Review Written by Adam Garfield (@AdamThe6God)
DeMar DeRozan OWNED the 1st quarter. The kid from Compton dropped 21 points on 7/9 shooting. Toronto shot fairly well from three, converting 5 out of their 9 shots from behind the arc. Bucks' Maker kept Milwaukee in the game with 8 points, but Toronto still maintained the lead. The Raptors lead 35-30 going into the 2nd quarter.
Toronto and Milwaukee went back and forth for the majority of the 2nd quarter, with no team gaining the edge. With 5:12 left in the half, Raptors guard Delon Wright converted a tough And-1 layup where he scooped it to the other side of the basket and finished it with his left hand. The crowd at the Air Canada Centre went wild after this play and energized the Toronto bench. DeRozan ended the 1st half by hitting a three-pointer with 2.4 seconds left. The Raptors were leading 60-56 going into halftime.
The Raptors backcourt combined for 15 points in the 3rd, which accounted for more than half of Toronto's points in the quarter. Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 9 points, while his teammate Khris Middleton put up 8. The Bucks turned the ball over 4 times and allowed Toronto to keep their lead. The Raptors lead 88-84 entering the 4th quarter.
DeMar DeRozan scored 12 points in the quarter, but Milwaukee was able to stay in the game, and eventually take the lead. With about one minute left in the game, Kyle Lowry hit a clutch three-pointer to tie the game at 112-112. The Bucks went on the hit a jump shot, but DeMar DeRozan matched it with 2 free throws. In the final seconds of regulation, DeRozan played lock-down defense on Malcolm Brogdon, and forced him to miss the game winning shot. The scored was tied 114-114 going into overtime.
Similar to every other quarter in this game, DeMar DeRozan put the team on his back and led the charge. DeMar put up 8 points and iced the game with 2 free throws. Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe scored 11 points, but that wasn't enough to win the game over the Raptors. Toronto defeated Milwaukee 131-127.
DeMar DeRozan: *52pts, 5 rebounds, 8 assists
Kyle Lowry: 26pts, 6 rebounds, 6 assists
Serge Ibaka: 11pts, 8 rebounds
Fred VanVleet: 11pts
Delon Wright: 8pts
Jonas Valanciunas: 6pts, 5 rebounds
*Franchise record for points scored in a game
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