The Toronto Raptors defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals to advance to the NBA Finals, where they'll take on the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors.
Kawhi Leonard was spectacular once again for the Raptors, leading them to victory with 27 points, 17 rebounds and seven assists. He got some much-needed help from Pascal Siakam, Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet, who combined to score 49 points.
The four of them helped the Raptors overcome a balanced scoring effort from the Bucks, as six players scored in double figures.
With it being a historic event, a number of current and former NBA players took to social media after the game to congratulate the Raptors on making the Finals for the first time in franchise history...
This series will make giannis better in the long run fa sho!!! He will learn from this and his game will grow- C.J. Watson (@Quietstorm_32) May 26, 2019
🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮😂😂😂😂😂😂🖖🏾🖖🏾🖖🏾- Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) May 26, 2019
Congrats to the @Raptors on making the Finals- Charles Oakley (@CharlesOakley34) May 26, 2019
Kawhi is in a whole other place mentally on the court..- 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) May 26, 2019
Congrats to @Raptors bout to be a great finals. All my guys on the raptors. Ucla kids. LA stars.- Baron Davis (@BaronDavis) May 26, 2019
Honestly i feel so good for the raptors. Even i doubted, we talked crap about Lowry, was their bench any good, how long can Kawhi keep this up? All those questions and they told us to sit n watch! Congrats- Channing Frye (@channingfrye) May 26, 2019
Kawhi.- Jalen Rose (@JalenRose) May 26, 2019
Happy for you 2 LEGENDS K Low & @MarcGasol. Nothing like competing for an NBA Championship!- Mike Miller (@MikeMiller_13) May 26, 2019
This pretty much seals that Kawhi will stay in @Raptors How can he leave now! @Bucks failed to close and they are young enough to recover! #RaptorsVsBucks- Eddie A Johnson (@Jumpshot8) May 26, 2019
Wow... didn't see this coming, congrats to the raptors.- Eric Gordon (@TheofficialEG10) May 26, 2019
City Deserved That One #6ix 🙏🏼- Kelly Olynyk (@KellyOlynyk) May 26, 2019
Congrats to @Klow7 way to work hard and play through tough times. #northphilly- Cuttino Mobley (@CuttinosLife) May 26, 2019
Really happy for Kyle Lowry being able to play in his first NBA Finals, the city of Toronto, and their tremendous fan base.- Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 26, 2019
Congratulations @Raptors #CanadaBasketball- Rick Fox (@RickFox) May 26, 2019
Wow Congrats to the @Raptors.. That's big for the City and Canada.. Very special group 💯💯💯- DeMarre Carroll (@DeMarreCarroll1) May 26, 2019
#TheNorth @Klow7 I'm so happy for you bro.- Greivis Vasquez (@greivisvasquez) May 26, 2019
. @MarcGasol eres el mejor centro de todo norte America. Te quiero y te aprecio.- Greivis Vasquez (@greivisvasquez) May 26, 2019
The 2019 NBA Finals begins on Thursday, May 30.