Warriors Odds to Win Third Straight NBA Title Improve Following Game 2 Win Over Raptors

Dan Israeli
2019 NBA Finals - Game Two
2019 NBA Finals - Game Two / Vaughn Ridley

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The Golden State Warriors overcame a more than 10-point first-half deficit against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday en route to a 109-104 win in Game 2, knotting the 2019 NBA Finals at one game apiece.

With the win, the Warriors' odds improved to take home their third straight title, and become the first team since the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls to pull off a three-peat.

The Warriors fell from -290 to -162 after the Raptors took Game 1, while Toronto's odds improved to from +230 to +138, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Golden State's Game 2 win, however, gives the reigning champs home-court advantage heading into Game 3 on Wednesday night at Oracle Arena.

While Golden State lost Klay Thompson to left hamstring tightness in the fourth quarter Game 2, the All-Star guard now has three days to recover. Thompson will still undergo a precautionary MRI on Monday, but claimed he is fine and doesn't expect to miss time.

More troubling for the Raptors is the likelihood of Kevin Durant returning for Game 3 at Oracle. If the Warriors get back to the two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP, it may be too much for Toronto to overcome.

But with two hard-fought games in the books, NBA fans will get to see at least three more games in these NBA Finals.

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