The Milwaukee Bucks hand Toronto Raptors a blowout loss, taking 2-1 lead in series

The Milwaukee Bucks hand Toronto Raptors a blowout loss, taking 2-1 lead in series

Last night marked the third game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors in their playoff series.  The first game resulted in a victory for the Bucks as they beat the Raptors, 97 to 83.  Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with twenty-eight points, eight rebounds and three assists.  DeMar DeRozan finished with twenty-seven points, eight rebounds and one assist.  The Raptors would bounce back in Game 2 as they slip away with a 106-100 win.  DeMar DeRozan would score twenty-three points, grab seven rebounds and dish off three assists.  Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up with twenty-four points, fifteen rebounds and seven assists.  Each team would look to take a 2-1 lead in the series as they try to pull a win in Milwaukee.

The game would start off right for the Bucks as Khris Middleton lights the floor up with eleven points in the first quarter, which contained one 3-pointer.  Giannis Antetokounmpo would also contribute with ten points of his own, including two 3-pointers.  He would also pull down three rebounds and dish off three assists.  On the other end, Serge Ibaka, Jonas Valanciunas and Kyle Lowry would each be limited to four points as the Bucks end the first quarter with a huge 32-12 advantage.  The second period would not get any easier for the visiting team as former Pistons player, Greg Monroe, comes for the Bucks bench to drop twelve points, shooting 71% from the field.  Middleton would score three points, crash the boards for three rebounds and give out five assists.  Michael Beasley and Matthew Dellavedova would both come off the bench to chalk up three points each.  As for the Toronto team, DeRozan would drop eight points but they would all come from the free-throw line.  The first-round pick in the 2015 draft, Delon Wright, came off the bench to throw up seven points, three coming from beyond the arc but it was the home team that went into halftime with a comfortable 57-30 lead.  Antetokounmpo would chalk up five points in the third period, as well as five rebounds.  Thon Maker would collect five points of his own, which were one 3-pointer and two free throws.  Kyle Lowry would earn six points for his Canada team while DeMarre Carroll would collect three points from behind the arc.  The Milwaukee Bucks would end the third quarter with a 78-46 lead, as they look to close things out in the fourth.  The Raptors would go on a 31 to 26 run in the last period, though, as Norman Powell would come off the bench to drop ten points, four coming the free-throw line.  But it would be the Bucks who finish things off as former Heat player, Michael Beasley, drops seven points, including one 3-pointer.  The Milwaukee Bucks would go on to defeat the Toronto Raptors with a 104 to 77 blowout win, taking a 2-1 lead in the series.  Khris Middleton would finish with a game-high twenty points, three rebounds and seven assists.  Kyle Lowry would ended up with thirteen points, five rebounds and two assists.

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