The Toronto Raptors showed no signs of fatigue for most of Game 1 in the Eastern Conference Finals on the road against the Milwaukee Bucks. Toronto once led by as many as 13 points in the game and Milwaukee rallied back in the second-half to win 108-100.
Brook Lopez played one of the best games in his postseason career with 29 points on 57.1 percent shooting. He has also grabbed 11 rebounds, recorded two assists, and blocked four shots.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was held in check for this game, but he still made an impact in Game 1. Antetokounmpo finished with 24 points on 43.8 percent shooting. He also grabbed 14 rebounds, recorded six assists, blocked three shots, and recorded two steals.
Nikola Mirotic scored 13 points on 33.3 percent shooting from the field. He also grabbed six rebounds and blocked one shot.
Khris Middleton struggled big time. He only scored 11 points on 33.3 percent shooting from the field. Middleton also grabbed 11 rebounds, recorded four assists, and recorded one steal.
Milwaukee’s bench scored 22 points and Malcolm Brogdon scored 15 of them. He shot 55.6 percent from the field. Brogdon also grabbed three rebounds and recorded three assists.
Their biggest lead in the game was eight points.
Kawhi Leonard once again led the Raptors in scoring with 31 points, but he only shot 38.5 percent from the field. Leonard also grabbed nine rebounds, recorded two assists, and recorded three steals.
Kyle Lowry had his best playoff game by far. He scored 30 points and Lowry knocked down seven 3’s. He also grabbed eight rebounds, recorded two assists, and recorded one steal.
Pascal Siakam scored 15 points and he only shot 30 percent from the field. Siakam also grabbed six rebounds, recorded three assists, blocked one shot, and recorded one steal.
Toronto’s bench once again was inept and they only scored 12 points. Norman Powell scored six of those points.
This series could potentially go all seven games and it wouldn’t really be much of a surprise. Game 2 will be on Friday night in Milwaukee.