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NBA Playoffs 2017 Poll: Who wins Game 1 in Toronto?

It’s the NBA Playoffs, the Bucks are here, who ya got?

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There are many ways to express it, but we need to account for the history of the Raptors in Game 1s. They’ve been in eleven of them and managed to win.... one. That, for you math heads out there, is a 1-10 record. It is qualitatively and quantitatively, uh, not good. We all want it to change.

The Bucks of recent history have not fared much better. The last time they won a Game 1 was all the way back in 2001 (the same year as the Raptors). It was this version of the Bucks who ultimately lost to the Sixers in the Conference Finals. They’ve lost seven since then.

Anyway, back to today. The Raptors are at full strength (relatively speaking; we don’t know about the flu-like symptoms that P.J. Tucker and Kyle Lowry were maybe sort of possibly suffering from. They both missed Friday’s media appearance to rest.) The Bucks also come locked and loaded (minus poor Jabari Parker). Both teams have played 82 regular season games to get here.

We’ve already covered this series every which way we could. There’s a preview for the whole thing here, a look at today’s Game 1 here, and a hub of posts with everything you could possibly want on Raptors vs. Bucks (including odds, quotes, schedules, and more). But now we get to the elemental point.

Game 1. Raptors. Bucks. Tip-off at 5:30. Who ya got?

Poll

Who wins Game 1?

This poll is closed

  • 91%
    Raptors, you know it
    (92 votes)
  • 8%
    Bucks, gotdamn
    (9 votes)
101 votes total Vote Now