The Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) knows he’s number one after shooting a three pointer in the first half against the visiting Toronto Raptors Sun Nov 21, 2021 at the Chase Center in San Francisco (AP News photo)
Poole and Wiggins Shine In Warrior Win 119-104
By Barbara Mason
Despite an off night for Stephen Curry Jordan Poole picked up the slack along with teammate Andrew Wiggins. Poole had 33 points and Wiggins turned in 32 for the 119-104 win.
Sunday night the Golden State Warriors (15-2) took on the Toronto Raptors (8-10) at Chase Center. The Warriors returned from a four game road trip in which they went 3-1, the single loss at the hands of the Charlotte Hornets.
They say there is no place like home and Golden State would be in full agreement having won eight games at Chase with a single loss this season. They are looking to continue their winning ways tonight with Curry, Draymond Green, and Otto Porter Jr. all back on board.
Toronto is better on the road so they will looking for another upset after beating the Sacramento Kings 108-89 on Friday night. It will be a treat to watch Toronto’s rookie Scottie Barnes who is without doubt the most impressive newcomer in the league with a 14.9 shooting average and 8.1 rebounds per game. The Warriors cannot get careless with the ball because the Raptors are very good converting turnovers into points.
The Warriors got the quick start that they wanted in this game leading after one quarter 36-24. After two quarters they had eight turnovers, only three of them coming in the second quarter. The half time lead for Golden State was 61-47.
The Warriors were handling Toronto but the Raptors remained just within striking distance in the half. The Raptors bottled up Curry in the half but no Curry, no problem. This team is so deep that if any one player is taken out of the game, there is a whole string of players to pick up the slack.
In the third quarter, the Warriors held onto their double digit lead. Chris Chiozza was having a great game, getting a chance to play considerable minutes shooting 11 points in 12 minutes. After three quarters the Warriors were in control of the game leading 92-77.
The Raptors continued to hang around in the fourth quarter but could never get close. The final was 119-104.
It was an off day for Curry who shot 12 points with two rebounds. Teammates Andrew Wiggins had 32 points and Poole had the high for the game with 33. Off the bench Otto Porter Jr had 15 points.
This is such an amazing roster with the incredible depth that we see every night. When one player struggles there is always the next guy up who will pick up the slack. Everyone of the guys on this roster is capable of helping his team win and we saw that tonight.
The Warriors have a couple of well-earned days off before they are back in action Wednesday taking on the Philadelphia 76ers. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM.