Bucks jet past Raptors late in Game 1 win

I think it speaks a little bit to the character of the group.

A Wisconsin radio station announced Tuesday it will push the mute button on Canadian rapper Drake during the National Basketball Association playoffs series between the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors. In a battle of two of the best rebounding teams, the Bucks decisively won the boards late. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.1 ppg, 11.6 rpg, and 4.6 apg to lead the team for the playoffs. The hosts are installed as 6.5-point favorites for tonight's tilt as they look to take firm control of the series, while the visitors will be on a mission to knot things up.

"The way guys competed and just got after it. stands out to me", Budenholzer said. We weren't getting our screens set good enough. He had 30 points, eight rebounds and two assists on 10-of-15 shooting from the field, including 7-of-9 from deep. Not only was he splashing threes like a Splash Brother, but he also made his usual assortment of game-changing defensive stops at key times, such as stepping in for a charge, diving out of bounds to save a wayward pass, and ripping Khris Middleton at half court. Lowry's hustle will always be there, but odds are his scoring will tail off.

One positive for the Raptors was their three-point shooting. Milwaukee is hanging back and clogging the paint, so it's imperative for Gasol and Ibaka to capitalize.

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The Raptors received a 30-point performance from Kyle Lowry on 10-of-15 from the field, but the rest of the team struggled from the field as Toronto converted on just 37.0 percent of their shots. Gasol's heavy usage was more palatable against Orlando and Philadelphia when there was a slow post-up center for him to match-up, but it's a track meet against the Bucks because their fives are all shooters.

After the Bucks missed all 11 of their threes in the third quarter (and their first of the fourth quarter), Brook Lopez knocked one in from long range to draw the Bucks to within four points. Lopez really poured it on in the fourth when Gasol completely lost his legs.

Lowry was 5-for-7 and scored 14 points in the fourth quarter, while teammate Kawhi Leonard was 0-for-3 and was held to two points on free throws in the fourth to finish with 31 points.

"We've got to continue to work the offense for shots".

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