Greeget.com. Toronto Raptors Win Through Two Additional Rounds. The Toronto Raptors finally managed to steal a victory in the Eastern Conference Finals. They overthrew the Milwaukee Bucks after going through an additional two-round drama. The Raptors won 118-112 at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sunday, May 19 2019 local time.
Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Pascal Siakam had 25 points and 11 rebounds. Marc Gasol was brilliant with 16 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 blocks.
Kyle Lowry added 11 points. Norman Powell 19 points from the bench.
Meanwhile, the four Bucks starters contributed double digit points to their team. Brook Lopez has 16 points and 6 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo double 12 points and 23 rebounds, plus 7 assists and 4 blocks. Eric Bledsoe 11 points. Nikola Mirotic 10 points.
The most points then come from the bench. George Hill scored 24 points and 7 rebounds for the Bucks. Malcolm Brogdon 20 points. Both are important coatings in this match. However, they must submit to Raptors and their supporters in Toronto.
The Raptors opened the match brilliantly. They lead 30-21. Gasol hot from the start. He scored 8 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Powell added 10 points from the bench.
The Raptors then had to compete fiercely. Because, the Bucks began to press in the second quarter. Antetokounmpo shows its behavior. However, the Raptors are still able to survive with a superiority of 58-41. They have Leonard and Siakam who are also hot.
In the third quarter, the Bucks tried to hack back the Raptors’ defense. They managed to gain 24 points. Unfortunately, that is not enough to overthrow the Raptors. The Toronto-based team still leads 77-65.
Nevertheless, the Bucks did not surrender either. They continued to pressure Raptors. Antetokounmpo has collected double 12 points and 18 rebounds. Bucks are approaching 86-88.
The Raptors went away 96-91, but the Bucks apparently surprised them again. Middleton managed to equalize. He took the bounce ball from his failed layup, and put the ball in 2.2 seconds.
The score is 96-96. The match must continue to extra rounds.
In the extra round, Danny Green scored his first points for the Raptors in this match. The host was superior 99-96. Unfortunately, that is not enough to stop the Bucks. The Milwaukee team was still able to provide resistance.
Hill leveled with two free shots in the remaining 14.5 seconds. Position 103-103. The match must continue to the second additional round.
The Raptors then took the lead 11-7 in the second additional round. Temporary score 114-110. The Bucks then took a break (timeout) to reset the game. They don’t want to give up.
Unfortunately, the Bucks effort failed. They were unable to take over the match. Raptors survive. They closed the match with a score of 118-112.
Now the position changes 1-2. The Raptors will return to face the Bucks in Toronto the day after.