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The Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Toronto Raptors, completing a 4-0 series sweep

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Toronto Raptors, completing a 4-0 series sweep

Tonight marked the fourth game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors in their playoff series.  The defending champions have not lost a game yet during these playoffs.  Game 1 of this series would end with a Cleveland victory, 116 to 105.  In that game, LeBron James would score thirty-five points, pull down ten rebounds and dish off four assists.  Kyle Lowry would put up twenty points, two rebounds and eleven assists.  The second game would be a defeat for the Raptors again, as they are handed a 125-103 loss.  LeBron James ended with thirty-nine points, six rebounds and four assists.  Jonas Valanciunas would settle for twenty-three points and five rebounds.  The Cleveland team would win the last game, as well, pulling away with a 115 to 94 win.  LeBron James would chalk up thirty-five points, eight rebounds and seven assists.  DeMar DeRozan would score thirty-seven points, pull down two rebounds and throw out three assists.  The Cleveland Cavaliers would look to complete a 4-0 sweep tonight as they face the Raptors in the Air Canada Centre.

The game would start off right for both teams as the Raptors would shoot fifty-seven percent from the field while the Cavaliers would shoot fifty percent.  LeBron James would light the floor up with ten points, including one three-pointer.  He would also crash the boards for two defensive rebounds, along with three assists.  Kyrie Irving would shoot forty-three percent from the field, only earning six points.  Channing Frye would come off the bench to drop five points, earning three of them from beyond the arc.  As for the Canada team, Serge Ibaka would chalk up seven points which would hold one three-pointer.  Former Suns player, P.J. Tucker, would put up five points which would contain one three-pointer.  He would also crash the boards for five rebounds while shooting forty percent from the field.  DeMar DeRozan would play for the entire quarter, only to be held to five points.  He would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field while dishing off four assists as both teams went into the second quarter with a tied game, 28 to 28.  The Ohio team would go on a 33-21 run in the second quarter as Kyle Korver would get hot for sixteen points, earning twelve of them from beyond the arc.  James would shoot sixty-seven percent from the field as he is rewarded six points in return.  Deron Williams would come off the bench to put up five points, which would include one three-pointer.  On the other end of the floor, Cory Joseph would throw up seven points but it was the Cavaliers who walk into halftime with a commanding 61-49 advantage.

The Toronto team would return the favor as they go on a 31 to 24 run in the third period, shooting fifty-five percent from the field as a team, limiting the Cavaliers to forty-three percent.  DeRozan would chalk up nine points while shooting sixty percent from the field.  He would also give out two assists while Ibaka would also shoot sixty percent, earning himself seven points in return.  As for the defending champions, James would keep his team in it as he adds ten more points to his scoring total, including two three-pointers.  Irving would contribute with seven points and two assists as the Cavaliers would enter the fourth quarter with a 85-80 lead.  The visiting team would finish things off as four-time All-Star, Kyrie Irving, would heat up for eleven points which would hold one three-pointer.  Tucker would try to keep his Canada team in it as he knocks down two three-pointers but it was the Cleveland Cavaliers who defeat the Toronto Raptors with a 109 to 102 score, completing the 4-0 series sweep.  LeBron James finished with thirty-five points, nine rebounds and six assists.  Serge Ibaka would finish with twenty-three points, two rebounds and one assist.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers destroy the Toronto Raptors, taking 3-0 lead in series

The Cleveland Cavaliers destroy the Toronto Raptors, taking 3-0 lead in series

Tonight marked the third game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors in their playoff series.  Game 1 would be a victory for the defending champions as they defeat the Raptors, 116 to 105.  In that game, LeBron James finished with thirty-five points, ten rebounds and four assists.  Kyle Lowry would chalk up twenty points, two rebounds and eleven assists.  The Cavaliers would win the second game, as well, beating the Canada team with a 125-103 score.  LeBron James scored thirty-nine points, grabbed six rebounds and dished off four assists.  Jonas Valanciunas would settle for twenty-three points and five rebounds.  The Raptors would look to avoid dropping to 0-3 in the series as they host the Cavaliers in the Air Canada Centre tonight.

