Slide 4 of 14: What the Raptors are doing is literally historic. ESPN's Paul Hembekides ‏tweeted Toronto is the first team in 50 years to make the NBA Finals without a top-10 draft selection playing any minutes for the club during the playoffs. The Philadelphia 76ers pushed the Raptors to a seven-game series ended via a Kawhi Leonard walk-off bucket, and Toronto then had to recover from a 2-0 deficit to down the Bucks. As much as Toronto's bench improved throughout the series vs. Milwaukee (more on that later), that lineup has to be gassed at this point of the competition. Meanwhile, Golden State last played on May 20. 

 

Toronto is the first team in 50 years to make the NBA Finals without a top-10 draft selection playing any minutes for the club during the playoffs. The Philadelphia 76ers pushed the Raptors to a seven-game series ended via a Kawhi Leonard walk-off bucket, and Toronto then had to recover from a 2-0 deficit to down the Bucks. As much as Toronto’s bench improved throughout the series vs. Milwaukee (more on that later), that lineup has to be gassed at this point of the competition