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Raptors hit big shots, beat Warriors for 2-1 NBA Finals lead

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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) dribbles against Golden State Warriors forward Alfonzo McKinnie during the first half of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green and Kyle Lowry kept finding answers for every big shot by Stephen Curry and the beat-up Warriors, and the Toronto Raptors grabbed a pivotal road win in the NBA Finals by beating Golden State 123-109 on Wednesday night for a 2-1 series lead.
    
Curry scored a playoff career-best 47 points to go with eight rebounds and seven assists, but couldn’t do it all for the two-time defending champions, down starters Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson and key backup big man Kevon Looney because of injuries.
    
Leonard scored 30 points, Lowry contributed 23 with five 3-pointers and Green had 18 points with six 3s after Pascal Siakam got the Raptors rolling early as Toronto shot 52.4% and made 17 from deep.

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