The game would start off right for the visiting team as Kevin Love would put up ten points while shooting sixty-seven percent from the field.  He would also grab three rebounds as point guard Kyrie Irving would contribute with seven points and three defensive rebounds.  LeBron James would shoot fifty percent from the field, earning himself six points while J.R. Smith would knock down a three-pointer.  As for the Raptors, Serge Ibaka would throw up eight points while shooting fifty-seven percent from the field.  The first-round pick in the 2011 draft, Jonas Valanciunas, would drop eight points himself, along with two rebounds.  DeMar DeRozan would also contribute with eight points and two assists but it was the Ohio team that ended the first quarter with a 28-24 lead.  The Raptors would return the favor as they go on a 28 to 21 run in the second quarter, shooting fifty-five percent as a team while limiting the Cavaliers to thirty percent.  During that run, DeMar DeRozan would light the floor up with thirteen points, along with one rebound, one assist and three steals.  Norman Powell would contribute to the run with six points, while shooting sixty percent from the field.  Former Thunder player, Serge Ibaka, would score four points while Cory Joseph, P.J. Tucker and Jonas Valanciunas would each collect three rebounds and three assists.  As for the Cleveland team, LeBron James would chalk up ten points which would include one three-pointer.  J.R. Smith, Kyrie Irving and Kyle Korver would each knock down one three-pointer but it was the home team that went into halftime with a 52-49 lead.

DeMar DeRozan would come out of the locker room hot as he goes off for fifteen points, shooting fifty-six percent from the field.  Norman Powell would contribute with five points, which would include one three-pointer.  On the other end of the court, LeBron James would collect six more points to add to his scoring total.  Kevin Love would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, earning six points in the process.  Irving would receive six points, along with Kyle Korver’s two three-pointers as the Cavaliers regain the lead, 79-77, at the end of the third quarter.  The visiting team would close things out in the fourth as LeBron James continues to put on a scoring display, dropping thirteen points, including one three-pointer.  He would also crash the boards for five defensive rebounds while dishing off two assists.  Valanciunas would try to keep his Canada team in it as he puts up ten points but it was the Cleveland Cavaliers that destroy the Toronto Raptors, 115 to 94, taking a 3-0 lead in the series.  LeBron James would finish with thirty-five points, eight rebounds and seven assists.  DeMar DeRozan would settle for thirty-seven points (his new Playoff career-high), two rebounds and three assists.

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Toronto Raptors, taking 2-0 lead in series

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Toronto Raptors, taking 2-0 lead in series

Last night marked the second game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors in their playoff series.  Game 1, which was held in Cleveland, would be a 116 to 105 win for the Cavaliers.  In that game, LeBron James would score thirty-five points, pull down ten rebounds and dish off four assists.  Kyle Lowry would finish with twenty points, two rebounds and eleven assists.  The Raptors looked to even the series up as they faced off in Cleveland again.

The defending champions would start the game off on the right foot as they shoot seventy-one percent from the field, limiting the Canada team to forty-two percent.  Kevin Love would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, dropping seven points which would include one three-pointer.  Channing Frye would come off the bench to put seven points, as well, shooting a perfect one-hundred percent from the field.  Former Knicks player, J.R. Smith, would also shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field to earn himself six points which he would all collect from beyond the arc.  As for the other team, Jonas Valanciunas would come off the bench to shoot eighty-three percent from the field, earning himself ten points.  DeMar DeRozan would play for the entire quarter only to be held scoreless as the Cleveland Cavaliers end the first quarter with a 34 to 22 lead.  Cleveland would continue to dominate as LeBron James gets hot for fifteen points in the second quarter, which would contain two three-pointers.  He would shoot seventy-one percent from the field as Kyrie Irving contributes with a three-pointer.  Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye would both come off the bench to put up one three-pointer each.  They would both shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field as Valanciunas would continue to drop points, trying to keep his Raptors team in it.  He would chalk up nine points, shooting a perfect one-hundred percent from the field but it was the home team that entered halftime with a huge 62-48 advantage.

Things would not get any easier for the visiting team as three-time champion, LeBron James, would continue to put on a scoring display as he puts up seventeen points which would hold two three-pointers.  He would shoot eighty percent from the field as Kyrie Irving would get hot for twelve points, which would hold two three-pointers.  Tristan Thompson would shoot sixty-seven percent from the field as he throws up five points.  On the other end of the court, Serge Ibaka would shoot eighty-three percent from the field as he would chalk up ten points, along with five rebounds.  California-native, Norman Powell, would contribute with six points but it was the Cavaliers who walk into the last quarter with a large 99-73 lead.  The Canada team would attempt to come back as they go on a 30 to 26 run.  During that run, Cory Joseph would come off the bench to light the floor up with eighteen points, collecting six of those points from behind the three-point line.  He would shoot eighty-eight percent from the field as DeRozan would be limited to four points.  Delon Wright would come off the bench to put up four points but it was the Ohio team that closed things out as Iman Shumpert came off the bench to put up nine points.  Channing Frye would contribute with eight points which would contain two three-pointers as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Toronto Raptors with a 125 to 103 score, taking a 2-0 lead in the series.  In this game, LeBron James would pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the number two scorer in NBA playoff history.  LeBron James finished with thirty-nine points, six rebounds and four assists.  Jonas Valanciunas would finish with twenty-three points and five rebounds.

