TORONTO – Kawhi Leonard scored 27 issues, grabbed 17 rebounds and added seven assists, and the Toronto Raptors rallied previous the Milwaukee Dollars 100-94 to advance to the NBA Finals for the primary time in franchise historical past.
Would possibly 25, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors ahead Kawhi Leonard (2) dunks towards Milwaukee Dollars ahead Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) as Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) appears on right through the second one part of sport six of the Japanese convention finals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at Scotiabank Enviornment. John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports activities
The Raptors gained the best-of-seven collection Four-2 and can open the Finals on Thursday evening in Toronto towards the Golden State Warriors.
Pascal Siakam added 18 issues, Kyle Lowry had 17 and Fred VanVleet scored 14 for the Raptors.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 21 issues and 11 rebounds for the Dollars. Brook Lopez added 18 issues with 9 rebounds and 4 blocks, Khris Middleton had 14 issues, Ersan Ilyasova 13, and Malcolm Brogdon and George Hill 10 every.
The Dollars led through as many as 15 issues within the 3rd quarter, however the lead had dwindled to 5 coming into the fourth.
Serge Ibaka’s dunk tied the sport at 78 with 10:31 to play, and Siakam’s jumper and VanVleet’s Three-pointer capped a 10-Zero run to provide Toronto a five-point lead.
Lowry’s thieve and Leonard’s dunk higher the result in 8 with 6:46 closing.
The Dollars got here again with a 7-Zero run to drag inside one level on Antetokounmpo’s layup with five:19 to play.
Marc Gasol’s Three-pointer had Toronto forward through 4, however Lopez decreased it to 2 with a layup at Three:29. The Raptors went up through 5 on Siakam’s tip in with 2:06 to play.
Lopez made two unfastened throws with 29.6 seconds to play, reducing the result in 3, however Milwaukee by no means had the ball inside one ownership within the ultimate mins. Siakam made one unfastened throw, and Leonard made two foul photographs within the ultimate seconds.
The Dollars have been 6-for-Nine from Three-point vary to earn a 31-18 lead after one quarter.
Ilyasova’s Three-pointer with 7:48 to play within the first part put the Dollars forward 38-23.
VanVleet’s Three-pointer with 2:28 to play within the part minimize the result in seven.
Serge Ibaka’s dunk with 1:32 left had the Raptors inside 5 issues, and VanVleet’s jumped decreased the result in 3 with 1:07 left.
The Dollars scored the overall 4 issues of the part to guide 50-43.
A three-pointer through Antetokounmpo gave the Dollars a 10-point lead early within the 3rd quarter, prior to Gasol’s Three-pointer with eight:26 left within the 3rd trimmed the result in 5.
However Middleton made a moved quickly Three-pointer because the shot clock expired and, after Leonard overlooked a shot, Eric Bledsoe got here again with a 10-footer to place Milwaukee forward through 13.
Middleton’s Three-pointer had the lead at 14 with Three:46 left within the 3rd. The Dollars labored the result in 15 prior to the Raptors went on a 10-Zero run, with Leonard scoring 8. The Dollars led 76-71 after 3 quarters.
Via Larry Millson, Box Stage Media