PHILADELPHIA – The semi-final of the Eastern Conference should be an epic appetite before the last four, a group of teams ready to claim the conference since the previous ruler brought his talents to Los Angeles.
With a large enough sample size ahead of us, one can say for sure that the series was not compulsory but was not revealed, and we are still waiting to see if we can trust our eyes and ears while the Milwaukee Bucks waiting for their next opponent.
The Philadelphia 76ers' 112-101 win against Toronto Raptors on Thursday night to force Game 7 has certainly not resolved the matter.
The Bucks' 20-point profit margin against their first two opponents is certainly either an indication of a mismatched competition or an unexpected dominance, even though the regular season numbers indicated that this was possible.
The consistency that the Bucks have shown for the better part of seven months has been hard to accept. Some, because of their relative lack of history, have not usually come out of nowhere, unless there are big changes in staffing – But the improvement of the Bucks was steady and accurate The Titans' struggle can be traced back to a common malfunction with the Celtics and a seeming disinterest in a team that they found out that they did not twitch because the green-and-white uniform faced them ,
The Celtics all made a favor because they did not emerge beyond the first round, a tactic many would have expected from the Toronto Raptors given their recent history. But that would not replace the most impressive unit in basketball, the alleged MVP in Giannis Antetokounmpo and a good coach in Mike Budenholzer. PHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 09: Jimmy Butler # 23 of the Philadelphia 76ers dribbles against Danny Green 14th place of the Toronto Raptors in the first quarter of the game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at the Wells Fargo Center on May 9, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
For the all-round power of stars, the 76's could achieve the best matchup in the East final, but they're hard to trust due to their performance differences. Her outward hubris only applies to Jimmy Butler's tendency to be in the weeds long enough for the fans to forget how damn good he is – which makes them so grateful when he claims himself as he did in the three wins the 76er did.
"I just hack. I play to win. For the moment, I have to do this to win a chance, "Butler said after beating the 76ers with a six-point win of eight points and eight serves. "Game to game – hell, from series to series – the role can change. I'm cool with it I just want to win. If we win, I'm good. If not, I have a problem.
The only problem that Butler should have at this time is the decision with which pen he will finalize his maximum contract in July, having proven himself to the franchise that was previously traded for him Season.
The process brought the hype – and unfortunately the pressure. A game 7 on the street should be the equivalent of house money, but the acquisitions of pending free agents Butler and Tobias Harris put the future of the franchise at stake.
The coach of the 76ers Brett Brett Brown always reminds everyone of Ben Simmons' age and that he made an all-star team in his third season despite all the obvious flaws. Whether it is about throttling expectations or concealing oneself is a matter of interpretation.
"He's 22 years old," Brown said. "And his game, as he enlarges his shot and tries to better control his position and to deal with the phase of the NBA playoffs … Too bad he will be here all day and every day – here he is and he is I'll just throw it out of the park. That's just not fair. "
Fairness does not go into the playoff equation, which is often hard to predict.
Playoff series often evolve like books, with each game – and sometimes a quarter of a feel – feeling like chapter-intertwined chapters. But there was no commonality with Toronto and Philadelphia.
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Kawhi Leonard has reestablished himself with his all-round shows – and is perhaps the best player in the league. Being the best player in a series and having the decisive seventh game on the home floor is usually a recipe for success, but it feels like it's the same old Raptors who are not doing too well – which it's for him It's easier to search for evergreen pastures when this run ends
If 33.7 points, 10.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game in the series do not make it to the conference finale, it's time to go elsewhere.
Brown said on Tuesday Game 5 feels like a lifetime expected answer, considering how well his team performed well on its last chance to take the series. For a sweeping home court win in Game 6, he did not respond to questions about the readiness of the 76ers for Sunday, but for some reason Embiid wanted to make his most explicit statement in the series so far … Art.
"I" I've matured, "said Embiid to ironic grin from Butler and others when he talked about keeping his airplane celebrations in his pocket.
The only consequence is to review Embiid's daily medical report. Is he ill? Are his knees sore? It's hard to predict which 76ers team will show up every night, as their two biggest tracks – Embiid and Simmons – are their biggest variables.
Opportunities stand before so many who have so much to gain, and to many narratives to which they belong letting go, but age-old theories will fly away with a serial loss.
Sunday's 7th game will unveil not only the final conference finalist, but also the team that shows the most character, and probably the team that's ready to signal the Bucks sincere race for their money ,
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