After years of never meeting in the playoffs despite being regular season rivals and teams of comparable talent we finally get to clash with the Celtics, the leprechauns, Brad Stevens wunderkind coach and their pot of gold.
Two good teams, well coached, hard playing, deep and unafraid.
Raptors have one advantage that might be big and it is big because Raptors bigs are bigger than Celtics bigs. Also better, hence the big advantage that it might be. But Boston also knows how to play bigger than they are so the advantage might not be as big if we are not big on being smart about being big.
Boston will be without Hayward. Raptors are still waiting on Lowry foot injury news.
I officially predict we'll find a way to win this series but the bubble is clouding my crystal ball so I don't know in what number of games and I have no way to put my crystal ball in a bubble of its own to attempt to invert the effect of NBA bubble. Big bubble is big.
Whatever happens in the bubble, don't be angry, this is still 2019 NBA Champions celebration tour. Besides, a wise man once said there is no angry way to say "bubble".
In words of Manu Ginobili: "ENJOY THE JOY!"
Also, kick their asses. Hard.
WE THE NORTH!