The Toronto Raptors hold on to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks, winning the series 4-2

The Toronto Raptors hold on to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks, winning the series 4-2

Last night marked Game 6 between the Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks in their playoff series.  For the most part, this series has been going back and forth with the Bucks being the favorites to make it out.  In Game 1, the Bucks would beat the Raptors with a 97 to 83 score.  Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with twenty-eight points, eight rebounds and three.  DeMar DeRozan would put up twenty-seven points, eight rebounds and one assist.  Game 2 would be a win for the Raptors as they pull away with a 106 to 100 win.  DeMar DeRozan scored twenty-three points, pulled down seven rebounds and dished off three rebounds.  Giannis Antetokounmpo would chalk up twenty-four points, fifteen rebounds and seven assists.  In the third game, Milwaukee would bounce back as they hand Toronto a 104-77 blowout loss.  Khris Middleton would end up with twenty points, three rebounds and seven assists.  Kyle Lowry would put up thirteen points, five rebounds and two assists.  Delon Wright would settle for thirteen points as well, along with six rebounds and two assists.  The Canada team would bounce back as they defeat the Bucks with a 87 to 76 score.  DeMar DeRozan scored thirty-three points, grabbed nine rebounds and threw out five assists.  Giannis Antetokounmpo would settle for fourteen points, nine rebounds and four assists.  Greg Monroe would chalk up fourteen points as well, along with nine rebounds and one assist.  The Raptors would win the last game as well, handing the Wisconsin team a 118 to 93 loss.  In that game, Norman Powell would put up twenty-five points, four rebounds and four assists.  Giannis Antetokounmpo would end up with thirty points, eight rebounds and three assists.  The Milwaukee Bucks looked to survive for another game as they faced the Toronto Raptors in the BMO Harris Bradley Center last night.

The game would start off right for the Toronto Raptors as DeMar DeRozan drops ten points in the beginning quarter, shooting fifty-seven percent from the field.  The first-round pick in the 2011 draft, Jonas Valanciunas, would come off the bench to collect six points along with four rebounds.  Kyle Lowry would play for ten minutes only to be held to two points.  On the other end of the court, Giannis Antetokounmpo would get hot for fourteen points, shooting seventy-one percent from the field.  He would also crash the boards for three rebounds.  Former Pistons player, Khris Middleton, would contribute with six points which would contain one three-pointer but it was the visiting team that ended the first quarter with a 28 to 24 lead.  Things would not get any brighter for the home team as the Raptors spark a huge 23-14 run in the second period.  During that run, DeRozan would put up six points as he shot fifty percent from the field.  Former Rockets player, Patrick Patterson, would come the bench to knock down one three-pointer and two free-throws to earn himself five points.  Serge Ibaka would contribute with six rebounds and four points, as he shot twenty-five percent from the field.  Delon Wright would come off the bench to shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field but would only collect four points.  As for the Milwaukee team, Matthew Dellavedova would come off the bench to put up six points as he shot sixty-seven percent from the field.  Antetokounmpo would only be limited to four points and three rebounds as the Raptors head into halftime with a commanding 51-38 advantage.

Giannis Antetokounmpo would come into the third quarter to shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, as he would chalk up nine points, collecting three of those from beyond the arc.  Middleton would contribute with two assists and five points, which included one three-pointer.  Former Cavaliers player, Matthew Dellavedova, would come off the bench to earn five points of his own which held one three-pointer.  As for the Canada team, DeMar DeRozan would chalk up seven points, along with one rebound and three steals.  Kyle Lowry would continue to struggle as he would only score six points in the ten minutes that he played.  Three of those points would come from behind the three-point line as he shot a perfect one-hundred from the field.  Norman Powell, DeMarre Carroll and Serge Ibaka would all contribute with three points, earning them all from beyond the arc as the Raptors walk into the last quarter with a 74-61 lead.  The Milwaukee Bucks would come back as they go on a large 28 to 18 run in the fourth period.  2011 NBA champion, Jerry Terry, would come off the Bucks bench to drop eight points which would contain two three-pointers.  He would also crash the boards for four rebounds, along with one steal and one block.  Antetokounmpo would collect seven more points to add to his scoring total while Middleton knocks down a three-pointer and three free-throws, earning himself six points.

