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Warriors beat Raptors 109-104 to even NBA Finals

TORONTO (AP) The Golden State Warriors relied on a champion's heart to overcome their weary bodies.

Klay Thompson scored 25 points before leaving with a hamstring injury, Stephen Curry had 23 and the Warriors ran off the first 18 points of the second half on the way to a 109-104 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night that tied the NBA Finals at one game apiece.

With Kevin Durant already out and Thompson eventually joining him in the fourth quarter, the Warriors don't feel great - but they would've felt a whole lot worse flying home in a 2-0 hole.

''I think that when you get to this stage, our DNA shows up,'' Curry said.

Andre Iguodala, himself slow to get up after a hard fall in the first half, made the clinching 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds left after the Raptors scored 10 straight points to cut it to 106-104.

Kawhi Leonard had 34 points and 14 rebounds for the Raptors. They had won five straight since falling behind 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals.

Curry appeared to be laboring as well in the first half, returning to the locker room in the midst of six straight misses to start the game.

But the Warriors cobbled together a good enough finish to the second quarter to keep it close, then stormed out of the locker room with one of their vintage third-quarter charges that have been so frequent during their run to five straight NBA Finals.

''Third quarter we didn't play well enough. We missed too many shots,'' Raptors guard Kyle Lowry said. ''They got out in transition and got a little confidence going. We lost the game there.''

DeMarcus Cousins was inserted into the starting lineup and delivered 11 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and Draymond Green had 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists - missing by one assist a fourth straight triple-double.

The series moves to their Oracle Arena for Games 3 and 4, with the first NBA Finals to be played outside the U.S. assured of returning to Canada for Game 5.

The Warriors will hope to have enough healthy bodies to get through it. Thompson landed awkwardly after a 3-point attempt early in the fourth quarter and limped off soon after, with backup center Kevon Looney already missing the second half with a chest or shoulder injury.

And Golden State is still without Durant, who missed his seventh straight game with a strained right calf but hopes to return during the series.

For now, they got key contributions from Quinn Cook, who hit three 3-pointers, and veteran center Andrew Bogut, who wasn't even part of the roster most of the season but came off the bench for three baskets.

''It was a great win. We got to go home and protect our home floor and we'll see about all the injuries,'' coach Steve Kerr said. ''But I'm very proud of our team and in particular all the guys off the bench.''

Kerr said Thompson told him that he thought his injury was minor and he'd be fine, but added that ''Klay could be half dead and he would say he would be fine.'' Kerr was unsure the nature of Looney's injury.

Fred VanVleet scored 17 points for the Raptors, who had red T-shirts with their slogan ''We The North'' hanging on seats around the arena.

The Warriors sure were seeing red, especially Curry, during a mostly miserable first half when they missed 20 of their first 28 shots.

He hung his head and didn't even attempt to run back when VanVleet stole the ball from him and made a layup to give Toronto an 11-point lead with a little more than 2 minutes remaining in the half.

But Curry made two free throws for the final points of the half to cut it to 59-54, then the Warriors came back and pitched a shutout until nearly the midpoint of the third quarter during a series-changing - perhaps season-changing - swing.

Iguodala had five quick points including a 3-pointer that moved Golden State into the lead at 61-59. The surge continued with three straight baskets from Thompson and three more from Green, whose last one capped the 18-0 run that Elias said was the longest to start a half in NBA Finals history and made it 72-59 before Toronto finally got on the board with a 3-pointer with VanVleet with 6:20 remaining in the period.

''They moved the ball really well and were running freely,'' Raptors center Marc Gasol said. ''Once they run freely, everything opens up for them.''

The Warriors had won 12 straight Game 1s and this was their first time playing from behind in the finals since they were down 2-1 to Cleveland in 2015. They showed no signs of concern during the off days, and Thompson suggested part of the problem during their 118-109 loss Thursday was rust after they had nine days off in between series.

