Sager, known for his colourful attire. With 22 seconds left, and the Raptors clutching a three-point lead, Andre Iguodala had a clear path to the basket but was whistled for travelling, and Siakam iced the victory with three free throws in the dying seconds.

Curry, meanwhile, sat out with strained adductor (groin). The Warriors were also missing Draymond Green (toe injury).

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"We just have to keep pushing and try and get better".

The Raptors will get another chance at Golden State soon - the Warriors host Toronto on December 12.

Meanwhile, Curry is expected to return for the Warriors against the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. "The media coverage we're used to, the fans outside the hotel", Kerr said. He had 13 points in the opening quarter to help the home team build a 38-25 lead. That was thanks in large part to near-perfect shooting from Leonard, Pascal Siakam and Serge Ibaka, who went a combined 13-for-13 until Leonard missed a three at the three-minute mark. Durant seemingly had an answer for each run made by the Raptors and kept the Warriors within striking distance despite being shorthanded.

You should watch this game because regardless of who's playing or who's not playing, its going to be a good game - not because it's going to teach you something about what may happen if these two teams happen to meet in June.

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