MARTIAN'S MINUTE: May 24, 2019

I'm way too lazy to type out another intro because it's already 1:11 PM: Hey, it's Martian back for another go-around. Who would have thought I'd actually commit to a new idea for more than a day. Summer really does turn a new leaf in the jungle that is life. I really don't think that made any sense. Hopefully you were so captivated after reading yesterday's Minute that you just had to come back for more. It's actually proven that reading these makes you significantly smarter about things that ultimately will never matter in your professional, and probably personal, lives. But hey, at least you'll absolutely kill it in Catchphrase.


Toronto takes a 3-2 lead over the Bucks with Martian in attendance

I would've had better seats if Hunter would've let me send an invoice to him and charge it as a Burbs expense, but this a "no fun" company apparently. Watching the games in person versus on TV is a much different (and better) experience, and I haven't watched any highlights yet, so I'm just going to say it: Kawhi is officially a robot. His fourth quarter was incredible and even though I was rooting for the Bucks (#FearTheDeer), watching Kawhi put Toronto on his back and lead them back from a double-digit deficit was one of the illest things I've ever seen. We're bringing back "ill", everybody. It was the second playoff game I've ever been to and obviously it was the best. I mean it was the Eastern Conference Finals! Absolute nirvana. The first playoff game I saw was Toronto against Milwaukee in 2017. Round 1, Game 6. Raptors one to eliminate the Bucks; damn, maybe I'm a bad luck charm.

Giannis didn't play horribly but he didn't play like an MVP, either. He was getting clamped pretty good by Raptors defenders and they did an excellent job cutting off his driving lanes the entire game. Kris Middleton only had four points, which was an anomaly, but added in 10 boards and 10 assists; seeing a triple-double in the ECF would've been awesome. Even though the Bucks didn't win, it was still crazy. Hopefully I can make it back for another playoff series in the future and who knows, maybe Hunter will pay for me to go to the Finals?

Drake claps back at the Bucks

Oh, man... not again! Drake has dominated headlines during this series and last night provided even more Drake-Bucks drama. Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said that Drake's sideline antics, which included heckling Giannis, were "disrespectful", and he's not the only one to think so. Personally, I love it. He's doing what any of us would do if we had the means to sit that close every game. Next to Kawhi, Drake is probably the face of the Raptors. He's the first person I think of when I think of Toronto and he's played a major role in bringing the Raptors to the forefront.