Warriors almost blow huge lead, escape Toronto with dramatic win

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"We just played extremely hard, and we didn't think too much", DeRozan said. He returned from a one-game break for rest.

Curry sat out a home loss to the Los Angeles Clippers and the win at Milwaukee with a sore right ankle, the same injury that kept him out of 11 games in December. It's just how things go: once you reach a certain level of dominance, indifference among fans will nearly be non-existent - people will either love you or hate you.

It was a fun, competitive battle. But then Warriors forward Kevin Durant defended Toronto forward DeMar DeRozan tightly on a mid-range jumper that went off the rim.

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OG Anunoby had 17 points and Serge Ibaka 14 for the Raptors, who rallied from a 19-point deficit through three quarters to make it a one-point game in the fourth.

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Toronto outscored the Warriors 35-27 in the third to cut their lead to 108-89 heading into the fourth. Jonas Valanciunas's dunk pulled the Raptors to within 94-83 with 3:16 remaining but Golden State ended the quarter on an 11-2 run.

The Golden State Warriors became the eighth team in history to have four players selected to the NBA All-Star Game last season, and Draymond Green believes a repeat should be in order this year. Raptors reserves also contributed 39 rebounds and 22 assists while shooting 53 percent form the floor and 47 percent from beyond the arc. A fully healthy Curry should help a full-strength Golden State team return to form. Whether or not that report sides with the Raptors will be of little consolation to Coach Dwane Casey, who called the play "a backbreaker". "I'm glad we got the 'W, ' especially on the second night of a back-to-back".

Curry has missed the past two games.

Curry was back from his ankle sprain, but he was a non-factor, scoring six points in Golden State's masterful opening half of play.

The rout was on.at least until the second half began.

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