It’s Giannis Antetokounmpo versus the world in the first round, as his Bucks look to pull off an upset against a Toronto team fueled by one of the league’s more menacing one-two punches in DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry.
Toronto is more than just its guard play, though. The Raptors Raiders Cheap Jerseys traded for Serge Ibaka at the trade deadline, fortifying a lineup already possessing a hard-nosed front court of Jonas Valanciunas and DeMarre Carroll. They also added P.J. Tucker to provide wing support off the bench.
Toronto is built to challenge LeBron James and the Cavaliers, who they’ll meet in the second round should they advance past Milwaukee.
“We’re wearing all black to the game,” said Wizards forward Kelly Oubre. “It’s a memo that the team’s giving out. We’re ready for whatever. Round 3. Let’s get it.”
Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas mocked the hype of the regular season contest. “That’s cute that they’re wearing all black,” Thomas said, according to CSN. “I just kind of laughed [when I heard] … it’s not like it’s a Game 7.”
The Wizards won that game, 123-108. We’re about to get an entire playoff series of this, and if we’re lucky we’ll get a Game 7.
Wizards-Celtics scuffles date back for more than a year now. Last season, Jae Crowder accused former Wizards coach Randy Wittman of cursing at him. Only Crowder was hit with a technical foul. Things have escalated since then.
In a November game, Wall was ejected for getting into an altercation with Marcus Smart.