December 3, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) and small forward Harrison Barnes (40) celebrate after a three-point basket by Barnes during the fourth quarter against the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Raptors 112-103. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Warriors Rally From 27-Point Deficit to Defeat Raptors

In a comeback for the ages, the Golden State Warriors rallied from a 27-point deficit in the second half and defeated the Toronto Raptors 112-103 at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night.

The Warriors (11-8) were straight-up horrible in the first half, allowing the Raptors (6-11) to shoot 60 percent from the field and take a 17-point lead into halftime. Then, they came out of the locker room and continued to play bad basketball, as the Raptors began the second half on a 10-0 run to take a 75-48 lead with 9:19 left in the third quarter.

But then Golden State came to life.

After cutting the lead to 18 at the end of the third quarter, the Warriors outscored the Raptors 42-15 in the fourth (yes, that’s 42 points in one quarter). A 16-6 run, capped off by a Klay Thompson three-pointer, cut the lead down to five. Then, Stephen Curry took over. With the Warriors down 97-91, Curry scored eight of the team’s next 10 points, including two three-pointers that gave the Warriors the lead with three minutes to play. After DeMar DeRozen tied the game with a layup, Thompson responded with a three that put the Warriors ahead 104-101, and they would never trail again.

Tale of the Tape

Warriors

  • Field Goals: 50.6% (40-79)
  • 3-Pointers: 41.4% (12-29)
  • Rebounds: 36
  • Assists: 27
  • Turnovers: 12
  • Foul shooting: 80% (20-25)

Raptors

  • Field Goals: 51.9% (40-77)
  • 3-Pointers: 40% (8-20)
  • Rebounds: 38
  • Assists: 17
  • Turnovers: 18
  • Foul shooting: 83.3% (15-18)

Good To Know

Courtesy of Carl Steward of the San Jose Mercury News:

Video of the Second-Half Comeback

Because words simply can’t describe it:

What’s on Tap

This was just a one-game pit stop for the Warriors, who will head right back on the road. Up next will be a date against the Rockets in Houston on Friday. We will be participating in a Q&A with SpaceCityScoop, FanSided’s Rockets site, to preview the game.

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