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NBA Finals 2019: Report - Toronto Raptors optimistic OG Anunoby will return during the Finals

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The Toronto Raptors are through to their first NBA Finals appearance in franchise history and could receive a boost with the return of OG Anunoby.

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According to the Toronto Sun's Ryan Wolstat, the Raptors are "quietly optimistic" the swingman will be back on court at some point during the series against the Golden State Warriors.

The 21-year-old, who has been sidelined since April 12 after undergoing an emergency appendectomy, was seen on court at Scotiabank Arena getting shots up prior to Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Anunoby averaged 7.0 points on 45.3 percent shooting, adding 2.9 rebounds per game during the regular season and would provide another strong defensive option against Kevin Durant and co on the perimeter in the Finals.

The 2019 NBA Finals tips off Thursday at 9:00pm ET.

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