Their bigger problem early in Game 2 was the defense of the Raptors. But Toronto - which had a 23-0 advantage in second-chance points - missed a chance to take a comfortable lead into the half and couldn't overcome its 37 percent shooting, with Pascal Siakam going 5 for 18 for 12 points after scoring 32 in the opener.

TIP-INS

Warriors: Curry had his streak of 30-point games snapped at six. Wilt Chamberlain and Rick Barry share the Warriors' postseason record with seven straight. ... Kerr earned his 76th postseason victory, moving past Chuck Daly and Don Nelson.

Raptors: Siakam missed his first three shots, as many as he missed in Game 1 while going 14 for 17. ... OG Anunoby was active for the first time in the playoffs after having an emergency appendectomy April 11, but didn't play.

FAMOUS FAN

President Barack Obama sat next to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver across the court from the Toronto bench, getting a loud ovation and "MVP! MVP!" chants when shown on the overhead video screen and introduced in the second quarter.

UP NEXT

Golden State hosts Game 3 on Wednesday night.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:43   Kyle Lowry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:41   TOR team rebound  
11:30   Defensive rebound by Klay Thompson  
11:24   Klay Thompson missed jump shot  
11:21   Offensive rebound by Draymond Green  
11:09   Andre Iguodala missed jump shot  
11:06   Defensive rebound by Kawhi Leonard  
10:58   Personal foul on DeMarcus Cousins  
10:49 +2 Kawhi Leonard made jump shot 0-2
10:30   Stephen Curry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:28   Offensive rebound by DeMarcus Cousins  
10:21   DeMarcus Cousins missed floating jump shot  
10:19   Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
10:13   Marc Gasol missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:04   Personal foul on Marc Gasol  
9:54 +3 Klay Thompson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Andre Iguodala 3-2
9:19   Defensive rebound by Marc Gasol  
9:15   Pascal Siakam missed jump shot  
9:12   Defensive rebound by Stephen Curry  
9:06   Draymond Green missed hook shot  
8:52   Defensive rebound by Stephen Curry  
8:43 +2 Klay Thompson made turnaround jump shot 5-5
8:29   Kawhi Leonard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:27   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
8:26   Traveling violation turnover on Draymond Green  
8:18   Shooting foul on DeMarcus Cousins  
8:18 +1 Marc Gasol made 1st of 2 free throws 5-6
8:18 +1 Marc Gasol made 2nd of 2 free throws 5-7
8:01   Draymond Green missed hook shot  
7:59   Defensive rebound by Marc Gasol  
7:51   Traveling violation turnover on Kawhi Leonard  
7:33 +3 Klay Thompson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 8-7
7:14   Shooting foul on Kyle Lowry  
7:14 +1 Klay Thompson made 1st of 2 free throws 9-7
7:14   Klay Thompson missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
7:13   Defensive rebound by Kawhi Leonard  
7:05   Kawhi Leonard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:03   Defensive rebound by Klay Thompson  
6:56   Personal foul on Pascal Siakam  
6:49   Out of bounds turnover on Andre Iguodala  
6:34   Marc Gasol missed hook shot  
6:32   Defensive rebound by Klay Thompson  
6:27   Klay Thompson missed jump shot  
6:24   Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
6:21 +3 Kyle Lowry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Pascal Siakam 9-10
6:02   Draymond Green missed driving layup  
6:00   Defensive rebound by Marc Gasol  
5:52   Kawhi Leonard missed hook shot  
5:49   Offensive rebound by Kawhi Leonard  
5:49 +2 Kawhi Leonard made dunk 9-12
5:31   Offensive foul on Klay Thompson  
5:25   Personal foul on Draymond Green  
