The Toronto Raptors are headed to the Eastern Conference Finals for the second time in franchise history. Waiting for them are the seemingly unbeatable Milwaukee Bucks.
They say history repeats itself.
When the Toronto Raptors made their first trip to the Eastern Conference Finals back in 2016, they squared up against the 1-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers.
Now in 2019, they’ve drawn the top seed once again. Their kryptonite, better known as LeBron James, is finally out of the picture.
Good news, right?
Not so fast. Standing in the way of the Raptors and uncharted territory is Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. They’re just as hungry as that Cavaliers team was, and collectively, they might even be better.
Okay, so history didn’t exactly repeat itself. But you get the idea.
Here are five keys for the Toronto Raptors as they look upset Milwaukee in the 2019 Eastern Conference Finals.