Trudeau says family 'extremely excited' about Raptors historic playoff run

WATCH ABOVE: Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse on Thursday reacted to his team's Game 5 win against the Milwaukee Bucks, adding the team had to play with a "tremendous amount of effort." Courtesy: NBA/TNT

SAULT STE MARIE, Ont. – Even the prime minister is excited about the Toronto Raptors ahead of the biggest game in the franchise’s history.

Justin Trudeau says his son is a massive Raptors fan who has been staying up later than usual to watch the team play in the NBA Eastern Conference final.

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Trudeau, who was speaking to reporters in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., says his household is “extremely excited” about the basketball team.

The Raptors have a 3-2 lead in games against the Milwaukee Bucks and are set to play Game 6 in Toronto tomorrow night.

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A win means Toronto would make its first ever NBA finals appearance.

The Raptors’ playoff run has captured fans’ attention, particularly after star Kawhi Leonard scored a buzzer-beater that vaulted the team into the Eastern Conference finals.

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