Toronto vs Milwaukee Fri, May 17
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*Consensus from 15107 predictions.
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Although Toronto and all its bettors have been heartbroken with the last result with under 4 mins to play, I truly believe in the raptors to even the series 1-1 after tonight, Brook Lopez snapping in the 4th was unforeseen but better believe Raptors put Kawhi in for some LeBron timed mins this game, being that the 2 mins he was subbed out, Bucks went up on an 8-0 run, the bench did no favors for their lead yet I believe there will be much needed adjustments, I also believe in NBA milking out the series this year for more profits & the under with these two teams seems a little too good to be true hitting twice in a row especially with the spread being the same in game 1, two different matchups, but in the warriors first game it went under & warriors covered, than the 2nd game in the WCF Blazers covered yet it went over, I say the same goes for game 2 of ECF, Raptors dont squander a lead again if given the chance, and it goes over. Compared to Trailblazers, I at-lease believe Raptors and co. will be able to win a game on the road against their opponents, that moneyline is looking mighty fine but if you have youre doubts, tease it at 10+ points and over 212+ if possible. BOL60%
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These are teams that have a great repution for being top defensive teams. Makes sense, but playoff series are all about adjustments and think this game goes over tonight. I think the Bucks (who have a top pace) play faster and I've seen the Raptors run with the best of them. I don't think we see the snails pace that we saw in the first game and most people are on the under because that's what they saw last time. I have a hard time believing in trends that this happened the first game so it's going to happen again and I'll take the over tonight.50%
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I'll say this, if the Bucks win tonight I think we're looking at a Warriors vs Bucks final.
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Here's my plays today: Tease to MILWAUKEE to -1.5. KYLE LOWRY, UNDER (2.5), 3 Pointer's made. BOL!
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Lopez o4.5r - feel like Toronto will continue being cold on offense giving more rebounds to a 7-footer who tends to drop back in the paint on defense.
Siakam u30pra - don't remember the regular season matchups but both teams want to conserve their stars' energy till the 4th quarter, so I feel like Siakam and Giannis will both defend each other. Siakam then expends more energy both on offense and defense, putting up less stats.
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*** UNDER 217*** Milwaukee is too reliant on Giannis, and Toronto has a multitude of defenders to throw at him. Milwaukee's also coming off a week of rest so they could get quite rusty. Toronto has and will continue to play great team defense on the road, but Toronto's offense is basically just Kawhi being MJ-esque, with little contribution from anyone else. If my assessment is correct this should be a low-scoring game and a defensive team like Toronto will stay in it till the end. Toronto and UNDER.
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Toronto might not of paid in game 1 but it was the right side. I'm going back to the well again tonight.50%
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What a wild cover in game 1 for the Bucks.
The Raptors definitely had their chances in Game 1 and even had a considerable lead in the fourth quarter before falling apart at the end. While Toronto likely wont see everyone but Lowry go zero for a quarter like they did in Game 1, I don't think Lowry will have that kind of shooting night again. While the Bucks had their own hero in Brooke Lopez, they showed how tough it is to beat the bucks even when they werent firing on all cylinders. Look for the Bucks to put together a complete game here to cover and a 2-0 series lead.
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Toronto Raptors (51% consensus). The top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks rallied to win the series opener and shoot to make it two straight wins over the visiting Toronto Raptors in Friday's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. The second-seeded Raptors led by seven after three quarters in Game 1 before being outscored 32-17 over the final 12 minutes as the Bucks recovered for a 108-100 home victory... http://bit.ly/2B27bSW
Betting Prediction for Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks on May 17, 2019, 8:30 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Milwaukee will Win , Cover the Spread , and the Total will go Under .
The chance of stealing Game 1 slipped through the fingers of the Toronto Raptors vs the Milwaukee Bucks and now they'll have to regroup if they want to even the series tonight in Game 2. The Raptors were outscored 32-17 in the fourth quarter and the Bucks controlled the paint for most of the game, winning points in the paint (44-26), second-chance points (24-13) and fast-break points (25-15).The Bucks opened as 6.5-point favorites with a total of 216.5. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2LHzhJE
The Star: LIVE: Raptors could go up a size in big Game 2 matchup against Bucks
Follow our Raps Tracker for live reaction from Toronto Star sports scribes Doug Smith and Bruce Arthur all game long. Stay tuned to @StarSports and thestar.com/sports for all your post-game reaction.
MILWAUKEE--The Raptors have a big task ahead of them in Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference championship and may go with a big lineup at times to meet it.
Coach Nick Nurse said he was likely to use an all-centre frontcourt of Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka for longer stretches of the second game of the best of seven series with Toronto already trailing the Milwaukee Bucks 1-0.
Raptors HQ: Tactical Issues: How will the Raptors and Bucks adjust in Game 2?
If you're a Milwaukee Bucks fan, there's really nothing surprising or alarming about Game 1. The Bucks are well known to start slow and turn it up a notch throughout the run of a game -- even one in the playoffs, and on as big a stage as the Eastern Conference Finals.
