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Rapid Recap: Raptors 123, Bucks 116

Bucks can’t overcome the visiting Raptors

NBA: Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

In a possible preview of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Toronto Raptors marched into Fiserv Forum and left victorious, 123-116.

This game had a little bit of everything. Back and forth, classic Giannis, classic Kawhi, and overall 10/10 entertainment. It’s clear that these teams are the cream of the crop and tonight’s game proved it even further.

In the end, Toronto would come out on top. At times, it really did seem like it was a slanted table at times, as the refs’ whistle never favored Milwaukee.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks, finishing with a sturdy MVP performance of 43 points and 18 rebounds. Toronto would have a variety of scorers post respectable outcomes. Kawhi Leonard was at the forefront with 30 points. Pascal Siakam was impressive all night long and posted a 30 point performance as well. Serge Ibaka had another impactful game against Milwaukee, putting forth a 25 point, nine rebound, and five assist effort.

Stat That Stood Out

Let’s go with George Hill for this one. For a player who has been struggling to find his shot lately, he really stepped up when the lights were the brightest, scoring 11 points. He’d be a strong force off the bench, especially in the fourth. Fingers crossed that this helps him bring the same mantra moving forward and keeps the confidence flowing. For Toronto, Fred VanVleet was massive in the absence of Kyle Lowry. He played the role of a pest flying around and annoying the Bucks defense, as his 21 points exhibited.