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"I just knew that he wasn't going to be satisfied with the way he played in the first game".
"He's human. Everyone has a night like that". They had 28 points in transition and whether it's scrambling, multiple efforts, next guy rotating, we didn't do it. In Saturday's game, Middleton had 10 points with nine assists. Milwaukee's star averaged 24.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 7.0 assists in 4 regular-season against the Raptors.
After a shaky loss in Game 1, the Toronto Raptors bounced back with a 106-100 Game 2 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, surviving a late-game onslaught by Greek superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The Raptors needed every bit that Lowry gave them. Every young team has a moment where they take that next step, and go from a young team with potential to something more than that. As the playoffs are just beginning, the Raptors are playing catch up.
"Going out there and taking my shots".
Lowry is being urged to be more aggressive. So we balanced well tonight. The Cavs were just 14 of 27, the kind of performance that often comes back to bite a team - and almost did.
The Raps built that lead up to 13 points, but it never felt comfortable.
With just under 14 seconds remaining, the Raptors were clinging to a two-point lead.
Ibaka, who had 19 points and 11 rebounds in Game 1, sat out Monday's practice with a sprained ankle suffered Saturday night.
Kyle Lowry shrugged off his Game 1 struggles in style, and got the Raptors back on level terms. The Raptors need to find ways to get DeRozan easier baskets. Rookie big man Jakob Poeltl came in to chew up some time early after Jonas Valanciunas picked up a second foul.
Ibaka had just three points in the first half, but was solid in the second, prompting DeRozan to say "Without him, we wouldn't have got this win tonight".
Radulov helps Canadiens beat Rangers 3-1 for series lead
In Montreal , Alexander Radulov scored 18:34 into overtime to complete the Canadiens' comeback in a 4-3 win over the Rangers . The second was a slightly less moronic double-minor on Mats Zuccarello for high-sticking the Canadiens' Andrei Markov.
"We can run the floor on offence better, flow better", Tucker said. But we've had success doing it. A poor fourth quarter was the deal closer.
NEED TO KNOW Boston point guard Isaiah Thomas is preparing to play Game 2 before flying out to Tacoma, Wash., to be with his family to finalize funeral arrangements for his younger sister Chyna Thomas, 22, who died in a auto accident early Saturday. "And I imagine in the playoffs, it's even harder". "But I was going to try to make it".
Iso Joe (21 points, 9-14 FG) has 8 regular season and playoff game-winners in the last 10 seasons.
But if there is a little bit of solace to be found, for the Raptors, in the fact that they often start games, and series, slowly, it's that at least they know what to do now.
The Raptors shot 48 per cent on the night, while holding the Bucks to 41 per cent. However if I have good position under the basket, I can go.
"Giannis is a special player and he can cause a problem by getting two or three players on him", said Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd.
Without Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee closed the quarter on an 11-5 run to take a 75-70 lead into the fourth.
Antetokounmpo made a layup to open the second-quarter scoring and Milwaukee led by 10.
The Toronto Raptors just officially hit the playoffs against the Bucks yesterday.
If the young Bucks, who are making their first post-season appearance in two years, were feeling any playoff jitters, they showed zero from the opening tip-off, finishing the first quarter with a 15-7 run to take a 30-22 lead into the second.
Golden State is the clear-cut favorite but if they were to slip up at all, the Spurs are the team that would immediately benefit. The Cavaliers, the defending National Basketball Association champions, are led by LeBron James, who averaged 26.4 ppg.
With Krejci out, the second line became Riley Nash centering Matt Beleskey on the left and David Backes on the right. Captain Zdeno Chara is also enjoying a bounce-back year as he enters the final hole on the back nine of his career.
The long holidays also afford people who live away from their families the chance to travel back to catch up with affairs at home. There seems to be a lack of good news: leastways, if we took note of what is presented to us over and over, we might think so.
Replays and pictures, retweeted and reposted thousands of times on social media, showed Meeks' right hand touching out of bounds. But with Jackson struggling with his shot and the Tar Heels getting little inside Monday night, Berry responded in a big way.
