Stephen Curry drops 25 in first half, shakes and bakes Kyle Lowry

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OAKLAND — The Warriors are down just eight points to the Raptors at the half of Game 3, despite no Klay Thompson, no Kevin Durant, and playing no good defense for extended stretches.

They are close because of Stephen Curry.

Curry scored 25 points in the 24 minutes on 7-of-13 shooting overall, including 4-of-8 from three. Plus he did this to Kyle Lowry.

Curry has kept the Warriors within striking distance of the Raptors, the question is can these banged up Warriors pull off the kind of second-half comeback we’ve come to expect from this team?

Curry is going to have to dominate another half (which may be harder because Toronto is not going to keep Kyle Lowry on him), but more than that the Warriors need to play much better defense (particularly bench guys such as Quinn Cook and Jonas Jerebko).