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Raptors Win in Trenches in Double Overtime Against Bucks

The Toronto Raptors had their backs against the wall heading home being down 0-2 against the Milwaukee Bucks heading into Game 3. With Milwaukee trailing 96-94 late in regulation, Khris Middleton tied the game at 96 with 2.2 seconds remaining after Pascal Siakam missed two free throws.

On the ensuing possession, Siakam missed a three as time expired. In the first overtime, Toronto had a 2-point lead with 14.5 seconds remaining, but George Hill made both foul shots. Kawhi Leonard missed a shot as time expired at the end of the first overtime.

With the game tied at 103 with 4:24 remaining in overtime, Giannis Antetokounmpo fouled out for the Bucks. Because of it Kawhi Leonard scored eight of his 36 points in double overtime as the Raptors won Game 3, 118-112 in double overtime.

He shot 44 percent from the field. Leonard also grabbed nine rebounds, recorded five assists, blocked one shot, and recorded two steals. It appeared as if he suffered a lower-body injury in the first-half, but it didn’t seem to stop Kawhi Leonard playing for 52 minutes and willing his team to another victory.

Pascal Siakam stepped up big time in Game 3 with 25 points on 50 percent shooting. He grabbed 11 rebounds, recorded one assist, blocked one shot, and recorded three steals.

Marc Gasol stepped up in a big way with 16 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists, five blocks, and one steal.

Kyle Lowry fouled out of this game. He scored 11 points, grabbed four rebounds, recorded five assists, and recorded one steal.

Norman Powell scored 19 of Toronto’s 27 bench points. He also fouled out in this game as well. Powell also grabbed four rebounds, recorded three assists, and recorded one steal.

Marc Gasol and Pascal Siakam almost fouled out from the game as well.

The Toronto Raptors biggest lead in this game was 11 points.

The Milwaukee Bucks biggest lead in this game was two points.

Brook Lopez led Milwaukee in scoring with 16 points on 50 percent shooting. He also grabbed six rebounds, recorded one assist, and recorded two steals.

Giannis Antetokounmpo only scored 12 points on 31.2 percent shooting from the field. He was a monster on the glass with 23 rebounds. Antetokounmpo also recorded seven assists, blocked four shots, and recorded one steal.

It wasn’t his best game of the postseason, but it also didn’t seem as if Giannis Antetokounmpo didn’t show up to play at all. For some reason, it felt like he scored more than 12 points in this game but that wasn’t the case.

Eric Bledsoe scored 11 points on 18.8 percent from the field. He also grabbed four rebounds, recorded five assists, and recorded three steals.

Khris Middleton had another shaky game for Milwaukee. He only scored nine points on 18.8 percent shooting from the field. Middleton could be the difference between winning and losing this series for the Bucks. Middleton grabbed nine rebounds, recorded three assists, and recorded one steal.

Nikola Mirotic scored 10 points, grabbed five rebounds, and recorded three steals.

Milwaukee’s bench scored 54 bench points. George Hill scored 24 of them and Malcolm Brogdon scored 20 of them. I thought in many ways that Brogdon was the Milwaukee Bucks second best player in this game.

He shot 47.1 percent from the field. Both Hill and Brogdon recorded two steals and one assist. George Hill grabbed seven rebounds and Malcolm Brogdon grabbed five rebounds.

Game 4 will be on Tuesday night in Toronto. It could be another epic game. A lot of people expect the Milwaukee Bucks to find a way to win in Game 4, but I think the Toronto Raptors will find a way to use home court to their advantage once again and it could get very interesting if it does.

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