Kawhi Leonard Sends Raptors To the NBA East Finals

By Scott Manning
May. 13, 2019

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Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Here's the Story On The Raptors.

What a Game Seven Of the NBA Eastern Conference Semi-Finals Between The Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia 76ers. Kawhi Leonard Was the Hero In Game Seven.

With 4.2 Seconds Left Jimmy Butler tied the Game at 90-90 With a Layup, Then With Time Winding Down Kawhi Leonard Hit a Shot that Kind Of Had the Crowd In Toronto Feeling Like It Was An Eternity then Finally The Shot Went Down and the Crowd In Toronto Went Crazy. The Raptors Beat the 76ers 92-90 on Kawhi Leonard's Crazy Shot.

Oh and About the Game Winner, It Hit the Backboard Four Times Before it Went In. Leonard Told Reports after The Game, " I Don't Know How It Went Down But it Felt Like it Was Forever Then We Won it."

Kawhi Leonard Finished the Game With 41 Points on 16-of-39 Shooting, Including The DOINK,DONIK,DOINK, DOINK of the Backboad Four Times, Then Swish Winner at the Buzzer.

Leonard Wasn't The Only Raptor To Contribute, Serge Ibaka had 17 Points in the Game and Pascal Siaham had 11 Points and 11 Rebounds in this Dramatic Seventh Game.

So What Next For the Raptors.

How About a Battle With the Milwaukee Bucks and this Is The Same Bucks Team that Went through the Boston Celtics in Five Games Like They Were Nothing at All. So The Raptors Face the Bucks In the East Finals I have to Give an Advantage to the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals, Sorry Toronto Fans But the Bucks Have a BIG MAN Who Can Do A lot Of Damage and You Just Went Through A Seven Game Battle With 76ers. I know You Have Kawhi Leonard, Serge Ibaka and Pascal Siaham. But the Milwaukee Bucks Have a BIG MAN Who Can Do A lot with the Basketball, So My Prediction

Milwaukee In 7.

What About the 76ers.

Joel Embiid, He Was Supposed to Be the Difference Maker, He had 21 Points and 11 Rebounds in the Game. JJ Redick Had 17 Points on the Day Himself. Jimmy Butler The Man Who Tied the Game Late and Could Have Done More, He had 16 Points in the Game.

Here's My Take...

Now The 76ers Season Is Over, Joel Embiid Could Have Done More in the Playoffs. Let's Go Back to the Beginning OF the Series. He Wasn't Sure If he Would Play Or Not. He Didn't Play In Games 1 Or 2. Then In Game Five when the Raptors Humiliated the 76ers 125-89 Joel Embiid Laid An Egg With 13 Points, 6 Rebounds and 8 Turnovers. When they 76ers Had a Chance they Blew It BIG TIME and That's All There Is to it.

So Now What Happens To the Philadelphia 76ers. Well They Start Their Offseason, And if I were them I would Look to Trade Joel Embiid Because He Doesn't Lack The Maturity Off the NBA Postseason. I know Philly Fans Are Not Going To Like Me But Joel Embiid Is Not Mature Enough to think about the Postseason. Let's Face It, He Showed it In Game 5 When The Raptors Blew Away the 76ers. He didn't Play Games One Or Two in the Series. And On top Of That I have Reports that Embiid and 76ers Teammate Ben Simmons are Not Getting Along at all. So If I was in the Front Office I would Say Either Simmons or Embiid Have to Go and Go NOW Because The Lack of Play By Embiid Showed in this Series Bottom Line.