NBA Conference Finals: Who Will Join Warriors In NBA Finals?Published May 21, 2019 by Sol FH
Game 4 of Eastern Conference Finals tips-off tonight at 1:30 GMT between the Raptors vs. Bucks.
The Golden State Warriors have made it to their fifth straight NBA Finals, and they did it in style, completing a 4-0 sweep of the Portland Trailblazers. Portland put up a good fight in Games 3 and 4, but, Steph Curry and Draymond Green led the Warriors to victory. Ever since Kevin Durant went down with an injury in Round 2 of the NBA Playoffs, Curry and Green have been on a tear. Green recorded his second straight triple-double, while Curry scored 36-points in Game 3, followed by 37 in Game 4.
What may be even more eye-opening is the Warriors' stats without Durant in the Playoffs. They are a perfect 6-0 without Durant, and, in games where Durant was out, and Curry played, they are 31-1. So, what should the Warriors do for the NBA Finals? If the Bucks make it, Giannis will be tough to defend, and, if the Raptors overcome the odds, how do they deal with Leonard? But let's not get ahead of ourselves, as the Raptors/Bucks are on the agenda.
Game 4 Preview
The double overtime thriller that was Game 3 gave the Raptors a chance to even the series out at two games apiece if they can stop Giannis Antetokounmpo tonight. The Raptors have worked extremely hard this series to stop the "Greek Freak," but the Bucks have been able to respond with excellent defense and perimeter shooting. The Raptors do have a lot going for them, but, the Bucks are still favored to win tonight's game, and, to take the series.
Led by Khawi Leonard, the Raptors must continue to pressure the Bucks' starting five, as the Milwaukee bench is not much to talk about. Tonight, with a ton on the line, Toronto must use the home-court to their advantage and go into Game 5 with the series at 2-2. Doing this will be hard, as the Bucks are a strong team, but, if they can pull it off it would change the odds for the rest of the series.
Speaking of the odds, bet365 Sports has full betting coverage for this series, and, has already posted odds for Game 4. The Bucks are in the lead at 1.71, while the Raptors are at 2.20. There will be live in-play markets posted throughout the game so punters interested in an interactive wagering experience will be delighted.