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Drake guarantees Raptors will advance to NBA Finals to face Warriors

Drake guarantees Raptors will advance to NBA Finals to face Warriors

The Raptors are going to the NBA Finals. Well, not quite yet. 

They still need one more win to eliminate the Bucks in the Eastern Conference finals. But don't tell Drake that.

Yep, Drake guaranteed his Raptors would secure their first NBA Finals berth in the aftermath of their Game 5 victory Thursday night. 

It's not like Toronto has a long history of choking in the playoffs with the pressure on the line, or anything like that. Nope. None.

Riiiiight.

[RELATED: Raptors' Game 5 victory over Bucks is a win-win for Dubs]

If the Raptors do in fact advance to face the Warriors in the Finals, Draymond Green isn't too concerned about the presence of Toronto's unofficial mascot.

"Drake can't shoot. Nor can he pass," Green told reporters Thursday. "You ever seen Drake play basketball?"

He might not be able to shoot or pass, but Drake clearly isn't afraid to tempt fate.

Watch Steph Curry, Canelo Álvarez spar at celebrity golf tournament

Watch Steph Curry, Canelo Álvarez spar at celebrity golf tournament

Oh no! Steph Curry got in a sparring match.

Just kidding. But the Warriors superstar did have a fake fight with legendary boxer Canelo Álvarez as the two participated in the American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament in Lake Tahoe while waiting for a practice round.

Canelo made Curry look the least athletic he probably has ever looked -- and that’s saying something. 

Canelo swiped from the left side at Steph and he couldn’t believe it. 

“You’re supposed to move, dude,” somebody shouted as Steph laughed. 

Canelo has just one loss across his career with 53 wins in 56 fights -- 36 of those wins were by knockout. That’s probably why he’s dubbed the world’s best active boxer by BoxRec. 

[RELATED: Steph adorably teaches son to golf on the beach]

Glad it’s Steph and not me.

Don’t worry, nobody was hurt in the making of this Instagram story. 

Warriors 2020 NBA free agency targets: Five big men team could sign

Warriors 2020 NBA free agency targets: Five big men team could sign

The Warriors need to bolster their frontcourt this offseason.

They could do just that through the NBA draft, free agency or both.

Last week, Grant Liffmann listed some possible "under-the-radar" free-agents the front office could target. And Monte Poole, Kerith Burke, Liffmann and yours truly discussed those options this week on the latest "Warriors Roundtable."

It's very possible that general manager Bob Myers and his staff make it a priority to sign a player (or two) who is a threat from deep.

The plan was for Kevon Looney to add the 3-point shot to his game last year, but injuries derailed his season.

Marquese Chriss averaged 2.7 3-point attempts per game over his first two NBA seasons with the Phoenix Suns, but just shot 39 3s over 59 games with the Dubs in 2019-20 (he made eight).

[RELATED: Debating guards, wings Warriors could sign in free agency]

And Draymond Green -- who might end up playing more center in 2020-21 -- has not shot the ball consistently well from beyond the arc the last four regular seasons.

To see which big men the Warriors might be interested in adding this October, watch the full conversation above.

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