Story by Joel Hamilton. Photo by USATODAY.com
JUNE 7, 2019: May 19, 2019. It was game three of the Conference Finals...Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks at the Scotiabank Arena. Both teams have superstar talent—the Bucks with Giannias and the Raptors with Kawhi. This was a great playoff series because both teams match up with each other plus they always have good offensive and defensive schemes to take down their opposition in a game.
The Milwaukee Bucks had the advantage against the Raptors. I say that because the Bucks were up in the series 2-0. But I knew it would be difficult to beat the Toronto Raptors at their home arena. This game started off a lil’ slow. Then things started to pick up. Next thing you know the game had gone into two overtimes. But the Raptors had the advantage because Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo fouled out with 12 points, 23 rebounds, and 7 assists.
In the final overtime, Kawhi Leonard sparked the game with a steal, by turning it into a dunk. The Raptors were up to four points with 22.8 seconds left on the game clock. The game was over. Kawhi finished the game with 36 points, 5 rebounds, and 9 assists. That night Kawhi played 52 minutes, making the final score 112-118.
Joel Hamiton is a sophomore at Friendship Collegiate Academy.