In a battle that ebbed and flowed, filled with highlight reel plays from both superstars, it was Leonard who put the exclamation point on the series with a thunderous dunk over the outreached hand of Antetokounmpo in Game 6. Antetokounmpo was immense in the Conference Finals, as Nick Nurse and the Raptors continuously threw three and four bodies in his direction, asking the other Milwaukee players to beat his squad. Watch NBA Online The defensive tactics on Antetokounmpo paid dividends, as the Bucks perimeter assault - so long a staple of the Bucks offence - crumbled, with Eric Bledsoe, Brook Lopez, Nikola Mirotic, and Ersan Ilyasova combining to shoot 26-for-110 (23.6.
While the Bucks' role players floundered, the Raptors' thrived, with Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet scorching the nets to bury 36 of their 71 (50.7 attempts from beyond the arc. While those critical storylines may have played as big of a part of in the result as any, they will always be overshadowed by the main event: Kawhi v Giannis. Watch NBA Online When it was all said and done, the point differential at the conclusion of the series was just +6 in favour of the Raptors, it was that close.