With only two minutes left in the game, the Bucks would eventually lead, 82 to 80.  After a Patterson dunk and a three-point jumper from Cory Joseph, the Raptors would lead again by three.  Jason Terry would connect for a much-needed three-pointer off of a Khris Middleton assist to cut the deficit to two points.  But after DeMar DeRozan successful knocks down three out of his four free-throws, the Toronto Raptors would hold on to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks with a 92-89 victory, winning the series, 4-2.  DeMar DeRozan would finish with thirty-two points, four rebounds and three assists.  Giannis Antetokounmpo would finish with thirty-four points (his new Playoff career-high), nine rebounds and three assists.

The Toronto Raptors hand the Milwaukee Bucks a blowout loss, taking 3-2 lead in series

The Toronto Raptors hand the Milwaukee Bucks a blowout loss, taking 3-2 lead in series

Last night marked Game 5 between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors in their playoff series.  This has been going back and forth as the series would be tied at 2-2 after Game 4.  In the first game, the Bucks would defeat the Raptors with a 97 to 83 win.  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.  Raptors would bounce back as Game 2 would be a victory for them, 106 to 100.  DeMar DeRozan would score twenty-three points, seven rebounds and three assists.  Giannis Antetokounmpo would chalk up twenty-four points, fifteen rebounds and seven assists.  The Bucks wold end up winning Game 3 with a 104-77 score.  Khris Middleton ended up with twenty points, three rebounds and seven assists.  Kyle Lowry would put up thirteen points, five rebounds and two assists.  Delon Wright finished with thirteen points, six rebounds and two assists.  Toronto would defeat Milwaukee in the last game with a 87 to 76 victory.  DeMar DeRozan scored thirty-three points, nine rebounds and five assists.  Tony Snell finished the game with nineteen points and four rebounds.  Each team looked to take a lead in the series last night as they faced off in Toronto.

The game would start off right for the home team as Norman Powell would drop nine points, collecting two of those from behind the 3-point line.  Former Thunder player, Serge Ibaka, would also score nine points which included one 3-pointer.  He would also grab three rebounds and give out two assists.  Kyle Lowry would play for eight minutes, only to be held scoreless but he would get off one assist.  On the other end of the court, rookie Malcolm Brogdon would knock down two 3-pointers, earning himself six points while Greg Monroe would come off the bench to chalk up six points, as well.  Antetokounmpo would play for seven minutes and only score three points but he would pull down three rebounds as the Raptors end the first period with a 31-20 lead.  Things would start to look better for the visiting team as All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo lights the floor up with thirteen points, shooting a perfect one-hundred percent from the field.  Thon Maker would shoot fifty percent from the field and score four points off of that.  As for the Raptors, Kyle Lowry would go off for twelve points, which would contain two 3-pointers.  Both former Spurs player Cory Joseph and former Rockets player Patrick Patterson would come off the bench to each drop five points.  Patterson would earn three of this points from beyond the arc as the Canada team would enter halftime with a 57-48 advantage.

Things would not get any easier for the Wisconsin team as the Raptors go on a 33 to 25 run in the third period.  During that run, Norman Powell would continue to put on a scoring display as he puts up twelve points, collecting two of those from behind the arc.  DeMarre Carroll, Serge Ibaka and DeMar DeRozan would each contribute to the Toronto run with five points of their own.  Kyle Lowry would struggle again as he is held scoreless for nine minutes.  On the other end, Antetokounmpo would score six points but it was the Raptors who enter the last period with a huge 90-73 lead.  The home team would finish things off in the last quarter as bench player Jonas Valanciunas and DeRozan each dropped five points.  DeRozan would receive three of his from behind the 3-point lead as the Raptors hand the Bucks a 118 to 93 blowout, taking a 3-2 lead in the series.  Norman Powell would finish with twenty-five points (his new Playoff career-high), four rebounds (tying his Playoff career-high) and four assists (tying his Playoff career-high).  Giannis Antetokounmpo would end up with thirty points (his new Playoff career-high), nine rebounds and three assists.

