MANILA, Philippines – Will the Golden State Warriors regain their bearings or will the Toronto Raptors continue to claw their way to their first championship?
Those are the questions both teams face as they lock horns in the pivotal Game 4 of the 2019 NBA Finals on Friday, June 7 (Saturday, June 8, Philippine time).
The reigning two-time champion Warriors are down 1-2 in the best-of-seven series, but they have a chance to level the score as they look to rely on the cheers of their faithful at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.
However, superstar Kevin Durant is still out for the defending titlists, while big man Kevon Looney has already been ruled out for the rest of the finals.
In stark contrast, the Raptors are locked in to seize a commanding 3-1 lead with everything seemingly falling into place for them.
Kawhi Leonard has not had a bad game for the Raptors, while Kyle Lowry is expected to play with a chip on his shoulder after being shoved by Warriors' part-owner Mark Stevens in Game 3.
Plus, the Raptors deal with no presure as they have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Game time is at 9 am. Follow live updates below:
2019 NBA Finals G4 - Curated tweets by RapplerSports
Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.