5:20   Shooting foul on Kevon Looney  
5:20 +1 Kawhi Leonard made 1st of 2 free throws 9-13
5:20 +1 Kawhi Leonard made 2nd of 2 free throws 9-14
5:05 +2 Draymond Green made dunk, assist by Stephen Curry 11-14
4:47   Pascal Siakam missed dunk  
4:45   Defensive rebound by Klay Thompson  
4:36 +2 Klay Thompson made jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 13-14
4:27   Shooting foul on Klay Thompson  
4:27 +1 Kyle Lowry made free throw 13-17
4:12   Bad pass turnover on Alfonzo McKinnie, stolen by Kyle Lowry  
4:07 +2 Pascal Siakam made alley-oop shot, assist by Fred VanVleet 13-19
3:59   Shooting foul on Fred VanVleet  
3:59 +1 Stephen Curry made 1st of 3 free throws 14-19
3:59   Stephen Curry missed 2nd of 3 free throws  
3:59   GS team rebound  
3:59 +1 Stephen Curry made 3rd of 3 free throws 15-19
3:35 +2 Draymond Green made driving layup 17-19
3:12   Kawhi Leonard missed jump shot  
3:09   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
3:03 +2 Shaun Livingston made dunk, assist by Draymond Green 19-19
2:50   Fred VanVleet missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:47   GS team rebound  
2:47   Personal foul on Serge Ibaka  
2:47 +1 Draymond Green made 1st of 2 free throws 20-19
2:47 +1 Draymond Green made 2nd of 2 free throws 21-19
2:25   Serge Ibaka missed driving layup  
2:24   GS team rebound  
2:24   Personal foul on Kyle Lowry  
2:24 +1 Draymond Green made 1st of 2 free throws 22-19
2:06 +2 Pascal Siakam made floating jump shot 23-21
1:44   Stephen Curry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:40   Defensive rebound by Fred VanVleet  
1:17   Offensive rebound by Danny Green  
1:07   Shaun Livingston missed jump shot  
1:04   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
0:57 +2 Fred VanVleet made hook shot 23-25
0:48   Personal foul on Fred VanVleet  
0:48 +1 Stephen Curry made 1st of 2 free throws 24-25
0:48 +1 Stephen Curry made 2nd of 2 free throws 25-25
0:33   Fred VanVleet missed driving layup  
0:31   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
0:25   Personal foul on Pascal Siakam  
0:25 +1 Draymond Green made 1st of 2 free throws 26-25
0:25   Draymond Green missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
0:24   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
0:02   Pascal Siakam missed hook shot  
0:00   Serge Ibaka missed dunk  
0:00   Offensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
0:00 +2 Serge Ibaka made dunk 26-27
0:00   Stephen Curry missed 3-pt. floating jump shot  
0:00   GS team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:45   Bad pass turnover on DeMarcus Cousins, stolen by Serge Ibaka  
11:44   Out of bounds turnover on Danny Green  
11:34 +2 Klay Thompson made fade-away jump shot, assist by DeMarcus Cousins 28-27
11:06 +2 Pascal Siakam made finger-roll layup 28-29
10:46   Personal foul on Danny Green  
10:40   Klay Thompson missed jump shot  
10:37   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
10:30 +3 Fred VanVleet made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Danny Green 28-32
10:05   Lost ball turnover on DeMarcus Cousins, stolen by Serge Ibaka  
9:51   Defensive rebound by DeMarcus Cousins  
9:36   Defensive rebound by Danny Green  
9:23   Defensive rebound by Jonas Jerebko  
9:16   Shaun Livingston missed jump shot  
9:13   Defensive rebound by Norman Powell  
9:09   Danny Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:08   Personal foul on Serge Ibaka  
9:02   Personal foul on Serge Ibaka  
8:54   Quinn Cook missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:41 +2 Fred VanVleet made floating jump shot, assist by Norman Powell 28-34
8:41   Shooting foul on Quinn Cook  
8:41 +1 Fred VanVleet made free throw 28-35
8:15   Stephen Curry missed jump shot  
