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The Minnesota Timberwolves pull away with a 115 to 113 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder

The Minnesota Timberwolves pull away with a 115 to 113 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder

Sunday’s matchup between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Oklahoma City Thunder is the first of four games that these two teams would play against each other.  Each team is coming off of a game against the Utah Jazz, the Thunder losing to the Jazz as the Timberwolves defeated the Jazz.  The Thunder would hope to avoid their second straight loss as they hosted the Timberwolves at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Timberwolves would shoot fifty-seven percent from the field as a team while limiting the Thunder to forty-six percent.  2015 Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins would drop ten points as he shot sixty-seven percent from the field.  He would connect for a three-pointer while grabbing three defensive rebounds and dishing off two assists.  Taj Gibson ended up shooting seventy-five percent from the field as he scored six points.  Karl-Anthony Towns would be limited to thirty-three percent shooting from the field as he dropped two points but he did manage to get three rebounds.

As for the home team, Steven Adams would shoot eighty percent from the field as he tallies up eight points while grabbing two offensive rebounds and two defensive rebounds.  Carmelo Anthony ended up shooting fifty percent from the field as he scored six points.  Paul George would be limited to only four points in the nine minutes that he played but he did manage to pull down two defensive rebounds.  Russell Westbrook only scored two points but he did record one defensive rebound and two assists as the Timberwolves ended the first quarter with a 28 to 23 lead.

During the second period, the Thunder would shoot fifty-seven percent from the field as the Minnesota team shot fifty-two percent.  South Carolina-native Raymond Felton would come off the bench to put up ten points, six of them coming from beyond the arc.  Westbrook chalked up seven more points while pulling down two defensive rebounds and dishing off two assists.  George and Anthony would be limited to two points each as Steven Adams recorded six points, along with two offensive rebounds and one offensive rebound.

Karl-Anthony Towns would shoot fifty-seven percent from the field as he scored eleven points, adding four rebounds to go along with it.  New-shooting guard Jimmy Butler shot forty percent from the field but was only limited to four points.  Gorgui Dieng would come off of the bench to collect four points for himself.  Gibson would be limited to only a three-pointer but it was still the Timberwolves who entered halftime with a 61 to 54 lead.

The Minnesota team would go on a 27 to 21 run in the third as they shot forty percent from the field, limiting the Thunder to thirty-two percent from the field.  Towns continue to impress as he shoots seventy-five percent from the field, chalking up seven points which would include one three-pointer.  Butler contributed with seven more points which would include three from beyond the arc.  Jeff Teague would collect two defensive rebounds and three assists as Taj Gibson pulled down one offensive rebound and four defensive rebounds.

On the other end of the court, Carmelo Anthony ended up dropping seven points which included one three-pointer.  Westbrook would shoot sixty percent from the field as he gets seven points, as well, along with one defensive rebound and three assists.  Paul George would put up five points as he shots only thirty-three percent from the field.  Steven Adams would be held scoreless but he would manage to gobble up three offensive rebounds and one defensive rebound as the Minnesota Timberwolves went into the last quarter with an 88-75 advantage.

The Oklahoma team would respond with a huge 38 to 27 run in the fourth quarter as they shot fifty-six percent from the field.  The Timberwolves ended up shooting fifty percent from the field as Andrew Wiggins dropped twelve points while grabbing one offensive rebound and one defensive rebound.  Karl-Anthony Towns would contribute with seven points as he shot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field.  He would also connect for a three-pointer in the process while Butler would be limited to two points.

On the other end of the floor, Westbrook would heat up for fifteen points while shooting sixty-seven percent from the field.  Carmelo Anthony would play ten minutes as he scored eight points, hitting one three-pointer in the process.  George played for the entire quarter but would only be limited to a three-pointer.  He would happen to pull down one defensive rebound while dishing off four assists.

