Tough to watch, the NBA Finals minus the Bucks

It was such a fantastic season.

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks over Toronto Raptors forward DeMarre Carroll (5), forward Serge Ibaka (9) and forward PJ Tucker (2) during first-half NBA playoff basketball game action in Toronto on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

And now Bucks fans are left to ponder what might have been.

Toronto knocked the Bucks out of the playoffs with four straight victories. That now sets up this match-up starting tonight for the NBA title.

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My thoughts as we head into Game One at Toronto.

1) I still can’t figure out or accept how Toronto got there instead of the Bucks who seemed all season long to be a team of destiny. Best record. Best defense. Best bench. Winning by leaving opponents in shambles, including 3 out of 4 wins against Toronto in the regular season.

2) The Bucks can really shoot. But that of their game, a critical one, left them and never returned.

3) SORE LOSER ALERT:  Though to win when your opponent has eight men on the court. How many times was Giannis knocked to the floor with no foul. Merely touch Kawhi Leonard and he’s going to the foul line.

4) Was our potential Coach of the Year out-coached? Sure looked like it.

5) In my view TNT analysts Reggie Miller and Chris Webber, Webber more so than Miller, were clearly biased in favor of Toronto. Why do I suggest that?  It’s pretty evident when  your commentary is predominantly coming from a Raptors perspective…here’s what Toronto has to do, just one example. It became sickening for awhile.

6) Toronto can make history! They go the Finals for the first time since they entered the NBA in 1995, 24 years ago. So what! Who cares! Not me. The Bucks were last in the NBA finals in 1974. That’s 44 years ago. Was anyone gripping a microphone cognizant of that math?

7) OK, so no Reggie Miller or Chris Webber. That means we’re stuck with the disgustingly annoying Jeff Van Gundy as an analyst in this series. One of my favorite You Tube sports videos is when Van Gundy coached the NY Knicks.

They should have buried him.

8) And then of course making it difficult to watch…

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Finally, can both teams lose? I can’t stand either one of them.

But one team has to win. And if it’s Golden State, with players that can hit the wide open look jumpers, unlike the Bucks in their Eastern Conference Semifinal slump, I could live with that.

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