Five thoughts on last night’s Game 5: Raptors 105, Bucks 99

The Raptors got it done on the road. Why are our hands shaking, our vision blurry, and our breathing ragged? Toronto knows why. One more win. That’s where we are, Raptors fans. Our team is coming home to Toronto with a 3-2 lead over the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals, just one win away from the NBA Finals and a date with the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors.
That win will have to be earned; it’ll be the toughest thing this team, this franchise, has ever had to do.
We’ll get there. For now? Let’s enjoy what may have been the most impressive victory in Toronto Raptors history.
Blood in the Water
Did you see the way Kawhi Leonard circled the Bucks last night in the fourth quarter, like a shark smelling blood (or, perhaps, like a Raptor hunting its prey)? What a sight to see. There’ve been a lot of firsts from the Raptors this postseason — this whole situation they find themselves in right now, for one — but Leonard’s killer instinct is something this team has never had before.
With the Raptors entering the fourth trailing by three, here’s …

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Author: Josh Kern / Raptors HQ

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