The Raptors defeat the Bucks, tying the series up 2-2

The Raptors defeat the Bucks, tying the series up 2-2

Last night marked the fourth game between the Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks in their playoff series.  Game 1 was a victory for the Bucks as they defeat the Raptors, 97-83.  In that game, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored twenty-eight points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished off three assists.  DeMar DeRozan would go for twenty-seven points, eight rebounds and one assist.  The Raptors would bounce back in the second game as they pull off a 106 to 100 victory.  DeMar DeRozan earned himself twenty-three points, seven rebounds and three assists.  Giannis Antetokounmpo collected twenty-four points, fifteen rebounds and seven assists.  The last game was a blowout as the Bucks soared past the Raptors, 104-77.  Khris Middleton finished with twenty points, three rebounds and seven assists.  Kyle Lowry ended up with thirteen points, five rebounds and two assists.  Delon Wright also ended up with thirteen points, six rebounds and two assists.  The Raptors looked to tie the series up last night in Milwaukee.

Each team would start the game off right as they both scored 19 points in the first quarter.  Khris Middleton dropped seven points and took down four rebounds.  Former Bulls player, Tony Snell, would earn six points which would all come from beyond the arc.  On the other side, DeMar DeRozan would throw up six points of his own, shooting 75% from the field.  The next quarter would be no different as each team goes for 22 points in the second period.  DeRozan would light the floor up with fifteen points, along with four rebounds.  Serge Ibaka would shoot 50% from the field but would only collect four points.  Giannis Antetokounmpo would get hot for ten points, shooting 83% from the field.  He would also gobble down three rebounds as each team went into halftime with a score of 41.

The Raptors would go on a 23-17 run in the third quarter as three-time All-Star, Kyle Lowry, would score eight points, six of those coming from behind the 3-point line.  DeRozan would drop six points, crash the boards for two rebounds and give out three assists.  Snell would help his Milwaukee team out as he puts up eight points, including two 3-pointers.  Middleton would collect three points and four rebounds but it was the visiting team that led, 64-58, at the end of the third.  The first-round pick in the 2010 draft, Greg Monroe, would come off the Bucks bench to light up the floor with ten points and four rebounds but it would be the Raptors who close things out as Lowry and DeRozan each drop six points, along with bench player, Jonas Valanciunas’ six points.  The Toronto Raptors would go on to win the game, 87 to 76, tying the series up, 2-2.  DeMar DeRozan finished with thirty-three points, nine rebounds and five assists.  Tony Snell ended up with nineteen points (his new Playoff career-high) and four rebounds (tying his Playoff career-high).

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.

The Toronto Raptors escape with a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, tying the series 1-1

The Toronto Raptors escape with a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, tying the series 1-1

Tonight marked the second game in the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors series.  The first game did not go as planned for the third-seed Raptors as the Bucks defeated them, 97-83.  In that game, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored twenty-eight points, eight rebounds and three assists.  DeMar DeRozan scored twenty-seven points, eight rebounds and one assist.  The Raptors would look to even this series up tonight in Toronto.

DeMar DeRozan would start off hot in the first quarter as he shoots 80% from the field, earning himself twelve points.  Kyle Lowry would chalk up five points, which were two free-throws and one 3-pointer.  On the other end, former Pistons player, Khris Middleton, would score nine points, which included one 3-pointer.  Tony Snell would also knock down two 3-pointers but it was the Raptors who end the first quarter with a 28 to 25 lead.  Kyle Lowry would get hot in the second period as he drops twelve points, including one 3-pointer.  The first-round pick in the 2010 draft, Patrick Patterson, would come off the bench to connect for two 3-pointers, earning himself six points.  Cory Joseph came off the bench to hit two 3-pointers, as well, receiving six points.  DeRozan would play six minutes and twenty-nine seconds in the quarter and would be held scoreless.  As for the Milwaukee team, Greg Monroe would come off the bench to shoot 75% from the field, collecting eight points.  Antetokounmpo would throw up six points, only shooting 37% from the field but he would grab five rebounds as the home team walked into halftime with a 55 to 52 lead.  The third quarter would start to look bright for the Bucks as Middleton would score nine points, which contained two 3-pointers.  Antetokounmpo would collect eight points, shooting a better 50% from the field.  Monroe came off the bench to add seven more points to his scoring total.  Former Hawks player and now Raptors player, DeMarre Carroll, would drop nine points which held two 3-pointers.  DeMar DeRozan would collect an additional seven points, along with three boards as the Canada team enter the fourth quarter with a 84-83 lead.  In the last period, Antetokounmpo would grab three rebounds and hit eight points, which included one 3-pointer.  As for the Toronto team, Serge Ibaka would also go for eight points, which included two 3-pointers.  Things would get tight near the end as Antetokounmpo knocks down a 3-pointer with two minutes left, tying the game at 100.  After the two-minute warning, DeRozan would hit a 19-foot jump shot to give the Raptors a two-point lead.  With only a minute left, 2016 NBA champion, Matthew Dellavedova, would miss a much-needed three-pointer, forcing Antetokounmpo to intentionally foul P.J. Tucker.  Tucker would miss both free-throws, giving Milwaukee a chance to either tie or take a lead.  Out of the Bucks timeout, Middleton would miss a 18-foot jumper as Kyle Lowry connects for a clutch jump shot to secure the win for Toronto.  The Toronto Raptors would defeat the Milwaukee Bucks with a 106-100 win, as they tie the series, 1-1.  DeMar DeRozan would finish with twenty-three points, seven rebounds and three assists.  Kyle would settle for twenty-two points, four rebounds and five assists.  Giannis Antetokounmpo would finish with twenty-four points, fifteen rebounds (his new Playoff career-high) and seven assists (his new Playoff career-high).

