Giannis Antetokounmpo is nothing more than a over glorified Prime Serge Ibaka. Raptor's defense is too good.50%
If Toronto closes this out my finals picks of Golden State vs Toronto holds. Lets go Raptors.50%
I said that if the Bucks didn't steal game 4 this series was over. Leonard is simply more competitive than the Greek Freak.70%
I think Milwaukee finally plays for 4 quarters tonight and forces a destined game 7. Give me the free bucket here.
***OVER 212*** This series hasn't necessarily been high-scoring affair, but these are two of the leagues best-scoring offenses. With plenty on the table for the contest, it should set things up for the both sides to put forth strong offensive outings in the potential closeout contest.
biggest game in Toronto history! this gonna be a good one! I predict Danny Green is the difference tonight and has a break out game. Raptors get the W!
The Bucks won both their games in Toronto in the regular season and pushed the Raptors to the brink in the Game 3 before losing in double overtime. The Bucks have looked like the better team here at times but I just think a 2 point spread and momentum favor the Raptors. Toronto proves the pundits wrong and salts this series away in 6.80%
Giannis after Game 3 (12 PTS, 8 TO):— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 20, 2019
What I have done in my life so far ... put my brothers in private schools, taking care of family in Nigeria and Greece. Disappointed in a game? Id be disappointed in myself if I was disappointed.
(via @malika_andrews) pic.twitter.com/Qa9nt1Amjw
MAMBA MENTALITY(Period). Giannis after Game 3 (12 PTS, 8 TO):What I have done in my life so far ... put my brothers in private schools, taking care of family in Nigeria and Greece. Disappointed in a game? Id be disappointed in myself if I was disappointed.(via @malika_andrews) pic.twitter.com/Qa9nt1Amjw— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 20, 2019
Fansided: Los Angeles Lakers: What is the likelihood of an Anthony Davis trade?
The Los Angeles Lakers had Lady Luck on their side during the NBA Draft Lottery. The 2019 Draft Lottery was an eventful event that saw not one, but three teams, jump into the Top-4.
Although the Lakers moved up from the No. 11 projected spot all the way to the No. 4, the New Orleans Pelicans were ultimately the winners of that night, nabbing the No. 1 pick and clearing the way to draft Duke phenom, Zion Williamson.
Perhaps the bigger story for the Pelicans isn't the chance to land a potentially once-in-a-decade kind of player, but more so what they can do with their other once-in-a-decade player in Anthony Davis.
Fansided: 3 ways the 2019 offseason could crush the Golden State Warriors dynasty
Regardless of what happens in 2019, we know that superstar Stephen Curry and four-time All-Star Draymond Green will still be part of the Golden State Warriors unless some crazy turn of events takes place and Green is traded.
It's hard to assume that there's a single thing that could crush the Warriors dynasty. However, there are many things that could certainly limit how they are viewed by the league and how dynamic they are as a team.
Over the course of the last few seasons, the Warriors have, by far, been considered the league's best team. They've started and ended the season at the top of the NBA for two consecutive seasons and have won three of the last four Finals.
The Star: Raptors reveal secrets to managing the playoff load
It has been a tremendous grind to get where the Raptors are: a handful of flights, a game every other day for almost two weeks now, tension and emotion and the physical pounding of the toughest, roughest basketball they have been forced to play.
Bodies hurt and so do minds. The cumulative wear and tear of the NBA post-season is impossible to clearly explain unless you have to actually go through it.
Somehow this group has handled it -- taken care of their arms and legs and joints, cleared their heads and met every challenge that's been put in front of them.
Fansided: NBA Draft: Jared Harper could be the next J.J. Barea
The NBA Draft gives fans of all 30 teams hope. It is a night where anything can happen from a blockbuster trade to drafting a franchise-altering talent. The Dallas Mavericks experienced that last year by trading up to secure soon-to-be Rookie of the Year Luka Doncic. The Mavs found their centerpiece and instantly changed the franchise's mindset.
The 2019 draft takes place on June 20. That is less than a month away, and every NBA team is working hard scouting prospects.
The second best thing to adding a franchise changer is finding a hidden gem in the second round.
Fansided: The Phoenix Suns should trade for J.R Smith and it's not why you think
This summer, the Phoenix Suns need to explore all options. They only won 19 games this past season and they need to look at all possibilities to be able to improve immensely.
That could be through the draft which is more long term usually, or it could be through free agency and via trade. One thing that expands the available opportunities is by having cap room.
A trade that the team should definitely look at features acquiring J.R. Smith.
No, they don't need another wing, especially one that will be 34 before the season starts.
Fansided: Philadelphia 76ers: Raptors' Finals appearance reinforces the need to run it back
All credit to the Toronto Raptors, who deserve every bit of their 2019 NBA Finals appearance. Kawhi Leonard has been absolute bonkers, Kyle Lowry has stepped up in big moments and the fanbase has been passionately awaiting this moment for 24 years.
With that said, the Philadelphia 76ers should take some solace in the Raptors' success. It proves Philadelphia was a true contender. Perhaps just a bounce away from Finals contention. It should also persuade the Sixers to run it back at all costs.
I have advocated for the Sixers to run it back since Leonard's shot ricocheted in.
At the Hive: Bruno Fernando headlines Hornets seventh pre-draft workout
The Charlotte Hornets are hosting their second workout of the weekend on Sunday, and this one features a player that could be in play in the lottery.
The full list of participants:Bruno Fernando, Center, Maryland
The big name on this list is Bruno Fernando, but it's hard to say where the Hornets would target him.
Fansided: Prospect preview: How Zion Williamson entry to NBA affects OKC Thunder
Thinking back in time to when the OKC Thunder (at the time the Seattle SuperSonics) drafted Kevin Durant is about as close to how I imagine New Orleans Pelicans fans are feeling. And, while Zion Williamson was expected to end up playing for the Knicks, Suns, Cavaliers, Hawks or another lottery pick with greater odds it was the New Orleans Pelicans who won the Zion Sweepstakes.
In a draft class which is about as thin as last years was teeming with talent, there is one undeniable fact which is Zion Williamson stood head and shoulders above all his peers.