8:13   Defensive rebound by Kawhi Leonard  
8:06   Shooting foul on Alfonzo McKinnie  
8:06 +1 Kawhi Leonard made 1st of 2 free throws 28-36
8:06 +1 Kawhi Leonard made 2nd of 2 free throws 28-37
7:55   Alfonzo McKinnie missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:53   Defensive rebound by Marc Gasol  
7:42   Kyle Lowry missed hook shot  
7:40   Defensive rebound by DeMarcus Cousins  
7:35   Shooting foul on Marc Gasol  
7:35 +1 DeMarcus Cousins made 1st of 2 free throws 29-37
7:35 +1 DeMarcus Cousins made 2nd of 2 free throws 30-37
7:12 +2 Marc Gasol made layup, assist by Fred VanVleet 30-39
7:01   Shooting foul on Kyle Lowry  
7:01 +1 DeMarcus Cousins made 1st of 2 free throws 31-39
7:01 +1 DeMarcus Cousins made 2nd of 2 free throws 32-39
6:39   Kyle Lowry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:34 +3 Kyle Lowry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kawhi Leonard 32-42
6:20 +3 DeMarcus Cousins made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 35-42
6:12   Personal foul on DeMarcus Cousins  
6:00   Out of bounds turnover on Kawhi Leonard  
5:52   Offensive rebound by Jonas Jerebko  
5:52   Personal foul on Jonas Jerebko  
5:42 +2 Norman Powell made dunk, assist by Marc Gasol 35-44
5:25   Defensive rebound by Fred VanVleet  
5:16 +1 Kawhi Leonard made free throw 35-47
4:55   Stephen Curry missed floating jump shot  
4:53   Defensive rebound by Marc Gasol  
4:41   Out of bounds turnover on Kawhi Leonard  
4:26 +2 Jonas Jerebko made reverse layup, assist by Andre Iguodala 37-47
4:08   Pascal Siakam missed jump shot  
4:04   Defensive rebound by Andre Iguodala  
3:53 +3 Stephen Curry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Andre Iguodala 40-47
3:35 +3 Norman Powell made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Pascal Siakam 40-50
3:22 +2 Klay Thompson made jump shot, assist by Stephen Curry 42-50
2:58   Shooting foul on Kevon Looney  
2:58 +1 Kawhi Leonard made 1st of 2 free throws 42-51
2:58 +1 Kawhi Leonard made 2nd of 2 free throws 42-52
2:51 +3 Stephen Curry made 3-pt. jump shot 45-52
2:28   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
2:26   Bad pass turnover on Draymond Green, stolen by Kawhi Leonard  
2:21 +2 Marc Gasol made finger-roll layup, assist by Kawhi Leonard 45-54
2:08   Lost ball turnover on Stephen Curry, stolen by Fred VanVleet  
2:04 +2 Fred VanVleet made finger-roll layup 45-56
1:50   Offensive foul on Kevon Looney  
1:35   Defensive rebound by Kevon Looney  
1:28 +3 Klay Thompson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 48-56
1:03 +2 Fred VanVleet made floating jump shot 48-58
0:53 +2 Stephen Curry made floating jump shot 50-58
0:30   Lost ball turnover on Kawhi Leonard, stolen by Stephen Curry  
0:28 +2 Stephen Curry made finger-roll layup, assist by Klay Thompson 52-58
0:27   Violation  
0:18   Personal foul on Draymond Green  
0:18   Pascal Siakam missed 1st of 2 free throws  
0:18 +1 Pascal Siakam made 2nd of 2 free throws 52-59
0:04   Shooting foul on Pascal Siakam  
0:04 +1 Stephen Curry made 1st of 2 free throws 53-59
0:04 +1 Stephen Curry made 2nd of 2 free throws 54-59
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:43   DeMarcus Cousins missed finger-roll layup, blocked by Marc Gasol  
11:43   GS team rebound  
11:37   Klay Thompson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:35   GS team rebound  
11:35   24-second shot clock violation turnover  
11:15   Kawhi Leonard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:13   Defensive rebound by DeMarcus Cousins  
11:01 +2 Andre Iguodala made jump shot, assist by Klay Thompson 56-59
10:53   Bad pass turnover on Danny Green, stolen by Draymond Green  
10:43 +2 Stephen Curry made floating jump shot, assist by Klay Thompson 58-59
