Jack87 news today, asianbookie  The Golden State Warriors secured their second straight victory with a 129-117 victory over the Toronto Raptors at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California, on Friday.

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were the backbone of the Warriors’ offense Friday as they combined for 10 3-pointers and 64 points, 15 rebounds and 12 assists for the home team. Curry made 13 of 21 shots in the interior, 9 of which were hits, showing extraordinary aggression. Thompson hit three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to extend the team’s lead from a chaseable four (96-92) to solid double digits.

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (#30) shoots a field goal against the Toronto Raptors at Chase Center in San Francisco, California,

Compared to the “regular” performance of the aforementioned Splash Brothers, the Warriors will likely be happy to see Jonathan Kuminga make key contributions like he did Friday night bk8 . He scored 15 points off the bench after going 4-for-6 from downtown. While such a sharp 3-point play doesn’t seem sustainable based on his career numbers, Kuminga deserves credit for his decisive shots when he’s open.

Meanwhile, Kuminga made more sound judgment off the dribble. Instead of just looking at the rim or panicking passes, he’s able to slow down, read the game and make better use of his size and athleticism. While Kuminga still needs to work on the minutiae of his pass timing and habits, he’s becoming a clutch piece for the Warriors.

Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson (#11) drives to the rim vs. Toronto Raptors

Despite Kuminga’s surprise performance, Donte DiVincenzo was the Warriors’ best bench player in Friday’s game. Not only did he have a double-double of 12 points and 11 assists, but his interference with the opponent’s passing and shooting, as well as his timely and tough defense, also prevented the Raptors from taking advantage of their average size bk8 malaysia.

Friday’s loss ended the Raptors’ two-game winning streak. Their ace Pascal Siakam was poor on 8-for-26 from the field. Their best guard, OG Anunoby, sat out in the second quarter with a wrist injury and didn’t return. Without the solid work of Fred VanVleet and Scottie Barnes, the team would not have fought through the final five minutes of the fourth quarter, as they combined for 52 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists.

The Raptors remain in 12th place in the Eastern Conference after suffering their 28th loss of the season. The team still hopes to return to the play-offs for a playoff berth if they so choose, but some of their players are no longer as focused as they used to be.

Golden State Warriors’ Donte DiVincenzo (left) breaks through against the Toronto Raptors at Chase Center

The Raptors have been one of the most aggressive defensive teams in the NBA since coach Nick Nurse took over bk8 asianbookie . Their trademark is to double-team opponents’ ball handlers quickly and decisively. While such a strategy often results in open weakside 3-pointers, it can lead to a lot of turnovers, and the Raptors could score easy layups with fast breaks.

Unfortunately, Friday’s game didn’t go that way. The Warriors committed just 12 turnovers in that regard, well below their season average of 16.7 (second-worst in the league), while dishing out a total of 40 assists. They even beat the Raptors 29-23 in fast break scoring.

Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (#34) drives to the rim vs. Indiana Pacers

Milwaukee Bucks 141-131 Indiana Pacers

The Bucks had a 29-point lead (85-56) after the first half of Friday’s game at Gainbridge Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. However, the Pacers made 30 of 45 shots in the second half, including 17 of 20 shots at the basket, launching a fierce counterattack. They even narrowed the point difference to single digits (131-124) in the fourth quarter.

Giannis Antetokounmpo stepped up to prevent the Pacers from returning home. He scored 26 of his 41 points in the third and fourth quarters. While he failed to punish the Pacers for “Hack-a-Giannis” (an intentional foul on Antetokounmpo that made him a free throw) malaysia bk8, the “Greek Freak” was unstoppable in controlling the paint.


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