In what has become something of a trend, the Raptors battled all the way back from 15 points down in the second half to beat the Bucks in Game 6. For the first time ever, Toronto is going to the NBA Finals. None of it made sense. The Raptors were down 15 in Game 6 against the Bucks and it felt like they were playing the game backwards. For every bucket, there’d be a call going the wrong way, or a back-breaking offensive rebound, or a desperation shot that sent Toronto tumbling asunder. There was a moment there where it really did feel impossible for the Raptors to win. Credit to the Bucks. For almost three quarters, they were in control.
But Milwaukee did not, indeed they could not, win Game 6. At some point in the second half, the Raptors — namely Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry — refused to lose the game. Cue comeback. Cue the final score: 110-94.
Cue the grand finale: The Toronto Raptors are going to the 2019 NBA Finals.
Before we get to the fireworks and adulation, the confetti and the trophy presentation, let’s recount the game. The Raptors took a 2-0 lead off a Lowry floater and then spent …
Author: Daniel Reynolds / Raptors HQ