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What’s your prediction for Raptors vs. Bucks?

The first round is coming, and we want to get a sense of where everyone stands on the Raptors’ opening series.

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It’s Question of the Week time here at HQ, and with the playoffs starting in a couple of days: we’ve got a doozy to work with here. Despite the existence of one more regular season game — tonight’s contest with the Cavaliers — and more preview content on the way, let’s discuss our predictions for the coming Raptors vs. Bucks series. Its time is nigh.

Here are the top 10 questions you should ask yourself before arriving at your answer:

10) How sick, currently, is DeMar DeRozan?

9) Is the Serge Ibaka-Kyle Lowry pairing going to work?

8) Who gets the most minutes: Delon Wright, Norman Powell, Jakob Poeltl or Lucas Nogueira?

7) Tony Snell and Jason Terry?????

6) Will the combined three-point shooting percentage of Patrick Patterson and DeMarre Carroll get over 35 percent?

5) What kind of evil seance did Jason Kidd hold while conjuring up a devious plan to defeat the Raptors?

4) How worried should be about Greg Monroe in the post against Jonas Valanciunas?

3) How much will Khris Middleton’s defense bother DeRozan?

2) Will Kyle Lowry be all the way back in the flow, in rhythm, in insert-term-for-ineffable-mojo-quality here, for Game 1?

1) Can Giannis beat the Raptors by himself?

Now, to the question at hand:

Poll

What’s your prediction for Raptors vs. Bucks in Round 1 of the 2017 NBA Playoffs?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Raptors in 4
    (82 votes)
  • 40%
    Raptors in 5
    (487 votes)
  • 37%
    Raptors in 6
    (444 votes)
  • 5%
    Raptors in 7
    (70 votes)
  • 9%
    Bucks in any number of games, which would be extremely bad
    (113 votes)
1196 votes total Vote Now

My pick: Raptors in 6.

Toronto loses Game 1 at home (a tradition like no other) and drops Game 4, but manages to come together and close the series on the road. Book it.