We arrive here again. Game 2. An 0-1 hole. The possibility of an early exit from the post-season. The wailing and gnashing of teeth and a rending of the very fabric of the universe. It's all in play tonight in Toronto. We're doing fine, thank you very much.
We will not rehash Game 1 here. Dammit, let's move on. Here are some things you can use to prepare yourselves for Game 2.
- Our man Sean Woodley had an optimstic (realistic) take here to remind us that the Raptors are still a very good team.
- Site newcomer Adam Iafrate floated out some ideas for slowing down Giannis Antetokounmpo. It'll be tough, but there is hope there.
- Then I took a turn getting worried at night, worried in the afternoon, and worried in the game preview. I am a nervous fellow.
There's still time to vote in our poll, by the way. Who do you think will win Raptors vs. Bucks Game 2? Be sure to consider your answer carefully -- the fate of Toronto could rest in your hands. That's it.
We're 30 minutes from tip-off in what is the biggest game of the season to date. We'll report any news or updates beforehand. Now, we sit and wait... and hope for the best (of Kyle Lowry, of DeMar DeRozan, of DeMarre Carroll, of the whole dang squad). At least Serge Ibaka will be on hand -- probably.
Casey on Ibaka: "He should be able to go."— Daniel Reynolds (@aka_Reynolds) April 18, 2017
Check out our pre-Game 2 Facebook Live here. It's me and Sean Woodley talking Raptors. (Do I look tense?)