The Toronto Raptors were in terrific position to go up 2-0 over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, with the Warriors entering the game with key injuries and suffering even more injuries in-game. Kevin Durant was out with a leg injury, Klay Thompson left the game with a hamstring injury, Kevon Looney left with a collarbone injury, Andre Iguodala was banged-up, DeMarcus Cousins is still getting into the swing of things after suffering a torn quad in the first round, and Steph Curry (just 6-of-17 from the floor) appeared to be under the weather.

And things started out very well for the Raptors, taking a five-point lead into halftime at Scotiabank Arena. But the Warriors put together a terrific 34-21 third quarter, and Andre Iguodala hit a huge three in the final seconds to secure a series-tying 109-104 victory.

As much as the Game 1 victory gave the Raptors optimism, the Game 2 loss has to be a bit discouraging. This was a home game with the chance to take control of the series, and with the Warriors very banged-up. Now, the status for Durant and Thompson is up in the air for Game 3, but it’s so difficult to win at Oracle Arena even if the Warriors are still less than 100%. And Thompson seems confident he’ll be able to play in Game 3, for what it’s worth.

Game 3 is Wednesday night in Oakland, and the Warriors open as 5.5-point favorites (and that line could go even more in their favor if Durant and Thompson are indeed good to go). And the Warriors are back to being clear favorites to win the championship with the Game 2 victory.

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