While red confetti fell and the streets outside Scotiabank Arena became delirious with joy, Kawhi Leonard and Giannis Antetokounmpo came together at mid-court, surrounded by photographers and media to share a quiet congratulatory word. NBA TV Live Stream In the space of seven months, the questions surrounding their names vanished as they went toe-to-toe in an enthralling battle to see who would move on to what would be a historic NBA Finals appearance for their respective franchise. The Bucks would take two of the three matchups where both All-Stars would suit up, whetting the appetite for a collision course in the playoffs for the Eastern Conferences two best teams.
For Leonard, the questions entering the season would follow his every footstep, as doubt lingered as to whether he would again reach his Finals MVP level play of 2014 after appearing just nine times in a tumultuous final season in San Antonio. NBA TV Live Stream For Antetokounmpo, many publicly questioned if he was the type of superstar to carry a Milwaukee franchise beyond the first-round of the playoffs for the just the second time in 30 years.