Coxy wrote:Holy shet balls.
Unbelievable. Never has there been such a colossal injury tole from a playoff series. Toronto luckiest team ever in the finals.
Exactly. Draymond was the only starter to not have suffered a significant injury in the playoffs.
I’ve followed college football, college basketball, NFL and the NBA for 40 years and in all my years of watching, I’ve never seen a team suffer significant injuries to 80% of its starting roster or skill positions (in football) either heading into the post-season or during.
Add in Looney, who is the typically the first player off the bench and it unquestionably is the most debilitating rash of injuries to a championship contender in the history of sports. The basketball gods truly emphatically told the Warriors, “Not this year.” Even when Klay got red hot and was taking the game over, the basketball gods replied, “Sorry, we said not this time.”
The Raptors didn’t beat the Warriors. They beat half the Warriors...a shell of the Warriors.
Really a shame the NBA was robbed of a true matchup of these two teams because the Raptors are a solid team, who like the Warriors, share the ball, commit few turnovers, poised up and down the roster and are void of the iso, throw-my-legs-out-and-get-to-the-free-throw-line-every-single-jump-shot basketball.
Also a shame we won’t get to see a true rematch of these two teams in the 2020 Finals.