LIVE: Kawhi’s Raptors square off against Bucks in Game 4 of conference finals

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LIVE: Kawhi’s Raptors square off against Bucks in Game 4 of conference finals


After the emotion of a season-saving double-overtime win on Sunday, the Raptors need to summon a similar amount of energy and intensity in an equally-important game tonight.

Down two games to one to the Milwaukee Bucks, the Raptors host Game 4 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference final at the Scotiabank Arena.

How important is the game?

The Bucks have lost two consecutive games only once this season and have never lost three in a row. To think Toronto could come back from trailing 3-1 and beat Milwaukee three straight times and twice on the road after a loss tonight would be almost impossible to imagine.

Kawhi Leonard, who played a career-high 52 minutes in Sunday’s game and came down awkwardly on his right leg after one a dunk in the second overtime period, was ready to go.

“He looks good, so far,” coach Nick Nurse said before the game. “We’ll see.”

Follow our Raps Tracker for a behind the scenes look pre-game at Scotiabank Arena and live reaction from Toronto Star sports scribes Doug Smith and Bruce Arthur all game long. Stay tuned to @StarSports and thestar.com/sports for all your post-game reaction.

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