In addition to earning an impressive six-game series win on the court - and also kind of because of it - the Toronto Raptors also won the social media game against the Milwaukee Bucks this week.
DeMar DeRozan came up big for Toronto when it mattered in a 92-89 victory in Milwaukee to seal the series win and set up another showdown with LeBron James and the Cavaliers.
DeRozan had 32 points and helped put away the Bucks late with late free throws, while his counterpart Giannis Antetokounmpo struggled from the line, going 7 for 13 on the game, despite a fantastic game overall.
DeRozan's dunk here, which can be seen below, was part of a desperate sequence by the Raptors, who lost a 25-point lead in the second half.
The host Bucks fought valiantly in the game, but didn't have enough left in the tank after clawing all the way back into the game.
The series win allows for all sorts of bragging rights for the city, the franchise and even the mascots.
Things were looking good for the Bucks a week ago, up 2-1 in the series with home-court advantage tilted in their favor.
Bucks mascot Bango got a little cocky when his team had that lead and everyone was looking forward to a Giannis/LeBron matchup in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
That's Bango, getting his message across with some silly signage, with one of the cards reading, "Did you hear the Toronto Raptors basketball team doesn't have a website?"
The next card read: "They can't get three W's together!"
But oh, the tables did indeed turn.
That's because the Raptors not only won games on the road, but also at home, in taking the series in six, winning the final three games (right in a row. Together.).
And since one good social media shot deserves another, the Raptors mascot (cleverly named "The Raptor") took the opportunity for a little revenge.
The Toronto staff was a little more high-tech in the revenge game, as the video features The Raptor registering a domain on GoDaddy.com.
That domain? www.rapsin6.com. (By the way, the actual, live domain features the video too.)
The video finishes with The Raptor impersonating the famous Kermit the Frog drinking some tea meme with his own gulp.
It's pretty well done and congratulations to the Toronto team for putting it together.
And an even bigger congratulations to the Raptors on-court team for making such taunts possible.News Now - Sport News