Toronto def Milwaukee, 4-2 [Raptors moves on to East Semifinals]

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  1. dean

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    Regular Season game: Raptors won 3-1

    Game 1: Bucks def Raptors, 97-83
    Game 2: Raptors def Bucks, 106-100
    Game 3: Bucks def Raptors, 104-77
    Game 4: Raptors def Bucks, 87-76
    Game 5: Raptors def Bucks, 118-93
    Game 6: Raptors def Bucks, 92-89
     
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    Antetokounmpo scores 28 points, Bucks beat Raptors 97-83

    TORONTO -- Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 28 points, rookie Malcolm Brogdon had 16 and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Toronto Raptors 97-83 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

    Playing his second career playoff series, Antetekounmpo made 13 of 18 shots, and added eight rebounds and three assists. Greg Monroe added 14 points, Tony Snell had 11, and Khris Middleton finished with 10 points and nine assists.

    DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 27 points, and Serge Ibaka had 19 points and 14 rebounds. The Raptors have lost the opening game in eight consecutive playoff series.

    Toronto's Kyle Lowry made only two of 11 field-goal attempts, missing all six 3-point efforts, and finished with four points. Jonas Valanciunas had nine points and nine rebounds.
     
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    Raptors even series at 1-1 with 106-100 Game 2 over the Bucks

    TORONTO (AP) - Kyle Lowry scored 22 points, including the clinching basket with less than 10 seconds to play, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-100 on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time), evening their first-round playoff series at 1-1.

    DeMar DeRozan had 23 points, Serge Ibaka added 13 of his 16 in the second half and Jonas Valanciunas had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who improved to 5-1 when playing game two of a playoff series on their home court.

    Game three is Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) in Milwaukee.
     
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    Bucks overwhelm Raptors 104-77, take 2-1 series lead


    MILWAUKEE -- Khris Middleton scored 20 points and the Milwaukee Bucks overwhelmed the cold-shooting Toronto Raptors for a 104-77 win on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.

    Greg Monroe added 16 points and seven rebounds for the Bucks, who held DeMar DeRozan without a basket and never looked back after leading by 20 points after the first quarter.

    Making this blowout even more impressive was that they barely needed All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo. He finished with 19 points and eight boards.

    Game 4 is Saturday back at the Bradley Center.
     
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    Raptors beat Bucks 87-76 in slugfest, tie series at 2-2


    MILWAUKEE -- DeMar DeRozan reverted back to his playmaking form. The Toronto Raptors reasserted themselves on defense.

    They're headed back to Canada after winning a bruiser of a first-round playoff game on Saturday over the Milwaukee Bucks.

    DeRozan scored 33 points, and Kyle Lowry had 14 of his 18 points in the second half of Toronto's 87-76 victory to tie the Eastern Conference series at two games apiece.

    The Raptors turned up their intensity before a hostile road crowd after getting embarrassed in a 27-point loss to Milwaukee in Game 3. They forced 21 turnovers.

    "I've always said we play better with our backs against the wall," coach Dwane Casey said. "It's a tough way to live, but I love our team's resilience and personality."

    Toronto reclaimed home-court advantage in the best-of-seven series. Game 5 is Monday at the Air Canada Centre.

    Tony Snell led Milwaukee with 19 points, including five 3-pointers, both playoff career highs.

    His 3 with 3:14 left got the Bucks within seven. Lowry answered with a bucket before setting up another basket with a drive-and-dish to center Jonas Valanciunas for a layup in traffic.

    While Toronto's star guards produced in the clutch, the defense threw up roadblocks after the Bucks ran roughshod all over the court on Thursday night.

    Milwaukee shot 37 percent overall in Game 4, but 31 percent (13 of 42) in the second half.

    "Our tempo was extremely slow," coach Jason Kidd said. "Give (Toronto) credit, they slowed us down."

    Giannis Antetokounmpo was held to 14 points on 6-of-19 shooting, while also committing seven turnovers. Toronto's P.J. Tucker helped contain the Bucks' All-Star with physical play in the post in the fourth quarter.

    "We were just trying to send as many bodies to him as we possibly could," Casey said.
     
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    Powell scores 25 as Raptors beat Bucks 118-93 in Game 5

    TORONTO -- Norm Powell scored a career playoff-high 25 points, Kyle Lowry had 16 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-93 in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series on Monday night.

    Serge Ibaka scored 19 points and DeMar DeRozan had 18 for the Raptors, who can advance to face defending champion Cleveland in the second round with a victory in Game 6 at Milwaukee on Thursday night.

    Many in the sellout crowd of 20,251 rose to their feet and chanted `Raps in six' in the final minute of the game.

    Toronto lost Game 6 on the road at Indiana in the first round and at Miami in the second round last year, rebounding to win Game 7 at home each time. They were eliminated in six games in the Eastern Conference Final against the Cavs, losing at home in the clincher.

    DeMarre Carroll scored 12 points as all five Raptors starters reached double figures. Cory Joseph had 10 points off the bench for Toronto.
     
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    Whew! Raptors blow 25-point lead, but beat Bucks 92-89


    MILWAUKEE -- DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points and the Toronto Raptors squandered a 25-point lead late in the third quarter before holding on for a 92-89 victory Thursday night over the Milwaukee Bucks to take their first-round playoff series in six games.

    Cory Joseph had five points in a 9-0 run in the final 2 minutes, including a 3-pointer with 1:27 left, to help stave off the pesky Bucks.

    The Raptors move on to face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference semifinals in a series that starts Monday. They'll need to work on finishing off opponents in the second half.

    Jason Terry's 3 with 3:06 left gave the Bucks an 80-78 lead, completing an unlikely comeback from the 25-point deficit with 5:16 left in the third quarter. The Raptors looked like they were on cruise control after DeMarre Carroll's 3 gave them the 71-46 advantage.
     
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