Curry shines with 35 points as Warriors defeat Raptors

Stephen Curry had 35 points and 11 assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat the visiting Toronto Raptors 129-117 on Friday night.

The high-scoring affair was close until the Warriors pulled away with a 31-point quarter and secured a season series win.

Klay Thompson added 29 points and knocked down six 3-pointers despite starting the night 0 for 5 from beyond the arc. Though Thompson played in the Warriors’ 126-110 win in Toronto on Dec. 18, Friday’s game was his first time facing the Raptors at home since he fell in the deciding Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, which he won Torn cruciate ligament in left knee Toronto in Oakland.

The Warriors have won straight home games after losing four straight games at the Chase Center.

CLOCK | Curry leads Warriors past Raptors:

Raptors fall under warriors while Curry leads

Golden State defeats Toronto 129-117, Stephen Curry has 35 points and 11 assists

Golden State’s bench surpassed Toronto’s 39-26, highlighted by 15 points from Jonathan Kuminga. The 20-year-old missed his first three shots from deep before hitting four straight 3s in the last three minutes of the third quarter, giving the Warriors a 98-94 lead they hadn’t given up.

Kevon Looney returned to the starting lineup and had 12 points and eight boards as six Warriors players scored in double figures.

Fred VanVleet had 28 points and 10 assists for the Raptors, who started their seven-game season-high 1-1. Scottie Barnes had 24 points and Pascal Siakam had 21 while Gary Trent Jr. added 17.

Precious Achiuwa contributed 17 points and 11 rebounds off the bench.

Toronto forward OG Anunoby left the game with a sprained left wrist after being fouled by JaMychal Green and landing hard on the ground in the second quarter.

CLOCK | Anunoby leaves Wild with a sprained left wrist:

Raptors’ Anunoby exits the wild with a sprained left wrist

Toronto’s OG Anunoby lands hard after being fouled by Golden State’s JaMychal Green. Anunoby shoots the free throws and then leaves the game with a sprained left wrist.

Curry was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Friday for throwing his speaking trumpet in the stands in a moment of frustration during the Warriors’ 122-120 win over the Grizzlies on Wednesday. Curry was called for his fifth technical foul of the season and was subsequently thrown out of the game.

Curry received his ninth All-Star nod Thursday and is the only player in franchise history with nine starts in the league showcase.

Achiuwa’s double-double was his third in his last four games.

Toronto has won back-to-backs 2-7 in Game 1 and 3-5 in Game 2 this season after setting winning records in both categories in 2021-22.

Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins missed his second straight game with a non-COVID illness.

The Raptors meet Portland on Saturday.

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Raptors defeat kings while Siakam leads the way

Toronto beats Sacramento 113-95, Pascal Siakam has 26 points and 11 rebounds.

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