Forgrave: "I'd Give Them A Fighting Chance"

If you had to pick one team to beat the Warriors in a seven-game series – and your life depended on it – who would you pick?

Reiter Than You
February 15, 2019 - 10:16 am

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The Golden State Warriors (41-16) are the best team in the West. They are 18-3 over their last 21 games and are favored to win their fourth NBA title in five seasons.

But if you had to pick one team to beat them in a seven-game series – and your life depended on it – who would you pick?

CBSSports.com NBA writer Reid Forgrave would take Toronto (43-16), which trails Milwaukee (43-14) by one game for the top seed in the East.

“That’s my pick,” Forgrave said on Reiter Than You. “If you want to say the Bucks because of Giannis spreading the floor, I’m not going to argue in a major sort of way with that. I’d quibble here and there, but I just think the Raptors – the way that they switch so well, the way that I think they have some defensive stalwarts like Kawhi Leonard and now Marc Gasol – I think the Raptors, if healthy, against the Warriors, if healthy, I’d give them a fighting chance.”

The Raptors enter the break having won six straight games and have a chance to win 60+ for the first time in franchise history.

“Are they going to beat them?” Forgrave asked. “Probably not because the Warriors are the Warriors. This is one of the greatest NBA dynasties of all time. But I think the Raptors are a really, really complete basketball team.”