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article imageNBA Power Rankings: Golden State 12-0 after win over Raptors

By Larry Seely     Nov 18, 2015 in Sports
Oakland - What looked like an easy win after opening a 63-47 lead at the half, turned into an excellent NBA contest as Golden State held off a second half rally by the Toronto Raptors, escaping with a 115-110 victory and improving to 12-0 on the year.
Stephen Curry again led the way for the Warriors, scoring a game-high 37 points and nine assists. Last year's MVP hit 13 of 23 shots, including 5-10 from three point territory. The win will no doubt keep the team on top of the latest power rankings and on course for a 70+ win season.
Shooting guard Klay Thompson added 19 points and center Andrew Bogut added 13 points. These were the only players for the team to score in double-digits, but the other seven players combined to hit 17 of 32 shots and grabbed 25 rebounds, making this a total team effort.
Toronto started the year on fire, but the Raptors have come back to earth as of late. The loss dropped the squad to 7-5 and 4-4 away from home.
Point guard Kyle Lowry did everything possible to keep his team in the game, scoring 28 points and picking up six rebounds. Shooting guard DeMar DeRozan also scored 28 points on the night, but the back court duo couldn't carry the load against the high-scoring Warriors.
In the NBA depth is important and the bench play was the biggest difference between the two sides with the Warriors outscoring their counterparts by eight points and three blocked shots.
Toronto dropped its second straight game of their five game West Coast road trip. They now travel to Salt Lake City to face Utah on Wednesday night and then move on to Southern California to face the Clippers and Lakers, but it won't get an easier as they return home to face Cleveland.
Golden State will hit the road for a trip down south to face their rival LA Clippers on Thursday night.
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