With thirty seconds left in the quarter, Westbrook would nail a three-pointer to tie the game up at 110 apiece.  Towns would then take the ball and drive towards the basket to put in a layup, giving the visiting team a two-point lead.  Out of a Thunder timeout, Carmelo Anthony would connect for a three-point jump shot to give the Thunder a one-point lead.  But it was Wiggins who took the ball across the court to knock down a three-pointer, giving the Minnesota Timberwolves a 115 to 113 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Karl-Anthony Towns finished the game with twenty-seven points, twelve rebounds, and one assist.  Andrew Wiggins would also finish with twenty-seven points, along with seven rebounds and four assists.  Russell Westbrook ended up with thirty-one points, five rebounds and ten assists.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers easily defeat the Milwaukee Bucks, 116 to 97

The Cleveland Cavaliers easily defeat the Milwaukee Bucks, 116 to 97

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Milwaukee Bucks were coming fresh off wins against the Boston Celtics each.  They looked to grab a second win as LeBron James and the Cavaliers visited Wisconsin to take on Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.  Last season, the Bucks finished at sixth place in the Eastern Conference but would lose to the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the playoffs, 2-4.

The first quarter of the game would be held tightly as the Bucks shot fifty percent from the field while the Cavaliers shot forty-five percent from the field.  Former Minnesota Timberwolves’ power forward Kevin Love would light the floor up with eleven points, shooting seventy-five percent from the field.  He would also do some work on the boards as he grabbed three defensive rebounds.  Dwyane Wade shot sixty-seven percent from the field but would only be held to four points but he did record one defensive rebound and two assists.  Derrick Rose would also score four but he earned two of them from the charity stripe as LeBron James and Jae Crowder would be limited to two points each.  J.R. Smith would also be held to two points but he did manage to grab two defensive rebounds.

As for the Bucks, California-native Tony Snell would drill two three-pointers to earn himself six points while Malcolm Brogdon would do the exact same thing.  Antetokounmpo would be limited to five points but he did gobble up two defensive rebounds while dishing off two assists.  Greg Monroe would come off the bench to score four and pull down three rebounds as both teams would head into the second quarter tied at 25 points apiece.

During the second period, the Ohio team would shoot sixty percent from the field as they limit the home team to forty-eight percent.  Giannis Antetokounmpo would start to heat up as he chalks up ten points while shooting fifty-six percent from the field.  He would also record one offensive rebound, three defensive rebounds, and three assists in the process of doing so.  Brogdon ended up scoring five points with three of those points coming from beyond the arc.

On the other end of the court, James would put up six points while shooting seventy-five percent from the field.  Rose would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field as he records six additional points, two of those coming from the free-throw line.  Former Utah Jazz’s shooting guard Kyle Korver would come off of the bench to knock down two three-pointers as Jeff Green would also put up six points.  Kevin Love would play for six minutes as he is held to only two points but he would grab two defensive rebounds as the Cavaliers head into halftime with a 55-49 lead.

In the third quarter, the Cleveland Cavaliers shot forty-eight percent from the field while the Milwaukee Bucks shot forty-seven percent from the field.  Antetokounmpo would continue to impress as he chalks up eleven more points, shooting eighty percent from the field.  Thon Maker would record five points, knocking down a three-pointer in the process.  He would also collect three rebounds as Snell would connect for three while grabbing two defensive rebounds.

As for the Cavaliers, Korver would continue to add to his scoring total as he rallies in three three-pointers, earning himself nine points.  LeBron James would play for the entire quarter but would only put up eight points but he did grab two rebounds while dishing off three assists.  Crowder would earn eight points with six of them coming from beyond the arc as Rose and Wade would be held scoreless.  Love would be held to two points but he managed to pull down two offensive rebounds and two defensive rebounds as the visiting team went into the fourth quarter with an 86-73 advantage.

The Cleveland team would close things out in the fourth quarter as they went on a 30 to 24 run, shooting sixty-three percent from the field while limiting the Bucks to only thirty-nine percent.  LeBron James would add eight more points to his scoring total while connecting for two three-pointers.  Tristan Thompson would end up chalking up six points while collecting two offensive rebounds and one defensive rebound.  Both him and James would shot seventy-five percent from the field while J.R. Smith would come off the bench to score five points, earning three of them from beyond the arc.  Wade would be held scoreless in the eleven minutes that he played.

As for the Bucks, Antetokounmpo would chalk up eight points while shooting eighty percent from the field.  Former Detriot Pistons’ shooting guard Khris Middleton would put up four points as he earned two of them from the free-throw line.  Matthew Dellavedova and Sterling Brown would both come off the bench to hit a three-pointer each but it wouldn’t be enough as the Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Milwaukee Bucks a 116-97 loss.  Lebron James finished the game with twenty-four points, five rebounds, and eight assists as Giannis Antetokounmpo would finish with thirty-four points, eight rebounds, and eight assists.

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.