The Warriors controlled the quarter, outscoring the Raptors 38-19 while shooting 71.1 per cent from the field and holding a decided 22-4 edge in bench points over the first two quarters.
While the Warriors get the benefit of Steph Curry likely returning to the lineup, Toronto's All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry is now listed as doubtful with a back injury.
SAN ANTONIO - Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points in his return from a three-game absence, Davis Bertans had 18 and San Antonio never trailed in a victory over Denver.
Then the Warriors went out and dropped a season-best 43 first-quarter points on the stunned Raptors on 74% shooting.
This is the second game of the season between these two teams. The Warriors were just 3 of 13 from 3-point range until Durant and Green hit back-to-back 3s in the final 3 minutes to seal their 11th straight road win.
Many in the Raptors locker room shared their frustration with the officiating.
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DeRozan's layup moved Toronto to within 121-119 with 2:08 left but Durant countered to give the Warriors a four-point lead. "It's sore, but it felt good enough to play, and as long as I don't have any more incidents, I can continue to play and continue to heal ..."
DeMar DeRozan had 17 of his game-high 42 points in the second-half comeback for the Raptors, who lost for the second time in three games. His teammate Durant sat sixth at 26.4.
Curry finished with 24 points, but he's not yet 100 percent. The Toronto Raptors have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
LOS ANGELES - Lou Williams scored 26 points and injury-depleted Los Angeles beat Sacramento to get to.500 at the season's halfway mark.
OG Anunoby added 17 points for Toronto (29-12), which suffered just its third home loss but finished a three-game homestand 1-2.
"The one thing that we know is it's a process", Green said.
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"That's the narrative. We understand that and we accept that". The Raptors rank 20th in blocks allowed per game (5.0).
Kerr said he is impressed by the way the Raptors transformed into a club that passes the ball far better than they used to. "I don't feel limited out there but you just feel it".
"When you do get a chance to see these guys you file it away for later, in case", Kerr said.
This was the kind of game and backdrop when Kyle Lowry was needed, but the Raptors' starting point guard continues to be sidelined with a bruised tailbone. Drake and his pal had to wait a couple of minutes to get to their courtside seats like anybody else would have until a stoppage of play early in the first quarter.
Toronto averages 19.4 points off turnovers per game, which ranks first in the league.
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