TORONTO (AP) – Kawhi Leonard had 27 points and 17 rebounds Saturday night to lead the Toronto Raptors into the NBA finals for the first time with a 100-94 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Raptors overcame a 15-point deficit to win the series in six games and will host the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA finals Thursday night.

Pascal Siakam scored 18 points, Kyle Lowry had 17 and Fred VanVleet 14 for the Raptors, who used a 26-3 run late in the third quarter and early in the fourth to turn the game in their favor.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 21 points and 11 rebounds, but the NBA’s top team in the regular season saw its bid for a first finals berth in 45 years come to a disappointing end with a fourth consecutive defeat.

WARRIORS: Stephen Curry hears the dynasty talk about Golden State during another postseason run.

Draymond Green realizes special teams only stay together for so long before they’re broken apart.

That’s why the Warriors decided from Day 1 of camp to cherish this season.

Golden State is a franchise in its prime – five straight trips to the NBA finals and seeking a third consecutive title. But the clock is ticking and the Warriors are well aware of the possible ramifications of free agency and how things could change in a hurry this summer.

“Basketball careers aren’t that long. If you can get 10 out of it, you’re lucky,” Green said. “To be to five straight finals, I don’t even know what to say about it. This is what you play for. This is our goal every year and to get here five straight times is special.”

The Warriors started this run with three All-Stars in Curry, Green and Klay Thompson. They added two in Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins.

How many they’ll have after free agency is anyone’s guess.

Curry – with nearly 11-month-old son Canon regularly in his arms for the ride – is relishing this stretch of his decorated career, appreciating how far the Warriors have come during the 10 years he’s been in the league.

A third straight title is suddenly within reach, which would be Golden State’s fourth in five years.

“We know what’s at stake and what we’re chasing this year, this series, this game, and that’s the only way that you can really put your best foot forward in terms of trying to get back to the mountaintop,” Curry said.

“We’ll have plenty of time when we hang the sneakers up to really go back and think about all the different experiences and highs and lows, but right now we’re (in the finals again). It’s special.”

The Warriors are the first team to reach five consecutive finals since the Celtics advanced to 10 straight from 1957-66.

TRAIL BLAZERS: Coach Terry Stotts signed a contract extension through the 2021-22 season.

Stotts, Portland’s coach since 2012, led the team to its first appearance in the Western Conference finals in 19 years.

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