Toronto Temperature: An Eastern Conference coronation and a celebration

The Raptors reeled off two straight victories this week to earn a trip to the Finals. Kawhi Leonard was masterful in Game 6, Fred VanVleet was cooking, and Danny Green is still searching. Let’s take the Temperature. The Raptors are in the Finals. That feels good to say. The last Toronto team from the “Big 3” (MLB, NHL, NBA) to make the championship round was the Blue Jays in 1993. So we know this Raptors team will have a place in history, even if its place in history feels less important now. As Kawhi Leonard would put, you just gotta enjoy the moment.
This week, Fred VanVleet’s three-point shooting, the Raptors’ defense, and Kawhi Leonard’s Game 6 performance really brought the heat. Let’s take the Toronto Temperature.
Who’s Hot
Kawhi Leonard’s Game 6
In Game 6, with 2:18 left to go in the third quarter, the Raptors were down 76-61. From there on, it was Kawhi Leonard’s show. On the Raptors first trip down after a pair of Ersan Ilyasova free throws, Leonard beat Malcolm Brogdon in isolation to his spot near the free throw line. After a pump-fake, Leonard stepped through for the floater (plus the foul). 76-64 Bucks.

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Author: Ben_Scott / Raptors HQ

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