Despite losing Kevin Durant to injury in the second quarter, the Warriors stopped the Raptors from claiming their first championship on Monday.
Kyle Lowry was one shot away from sealing a 4-1 series victory and a maiden title for the Raptors, however, he failed to sink a last-gasp three-pointer.
Instead, the Warriors return to Oracle Arena on Thursday only trailing 3-2 in their bid for a three-peat.
Let's bring this back to The Bay.
Raptors lead the series 3-2. pic.twitter.com/lXNGU213E9
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 11, 2019
The top storyline entering the night was the comeback of Durant, who returned from a calf strain for his first appearance in 32 days.
Durant started off hot, scoring 11 points in his first 12 minutes on three-of-five shooting. But he appeared to re-aggravate his injury early in the second quarter.
He was assisted off the court and did not return in the contest – leaving Scotiabank Arena on crutches.
Kawhi Leonard ended up stealing the show, finishing with 26 points and 12 rebounds. His personal 10-0 run in the fourth quarter was crucial for the Raptors down the stretch.
Five other Raptors were double-digit scorers, but it was not enough to stop the two-time defending champions.
Stephen Curry led all scorers with 31 points on five successful three-pointers.
He was trailed by Klay Thompson's 26 points and seven three-pointers, while Draymond Green flirted with a triple-double once again.
Photo Getty Images. Caption: Stephen Curry celebrates the Golden State Warriors' win