Golden State Warriors: 3 takeaways from Game 2 of 2019 NBA Finals

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The Golden State Warriors squeaked by the Toronto Raptors 109-104 in Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals. Here are three major takeaways from their come-from-behind victory.

The Golden State Warriors had never trailed in a Finals series since they began their impressive run of five consecutive Finals appearances dating back to 2015. Even though they did drop Game 1 to the Toronto Raptors, they still had an opportunity to steal home-court advantage.

Early on, it was more of the same of what we saw in Game 1. The Raptors got off to a good start and led by double-digits late in the in the first half before settling for a 59-54 edge heading into intermission.

Showing their championship grit, the Warriors came out with a sense of urgency in the second half, to say the least. Even with Kawhi Leonard besting his 23-point effort in the series opener with a 34-point effort in Game 2, he had little help this time around.

As a result, the Dubs escaped with a 109-104 victory. Even more importantly, the series is tied at one game apiece as it shifts to Oracle Arena for Games 3 and 4.

What did we learn about the Warriors from this game? Here’s a look at the major takeaways from their Game 2 victory.