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Every once in a while you'll hear a stat about how one player or team has performed on one specific weeknight and why that trend will continue. While these kinds of stats seem like flashy insights on their face, they are likely nothing more than a short-term correlation.
Then there are stats that encompass one player's entire 10-year NBA career, which are the kind of insights we like to call real patterns.
Here's one about Steph Curry and the Toronto Raptors.
Curry leading the Golden State Warriors to a 15-2 record against the Toronto Raptors in 17 matchups that span the course of 10 years is certainly a prime example of one of those patterns.
While Toronto swept the Warriors in their two regular-season meetings this season, Curry was inactive for his team's 3-point loss on the road in the first matchup with the Raptors back in late November.
Aside from this year's hiccup, Curry and his Warriors have swept the Raptors, 2-0, in the past four straight seasons.
Golden State opened as a 1-point road favorite over the Raptors in Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. This is the just the second time Toronto has been a home underdog all season.
However, Curry's incredible 15-2 career record against the Raptors also proves he knows how to beat this team without the likes of Kevin Durant. Prior to KD joining the Warriors in 2016, Golden State was 11-1 against Toronto with Curry on the floor.
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