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Raptors rip Warriors to take commanding 3-1 NBA Finals lead

OAKLAND, Calif. — It may now all be up to Kevin Durant and the state of his calf strain to save the Warriors from doom. Before Friday’s Game 4 of the NBA Finals, Steve Kerr was asked about that night being potentially the final Warriors game at Oracle Arena. “The mindset is, let’s make sure there’s two more games here,’’ the Golden State coach said. The Warriors did not get that done, despite controlling the first half, and now the champs’ legs are wobbling. The Raptors rolled in the final two periods as Kawhi Leonard lifted his squad onto his shoulders with a 17-point third quarter to finish with 36 points and 12 rebounds in a 105-92 victory. The rock-solid Raptors will take a 3-1 Finals lead back to Canada — one w ...