OAKLAND — This is the live blog from Game 4 of the NBA Finals. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from Oracle Arena.
5:10 Kevon Looney and Klay Thompson both will play tonight, according to Steve Kerr. The Warriors hope Kevin Durant will return for Game 5 or Game 6, assuming there will be a Game 6.
5:15 The Warriors have trailed by 12 or more points in six straight games, and have lost 10 of 12 quarters in the NBA Finals. They seem to be fading.
5:37 Raptors power forward Pascal Siakam is a series-best plus-22 in the Finals.
6:21 The Warriors lead 8-5, and four of the five starters have scored. So far, a more balanced offensive attack than Game 3.
6:27 The Warriors lead 17-10. Kawhi Leonard has scored seven of the Raptors’ 10 points. The rest of his team is 1-for-10 from the field. The Warriors are playing fantastic defense. Can they keep it up?
6:37 At the end of the first quarter, the Warriors lead 23-17. Leonard scored 14 of the Raptors’ 17 points. If another Raptors player gets hot, they have a chance.
6:38 Kevon Looney has six points on four shots off the bench. What a tough player.
6:38 Leonard seems like the only Raptor who hasn’t conceded this game.
6:47 The Raptors trail 31-27 even though Danny Green has missed all five of his 3s. The Warriors are letting them hang around.
6:48 Draymond Green already has six rebounds and five assists.
6:50 This game is interesting, but the winner of Game 5 will win the Finals.
6:57 The Warriors lead 42-34. Klay Thompson has a team-high 14 points. He is shooting 67 percent from the floor. What a competitor.
7:02 Thompson is taking advantage of a short defender — Kyle Lowry. The Raptors should guard Thompson with Leonard in the second half.
7:08 At halftime, the Warriors lead 46-42. The Raptors won the second quarter 25-23. They survived the Warriors’ run to start the game. Let’s see if the Raptors survive the Warriors’ inevitable run to the start the second half.
7:10 Curry has missed all five of his 3s.
7:12 Thompson played 19 minutes — more than any other Warriors. Go figure.
7:13 DeMarcus Cousins should not play again in this game. He is a liability.
7:19 Serge Ibaka kept the Raptors close in the second quarter. He made all four of his shots and grabbed two rebounds.
7:24 Cousins starts the second half. VanVleet starts in place of Danny Green.
7:35. Curry has just 11 points on 12 shots, and the Warriors lead 58-56.
7:41 Thompson has a game-high 22 points on just 14 points. Legendary performance. Game tied at 61.
7:44 Draymond Green just committed a turnover and a technical foul. The Raptors lead 67-63.
7:48 The Warriors have given up 25 points in the third quarter with 2:50 left. Are they running out of gas?
7:56. Yes, it seems the Warriors are running out of gas. They lost the third quarter 37-21, and now have lost 12 of 15 quarters in the Finals. Feels like the end of an era.
7:57 Leonard has 31 points on 19 shots. He is the best player in the world.
7:58 Curry has 17 points on 17 shots.
8:04 Shaun Livingston just knocked VanVleet out of the game with a vicious, accidental elbow to the face.
8:22 The Warriors trail 95-83 with 4:19 left. Do they have one more run in them? Doesn’t seem like it.
8:23 Serge Ibaka has 20 points off the bench for the Raptors. Given the circumstances, this is the best game of his career.
8:36 The Raptors win 105-92. Nick Nurse has thoroughly out-coached Steve Kerr in this series.