Yesterday marked the first game in the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors playoff series. This will be the first time in NBA history that the Bucks and Raptors would meet in the Playoffs. Each team is looking to start the series off right as they go against each other in Toronto.
The first quarter would start off right for the Milwaukee team as Giannis Antetokounmpo would score seven points while shooting 60% from the field. Tony Snell would earn six points as he knocks down two 3-pointers. On the other end, Serge Ibaka would light the floor up with ten points, which would include a 3-pointer. DeMar DeRozan would also score eight points but it would be the Bucks who end the first period with a 30-22 lead. The second quarter belonged to the Toronto team as they go on a 29 to 16 run. DeMar DeRozan would heat up for ten points but the majority of those would come from the free-throw line. The first-round pick in the 2011 draft, Jonas Valanciunas, would also collect five points for the home team. The human alphabet, Antetokounmpo, would score an additional eight points for the visiting team but it would be the Toronto Raptors that walk into halftime with a 51 to 46 advantage. The Bucks would return the favor in the third quarter with a 29-19 run. Giannis Antetokounmpo would shoot a perfect 100% from the field as he scores seven points. The rookie Malcolm Brogdon would knock down two 3-pointers and pull down four rebounds. On the other end, DeRozan would chalk up eight points, along with two rebounds. Former Suns player, P.J. Tucker, would come off the bench to collect five points of his own, which would include one 3-pointer but it would the Bucks that would enter the last period with a 75-70 lead. The Milwaukee Bucks would close things out in the fourth quarter as Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Greg Monroe each chalk up six points, helping the Bucks defeat the Raptors, 97-83 and grabbing a 1-0 lead in the series. Giannis Antetokounmpo would finish with twenty-eight points, eight rebounds and three assists. DeMar DeRozan would finish with twenty-seven points, eight rebounds and one assist. Kyle Lowry would be limited to only four points in the game.