Surprise in the start of the series between Raptors and Bucks. Those of Wisconsin have beaten the rival to the first of change. Victoria at the Air Canada Center for 83-97. With Giannis Antetokounmpo as undisputed leader. Great second part of Jason Kidd’s guys.
The first quarter was a visitor. The second, local. The break was reached with a score of 51-46. But everything changed later. After the break: 32-51. Monumental offensive disaster from Dwane Casey’s team.
Raptors 83 Bucks 97 (0-1)
Kidd’s team was immense in defense and control of the ball. He only lost 5 balls throughout the game. He fired well from the long distance without abusing the shot. And it had a charismatic leader: the young Antetokounmpo.
The Greek, yes, had level buddies. One was rookie Malcolm Brogdon (16 points). Successful from the triple. Another was substitute Greg Monroe (14 points and 15 rebounds). Complete and productive. In addition, Khris Middleton gave 9 assists.
The visitors overcame the fault problems of their big star. Because Antetokounmpo committed his fourth foul to 4:33 of the end of the third quarter.
Disappointing are those of Ontario. A 36% on the field goal. A series of 5 out of 23 from the triple. With 1 of 13 starters! Just scored Serge Ibaka. And 15 assists of the whole team. But for disappointing, Kyle Lowry. Horrible night with 4 points.
DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 27 points. But with 7 of 21 in the shot. Ibaka shone with 19 points, 14 rebounds and 3 caps. Little more in a team in which the substitution also did not contribute much.