By Joel Bartilotta
This was a convincing win for Toronto, as it was a near wire-to-wire victory. In fact, the Raptors led by 11 after the first quarter and held a double-digit lead for the final 21 minutes. Shooting was key, with Toronto hitting 58 percent from the field, 44 percent from three-point range and 92 percent from the charity stripe. Rebounding also boosted the Raptors, as they outrebounded the Bucks, 40-23.
Giannis Antetokounmpo carried Milwaukee, as he tallied 30 points, nine rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks. Malcolm Brogdon finished second on the team, totaling 19 points, two rebounds and three assists. No other starter scored in double figures.
Norman Powell was the player of the game, as he collected 25 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals. Kyle Lowry amassed 16 points, four rebounds, 10 assists and three steals. DeMar DeRozan accrued 18 points, three rebounds and six assists, while Serge Ibaka provided 19 points, six rebounds, three assists and three blocks.
Posted on April 24, 2017 at 6:48 PM ET