With Giannis and company waiting in the wings, Toronto will try to extend their playoff run in a win or go home contest against the 76ers. Only one team will travel Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday — will it be The Raptors or the Sixers? Game 7s are nerve-racking occasions for fans, players, and coaches alike. For the fans, we remember all past Game 7s we’ve been lucky (or unlucky) to see. For the coaches and players, it’s a tense time, an evening to leave everything out on the floor.
Toronto has been in this position multiple times before with all sorts of outcomes. In a 2014 first round matchup, Toronto hosted Paul Pierce and the Brooklyn Nets in a Game 7 that went down to the wire. With the game on the line, Terrence Ross made an excellent defensive play to win possession for Toronto. Down by one with a little over six seconds remaining, Kyle Lowry attempt at a game winner was thwarted at the rim by Paul Pierce, winning Brooklyn the series.
In the 2016 playoffs, Toronto went through a home Game 7 against Indiana in the first round (a furious 17-4 run in the fourth quarter made it a …
Author: Zakaria Abdulle / Raptors HQ