Toronto has Sundays placed for the finals of the Eastern Conference in the NBA. Portland did the same in the Western Conference.
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Toronto won in the seventh and final duel with a 92-90 Philadelphia. Kawhi Leonard ruled the party with an unlikely ‘buzzer beater’. The leather clashed four times on the ring before he just fell. Leonard gave the Raptors thus the victory and the qualification.
The 27-year-old All-Star with 41 points, the figure of the night for the home team. In the losing camp was Joel Embiid to 21 points and 11 rebounds.
The Canadians take it for a place in the great NBA finals against Milwaukee. The Bucks, the number one of the regular season, knocked in their second round to Boston, 4-1. For Toronto it is only the second Conferencefinale. In 2016, she and they are at the Cleveland Cavaliers of LeBron James.
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Portland is the next challenger for champion Golden State
In the Western Conference Portland in the final of the challenger of champion Golden State. The Trail Blazers went on Sunday in the seventh duel against Denver with 96-100 at the longest end. CJ McCollum scored 37 points for the visiting team. The Nuggets ended Nikola Jokic with 29 points (and 13 rebounds) behind his name.
For Portland, it’s from 2000 years ago that they Conferencefinale were allowed to play. In 1977, took the Trail Blazers to their only title.
Golden State, the champion of the past two years, put before Houston aside with a 4-2.