MILWAUKEE – Toronto Raptors broke out as Pascal Siakam upcourt as the last second quarter of the third Eastern Quarter 1 game. At the last moment, and a few steps behind the three-point line he climbed to the top of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo hand and gently slipped a ball through a network of sound sounded [1
. Quarterly, Milwaukee won 108-100 victories over the sales crowd here at the Fiservo forum
"Quite Frustrating," Lowry said. "The fourth quarter killed us. … they crossed us in the fourth quarter. They are a bit more aggressive. They made some big shots, made some big performances. ”
“ It sucks when you lose. But we had the opportunity. We have to learn from it, adjust it. [We have to] remains smooth, not too big, not too small. Look at the movie and better.
The fourth quarter film will highlight a nasty picture. The remaining Raptors, but the other seven players who saw the fourth time that they drove to 0-15 from the floor, including 0-7 from the 3-point range, the only other points that Kawhi Leonard (two) and Siakam (one) arrives for free
"A couple of turnovers", said Leonard, who finished 31 points, but went to 0-3 and only scored two points for the fourth point. And we didn't defend too much. … They have reached the highest quarterly score in the fourth quarter. [That] quite a lot. "
Toronto saw that the initial entrance to the fourth time immediately evaporated during the opening, while Leonard was on the bench, and the Raptor had three open images – Norman Powell, Fred VanVleet's mid-sweater from the top of the keys, and then – VanVleet's 3-pointer arrow – but none of them.
At the other end, Milwaukee – who came out of the 6th-34th of 3 – reached the point in the first three quarters – got two straight 3s from Brook Lopez right away (who finished a team with 29 points to reach 11 rebounds and four blocks) and a couple of free throws from Nikola Mirotic First leader since the beginning of the first quarter.
And though the teams went back and forth in the last few minutes – big part of "Lowry" heroes – after Leonard drained two free throws to be 100-98 with 3:31, Bucks scored the final 10 points to close last eight shots, including five 3 points
Milwaukee controlled the paint throughout the game, scored points in paint (44-26), second point (24-13), and fast break points (25-15), while Toronto's 12th turn Turning 20 points. Meanwhile, Raptors, who was not named Leonard or Lowry, finished talks on the ground for 51.
"It will be an interesting series," said Siakamo, who finished 15-20 points in the field. "And we know that we had the chance to win tonight. We felt we could get this game, but of course we didn't. And by crediting them, they came back and took the game from us. ”
“ But this is a long series, and we have to come back and be better if we want to get out of here with a win.
Maybe fatigue from Toronto's survival from a frustrating seven-game series with the Philadelphia 76ers Eastern Semifinals, Raptors won the incredible Leonard vanity-dancer on Sunday evening, and Bucks finished Boston Celtics in five games and had a week's rest and get ready for this game at home, and Milwaukee really looked like a fresher team along.
From Toronto, however, why, how did this game stand out as it was ultimately irrelevant. The opportunity to test this series straight from the bat was wasted. Now, Raptors has no choice but to try to find a way to find themselves in a similar situation when they meet again on Friday night in this best seven game.
"Each of these games is critical," said Nick Nurse, Raptors coach. “I thought we played playfully tonight with a heavy basketball mark.
"We've given you the chance to win the game in several finals at the Eastern Conference. He didn't appear and we put a lot of work into it, but the next time you give up and do the job again. “
“ This evening we should rest. find out some adjustments in our film, rely on, – the nurse added. "And then again, as soon as we are ready to go to Game 2, we have to be heavy."