Having your prior year tax return on hand will not only help reduce errors, but will also help assess your tax situation. Storm victims in Berrien, Cook, Crisp, Dougherty, Turner, and Wilcox Counties have until May 31st to file taxes.
McMaster told Fox News he also supported removing Assad , but said the USA was "not going to be the ones who effect that change". The strike was the first time the US has purposely targeted the Syrian government since the 2011 civil war broke out there.
He's out indefinitely with a calf injury, and Leonard took advantage for his fourth career playoff game of 30-plus points. Middleton's job will be to force DeRozan to play defense so he doesn't have the legs to get those mid-range jumpers off.
A pair of terrible wedge shots led to a nine on the par-5 15th hole, a score that sent him plummeting off the leaderboard . Garcia's best save became a birdie on 13 after his second shot disappeared off a bank toward the tributary of Rae's Creek.
Another reason to offer feedback is this program is essentially an experiment and the IRS and lawmakers are watching it closely. If you discover you have nothing due on that site, then you know you're being contacted by an outfit that is not reputable.
A 2.3 multiplier would give Fate of the Furious a three-day weekend total of $105 million, which is obviously plenty great. They push the laws of physics with their cars (and tanks) and violate character logics when they feel like it.
Spieth said he needs some time to regroup. "There's nothing that says I'm going to play bad or that I should play bad". Other holes at Augusta National are more famous and adorn artwork but few are more hard than the par-4 first hole.
Police Department is operating under - a document which is aimed at ensuring constitutional policing in the territory. Sessions has always been a critic of the consent decree process, calling them "dangerous" in a 2008 report .
Cuomo's college plan gets an 'F'
Most young people with adequate college preparation who come from upper middle-income families are going to college anyway. The New York Times endorsed both Cuomo and his father, Mario Cuomo for governor during their multiple election campaigns.
Vettel leads in Bahrain practice, Hamilton trails
Losing points for a team, particularly when you could have won the race, is definitely painful but I gave it everything I could. Hamilton was catching the German on every lap but ultimately ran out of time and finished nearly seven seconds behind.
Easter will end corruption, recession in Nigeria - CAN
We must lovingly accept one another, extending a helping hand to those around us, regardless of religious affiliations and belief. A Midnight Vigil is conducted on the eve of Easter , followed by "Sunrise Services" on Sunday to signify Jesus' Resurrection.
Stevens: Thomas 'intention to play' after sister's death
There were moments in the beginning of this emotional game when it looked like Isaiah Thomas wasn't going to make it through. Instead, Thomas walked solemnly toward his teammates, who swallowed him into what was essentially a very big group hug.
Playoff Preview: Warriors (1) - Trail Blazers…
It's this momentum that has made Lillard more confident the Blazers can take on anyone, including the league-leading Warriors. Championship teams have that one key contributor that isn't one of the superstars that steps up each season.
Princess Leia won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'!
And yet, of one thing I'm confident: Somehow, in some way, Lucasfilm will ensure that this film is a fitting tribute. Carrie Fisher had passed away in December 2016, only a few days after her mother Debbie Reynolds breathed her last.
Warriors beat Spurs to get edge for play-offs
The latter would be a simple process for the visitors' victory, San Antonio Spurs could not reduce the advantage at any time. Houston cut Golden State's lead down to four, following Patrick Beverley 's steal on Stephen Curry for an easy two.
Russell Westbrook is the MVP, even by your best Harden logic
But those players didn't create as many points through their assists because far more of Harden's dimes went for an extra point. When he averaged a triple-double for the 1961-62 NBA season, that was only good enough for third place in the NBA MVP voting.
Shambolic Gunners Pile Pressure On Wenger
Wenger, who has yet to sign the two-year deal that is on the table for him, said: "I wouldn't say that the players downed tools". But Wenger, who has repeatedly refused to say what he intends to do, was in no mood to discuss his own future after the defeat.
'Itty Bitty' guard big in Bulldogs lore after UConn shocker
TAKING DOWN THE TOP SEEDS: Mississippi State is looking to be the third team in NCAA history to beat three No. 1 seeds. SC players celebrate after defeating Mississippi State 59-49 in the Southeastern Conference Tournament final March 5.