Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks Rally to Take Game 1 vs. Kawhi Leonard, Raptors

MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 15: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks handles the ball against the Toronto Raptors during Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs on May 15, 2019 at the Fiserv Forum Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images).

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Brook Lopez scored a team-high 29 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 points, 14 rebounds and six assists as the No. 1 seed Milwaukee Bucks beat the No. 2 Toronto Raptors 108-100 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points for the visiting Raptors, who trail the Bucks 1-0 in the best-of-seven matchup. Kyle Lowry posted 30 points on 10-of-15 shooting, including 7-of-9 from three-point range.

The Raptors led by 13 points in the first quarter and held an 83-76 edge heading into the fourth. However, the Bucks outscored Toronto 32-17 in the final 12 minutes thanks in part to 13 Lopez points.

Toronto did lead 100-98 with 3:31 left, but the Bucks went on a 10-0 game-ending run. The Raptors missed seven straight shots during that stretch.


What’s Next?

Milwaukee will host Toronto for Game 2 on Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET. TNT will televise the game.


This article will be updated to provide more information soon.

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via Bleacher Report – NBA

May 15, 2019 at 08:01PM

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