One player doesn’t make a team, it takes a collaborative effort to win championships. Kawhi Leonard was limping throughout the entire contest. The Toronto Raptors supporting cast played a huge role in Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks at home with Toronto’s bench outscoring Milwaukee’s 48-23.
Because of it, the Raptors dominated Game 4, 120-102. The series is now tied at two games a piece.
Early in the game, the Bucks jumped out to a 12-5 lead, but Nick Nurse settled his troops and they took off ever since that timeout.
Serge Ibaka scored 17 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, recorded two assists, and recorded one steal off the bench for Toronto.
Norman Powell was solid off the bench was again with 18 points, but he only shot 33.3 percent from the field. Powell also grabbed five rebounds, recorded three assists, and recorded one steal.
Fred VanVleet was much better in Game 4 after playing horribly in Game 3. He scored 13 points on 83.3 percent shooting from the field. VanVleet also grabbed one rebound, recorded six assists, and recorded one steal.
Kyle Lowry was impressive once again for the Toronto Raptors with 25 points on 54.5 percent shooting from the field. He also grabbed five rebounds and recorded six assists.
Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points on 46.2 percent from the field. He also grabbed seven rebounds, recorded one assist, blocked two shots, and recorded four steals. Leonard was a factor on the defensive end and it was one of the reasons why Toronto was able to win Game 4 easily.
Marc Gasol scored 17 points, grabbed five rebounds, recorded seven assists, blocked two shots, and recorded one steal.
As for Milwaukee, Khris Middleton led the way with 30 points on 73.3 percent shooting from the field and it was by far his best game of the series. This was one of the few good things in Game 4 for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Middleton also grabbed six rebounds and recorded seven assists.
Giannis Antetokounmpo played another effective game. He scored 25 points on 52.9 percent shooting from the field. Antetokounmpo grabbed 10 rebounds, recorded five assists, blocked three shots, and recorded one steal.
Nikola Mirotic scored 11 points and recorded four steals. He also grabbed one rebound and recorded two assists.
Toronto played a pack line defense and it made life difficult at times for Milwaukee’s offense.
Game 5 of this series will be on Thursday night in Milwaukee. The pressure now falls back onto the Bucks after the Raptors evening this series at two games a piece.