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Author: Ben Okazawa Associate Editor

2019 Eastern Conference Finals Preview: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors

TORONTO, ON- APRIL 27 – Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) scored 45 points as the Toronto Raptors play the Philadelphia 76ers at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. April 27, 2019. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images) After Sunday night’s madness, the 2019 Eastern Conference Finals matchup is set. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks will take on Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors in Milwaukee this Wednesday. Wednesday’s game will be the first in a best-of-seven series to determine the last team standing out East. The stakes are high — to the winner, an NBA Finals berth. To the...

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Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic: Series Recap

Toronto Raptors Jonas Valanciunas (L) goes for a basket by Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic during the NBA Global Game London 2016 basketball match between Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors at the O2 Arena in London on January 14, 2016. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / AFP / GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images) The second-seed Toronto Raptors quickly dispatched the seventh-seed Orlando Magic in five games. The Magic shocked the NBA world with their first-game upset over the Raptors in Toronto. Despite that, they couldn’t put up much of a fight in the next four games,...

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Examining Kyle Lowry’s Playoff Struggles

CHICAGO, USA – OCTOBER 13: Kyle Lowry (7) of Toronto Raptors in action during a preseason NBA game between Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors at the United Center on October 13, 2017 in Chicago, United States. (Photo by Bilgin S. Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) In their last few playoff pushes, the Toronto Raptors have, along with all other Eastern Conference challengers, been inevitably snuffed out by LeBron James. Every time, two men bore the brunt of the blame for the Raptors. Kyle Lowry and current San Antonio Spur, DeMar DeRozan, were both pegged as “playoff chokers” after several years of...

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