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Owen Stevens
April 17, 2017

There was a tightness around the team, with even the usually calm and collected Casey sniping with critics a bit following a Game 1 loss against Indiana.

"I think that's our challenge in Game 1", Casey said.

"If I had the answer, maybe we would have pulled it out tonight", DeRozan said. "I'm not going to get blindsided by seeing Milwaukee". Their lone win in a series opener came in 2002 in the second round against Philadelphia. The team has a solid blend of role players and star power that can give it a chance to make a splash in the playoffs. I think [the trades] were huge for Toronto.

Toronto acquired Tucker from the Suns at the deadline, and he has been a big part of the Raptors strong second half without Lowry. "We didn't play with any pace, any rhythm, any movement".

Mar 10, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9). "If they're the aggressor, they're going to win the game, we've got to be the aggressor, we've got to be aggressive, we've got to go out and make them work on the defensive end". "If he misses a shot it's not going to be because of the playoff jitters, because he's a man".

The three-time all-star summed up his night as "super frustrating".

"They really get behind their team and we've talked about it", says Head Coach Jason Kidd, "We've talked about the noise and the communication that everybody has to be on the same page". Both players should shoot much better this postseason. A lot of things that I did tonight didn't help my team win'.

After missing the final game of the regular season with an illness, DeMar DeRozan is expected to be ready for Saturday's game. But they were schooled by a Bucks squad Saturday that started a pair of rookies in Thon Maker and Malcolm Brogdon and is led by the 22-year-old Antetokounmpo, nicknamed the "Greek Freak".

"We've been fighting uphill for the last two or three games and that is something we wanted to make sure we fixed when we came out", Casey said. The Raptors actually tied Cleveland with identical 51-31 records, but the Cavs own the tiebreaker, thus earning the #2 seed.

The 15th overall selection of the 2013 draft, a guy who Raptors GM Masai Ujiri was high on but without a pick that year never had a chance to draft, though remains a guy without a trustworthy National Basketball Association jump shot. But the Raptors are a playoff-tested team after taking the eventual-champion Cavaliers to a sixth game in the conference finals a year ago.

"We just trusted one another defensively and we just ran", Antetokounmpo said. "We got a lot of open looks and we were able to knock some (shots) down".

Milwaukee goes as superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo goes. "We will figure it out. Nobody else", Casey said. "It's not a good feeling".

The Milwaukee Bucks will tip off the 2017 NBA Playoffs in Toronto on Saturday, April 15, at 4:30 p.m. CT. This season, he has perfected his midrange-free throw strategy; almost 60 percent of his points are from the midrange area or the charity stripe. Lowry leads in steals with 1.5 and in assists with 7.0 per game.

TORONTO (AP) - The Milwaukee Bucks left the Toronto Raptors behind - again. The Bucks took great care of the ball, with only five turnovers, and attempted 10 more shots from the field than the Raptors. Toronto backed into the game as they normally do giving up 30 points in the first quarter, but it has happened so often most Raptors fans are likely numb to it by now.

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