ON THE RECORD: What was said after Steph Curry, Warriors proved to be on a different level than Raptors

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Toronto got burned by the hottest team in the NBA on Friday night, losing 120-105 to the Golden State Warriors. The Raptors started strong against an exhausted group that didn’t arrive in town until after 7 a.m., but couldn’t keep it up and to make matters far worse, lost star forward Scottie Barnes to injury in the second quarter.

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Here’s a sampling of the post-game (and a few pre-game) comments from both teams:

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STEVE KERR ON GOLDEN STATE GETTING OFF TO A TERRIBLE START

“We were still asleep. Which is understandable.”

DRAYMOND GREEN ON BEING STUCK ON A PLANE FROM 12-7 IN THE MORNING, BUT COMING THROUGH ANYWAY

“We’re a resilient team. We’ve been through the storm already this season.”

DARKO RAJAKOVIC ON HOW STEPH CURRY REVOLUTIONIZED THE GAME

“Yes, he would be on the top of that list. I think Michael Jordan in his era, he definitely changed basketball. But Steph Curry is the player that’s on the top of that list. You just did not have a guard of that size, with that shooting ability, with that shooting range that completely changed the game. Obviously, you had very talented players along the way, but not to the degree that this guy completely changed the landscape of the league. As you can see, the scoring, and, as you can see, a lot of young players, they want to be like him and play this style of ball.

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RAJAKOVIC ON WHAT BARNES CAN LEARN FROM GREEN

“Draymond Green is a champion, simple as that. He’s the guy that is the heart and soul of that team of Golden State for a decade and what he does defensively, the way he creates …that’s what Scottie can learn but every player that at the position three/four can really from him. Yes, there are some similarities there and things that Scottie can pick up from his game.”

GREEN ON THE POTENTIAL OF BARNES

“Me playing the point forward position, I’m not going to sit up here and act like I was the first one to do it, but I think I’ve done it a little differently than most and he’ll take that to another level.He’s taller than me, way more athletic. He’s a special, special talent. I think he can take it to a way higher level. I think Scottie will do way more than I ever did.”

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GREEN ON THE SUPPORTIVE CROWD WHICH OOHED AND AHED WHENEVER CURRY SHOT THE BALL

“(That’s) the Steph Curry effect. We get cheered in a lot of arenas we go to. I get booed in most arenas I go to, but shout out to the Canadians; they were very nice to me and I appreciated it.”

CURRY ON SEEING CHARLES OAKLEY IN THE ARENA AND COMING BACK TO TORONTO

“Seeing Oak. Seeing Alvin, Boogie Williams. Seeing Herbie on the call. A lot of familiar faces from what was that ’99-2002 when my dad was here and I lived up here. So, I still got family, my wife’s family, still up here and it’s always great to have a pseudo homecoming kind of vibe here. A lot of great years, a lot of great memories. Toronto is a special place for my family, my journey and I always love coming back.”

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