For the Toronto Raptors fan, Game 1 felt like a lost opportunity. That the Raptors came to play, kept the pace up, and held the Bucks at bay for three quarters, while also having a great Kyle Lowry scoring game, made it all the more difficult to digest when they lost.
Official Site of the Raptors: Game 2 Preview: Raptors vs Bucks
Toronto Raptors (0-1) @ Milwaukee Bucks (1-0)
When: Friday, May 17th, 8:30 P.M. ET
Where: Fiserv Forum
Leading into tonight's game:
- Injury report: For the Raptors, OG Anunoby (appendectomy), Jordan Loyd (coach's decision) and Patrick McCaw (personal reasons) are out. For the Bucks, Donte DiVincenzo (Bilateral heel bursitis) and Pau Gasol (left foot surgery) are listed as out.
- Bounce back: The Raptors continue their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Bucks in Milwaukee for Game 2 before the series shifts back to Toronto for Games 3 & 4. After dropping a tough 108-100 decision in Game 1 in on the road, Toronto is hoping to bounce back with a Game 2 victory and tie the series at one game apiece.
Brew Hoop: Bucks vs. Raptors Game Two Preview: Milwaukee Hopes for Home Cooking to Continue
After a thrilling come from behind victory in game one, the Milwaukee Bucks are hoping to put their home stamp on this series and go up 2-0 with a win against the Toronto Raptors.Bucks Update
Milwaukee looked a tad out of sorts offensively in game one, primarily due to their complete inability to stroke the ball from deep. A 6/23 shooting half will do that to you. Toronto was excellent at switching and sending the kitchen sink at Giannis Antetokounmpo to get him out of rhythm going to the basket.
Raptors HQ: Three Questions from the Raptors ahead of Game 2 vs. the Milwaukee Bucks
After a heartbreaking Raptors loss against the Bucks in Game, Kyle Carr of Brew Hoop was kind enough to answer three questions about the series:
*****<strong>Did the </strong><a href="https://www.sbnation.com/nba/teams/toronto-raptors"><strong>Raptors</strong></a><strong> need to win this game, or was there enough encouraging play to signal a competitive series ahead?</strong>
I think this was more of a missed opportunity for Toronto than Milwaukee coming back. The Raptors were out playing Milwaukee for 3.5 quarters and failed to take advantage of the Bucks' poor shooting.
Raptors HQ: Raptors seek Game 2 bounce back against Bucks: Preview, start time, and more
It's true, the Raptors missed a dynamite shot at stealing home court in Wednesday's Game 1 loss to the Bucks. Plenty went their way in the first half: Milwaukee missed open shots, the Raptors drilled theirs, and Kawhi Leonard looked dominant.
Unfortunately, all things faded -- save for Kyle Lowry, who made seven threes and was fantastic -- as the Bucks won the fourth quarter 32-17 and hung on to win 108-100. Did the Raptors miss their best opportunity to win a needed road game? Maybe, maybe not. At the least, we saw a team that was able to dictate pace in the first half, make life difficult for Giannis Antetokounmpo on defence, and silence a raucous Milwaukee crowd that was befitting an Eastern Conference Final.
Fansided: Toronto Raptors Mailbag: Questions after Game 1 loss to Bucks
After a heartbreaking loss at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks, the Toronto Raptors are down 0-1. Toronto led the entire game, but just when it seemed they would take homecourt advantage, Milwaukee stormed back.
With what looks to be a thrilling Eastern Conference Finals, we went to Twitter to find your biggest questions about this series in this week's mailbag.Gautam (@g_malkani) asks: What can Nurse do to give confidence on offence to anyone not named Lowry and Leonard? Also, what is the best way to start the 4th with Leonard getting rest?
One thing Toronto needs to focus on is finding a way to get Pascal Siakam going.
The Star: Green light can be a two-way street for Raptors against Bucks
MILWAUKEE--This is supposed to be Danny Green's time, a proven playoff shooter with vast post-season experience who can get red-hot and steal a game or two for his team at any time.
To say the playoffs have been a disappointment for the 31-year-old Raptors guard is an understatement, and it doesn't take the most analytical of basketball minds to figure out Green has to be better if Toronto is going to prevail in the Eastern Conference final with the Milwaukee Bucks.
He's not getting a lot of shots -- only five in Toronto's 108-100 loss in Game 1 -- and he seems to miss the big ones when they do present themselves, a troubling combination.
Brew Hoop: The Brew Hoop Podcast Episode 29: Bucks Bully Raptors Late to Steal Game One
We're back with another episode of The Brew Hoop Podcast, on a different day this time due to some scheduling conflicts earlier in the week. Did you miss us? Directly after the game last night, Riley, Kyle and I sat down to break down the myriad observations from Milwaukee's massive victory overtaking the Toronto Raptors in game one.
Not only did it illustrate that the Bucks could find a groove, eventually, after such a long time off, but their additional depth and rest seemed to pay off down the stretch when the tired-legs Raptors missed shots throughout the fourth.