By Brian Mahoney

The Associated Press

NBA Finals

Raptors 3, Warriors 2

Game 1: Raptors 118, Warriors 109

Game 2: Warriors 109, Raptors 104

Game 3: Raptors 123, Warriors 109

Game 4: Raptors 105, Warriors 92

Game 5: Warriors 106, Raptors 105

Thursday: at Golden State 6 p.m.

x-June 16 at Toronto 5 p.m.

All times PDT; x-if necessary

TORONTO — The Golden State Warriors are not letting go of the NBA title just yet.

With Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson shooting and Draymond Green swatting, the champions found a way to win even after a gut-wrenching loss.

Curry scored 31 points, Thompson added 26, and they led a season-saving surge long after Kevin Durant was injured again to give the Warriors a 106-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

Devastated by the loss of Durant, the Warriors’ remaining All-Stars made sure there was celebration along with their sadness.

“I’ve seen it over and over again. So it’s not really surprising, this is who they are,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

Curry and Thompson, nicknamed the Splash Brothers, combined for three straight 3-pointers in the closing minutes after Toronto had taken a six-point lead with under 31⁄2 minutes remaining.

The Warriors lost Durant barely a quarter after getting him back but got the win, cutting Toronto’s lead to 3-2 and sending the series back to Oracle Arena in Oakland for Game 6 on Thursday.

Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points for the Raptors but could not get the final shot, which went to Kyle Lowry and was blocked by Green.

The two-time defending champion Warriors were minutes away from their title reign ending, having lost Durant and a 14-point lead during an emotionally exhausting game. They had controlled Leonard for three quarters, but he scored 10 straight Toronto points in the fourth.

Golden State is the only team to lose a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals, when Cleveland came back to win in 2016.

Now the Warriors have a chance to pull off the feat themselves, but it became more difficult after Durant limped off in the second quarter after he had missed the previous nine games with a strained right calf.

The two-time NBA Finals MVP was attempting to dribble past Serge Ibaka early in the second quarter when he suddenly came to a stop, lost the ball and limped sideways before grabbing at his lower right calf as he fell to the court.

Durant left the arena on crutches with what a tearful Myers said was an Achilles tendon injury and the Warriors said he would get an MRI on Tuesday.

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