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Warriors rally from 27 down to top Raptors 112-103

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 4, 2013 at 1:10 am •  Published: December 4, 2013
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Golden State was down and nearly out before storming back.

The Raptors scored 65 points in the first half and were scoring almost at will against a Golden State defense that had allowed 100 points or more in six straight games. Toronto made it seven despite scoring just nine points over the final 8:45.

That cold snap opened the door for the Warriors' biggest comeback of the season and extended the Raptors' losing streak in Oakland to nine games.

Curry nearly brought his team back in record-breaking fashion. He made three 3-pointers and needs three more to break Jason Richardson's franchise record of 700.

He got plenty of support in draining 3s.

Thompson went 6 of 12 from beyond the arc, Barnes added two and Draymond Green had one.

"We're shooters," Thompson said. "It just happened to be a night where we were all missing at the same time, and then it turned out we were hitting at the same time."

Barnes finished with 19 points, while O'Neal added 11 points and eight rebounds off the bench.

The Warriors were sloppy on both ends of the court in the first quarter when the Raptors built a 17-point lead.

Rudy Gay and Lowry had seven points apiece as part of a 22-5 run by Toronto. Lowry, who had 11 points in the opening 12 minutes, capped the streak with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from 26 feet.

Barnes helped Golden State chip away at the lead. He scored nine of the team's first 11 points then added three free throws to pull the Warriors within 48-39.

Toronto's Steve Novak answered with three 3s in 97 seconds, Lowry added a driving layup and Toronto took a 65-48 halftime lead.

The Raptors were still comfortably ahead late in the third quarter when Lowry dropped to the floor after colliding with Bogut. Lowry lay in the key for several moments, then stood up and took a few steps before sitting back down on the court. He was eventually helped to his feet and walked slowly off the court with the help of a pair of Toronto assistants.

Lowry returned with 10:40 left in the fourth quarter — right in the middle of Golden State's best run of the night.

NOTES: Toronto had not scored more than 56 points in any half until its first-half eruption. ... Golden State is 3-0 when O'Neal scores in double figures. ... Raptors' forward Amir Johnson (16 points, 10 rebounds) has double-doubles in each of his past two games against the Warriors.