Bucks beat Raptors in Game 1

  • Bucks beat Raptors in Game 1

Bucks beat Raptors in Game 1

"I think the guys fought", he said. He's a competitor, he's a fighter.

"It sounds like a yearly song we sing but we're going to go as he and DeMar goes and he's gotta be aggressive no matter what the defence is doing", Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said of his point guard.

Game 3 is 10:00am Friday morning AEDT.

Greg Monroe had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Bucks, Tony Snell scored 11, and Khris Middleton finished with 10 points and nine assists.

With the Raptors leading 102-100, Lowry's jumper gave them a four-point lead with nine seconds reamining, putting the game to bed.

The Raptors just had a bad game, albeit one that highlights their deficiencies that we already knew existed.

Casey reacted to Game 1's let down with a combination of loyalty to who got him here and adjusting to who gave him the best shot at winning. I think I tried to (go on a similar rant) a year ago but I didn't do as good a job as he did last night.

The Raptors are 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games, 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a win and 7-21-1 ATS in their last 29 Conference Quarterfinals games.

Lowry said Saturday's poor night felt "like deja vu all over again". Added DeRozan: "Without him, we wouldn't have gotten that win tonight". "After a couple of hours I just said, 'I'm going to try to go, and if I can't go, I'm just going to ask the coach to take me out'". I knew there was five seconds on the shot clock. "For me, it was just going out there and playing". They made just five of their 23 attempts from deep. Casey said Toronto must do a better job at getting back in transition. And we didn't do that long enough in Game 1. Toronto F Serge Ibaka was able to start Tuesday after missing practice Monday due to a sprained ankle he sustained in Game 1. "We've got to get those guys off the 3".

The Raptors led by 13 points in the third quarter and 12 points in the fourth quarter, making comebacks in both cases.

The Raptors led by one point with 2:46 to play after Antetokounmpo made a layup.

Ibaka is fortunate the Raptors had two days between games.

Brogdon's three-pointer went in and came back out with just under two minutes remaining and the Bucks trailing 102-100. DeRozan replied with a basket.

Bucks at Raptors, Milwaukee leads 1-0.

Lowry aggressively attacked the basket the entire first half, getting to the line seven times and converting all seven freebies. Milwaukee Bucks forward Thon Maker (7) tries to grab a rebound as Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (7), DeMar DeRozan (10), Serge Ibaka (9) and Jonas Valanciunas (17) defend during the first half of Game 2 of an National Basketball Association b.

The Bucks kept hacking at Toronto leads.

Contain Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greek Freak dominated the first game of the series with his scoring and rebounding. In Game 2, the Raptors neutralized each of those issues, tying the Bucks in fastbreak points (12 apiece) and points in the paint (30 apiece), keeping it close in turnovers (Bucks 12 to Raptors 13), and gaining a slight advantage in points scored off of turnovers (Raptors 19 to Bucks 18).

After a better start by the Celtics, a familiar theme started to take hold as the Bulls took control by dominating the offensive glass.

Isaiah Thomas top scored for Boston with 20 points. If you can take a moment to show your appreciation, you can also rate and review us in the iTunes store, while we can be found socially on Facebook and Twitter. He averaged 12.7 points a game that season. He was just in his second year in league in Bucks' last playoff appearance in 2014-15. With Toronto holding a two-point lead, Milwaukee's Malcolm Brogdon and Matthew Dellavedova each missed wide-open threes in the final two minutes.