They were a possession or two away from trailing Philadelphia 3-1 in the conference semifinals, a possession or two away from losing Game 7 in that round, and a possession or two away from trailing Milwaukee 3-0 in the conference finals.
Of course, the Sixers have no one to blame other than themselves for coming up short the way they did against the Raptors since the opportunities were there on numerous occasions.
"For sure", Shaun Livingston said with a smile of taking on the upstart Raptors, "for sure, we'll leave it right there".
Leonard has been the driving force behind the Raptors' run to the NBA Finals, averaging 31.2 points.
On Saturday night, the Raptors made franchise history, beating the Milwaukee Bucks to secure the Eastern conference Championship, qualifying for the National Basketball Association finals for the first time.
This is the last hurrah for Oracle Arena, too, before the Warriors move across the bay to new Chase Center for next season.
"There's a lot of good ideas from a lot of guys, and we certainly open our ears and listen to our guys".
Things are trending well for Cousins, but Kerr admits he is wary of how the big man will be able to get acclimated if and when he returns to the court.
Game 1 of the NBA Finals will be played in Toronto on Thursday, May 30.
"In what 24 years of their existence and for them to finally get over the hump, you could tell how much it meant". "I think that series happened a certain way".