Raptors rout Bucks to even East Finals series at two games apiece
by Reynald Magallon, May 22, 2019 12:07pm
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The Toronto Raptors routed the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 in the Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals at the Scotiabank Arena on Monday (Philippine time) to tie the series at two games apiece.
The Raptors seemed to finally found their groove after Game 3's double OT win. Toronto banked on their balance offense this time with six players scoring in twin digits for them. The Raptors took the lead for good at the start of the second frame and never looked back since then as they fended off every Bucks uprising in the second half.
Milwaukee still had their chance at the start of the fourth frame down by just 13, 94-81. But the Bucks allowed the Raptors to embark into a 10-3 flurry to build a 20-point lead which proved to be the turning point as Milwaukee failed to recover since the.
The Raptors notched two straight wins after ending the Buck's six game winning streak whose last loss came way back in the Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Semis showdown against the Boston Celtics. They also tied the series which now trimmed to a virtual Best-of-3.
Kyle Lowry spearheaded the Raptor with 25 points while Kawhi Leonard added 19 points as he bucked fatigue after playing close to an hour in Game 3. Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka contributed 17-points apiece.
Khris Middleton topscored for the Buck with 30 while Giannis Antetekounmpo bounced back from a measly 12-point performance and unloaded 25 points.
Eastern Finals series will go back to Milwaukee for the Game 5.
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