Warriors Respond in Big Game 5 Victory

By: TC Martin

Injuries and fatigue may eventually end the Golden State Warriors three year championship run but it wasn’t happening Monday night as the champs showed their heart, mettle and talent to defeat the Toronto Rap[tors 106-105 in Game 5 in Toronto.

Kevin Durant hadn’t played in 30 days and has been trying to rehab his strained right calf. Durant got the start and looked like vintage KD in scoring 11 points in first 12 minutes of the game.  Then fearing the worst, it happened.  Durant re-injured himself but it wasn’t the calf.  He tore his Achilles tendon on a cross over dribble with 9:49 remaining in the second quarter.  He was helped off the court and back to the locker room and left the arena in a walking boot.

In one of the best and most gritty performances this team has played during it’s five year run, this was a bittersweet victory. The Warriors staved off elimination for the sixth time in seven elimination games while Steve Kerr has been coach, but lost arguably their best player for not only the rest of this series but for most of next season.

The splash brothers were not going to let this game get away after leading by double digits for most of the contest.  Stephen Curry scored 31 points while Klay Thompson added 26 to force a Game 6 Thursday night in Oakland.

The experience of Golden State shined down the stretch, overcoming a six point deficit with 2:32 remaining in the game.  Three straight  3-pointers  by Curry and Thompson rallied them to see another game.

Despite the Warriors injuries and fatigue, they have extra motivation now with Durant sidelined indefinitely.  They feel its them against the world and are ultimately confident that they can overcome all the obstacles and continue their reign as champions.

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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