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Toronto Raptors Eliminate Bucks for First Trip to the N.B.A. Finals

Kawhi Leonard has the Raptors within reach of the franchise’s first championship in just his first season with the team.
Tags: Basketball, Playoff Games, Milwaukee Bucks, National Basketball Assn, Toronto Raptors, Leonard, Kawhi

Raptors superfan has an incredible response to Bucks fan's racist tweet

It's been a heated Eastern Conference Finals between the Raptors and the Bucks, but one Milwaukee fan took things too far with a racist tweet aimed towards Raptors superfan Nav Bhatia. Diehard Raptors know him well, and even casual fans who tune in from time to time can recognize Bhatia seated on the baseline. He's never missed a single home game in franchise history and often travels to away games, including Milwaukee for the Eastern Conference Finals.
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Kawhi Leonard or Kevin Durant: Who Is Free Agency’s Biggest Prize?

Checking in with a longtime N.B.A. scouting star to ask if Leonard’s youth might put him ahead of Durant.
Tags: News, Basketball, Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors, Kevin, Durant, Leonard, Kawhi, Playoff Games, Free Agents (Sports

Draymond Green, Charles Barkley weigh in on Drake's sideline antics: He can't shoot, nor can he pass

Drake has been front and center for the Toronto Raptors' playoff run this postseason, even drawing criticism for getting too close to the action during their Game 4 win against the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday. Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors — who already swept the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals — however, don't seem to care about the Toronto-based rapper's sideline antics. “Drake can't shoot,” Gr...
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NBA team gift Drake £600,000 diamond-encrusted jacket

The perks never stop coming for Drake. The Raptors reversed the curse with a very expensive jacket.
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Ibaka dunks off of Green miss

Serge Ibaka dunked big for the Toronto Raptors as they beat the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 to tie the Eastern Conference Finals at 2-2.
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Mike Budenholzer speaks for us all, tells Drake to sit down: Court is 'no place for fans — or whatever Drake is'

Drake has made an NBA court his own stage, and Mike Budenholzer isn't having it.
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Raptors continue to overcome every obstacle thrown their way

Past Toronto Raptors teams have been exposed on this stage, but not this Kawhi Leonard-led iteration.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo's agency calls out Drake for 'disrespectful' courtside antics

Toronto Raptors forward Norman Powell (24) and center Serge Ibaka (9) celebrate with Drake, center, during the second half of Game 4 of the team's NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals against the Milwaukee Bucks, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Toronto. Drake has had plenty of fun sitting courtside before.
Tags: News, Nba, Drake, Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Serge Ibaka, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Norman Powell, Toronto Drake

Raptors dig deep to deny Giannis, make it a brand-new series

After being held to 12 points in the Bucks’ previous loss, Giannis Antetokounmpo was supposed to come back with a vengeance. He didn't as Toronto evened the East finals Tuesday night.
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Eastern Conference Finals: Toronto Raptors beat Milwaukee Bucks to tie series

The Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 in game four of the Eastern Conference Finals to tie the series 2-2 on Tuesday night.
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Kawhi Leonard shows off his Mandarin in postgame interview

It's no secret that Toronto Raptors superstar Kawhi Leonard is a man of few words. Based on his chat with an ESPN China reporter following Toronto's 120-102 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, that holds true in both English and Mandarin. Following three straight games of at least 31 points to begin the series, Leonard only had to put up 19 in 34 minutes of action as Toronto, with the help of their bench finally showing some life, evened up their best of-seven series 2-2.
Tags: News, Toronto, Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Kawhi Leonard, Leonard, ESPN China

Opinion: Raptors show in Game 4 that they can win without a fully functional Kawhi Leonard

The Toronto Raptors showed in Eastern Conference finals Game 4 vs. the Milwaukee Bucks that they can win when Kawhi Leonard isn't at his best.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Raptors roll as Kawhi Leonard limps through Game 4 win over Bucks

Kawhi Leonard is clearly not right. The Toronto Raptors posted their most impressive performance of the Eastern Conference finals to secure a critical 120-102 win over the Milwaukee Bucks to tie the series at 2-2 and avoid a trip to Milwaukee facing elimination. Leonard was visibly hobbled multiple times throughout the game with the undisclosed injury he suffered in Game 3, most notably after dunking on Giannis Antetokounmpo in the third quarter.
Tags: News, Milwaukee, Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Kawhi Leonard, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Leonard

Lowry has 25, Raptors rout Bucks 120-102 to even East finals

TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 25 points, Kawhi Leonard had 19 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 on Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece. Serge Ibaka had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Raptors, who improved to 7-2 at home this postseason. Reserve Norm […]
Tags: News, Sports, Toronto, Ap, Lowry, Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Raptors, Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka, Kawhi Leonard

Drake trolls Giannis Antetokounmpo's as free-throw struggles continue

With no LeBron in sight, Drake is reigning supreme this postseason.
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On Pro Basketball: Now for a Few Words About Drake: More, Please

The Toronto Raptors’ biggest fan annoys some N.B.A. watchers. But do they outnumber those who can’t get enough of his courtside trolling?
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S.f. Canada vs USA

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Manitobans in hunt as badminton nationals come to city

Kiren Milan DeRaj isn't glued to the TV watching the NHL playoffs or following the fortunes of the Toronto Raptors as they contend for an NBA title — he's on his computer watching the birds fly. The Winnipegger is a badminton junkie, and he regularly tunes in to live streams of international matches on Youtube as the stars of the sport strut their stuff. But he isn't scoring at home. He's not keeping track of who's beating who or who's winning what or who's ran...
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Raptors-Bucks series leads to massive dip in TV ratings

