TORONTO (AP) — Maybe it was the rust. Maybe it was the Raptors.
Either way, Golden State’s offense was not at its usual high-octane level on Thursday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals — and for the first time in a long time, the Warriors are facing a 1-0 deficit in a playoff series.
The Warriors shot 44 percent, turned the ball over 17 times and fell to the Toronto Raptors 118-109 in the series opener. The loss ended a run of 12 straight Game 1 wins for Golden State, going back to the opener of the 2015 Western Conference finals — as well as a run of five consecutive wins in