With Toronto hoping for a 2-0 result, the Raptors prepare for a second onslaught from the Warriors. Who will come out on top? Let’s watch. Not to put too fine a point on it, but the Raptors do have a distinct chance tonight to go up 2-0 on the Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals. Am I jinxing the entire endeavour by thinking and writing this way? It’s possible. Or maybe the Raptors are just that good, and the Warriors just that compromised, to make my way of thinking not just possible, but probable.
We’ve been seeing a lot of unlikely things lately. Outside the arena, legions of people are currently (and voluntarily) wearing Burger King-style paper crowns sponsored by New Balance that say “King of the North” on them. This is not something anyone could have predicted back in, say, November. Meanwhile, inside the arena, the Raptors are feeling confident. I’m projecting of course, but can the idea be proven wrong? Unlike the Raps of the past, this squad knows how to stay the course better than before, and is able to bounce back or build on past performances better than they ever have in all …
Author: Daniel Reynolds / Raptors HQ