MILWAUKEE – Today, Kawhi Leonard shocked Khris Middleton on Wednesday, Wednesday in the middle of the 1st quarter of the final Eastern Quarter 1 final game. In the first half of the year, the raptors only ran five rim trials, but there was a nice half-court set that covered how brutally effective Raptors might be when they maximize their strengths: Leonard and Kyle Lowry, splitting Marc The gas high post – Lowry, who is heading to the left corner, and the Leonardo skirting for Middleton. It was Toronto's high IQ basketball basket, and the bucket gave Raptors a 10-point leader with 5 minutes, 50 seconds remaining in the third period.
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In many ways, Raptors turned to a strong effort on Wednesday evening. They pursued their defense game plan, enthusiastically took the many open shots they refused during the first two rounds of the meeting, and found the transition possibilities
. Work at 108-100 Losses at Milwaukee Bucks.
Wednesday night was another 1-th throat when the Bucks team didn't play all week. The unit, which depends on the term and time, could not find Bucks too much of the game in Bucks. Middleton's main initiatives initially sought to find shots from Toronto's switching schemes, as it was an irregular Toronto coverage. Giannis Antetokounmpo, the ultimate rhythm player, did not have the maximum effect during a long break
Despite the lack of 29 first 35 tests out of a 3-point range and forgotten by 45.7 percent. with a series opening. If Game 1 is evidence that Milwaukee Bucks is – and will continue to be – an exceptionally difficult team to defeat under any circumstances.
"I think we did a great job just by adhering to what" all the meetings lasted for a long time, "said Brook Lopez, who headed Bucks for 29 points. "Shots didn't start early, but we did a great job of grinding, playing a good defense, and just getting stuck. Then it all started. ”
This is one of the NBA team's dominance: the ability to win complex games against heavy opponents, despite the best player performances, little success against defensive strategies and poor shooting. This standard is dominated by Bucks, now in the 9-1 chat season, even if the result of 1 game was not the best choreography exhibition
When he ordered his signature Disney tool in his cabinet before pointing to a post-production podium, Lopez talked about one of the great talks on a team that faces switching defense, like Toronto's fashion Wednesday night. If an offensive team would respond by hunting for the discrepancies in half of the court, should it disregard any advantage that it may or may not have, and simply continue to do its thing?
"Someone will say," Why don't you go down the record? " but that's not what we are, Lopez said. "We don't want to change who we are."
Although there are many NBA coaches who think they do not attack the disagreements – this leaves money in NBA hardwood, the position that Lopez has formulated was the consistent Bucks coach Mike's position Budenholzer. Although Bucks never managed to beat code in Game 1, they suffered a Lopez outbreak in the fourth quarter when he released three out of five tests.
"We all know this and we all love it," said Antetokounmpo, who noted that Gasol, designated to protect Lopez, has a directive that would be an active advocate of this series, which will often leave Lopez open.
Lopez exploits everywhere The floor was important to Milwaukee's victory on Wednesday evening, but the game was won at the defensive end – again with Lopez as a catalyst. Except for the rare exceptions, Raptors simply couldn't get into the rim in Game 1, testing only one fifth of their image point in the blank range. For all Antetokounmpo offensive gifts and flooring distances, Bucks proves that their ability to wall out the basket is the only more consistent attribute of the team. Toronto rarely got into the rim, and sometimes Raptors, they were a little 9-for-17.
"You can bring your defense every night, and what we expect," Budenholzer said. “There will be nights when you don't make shots, and you have to continue working or defending. If you do, you may be able to break and find a way to win at night when you don't really shoot well and play well.
This thought is in the Milwaukee, Budenholzer: in the league, where streaky perimeter shots are increasingly summed up and lost, defense is the ultimate insurance policy. In the first 36 minutes of basketball go to the 6-in-35 range of 3 points? Of course not ideal, but nobody wants to miss. However, if the defense tightens the color, such as Vise, and the defenders are instantly restored, and the rotators are bright, they expect the cold lock to be endured – and big games can be won
. For any team that needs to take Bucks in the seven-game series: Pay attention to the games that will be lost because Milwaukee uses a transcendental superstar and can shoot around him what you do when Bucks defends much less: Variable – is such a strong commitment to take away what you want and need?