After the high on Sunday, the Raptors look to steal the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals in Milwaukee versus the Bucks. After Kawhi Leonard’s shot on Sunday night lifted the Raptors to the Eastern Conference Finals, Toronto no longer needs to feel remorse for the past. It has become about the here-and-now: the franchise’s second trip to the Conference Finals in four years. It’s about a new era with a new superstar — even if he leaves in July. It’s about new memories. It’s about being four wins away from an NBA Finals appearance, and this time LeBron James isn’t standing in the way.
The Milwaukee Bucks with Giannis Antetokounmpo won’t be easy for the Raptors to defeat. Toronto enters the series as the underdog. The Bucks looked dangerous throughout the regular season and that has continued in the playoffs. This is a young team with enough offense and defense to give an opposing team nightmares on both ends. It’s a Bucks team with a lot of young, confident players beyond just Antetokounmpo.
Analysis of this series began only hours after Kawhi hit that buzzer-beater. The Bucks are better than the …
Author: Satbir Singh_ / Raptors HQ