Depleted Warriors No Match For Raptors

By: TC Martin

The Golden State Warriors won Game 2 in Toronto but they may have lost the war that night.  After Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney were injured, the already hobbled champs were seriously wounded moving forward.

Steve Kerr and the Golden State medical staff ruled Thompson out for Game 3 joining Looney and Kevin Durant, making it virtually impossible for the Warriors to be competitive.  The result was an expected one with Toronto defeating Golden State 123-109 Wednesday night in Oakland.

Thompson desperately wanted to play and felt he could but the Warriors took a very cautious approach.  The severity of Thompson’s hamstring injury is unknown but the feeling is, that it might not be that bad if they are talking about playing him in Game 4 Friday night.

You never want to put a player’s future in jeopardy but this type of injury takes a long time to completely heal and if can somehow play through the discomfort, he will have at least four months to fully recover.  This is the NBA Finals and this is what you play for.

Durant is believed to be available for Friday night but no one knows how effective he will be once he returns.  Looney has a fracture in this chest so he is done.  With a hobbled Thompson and Durant, the Warriors have a chance.  Without them they virtually have none.

The Raptors shot the ball extremely well and got great performances from Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry.  When you shoot 52% from the field and 95% at the free throw line you are going to win just about every game.

For the Warriors, Stephen  Curry had a superman performance  with 47 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists and it wasn’t enough. The Champs have their backs against the wall for the first time in this postseason and face a must-win game on Friday.  We will see who will join Curry, not only in the starting lineup but in the superhero department.

Author: TC Martin

“The Doctor” TC Martin is back in Las Vegas where his sports talk radio career began. The TC Martin Show has informed and entertained millions of sports talk radio listeners both nationally and locally since 1992. The program is unique in so many facets. From TC’s high octane personality and diverse knowledge to innovative production elements and quality special guests, the show is truly one of kind. The show focuses on the hot daily sports topics with energetic commentary and live listener interaction with a call-in format. The program is high on information and entertainment while giving listeners the opportunity to hear from the biggest names in the sports and the entertainment industry. Listeners appreciate the wide range of guests, knowledge and topics that TC brings on a daily basis giving listeners a much needed reason to tune in everyday. The TC Martin Show has aired nationally in over 100 markets on the Sports Entertainment Network and Sports Fan Radio Network originating from the Las Vegas studios. In local markets TC worked at KVEG (Las Vegas), KHTK (Sacramento) WDUZ and WNFL (Green Bay) and WSSP (Milwaukee). He worked very closely with all the professional and collegiate teams in those markets including hosting pre and post game shows and players and coaches shows. TC has a unique entertaining and passionate style that immediately connects with listeners. He is known as one of the most entertaining and well-rounded knowledgeable sports talk show hosts in the country. The TC Martin Show is an addictive and fun experience for all sports fans. More about TC... Wrestling and Boxing fans in Las Vegas may remember that TC founded the NWC (National Wrestling Conference) in 1994 and hosted the locally produced television program “NWC Slammin”. The NWC sold out monthly shows at it’s home venues The Silver Nugget and Aladdin Hotel & Casino. The NWC featured the biggest names in professional wrestling including The Ultimate Warrior, Cactus Jack, Sabu, Terry Funk, Rob Van Dam, Jake The Snake Roberts, Junkyard Dog, Honky Man and so many more. TC also has been very involved in the boxing industry while announcing many boxing events in Las Vegas and promoting shows and managing world championship fighters.

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