The Toronto Raptors beat out the Milwaukee Bucks in game six of the Eastern Conference. They won with a score of 100-94.
This is the first time the Raptors have made it to the finals in the franchises history.
Knocking down six 3-pointers in the first quarter, the Bucks jumped out to an early double-digit lead. They were up by as many as 15 points early in the second quarter, and looked to have full control of the game. Toronto was ready to rise to the challenge, though, and battled back. They started making some 3s of their own, and cut the deficit down to six at halftime.
Kawhi Leonard led the Raptors with another epic performance, finishing with 27 points, 17 rebounds, seven assists and one huge slam over Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Leonard took some time to reflect on his time with the Raptors. Throughout the 2018-2019 regular season, the team load-managed his games after recovering from an injury.
“I worked so hard to get to this point with the season I had last year,” he said. “I think we just went out there and did our job.” Thousands of fans gathered in Jurassic Park, on Bremner Boulevard and in the surrounding area during the game. Afterward, the celebrations extended to other parts of downtown Toronto, including Yonge-Dundas Square. “It means a lot. It’s taken a long time to get here,” Kyle Lowry, a seven-year veteran with the Raptors said. “I’m not satisfied. Our goal is to win the NBA Championships.”