The Toronto Raptors drew 2-2 in the final of the Eastern Conference of the American Basketball League after missing out on their opening two games by beating Tuesday 120-102 in the Milwaukee Bucks reception.
With Kawhi Leonard, their best scorer, physically diminished, the Raptors called for collective momentum to categorically impose on the best team in the NBA regular season, ending up with six players among the eight best scorers of the game.
Kyle Lowry, 25-point scorer Kawhi Leonard (19), Norman Powell (18), Spaniards Serge Ibaka (17, having captured 13 rebounds) and Marc Gasol (17) and Fred VanVleet (13) gave a show of superiority of the Raptors, for which the 'bench of substitutes' contributed decisively.
The Bucks responded through Khris Middleton, who scored 30 points, and Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who contributed 25 and 10 rebounds, but that was insufficient to prevent the Milwaukee team's defeat in a tie in which the prevail the 'house factor'.
The balance at the Toronto match summed up the first period, which the hosts won by a 32-31 lead, firing in the second set to a 10-point lead at 65-55, .
The Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks will face the Golden State Warriors, who won 4-0 in the Western Conference final against the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA's deciding games.