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Kawhi Leonard Leads the Raptors to the NBA Finals! | May 25, 2019

The Toronto Raptors have clinched the first NBA Finals appearance in franchise history as they overcame a 15-point deficit to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks by a final score of 100-94. The Raptors are the 21st team in NBA history to win a best-of-seven series after trailing 2-0 and the first team to do so since the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics in the 2018 Eastern Conference Finals. Kawhi Leonard led all scorers with 27 points (9-22 FG), along with a career-high 17 rebounds and 7 assists for the Raptors in the victory. Leonard is the first player with that many points, rebounds, and assists in a playoff series-clinching win since Michael Jordan (38 points, 19 rebounds, 7 assists) in the 1991 Eastern Conference Semifinals against the 76ers.

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The Toronto Raptors Advance to Their First Ever NBA Finals! | May 25, 2019

The Toronto Raptors have clinched the first NBA Finals appearance in franchise history as they overcame a 15-point deficit to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks by a final score of 100-94. The Raptors are the 21st team in NBA history to win a best-of-seven series after trailing 2-0 and the first team to do so since the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics in the 2018 Eastern Conference Finals. Kawhi Leonard led all scorers with 27 points (9-22 FG), along with a career-high 17 rebounds and 7 assists for the Raptors in the victory. Leonard is the first player with that many points, rebounds, and assists in a playoff series-clinching win since Michael Jordan (38 points, 19 rebounds, 7 assists) in the 1991 Eastern Conference Semifinals against the 76ers. The Raptors will face the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals presented by YouTubeTV, with Game 1 set to take place in Toronto on Thursday, May 30th at 9:00pm ET on ABC.

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Blame Giannis if the Bucks can’t beat the Raptors, reach NBA Finals – Richard Jefferson | First Take

Richard Jefferson says Giannis Antetokounmpo deserves to be criticized if he fails to “dominate” the Toronto Raptors and advance to the 2019 NBA Finals.
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Giannis Joins Kareem in Bucks NBA Playoffs History! | May 17, 2019

The Milwaukee Bucks led wire-to-wire en route to a 125-103 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way for the Bucks with 30 points (10-20 FG), 17 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 blocks, becoming the 2nd player in Bucks history (K. Abdul-Jabbar – 10 times) to record at least 25 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists in a single NBA Playoffs game. With the win, the Bucks now hold a 2-0 lead in this best-of-seven series with Game 3 set to take place in Toronto on Sunday, May 19th at 7:00pm ET on TNT.

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The 76ers are ‘constructed well enough to make it to the NBA Finals’ – Scottie Pippen | The Jump

Scottie Pippen, Tim Bontemps and Jorge Sedano explain that the Philadelphia 76ers defense, led by Jimmy Butler, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, is built to contend in the Eastern Conference and possibly make it to the NBA Finals.

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