NBA: Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors

Stephen Curry further cemented his MVP status with 32 points on 55 percent shooting, 12 assists, zero turnovers and one of his best highlights of an already highlight-heavy career.

Draymond Green recorded his first career triple-double with 16 points, 11 assists and 13 rebounds to go along with two steals and two blocks.

Mo Speights continued his Sixth Man of the Year candidacy with another stellar outing: 26 points on 12-for-19 (63 percent) shooting and eight rebounds, all in just over 25 minutes.

In other words, just another Friday night at Oracle Arena.

The Raptors trotted into Oakland with an Eastern Conference best 24-8 record, a dynamic point-guard and formidable frontcourt. They were also missing their leading scorer, DeMar Derozan, but make no mistake: the Raptors are a real threat in that conference.

How much of a threat they are to the Western Conference is a different story, one that is a story for every team in the East not currently residing in Chicago. The Raptors are young, gritty and have the pieces necessary to make a serious run come the postseason.

They also have an exciting team, which was seen almost immediately after tip-off in what was an incredibly entertaining first quarter. The Warriors scored 40 points on 70 percent shooting, nailing five threes in the process along with 13 assists and only one turnover. The Raptors scored 31 points on the best defense in the league on 58 percent shooting. 11 of those points came from future All-Star Kyle Lowry.

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