The Raptors’ big advantage getting to this stage was Kawhi Leonard being the best player in the East, plus the deep playoff playoff runs already experienced by Gasol, Lowry, and Ibaka. It worked against the Bucks, whose key players had no experience in a Conference Finals. That advantage now turns into a disadvantage compared to the Warriors.

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