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Everything you need to know about Game 2 of the NBA Finals

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Warriors use big third quarter to take Game 2 and even series (3:16)

The Warriors hold off the Raptors in Game 2, and the series is tied heading back to Golden State for Game 3. (3:16)

The Golden State Warriors evened the 2019 NBA Finals with a come-from-behind win over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2. The Warriors are now 9-2 in games following a loss in the past three postseasons.

Following their Game 2 win, the Warriors have a 59% chance of winning the series, according to ESPN's Basketball Power Index. They'll have a chance to take their first lead in the series on Wednesday in Oakland (9 p.m. ET on ABC/WatchESPN). Until then, relive all the best moments from Game 2.


Game over? Not exactly ...

The Raptors took a five-point halftime lead and entered Sunday's game 56-5 after leading at the half this season, including the playoffs. That was the best such record and the most such wins in the NBA in 2018-19.

However, prior to Sunday, the Warriors had won three previous games this postseason after trailing at the half. During the regular season, Golden State was 11-19 after being down at halftime.

Golden State erased any doubt about whether it could come back by opening the second half with an 18-0 run before the Raptors finally got on the board nearly six minutes into the third quarter.

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Warriors start third on 18-0 scoring run

The Warriors come back from halftime firing and go on an 18-0 scoring run.

Including the last bucket of the first half, the Warriors scored 20 consecutive points, the longest run by any team in the NBA Finals since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976-77, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.


Klay Thompson leaves early

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Iguodala leaves too ... but comes back

Golden State's Andre Iguodala left Game 2 after this hard screen set by Toronto center Marc Gasol:

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Iguodala goes down after Gasol screen

Marc Gasol sends Andre Iguodala to the ground with a hard screen.

Iguodala returned to start the second half and made a 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds left to ice the game for the Warriors. Prior to that make, Andre Iguodala was shooting 34% on uncontested 3-pointers this postseason.

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Iguodala's clutch 3 secures Dubs' Game 2 win

Andre Iguodala drills a 3-pointer to put the Warriors up by five late in the fourth quarter.

Iguodala's shot had a 24% chance of going in, according to ESPN Analytics' Make Probability.


Stephen Curry's slow start

Stephen Curry went to the locker room after the first quarter of Game 2. The two-time MVP returned to action but missed his first six shots before making his last four to finish the first half. Curry and Klay Thompson combined to shoot 11-for-20 from the field in the first half. The rest of the Warriors were just 5-for-20, and they trailed by five heading into the break.


Pascal Siakam's spicy slam


Klay comes to play early

Klay Thompson scored the first nine points of the game for the Warriors and 12 of their first 13 -- three more points than he scored in the first half of Game 1. Thompson picked up two quick fouls before taking a seat late in the first quarter.


Warriors ready to Boogie

The Warriors made the first tactical adjustment in the series, putting DeMarcus Cousins back in the starting lineup. Cousins was Golden State's starter to begin the postseason before he injured his quad in Game 2 of the first round against the LA Clippers. The Warriors had been outscored by 20 points in 33 minutes with Cousins on the court this postseason, but Cousins was plus-12 in 28 minutes in Game 3.

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Cousins: I'm not scared of any moment

DeMarcus Cousins joins Scott Van Pelt and says he isn't scared of any moment in the NBA Finals.


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A presidential arrival

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Obama in Toronto for Game 2

President Barack Obama is with Masai Ujiri at Scotiabank Arena for Game 2.


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