Raptors news: Patrick McCaw excited to face Warriors, go back to Oracle Arena
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Raptors’ Patrick McCaw excited to face Warriors, go back to Oracle Arena

Patrick McCaw

Toronto Raptors guard Patrick McCaw admits that he is relishing the opportunity of facing his former team, the Golden State Warriors, in the upcoming NBA Finals series.

According to the 23-year-old, Game 1 on Thursday night will be the first chance he will get to see his former teammates again since they lifted the 2018 title against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

“It’s going to be crazy, just the first game lining up against them,” McCaw said, via Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. “I haven’t played against them all season. I haven’t been there with them since we won in Cleveland. The last time I saw them, I was playing with the Warriors. The first game? A lot of emotions. I’m ready for it. I’m excited. …

McCaw went on to explain why he believes his Raptors have a fighting chance against the three-peat-seeking Warriors.

“We got a shot. They have to come here first. That’s a big advantage. My first two years, [the Warriors] always had home-court [advantage], if I’m not mistaken. That is definitely an advantage for [Toronto].”

Having played for the Warriors for two seasons, the former UNLV standout also admitted that he is looking forward to playing in Oakland again, but this time, on the opposing team.

“I don’t know if they’re going to be booing me or what,” McCaw said. “But I’m excited to go back, for real. It’s going to be a lot of fun. I’m excited to see what happens in that type of atmosphere. I know what to expect from the fans.

“This s— is crazy. Never would I have thought this. It’s unbelievable.”

It has indeed been quite a ride for McCaw, and his journey now comes full circle as he hopes to win another championship against his former side.