Milwaukee lost its second straight following a six-game winning streak. Even with a loss on that stage and against that team, the Raptors would be forever linked to one of the most talked about teams in league history. "No one at this time of the season is 100 per cent but you get to a point where you feel good and go into the next game". Only 11 teams in National Basketball Association history have came back from a 3-1 deficit. Tonight he had zero explosion.
"I don't know that we can go any harder at Kawhi than we are", Budenholzer said.
Barkley warned the Bucks that their bench players, who made telling contributions in the Game 1 and 2 wins, must perform more consistently.
For the Bucks, Khris Middleton led the way with 30 points. We kind of survived that game with how poorly we shot the ball, but we haven't had a good shooting game as a team the whole series. The Bucks thrive on the run because they have Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is a cross between LeBron James and Shaquille O'Neal, and a bunch of supporting players who will shoot 3-pointers with impunity. "They can't just play well at home".
"How do [the Bucks] be better?"
"Defensive effort is something that should be stable and should be warranted every single night".
Giannis on trailing 3-2 -- 'We're not gonna fold'
Lowry slipped a pass to a wide-open Siakam, who dunked for a 102-97 Raptors lead, with 16.3 seconds left. The Raptors stumbled out at the start, digging themselves an early 14-point hole with awful shooting.
The Raptors that won this Game 4 by a score of 120-102 were carried by their bench. Kawhi Leonard scored 19 and Serge Ibaka finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds off the bench. Just check out two early dunks from the Greek Freak within the first three minutes of the game. Maybe some of that came down to Kyle Lowry's sore left thumb, and Danny Green's cold shooting hand, and the game-to-game inconsistency of so many other Toronto regulars. We wanted to change that narrative. The game was ugly, but did feature some pretty insane antics from the most famous courtside hype man in the NBA: Toronto superfan Drake. "We really did that".
They knotted the best-of-seven series at 2-2 with Game 5 in Milwaukee on Thursday.
Leonard's decision this offseason could alter the franchise's next decade for all we know.
The coach said he was concerned about Leonard during the game, but added: "I think he's fine". "Hopefully, we'll see. I think he will be aggressive".
At this time of year, you take the wins any way you can get them. "Fred and Norm both gave us dribble penetration and some shooting too".
The Raptors are 2-7 ATS in their last nine against Central Division opponents, but 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games.