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Warriors hang on to stay alive, win Game 5 of NBA Finals

Posted: 10:50 PM, Jun 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-11 08:10:21-04
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Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) drives to the basket between Toronto Raptors’ Marc Gasol, left, and Danny Green (14) during Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Toronto. (Gregory Shamus/Pool Photo via AP)

TORONTO (AP) – Stephen Curry scored 31 points, Klay Thompson added 26 and they led a season-saving surge that gave the Golden State Warriors a 106-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

The Splash Brothers combined for three straight 3-pointers in the closing minutes after Toronto had taken a six-point lead with under 3½ minutes remaining in front of a raucous, red-shirted crowd.

The Warriors lost Kevin Durant barely a quarter after getting him back but got the win, cutting Toronto’s lead to 3-2 and sending the series back to Oracle Arena for Game 6 on Thursday.

Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points for the Raptors but couldn’t get the final shot, having to give the ball up.

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