The Toronto Raptors nearly collapsed all the way in the fourth quarter of Game 6, when they allowed the Milwaukee Bucks to go on a 34-7 run to retake the lead with 2 minutes and 29 seconds to go. Their advantage was once as many as 25 points. That faded into the final minutes
Youth Brandon Mebane Jersey It could of been one biggest blown leads in NBA playoff history and would have forced an all-deciding Game 7.
Instead, Toronto will limp into the second-round, winning the series in the most Raptors way ever with a 92-89 victory.
A visually exhausted Giannis Antetokounmpo took the reins of his team at home and almost gave the Bucks a chance at a major series upset.
Youth Morris Claiborne Jersey Last season, Kerr missed 43 games due to complications from a back surgery and a spinal fluid leak. He wasn’t fully healthy even upon returning, and his symptoms have occasionally returned even this season. But Kerr coached all 82 games and missed only one shootaround this year, per Thompson, so him missing Saturday’s playoff game is a clear sign he’s struggling.
Kerr will continue to game plan with Brown prior to games and will help the team prepare as much as he possibly can. Brown’s prior coaching experience in Cleveland with LeBron James and Los Angeles with Kobe Bryant is a huge part of why he was hired over another assistant who hadn’t been a head coach in the past. The Warriors knew this could potentially happen, and they’re confident with Brown leading the way in Kerr’s absence.
Still, though, the Warriors obviously want to see Kerr back as soon as possible. And because the Warriors aren’t even sure what is causing Kerr’s symptoms, they don’t know for certain when that will be.
Going forward, Kerr’s health is the biggest worry in Golden State. If the Warriors can close out Portland on Monday, it will at least give Kerr time before the team’s second-round series begins.