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BBNBA: The Raptors take a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals

(Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Game 4 took a turn for the worst for Warriors fans last night as the Toronto Raptors take a huge step to the title by going down 3-1 in the series.

Behind impressive play as always by Kawhi Leonardwith 36 points and 12 rebounds.

Even though the Warriors’ offense did look a ton better in Game 4 by adding Klay Thompson back, the second half made the difference. It seemed they could not match the intensity they had in the first half as Toronto got the lead and never looked back.

Cats in Game 4

As Kevon Looney made an appearance tonight, that limited DeMarcus Cousins’ playing time in Game 4.

Even though Boogie started the game, he played 15 minutes and grabbed 4 rebounds and scored 6 points.

Jodie Meeks did not see any playing time against the Warriors in Game 4.

Game 5 will be played back in Toronto on Monday at 9 p.m. on ABC as the Raptors are one win away from their first title in franchise history.

Article written by Hayden Hooper

5 Comments for BBNBA: The Raptors take a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals

  1. DelrayCat
    6:03 pm June 8, 2019 Permalink

    Cousins took a pay cut to play for the Warriors in the hopes of getting a ring and then signing a big FA contract after the season. Looks like he won’t get that ring, and he was thoroughly exposed as being no better than a back-up big. I’m sure he’s made a lot of money until now, but he will never be a franchise player again. He is too slow and un-athletic for the modern NBA. And one has to wonder how his attitude will hold up as his career fades. His ONLY chance at redemption is to lose 30 pounds and completely commit to conditioning.

    • Corder
      6:12 pm June 8, 2019 Permalink

      Wow. A man coming off injury is now no more than a back up big in your eyes. Good thing you don’t evaluate talent as a profession or you would be the one looking for a new job.

    • Bobbum Man
      6:35 pm June 8, 2019 Permalink

      lol… the guy is just under 300lbs and weeks removed from tearing his quad… if you expected him to be 100% that’s just silly. Not to mention he probably never fully recovered from tearing his ACL to begin with before tearing his quad. Hes still a top tier big when hes healthy, this definitely isn’t going to help him get a huge contract but injuries happen

    • Middy
      1:39 pm June 9, 2019 Permalink

      He popped his Achilles not his ACL. Regardless, you’re 100% correct he’s not 100%. It’s not fair to judge him on what he’s able to do at this point in time. Hopefully he recovers but it will be tough. GMs probably will be skeptical. Delray does make a fair point that he needs to commit to being in better shape, but calling him too slow and un-athletics is short sighted. His footwork and agility at that size was what made him a dominant force. He’s too skilled to throw the towel in already. He’s never been a high flying above the rim player so it’s reasonable that he can do the things that made him successful. Would love for him to win Comeback Player of the Year.

    • DelrayCat
      6:36 pm June 8, 2019 Permalink

      True…but that really reaffirms my point. Very few guys ever recover 100% from a blown achilles…especially big guys who weigh 275+ pounds. Perhaps on a crappy team he’s a top player…but not for a contender. Again…unless he gets in the best shape of his life. I mean even on the first three or four possessions of that game he basically casually jogged up the floor…soon committing 3 quick turnovers and got the hook soon thereafter. Cousins is no doubt misunderstood and a good dude off the floor..but I seriously doubt he ever fully recovers from that injury.