Video: Drake gives Raptors coach Nick Nurse a shoulder rub in the middle of the game
The Raptors managed to swing the momentum in their favor and began building on their lead early in the fourth quarter. Drake even made sure to give Nurse his props with a brief shoulder rub, via Michael Lee of The Athletic:
Drake is there with the shoulder rub Nick Nurse never knew he needed pic.twitter.com/usqo92LfPI
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) May 22, 2019
Drake’s antics have become a staple in Toronto for the last several years. He did not have much to cheer about when the Raptors were on the road. Fortunately, the celebrations are in full swing now that his team has evened the series at home.
It is safe to say that Nurse certainly did not mind getting some reassurance from the team’s ambassador. Regardless, he is taking solace from the fact that his team managed to turn things around in Toronto.
The series got off to a slow start for the Raptors and it appears as though the Bucks were ready to start putting the nail in the coffin after taking a 2-0 lead. While it may have taken some time, their adjustments have started to come to fruition over the last two games.
There is no question that the onus is on Nurse to make the most out of the roster Toronto has put together over the last year. He had taken the brunt of the criticism for their struggles early on. It seems he may now have to prepare for some more shoulder rubs from Drake if the Raptors can win the series.