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Sports Media World Reacts To Gus Johnson's Performance Tonight

Gus Johnson calling college basketball.

NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 09: Fox Sports announcer Gus Johnson before the game between the Seton Hall Pirates and the Villanova Wildcats at Prudential Center on March 9, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Porter Binks/Getty Images)

NBA fans tuning into TNT for Monday's playoff clash between the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors were treated to a different, but familiar voice.

Gus Johnson, a veteran known for bringing energy to college football and basketball broadcasts, called Game 2 of the Eastern Conference series.

Fans were thrilled to hear Johnson lend his voice to the postseason matchup at Wells Fargo Center.

The Ringer's Bill Simmons used 15 exclamation points to convey his excitement before theorizing that Johnson's presence ensures a thrilling finish.

Jimmy Traina of Sports Illustrated said he thought Johnson was holding back in hopes of calling an epic conclusion to the opening-round contest.

We'll have to see if the 76ers and Raptors let Johnson provide a vibrant soundtrack to another nail-biter finish.

While Philadelphia ran away with a 131-111 triumph Saturday to start the series, Monday's action has been a more back-and-forth affair. Yet the 76ers quickly bolstered their lead to 50-42 in the second quarter following a 7-0 run.