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Eerie coincidence in numbers looms over Raptors’ Game 6 win

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To say that the Toronto Raptors had a perfect ending to their Eastern Conference Finals series is a severe understatement. Yes they defeated the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks in six games, but their win has also led them to achieve an amazing statistical feat.

100 points in the 100th game of the season and the 100th playoff game in franchise history. Awesome right?

To make things more interesting. The Six, which is one of the codenames of Toronto, Canada, won by six points in the sixth game of the series.

Six, six… never mind.

But whether those numbers signify anything or not, the fact of the matter is that the Raptors have advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in the franchise’s 24 years of existence in the NBA. This has got to feel good not only for the players but for the fans as well. They have rooted for one of the best teams in the East for quite some time, but they never got past the conference finals, until now.

Huge credit goes to All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard, whose superb performance in the Bucks series propelled the Raptors to a Finals date with the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors.

The partnership between the Raptors and Kawhi might not last after this season, but they sure gave a lot of fans something to be thankful for. However, the job is not yet complete for Toronto. The Raptors have already taken down the East’s best regular-season team. Now it is time for them to take down the league’s best team over the past five years.

Game 1 of the series will be on Thursday in Toronto.