NBA Finals Game 2: Watch | Gamecast | Two big questions
The Warriors have not lost the first two games of a postseason series since the second round of the 2007 playoffs against Utah. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Golden State's current streak of 22 consecutive playoff series without dropping the first two games is one shy of the Celtics' NBA record (23 in a row from 1956 to 1967). The Warriors would tie Boston's record with a victory tonight.
A win for the Raptors would put them in a really good spot heading into Game 3. Teams to take a 2-0 series lead are 30-4 (88%) in NBA Finals history. Coincidentally, the Warriors were involved in the last Finals series to see a team overcome a 2-0 deficit. The Cleveland Cavaliers lost the first two games of the series in 2016 before coming back to win in seven games.
Game 2 will be the Warriors' 24th NBA Finals game under Steve Kerr and just the second time they enter a Finals game trailing in the series. They were down 2-1 entering Game 4 of the 2015 Finals against the Cavaliers before winning three straight.
Stephen Curry led the Warriors in Game 1 with 34 points, and enters Game 2 looking for his seventh consecutive playoff game with 30+ points, which would tie a franchise record. The only Warriors players with such streaks are Wilt Chamberlain (1962) and Rick Barry (1967).