- May 16, 2019
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Brook Lopez and the Bucks Take Game One
Brook Lopez’s 29 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks help the Milwaukee Bucks stun the Raptors in a Game 1 that looked winnable for the team up north. Antetokounmpo contributed as well by finishing with 24 points, 14 rebounds, and six assists. You can not expect Lopez to continue with this play consistently; therefore, the defensive game plan to force Giannis to pass should be more effective in future games. The Raptors wasted a 30 point performance from Kyle Lowry to combine Kahwi Leonard’s 31 points.
The series will continue on Friday night in Milwaukee as the Raptors will look to even the series at 1-1. The Raptors will also look to improve in the second half of the game as they finished the second half with only scoring 41 points after having scored 59 points in the first half with an 8-point half time lead. The team was playing after less than 48-hour turnaround from their thrilling Game 7 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. The team’s stamina may have played a role in the poor second-half performance. The Raptors finished the game shooting 37%, and the Bucks scored the final nine points of the game.
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Zion by the Numbers
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