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Fans convinced Raptors far from extinct heading into Game 3

Fans fill the streets of downtown Toronto, Ont. celebrating the Toronto Raptors victory over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals on Friday June 14, 2019. (Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun/Postmedia)
Tenzin Kalden (R) and his girlfriend Christine Burns were getting geared up for Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference final happening Sunday night between the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday May 18, 2019. - Jack Boland/Postmedia Network

Raptors fans say this series is far from extinction.

Down two games to none to the Milwaukee Bucks with Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference Final returning Sunday night to Scotiabank Arena in The6ix, the Dino denizens of Jurassic Park say this team isn’t ready for the tar pit yet.

Tenzin Kalden and his girlfriend, Christine Burns, were checking out some fan gear at The Vault on Saturday since it was Kalden’s birthday.

“I think we gotta take this one, we need this one. Or else we are basically done,” said Kalden.

Kalden said the Bucks main star Giannis Antetokounmpo, aka the Greek Freak, and its bench players are strong.

The Bucks benchers — Ersan Ilyasova, Malcom Brogdon and George Hill — combined for 44 points in the 125-103 Game 2 blowout while the Raptors top bench player Norman Powell countered with 14 points.

“I think we gave away the first game for sure. The second one Milwaukee definitely played a good game,” said Kalden.

His girlfriend said she is confident about the Game 3 outcome.

“I’m confident they are going to change their game and take it (Sunday) night,” said Burns. “Bring it on.”

The Raptors dropped a tight Game 1 losing 108-100 and she’s hoping for a little Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry magic in Game 3.

“The first game was tight and they were very unlucky and Game 2 was a bit of a blowout. They didn’t turn up (Friday) night,” Burns said.

She wishes the Raps would get back to the winning ways the team displayed against the Orlando Magic and then the Philadelphia 76ers.

Tip-off for Game 3 is 7 p.m. and as always the rabid Jurassic Park fans will be back in force to cheer them on.

jboland@postmedia.com

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