10:17   Defensive rebound by DeMarcus Cousins  
10:11 +3 Andre Iguodala made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by DeMarcus Cousins 61-59
9:55   Offensive foul on Marc Gasol  
9:31   Lost ball turnover on Kyle Lowry, stolen by Andre Iguodala  
9:26   Stephen Curry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:20   Lost ball turnover on Kyle Lowry, stolen by Stephen Curry  
9:17   Stephen Curry missed driving layup  
9:15   Personal foul on Draymond Green  
9:09   Marc Gasol missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:06   Defensive rebound by Stephen Curry  
9:00 +2 Klay Thompson made reverse layup, assist by DeMarcus Cousins 65-59
8:37   Bad pass turnover on Andre Iguodala  
8:37   Personal foul on DeMarcus Cousins  
8:21   Pascal Siakam missed turnaround jump shot, blocked by Andre Iguodala  
8:21   TOR team rebound  
8:21   Jumpball  
8:16   Offensive foul on Marc Gasol  
8:06   Bad pass turnover on DeMarcus Cousins, stolen by Fred VanVleet  
7:45   Defensive rebound by Andre Iguodala  
7:22   Pascal Siakam missed turnaround jump shot, blocked by DeMarcus Cousins  
7:19   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
7:05 +2 Klay Thompson made finger-roll layup, assist by DeMarcus Cousins 70-59
6:44   Pascal Siakam missed floating jump shot  
6:40   Defensive rebound by Andre Iguodala  
6:20 +3 Fred VanVleet made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Marc Gasol 72-62
6:02   Klay Thompson missed jump shot  
6:01   GS team rebound  
5:59   Andre Iguodala missed layup  
5:56   Offensive rebound by Andre Iguodala  
5:56   Andre Iguodala missed dunk  
5:55   Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
5:42   Fred VanVleet missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:39   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
5:36   Bad pass turnover on Draymond Green, stolen by Fred VanVleet  
5:31   Kyle Lowry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:27   Defensive rebound by Klay Thompson  
5:16 +2 Draymond Green made finger-roll layup, assist by Andre Iguodala 74-62
5:07   Kawhi Leonard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:04   Offensive rebound by Fred VanVleet  
5:02   Pascal Siakam missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:59   Defensive rebound by DeMarcus Cousins  
4:50   Personal foul on Kyle Lowry  
4:45   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
4:42 +2 Kawhi Leonard made layup 74-64
4:42   Shooting foul on Klay Thompson  
4:42 +1 Kawhi Leonard made free throw 74-65
4:26 +2 Andrew Bogut made alley-oop shot, assist by Stephen Curry 76-65
4:12   Traveling violation turnover on Norman Powell  
4:01 +2 Alfonzo McKinnie made floating jump shot, assist by Stephen Curry 78-65
3:46   Norman Powell missed driving layup  
3:42 +2 Serge Ibaka made hook shot 78-67
3:22   Personal foul on Andrew Bogut  
3:13   Personal foul on Quinn Cook  
3:13 +1 Kawhi Leonard made 1st of 2 free throws 78-68
3:13 +1 Kawhi Leonard made 2nd of 2 free throws 78-69
2:56   Stephen Curry missed floating jump shot  
2:54   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
2:48   Bad pass turnover on Fred VanVleet, stolen by Stephen Curry  
2:30 +2 Pascal Siakam made dunk, assist by Norman Powell 78-71
2:17 +3 Quinn Cook made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Alfonzo McKinnie 81-71
1:59 +3 Kawhi Leonard made 3-pt. jump shot 81-74
1:46   Shooting foul on Pascal Siakam  
1:46 +1 Stephen Curry made 1st of 2 free throws 82-74
1:46 +1 Stephen Curry made 2nd of 2 free throws 83-74
1:32   Shooting foul on Alfonzo McKinnie  
1:32 +1 Kawhi Leonard made 1st of 2 free throws 83-75
1:32 +1 Kawhi Leonard made 2nd of 2 free throws 83-76
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