The Milwaukee Bucks easily defeat Toronto Raptors as they grab a 1-0 lead in the series

The Milwaukee Bucks easily defeat Toronto Raptors as they grab a 1-0 lead in the series

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.

The Toronto Raptors easily beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in their last battle

The Toronto Raptors easily beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in their last battle

The 51-30 Cleveland Cavaliers will look to regain the number one seed tonight as they host the 50-31 Toronto Raptors.  These two teams have met up three times this season, with Cleveland winning all three.  The first game was held on October 28 in Toronto as the Cavaliers would pull away with a 94-91 win.  In that game, Kyrie Irving would drop twenty-six points, six rebounds and six assists.  DeMar DeRozan would finish with thirty-two points, seven rebounds and two assists.  The second meeting would take place on November 15 in Ohio as the defending champions would escape with a 121 to 117 win.  LeBron James would score twenty-eight points, grab nine rebounds and dish off fifteen assists.  Kyle Lowry would chalk up twenty-eight points, five rebounds and nine assists.  The last time these ball clubs faced each other was on December 5 inside of the Air Canada Centre as the visiting team would sneak off with a 116 to 112 win.  In that game, LeBron James would go for thirty-four points, eight rebounds and seven assists.  DeMar DeRozan would settle for thirty-one points, four rebounds and five assists.  Cleveland Cavaliers would look to end this regular season series with a 4-0 record as they face the Raptors for the fourth and final time in Cleveland.

The first quarter would start off slow for both teams as Jonas Valanciunas would drop only eight points for his Toronto team, along with Norman Powell’s six points.  On the other end, Tristan Thompson would earn eight points as well, along with Channing Frye’s five points which included one 3-pointer.  The Toronto Raptors would enter the second period with 26 to 21 lead.  Things would speed up in the second quarter as the visiting team would go on a 27-13 run.  Three-time All-Star, Kyle Lowry, would get hot as he drops ten points, including one 3-pointer.  Valanciunas would continue to add to his scoring total as he collects five more points.  Kyle Korver would come off the bench to knock down a 3-pointer as Richard Jefferson would do the same thing but it would be the Raptors who walk into halftime with a comfortable 53-34 lead.  Things would start to look bright for the Cavaliers in the third quarter as the first-round pick in the 2011 draft, Iman Shumpert, would chalk up nine points as he shoots 66% from the field.  Deron Williams would knock down two 3-pointers and one free-throw to earn himself seven points.  Jakob Poeltl would come off the Toronto bench to collect five points as the Raptors would end the third quarter with a 75 to 58 lead.  The Cavaliers would try to crawl back in the fourth quarter as Dahntay Jones would drop nine points, shooting 37% from the field.  Former Heat player, James Jones, would collect six points, including one 3-pointer.  But it would be the visiting team that seals the deal with a 98-83 win.  Norman Powell would end with twenty-five points, two rebounds and two assists.  Iman Shumpert would finish with eleven points, three rebounds and three assists.  LeBron James and Kyrie Irving would not play in this game.  Serge Ibaka and DeMar DeRozan would not play, neither.