3. Toronto Raptors
The Raptors have been desperately unlucky with injuries this season. In fact, you could argue that it’s tantamount to Nick Nurse’s abilities that they’ve still been so competitive this year because almost every player has been absent at one point or another. Furthermore, they have the second-best defense in the league which is impressive.
Their championship experience will be key because all of their pieces are finally falling into place. Also, they’ll want to make a good showing because they know they could face the Bucks in the Eastern Conference finals. Everybody knows that they want to lure Giannis up North.