The Golden State Warriors fell behind by as many as 12 in the first half against the Raptors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, and for a bit, it seemed like Toronto would once again cruise to a home victory.
Then, as so often happens, the Warriors overwhelmed their opponents coming out of halftime, going on an 18-0 run to start the third quarter, turning a five-point deficit into a 13-point lead in what felt like the blink of an eye. Klay Thompson was key to that run and keeping the Warriors within reach in the first half, as he erupted for 25 points in 32 minutes but had to leave the game with a hamstring injury early in the fourth quarter.
Steph Curry, Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins, and the rest were able to hold on for a 109-104 win, evening the series at 1-1 going to Oakland and swiping homecourt advantage. After the game, Thompson and Durant waited in the tunnel for their teammates coming off the floor to congratulate them, but also made sure to give Drake a few choice words as he departed the arena.
Klay telling Drake, “See you in the Bay, Aubrey. You weren’t talking much tonight, were you?” is hilarious, with KD adding a “bum ass” for good measure. Thompson also let Drake know the Raptors were lucky he “popped” his hamstring, or else he would’ve just continued his hot shooting night and the outcome wouldn’t have been as in doubt as it ended up being.
Drake made waves once again with his choice of attire, a Home Alone hoodie that read “KEVIN?!?!?!” on the back with a pic of young Macaulay Culkin, a not-so-subtle shot at Durant — which also earned a response from Culkin himself. Durant and Thompson made sure he had to take what he’s dished out through the start of the series after his beloved Raptors took a loss, and expect the banter to continue in Oakland.