The Milwaukee Bucks Are Looking Like They Can Take It All The Way This Year
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Replay of last years ECF, it looks like the Bucks have more drive than the Raps
Toronto visited Milwaukee on a moody post Halloween night. This game was a glimpse of what we could see in the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals. After Toronto being down 2-0 in the 2019 ECF, this was the first time these two teams have met since. Mind you, Toronto did end up winning the series, it was still what seemed like a very personal series to both teams. Having Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) winning MVP and Pascal Siakam (TOR) winning the MIP, I think this was one of the most exciting games this season.
The Bucks ran the first half, being up by as much as 26 pts (in the second quarter). Khris Middleton had a nifty reverse layup the help close the half. The Buck's looked like they had more than just Giannis to help them win the game. It was so much a team effort that they never even let the Raptor's come close to gaining the lead.
There were no Anthasis Antetokounmpo but hopefully he will play when they come to Toronto because Giannis is not the only "Greek Freak" anymore!
Fun Fact:On this day (November 3rd 1995) Raptors played their first NBA game at the Skydome in Toronto.
The star of the game? Even though they lost- it had to be Kyle Lowry. He put up 17 pts in the third quarter alone. Including a quick pull up just feet away from the Buck's logo to bring the Raps within 9pts, 87-78. Lowry’s numbers through the first six games of the season are quite impressive averaging 24 pts, 5 reb and 6.8 ast. Lory finished with a (tied) game high 36 pts and 6 ast. Although he was who I thought played the best, you can’t forget about the mentioned above.
The “Greek Freak” is back in the running for MVP this season. He also contributed 36 pts, 15 reb and 8 ast. He lead both teams in stats and shows no signs of slowing down. He can do it on both ends of the court and anywhere on the court at that. He had a cheeky no look pass to Donte DeVincenzo in the third quarter.
Toronto didn't play their best basketball but they also didn't play horrible. Spicy P still contributed quote a bit but that wasn't enough! He put up 16 pts, which is the least amount of points contributed since the start of the season. I think if Toronto wants to make it back to the ECF, or even the post season, they need the whole team to step up and play at both ends of the court. Not just one player a game. In this case it were Kyle Lowry.
Toronto will shake off this loss and have a nice long break then welcome Buddy Heild and the Sacramento Kings Wednesday night at 7:30 pm. The Kings are 1-5 while the Raps stand at 4-2.
115 Milwaukee-105 Toronto