After a rousing victory on Thursday, the Raptors are hoping to take care of business at home with a Game 2 victory over the Warriors. Think back to the opening minute of Game 1. Kyle Lowry, after the Raptors won the tip, turned the ball over to begin the game. The Warriors came back the other way and were unsuccessful themselves with a Klay Thompson miss. Pascal Siakam got the rebound, brought it up the court, worked his way close to the corner where he found an open Danny Green. At this moment every Raptors fan held their breath in hope of Green breaking out of his shooting slump. He missed.
One shot doesn’t make or break a game, specifically in the opening minute, however there was a different feeling to that miss. Everyone wanted to see it go in, no one more than Green himself. He’s struggled these playoffs and even more so in Round 3 vs. Milwaukee. But that one shot from Green, 47 seconds into the NBA Finals, would have meant a lot for the Raptors had it gone in.
Like Fred VanVleet and the bench finding their rhythm in the latter half of the Milwaukee series, Green’s …
Author: Satbir Singh_ / Raptors HQ