NBA Finals 2019: Warriors vs. Raptors by the numbers

Here’s a breakdown of the NBA Finals between the Warriors and Raptors by the Opta numbers.

Klay Thompson   -  (Getty Images)

There will be stars all over the court in the 2019 NBA Finals.

The Warriors topped the Clippers and Rockets in the first two rounds of the playoffs before advancing to the championship round with a sweep of the Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals. They’ll be playing for their third straight title and fourth in the last five seasons.

Warriors star Kevin Durant has been out since straining his calf in Golden State's Game 5 win over the Rockets. He will not play in the opener but could return during the series against Toronto. Golden State center DeMarcus Cousins is also questionable for Game 1.

Stephen Curry has taken his game to another level with Durant sidelined. He's averaging 35.8 points and shooting 41.7% from 3-point range in his last five games, which have all been Warriors wins.

The Raptors, on the other hand, reached the finals for the first time in franchise history. They easily defeated the Magic and followed that by topping the 76ers and Bucks in seven and six games, respectively.

Kawhi Leonard has been fantastic for Toronto all season and especially in the postseason. He's scoring 31.2 points and grabbing 8.8 rebounds in 18 playoff games this year.

The 2019 NBA Finals by the numbers

Warriors team stats

Stat Reg. season Rank/30 Playoffs Playoff rank/16
Points per game 117.7 2nd 117.3 1st
Points allowed per game 111.2 16th 110.5 11th
Point differential +6.5 2nd +6.8 2nd
Field goal percentage 49.1% 1st 48.7% 1st
3-pointers made per game 13.3 3rd 12 3rd
3-point percentage 38.5% 3rd 37% 1st
FT percentage 80.1% 5th 81.9% 1st
FT attempts per game 20.4 28th 24.1 11th
Assists per game 29.4 1st 28.5 1st
Rebounds per game 46.2 11th 44.4 8th
Off. rebounds per game 9.7 T21st 10.6 8th
Rebound percentage 50.5% 10th 51.6% 4th
Steals per game 7.6 T14th 7.6 6th
Blocks per game 6.4 1st 6.0 2nd

Warriors team leaders

Stat Regular Season Playoffs
Minutes per game Kevin Durant: 34.6 Klay Thompson: 39.4
Points per game Stephen Curry: 27.3 Kevin Durant: 34.2**
Rebounds per game Draymond Green: 7.3 Draymond Green: 9.9
Assists per game Draymond Green: 6.9 Draymond Green: 8.2
Field goal percentage Kevin Durant: 52.1% Kevin Looney: 72.5%
3-pointers made per game Stephen Curry: 5.1** Stephen Curry: 4.3
3-point percentage Stephen Curry: 43.7% Kevin Durant: 41.6%
Free throw percentage Stephen Curry: 91.6% Stephen Curry: 94%
Steals per game Draymond Green: 1.4 Klay Thompson: 1.5
Blocks per game Green and Durant: 1.1 Draymond Green: 1.7

* Team leaders among qualified players. ** Led NBA.

Raptors team stats

Stat Reg. season Rank/30 Playoffs Playoff rank/16
Points per game 114.4 8th 104.9 10th
Points allowed per game 108.4 9th 99.6 2nd
Point differential +6.1 3rd +5.4 3rd
Field goal percentage 47.4% 4th 44.1% 8th
3-pointers made per game 12.4 8th 11.9 4th
3-point percentage 36.6% 6th 34.5% 5th
FT percentage 80.4% 3rd 81.8% 2nd
FT attempts per game 22 21st 22.2 T13th
Assists per game 25.4 13th 22.4 9th
Rebounds per game 45.2 17th 42.8 12th
Off. rebounds per game 9.6 24th 34.9 5th
Rebound percentage 50.2% 13th 48% 13th
Steals per game 8.3 9th 8.0 T4th
Blocks per game 5.3 9th 4.5 9th

Raptors team leaders

Stat Regular Season Playoffs
Minutes per game Lowry and Leonard: 34.0 Kawhi Leonard: 38.7
Points per game Kawhi Leonard: 26.6 Kawhi Leonard: 31.2
Rebounds per game Serge Ibaka: 8.1 Kawhi Leonard: 8.8
Assists per game Kyle Lowry: 8.7 Kyle Lowry: 6.4
Field goal percentage Pascal Siakam: 54.9% Kawhi Leonard: 50.7%
3-pointers made per game Danny Green: 2.5 Kawhi Leonard: 2.2
3-point percentage Danny Green: 45.5% Norman Powell: 41.1%
Free throw percentage Kawhi Leonard: 85.4% Danny Green: 91.3%
Steals per game Kawhi Leonard: 1.8 Kawhi Leonard: 1.6
Blocks per game Serge Ibaka: 1.4 Marc Gasol: 1.3

* Team leaders among qualified players.

Fast Facts

— The Raptors are the first Eastern Conference team since the 2010 Celtics to reach the NBA Finals without LeBron James on their roster. James left the East when he signed a four-year, $153.3 million contract with the Lakers last July.

— Toronto entered the season as one of only seven NBA teams to never play for a championship. That number has now been reduced to six.  

— Leonard and James are the only players since 2014-15 to have 10 or more playoff games with at least 30 points in a single year. Leonard has already accomplished the feat 11 times with the Raptors this season.

— Curry holds plenty of postseason 3-point records. He has made 447 3-pointers in the playoffs, 62 more than any player ever. He has also knocked down 98 3-pointers in the finals, 12 more than any other player in history.

— Backup Raptors guard Fred VanVleet struggled early in the playoffs but has since reached double-digit scoring totals in three consecutive games and is shooting 82.4% from 3-point range (17-for-25) during that time frame. VanVleet was just 5 for 33 on attempts from behind the arc over his first 15 playoff games this postseason.

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