OAKLAND - After tying the 2019 NBA Finals at one game apiece Sunday evening, the Warriors will look to take a one-game lead over the Raptors in Game 3 Wednesday evening.
They'll have to do so without Kevin Durant, Kevon Looney, and possibly sharpshooter Klay Thompson.
Thompson's injury is just the latest for the hampered champs. Early in the second half of Sunday's win, Looney suffered a fracture in his collarbone and will be out for the rest of the season, which is a crushing blow for Golden State's defense. Looney's injury, coupled with Andre Iguodala's injured left leg, could hinder the Warriors Wednesday night.
For now, let's get you ready for Game 3.
F Andre Iguodala
F Draymond Green
C DeMarcus Cousins
G Klay Thompson
G Stephen Curry
F Pascal Siakam
F Kawhi Leonard
C Marc Gasol
G Kyle Lowry
G Danny Green
Warriors: Kevin Durant (right calf strain) is out, Kevon Looney (Right 1st Costal Cartilage Non- displaced Fracture) is out, Klay Thompson (right hamstring strain) is questionable.
Raptors: Jordan Loyd (coach's decision) is out.
Warriors: Golden State comes into Game 3 battered, including a season-ending collarbone fracture for Looney. With Looney out, more minutes will be distributed to centers Andrew Bogut and Jordan Bell.
Bogut played well in Game 2, finishing with six points, including a few alley-oop finishes from Green.
With Thompson's availability uncertain, more of a burden will be on the shoulders of Curry. In Game 2, Toronto employed a box-and-one defense in an effort to combat his shooting. If the Raptors use the same strategy Wednesday, a high-assist game from Curry will be needed.
Raptors: Leonard had his best game of the series Sunday evening, finishing with 34 points and 14 rebounds in a loss.
For the Raptors to have success in Oakland, Siakam will have to find his game. After scoring a playoff career-high 34 points in Game 1, Siakam shot just 5-of-18 from the field in Game 2.
Fred VanVleet is averaging 16.0 points and shooting 58 percent from the field and 58.6 percent from 3-point range.