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Gasol, Siakam lead scorers as Raptors pull ahead 59-49 at half

/ 10:27 AM May 31, 2019

Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol (33) leaps for the tipoff during the first half of Game 1 of the team’s basketball’s NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Marc Gasol has 14 points, Pascal Siakam has 12 and the Toronto Raptors lead the Golden State Warriors 59-49 at halftime of Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

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Danny Green made a 3-pointer late in the half to put the Raptors up 10, their biggest lead of the night to this point. Toronto held Golden State —which is playing its first game in 10 days— to 36 percent shooting.

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Foul trouble is an issue: Kawhi Leonard has three for Toronto, while Draymond Green and key reserves Kevon Looney and Shaun Livingston all have three apiece for Golden State.

Stephen Curry picked up his second foul on a close block-charge call against Leonard with 1:47 left in the half; Leonard turned it into a three-point play for a 52-45 lead.

This is the eighth game in these playoffs where the Warriors have faced a double-digit deficit. They’re 4-3 so far in those contests, including wins in each of the last three games of the Western Conference finals against Portland.

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