The Eastern Conference Finals features two players who could be considered the NBA's best in Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard, a team that posted the league's best record and point differential (Milwaukee Bucks) and a grizzled opponent looking to make their first NBA Finals (Toronto Raptors). None of that seems to be a compelling draw for the average viewer in the United States, however. The Athletic's Richard Deitsch detailed that Game 2 between the Bucks and Raptors avera...
Tags: News, United States, Nba, Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James, TNT, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Raptors, Kawhi Leonard, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Richard Deitsch, NBA Finals Toronto Raptors

Raptors coach Nick Nurse says Leonard tired, but "he'll be ready" for Game 4

TORONTO — Pascal Siakam carefully stepped down off the press conference podium on Monday, resting a hand on a Raptors staff member for support.Kyle Lowry spoke to reporters with his injured left hand stuffed in his blue compression oven mitt glove.Kawhi Leonard wasn't made available to the media at all.A day after they clawed out a 118-112 victory over Milwaukee in double overtime, the Toronto Raptors were feeling every one of the 58 hard-fought minutes.Asked about the health of Leonard, wh...
Tags: News, Boston, Milwaukee, Toronto, Green, Cameroon, Cleveland, NICK, Toronto FC, Lowry, Toronto Raptors, Raptors, Kyle Lowry, Eastern Conference, Nikola Mirotic, Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard shows his character in grueling Game 3 win

And after coughing up a turnover that led to a layup for the Bucks, Leonard instantly redeemed himself by picking off a pass from Khris Middleton, beating Malcolm Brogdon to the loose ball and taking it the other way for a dunk to keep the Raptors on top. Then came the play that clinched the game. Leonard pushed the pace after Pascal Siakam skied for an incredible block at the rim against Brook Lopez, evaded a double team, turned the corner against Brogdon, neutralized the shot contest by drivin...
Tags: News, Toronto Raptors, Raptors, Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, Kawhi Leonard, Leonard, Brogdon, Malcolm Brogdon, Pascal Siakam

Why Warriors should be happy Raptors beat Bucks in Game 3 of East finals

Why Warriors should be happy Raptors beat Bucks in Game 3 of East finals originally appeared on Publicly, the Warriors have no rooting interest in the Eastern Conference finals. Why would they? They're one win away from reaching their fifth consecutive NBA Finals and in the midst of one of the greatest sports dynasties of all time.
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The Change That Could Make the NBA Playoffs Watchable

The NBA postseason needs to be shorter. Historically, the NBA playoffs have been one of the most entertaining postseasons in all of sports, where rivalries are born and great players become legends. This year’s games, for instance, have given fans series-ending buzzer beaters, like the one from the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard in the first round against the Oklahoma City Thunder, and another from the Toronto Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard, who hit an improbable shot in Game 7 against the Phila...
Tags: News, Oklahoma City Thunder, Nba, Philadelphia, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors, Damian Lillard, Kawhi Leonard

In the East, It Has Been All Bucks So Far (but Not All Giannis)

Milwaukee is just two wins against the Raptors from its first N.B.A. finals appearance since 1974 behind the play of Giannis Antetokounmpo and a solid supporting cast.
Tags: News, Milwaukee, Basketball, Lowry, Pascal, Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Mike, Antetokounmpo, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Leonard, Kawhi, Budenholzer, National Basketball Assn, Ilyasova, Playoff Games

My team-mates are looking at me – Giannis revels in leading role

MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo said he enjoys leading the way after helping the Milwaukee Bucks earn a 2-0 lead over the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference finals. The high-flying Bucks took control of the NBA playoff series thanks to Friday's 125-103 rout of the Raptors in Game 2 in Milwaukee. Antetokounmpo – one of three finalists for the MVP award – posted 30 points and 17 rebounds and the Greek star revelled in the result.
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Charles Barkley donated $45,000 to Malcolm Brogdon's charity to build clean water well in East Africa

The Milwaukee Bucks cruised to a dominant 125-103 win against the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night, easily picking up a 2-0 series lead behind a 30-point night from Giannis Antetokounmpo. Shortly after the dominant win at Fiserv Forum, Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon joined TNT's NBA crew to talk about the game. After discussing the win, Brogdon — who finished with 14 points off the bench for the Bucks, shooting 5-of-10 from the field — was asked about ...
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Raptors obliterated by Bucks in Game 2 of ECF

The Toronto Raptors never had a chance against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 2.
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Bucks fans taunt Kawhi with series of Clippers chants

Kawhi Leonard's future after the 2018-19 playoffs conclude is subject to league-wide interest and many believe that the Toronto Raptors standout will be joining the Los Angeles Clippers this summer. It appears that Milwaukee Bucks fans are trying to will this idea into existence. During the third quarter of Friday's Game 2 between the Bucks and Raptors, the Fiserv Forum couldn't help but troll Leonard with an “LA's calling” chant while he was at the free-throw line.
Tags: News, Los Angeles Clippers, Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Raptors, Kawhi Leonard, Leonard, Kawhi

Halfway: Bucks top Raptors 125-103 for 2-0 East finals lead

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 17 rebounds, Ersan Ilyasova came off the bench to add 17 points and the Milwaukee Bucks never trailed on the way to beating the Toronto Raptors 125-103 on Friday night and taking a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Antetokounmpo scored 11 points in the […]
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