Earlier this year
Its been nearly 24 hours and I'm still getting used to the fact that the Raptors will be in the NBA Finals. Yesterday was a helluva day and I gotta say I enjoyed every second!
Now that we're down to 2, does anyone rate the Raptors a chance of taking this? My answer would be...no, really no, what are you nuts?
If the Warriors are all (or even mostly) healthy and available and playing anywhere near their best they'll roll the Raptors in 4 or 5.
For the Raptors to make this even close they'll have to be playing at their peak (- which means role players like Powell, Ibaka, Gasol and FVV doing what they did in the ECF and Danny Green finding his game. Even with all that we'll still need Kawhi, Lowry and Siakam to perform some heroics.
If the Warriors' injuries to guys like Iggy, KD and Cousins linger, that leaves the door a little open.
I'm not saying its likely, but its possible with a little luck.
Hope its a good series.