Title: Murphy Mailbag: Raptors defensive matchups for Antetokounmpo, Bucks depth, Firefly Funhouse and more
Date: May 15, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I opened up the mailbag to preview Raptors-Bucks, looking at rotations, matchups, the new Bray Wyatt, and more.
A tight turnaround for the Eastern Conference Finals threatened the now-customary pre-series mailbag. The Raptors messed around and took seven games to beat the Philadelphia 76ers, compressing the time between series. Kawhi Leonard had to go and hit one of the most historic shots in NBA history, too, and that required some attention.
I am a slave to consistency, though, and so we, together, have persevered here.
The Milwaukee Bucks got the benefit – or detriment, depending on who you ask – of waiting for an opponent and resting for nearly a week ahead of Game 1. They do not, however, get a mailbag. Only you get that. At least, only you get one that will explore wrestling and music in supplement of the more stressful, matchup-related questions this series poses. So let’s get it.