After missing 58 games with a fractured left hand Steph Curry made his comeback. The Toronto Raptors spoiled the return as they took the game 121-113. The win improves the Raptors record to 44-18. Toronto sits 1.5 games above the Boston Celtics.

Not quite the Finals

This was Toronto’s first meeting against the Golden State Warriors (14-49) this season and their rematch of the 2019 NBA Finals. With the roster changes that Golden State have dealt with this season, this team is drastically different. Even still they offered a competitive match.

Steph Curry poured in 23 points on 37.5% (6/16) shooting to go along with 6 rebounds and 7 assists as he worked his was back into NBA form. Damion Lee and Andrew Wiggins added 23 and 21 points respectively. Wiggins added 10 boards as well. Marquese Chriss had himself a game as he finished with a 17 point, 12 rebound double-double.

With Klay Thompson and Draymond Green out with injury the Warriors are building a strong foundation for the future. Expect them to be a contender next year when the team is fully healthy.

The Norman Powell Power Hour

Norman Powell poured in a career-high 37 points on 65% (13/20) shooting against Golden State. He shot 50% from deep in the contest while going a perfect 7/7 from the charity stripe. He battled for 3 boards, dished 2 assists, and snatched 3 steals in the contest as well.

Since his return from injury, Powell has been tied with All-Star Donovan Mitchell for the 11th highest scorer in the NBA. He’s doing this on higher shooting splits and more minutes. His offensive punch has been invaluable throughout this Cinderella season.

The “Everybody Eats” Raptors

Raptors Starters

The Raptors had one of those games. Each of their starters poured in double-digit points, led by Norman Powell’s 37. Kyle Lowry was a big part of the charge as he produced 26 points and 10 assists for his 14th double-double of the season. OG Anunoby and Serge Ibaka had 14 and 13 points in the contest with OG adding 3 steals and Serge securing 13 rebounds. Despite his poor shooting performance Siakam added 17 points to the total, along with 5 assists and  5 rebounds. Terence Davis was a spark plug off the bench, producing 10 points and 4 assists in limited minutes.

Up Next for the Raptors

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Toronto continues their trip through the Western Conference with a visit to Sacramento to take on the 27-35 Kings. The last time the Raptors faced the Kings was November 6th and both teams have changed drastically. The Raptors look to continue their winning ways against a team that seems to be heading to the draft lottery. With their playoffs spot clinched the Raptors have to focus on maintaining momentum and fighting for seeding.