Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks / NBA – Toronto managed to win Game 3 after two overtimes and reduce its backlog in the series to 2-1. As it was expected we saw a great battle, and all that we expect in this game which will be played in Toronto.
Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks begins 22.05.2019 at 02:30 CET
The Raptors needed to overtimes to finally broke the Bucks resistance and win 118-112. The Raptors could win after the fourth quarter but unluckily for them Middleton equalised the result and after that Siakam missed the last attempt (he also missed free throws 7 seconds before the end). Leonard was on the court for him record setting 52 minutes and he was the best player in his team with 36 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists.
We wrote about Gasol weak performances before and his influence on the Raptors but he woke up in Game 3 and scored 16 points and had 12 rebounds, 7 passes and 5 blocks. Lowry and Powell had to leave the game near the end of Q4 due to six personal fouls. Green shooting from the field was 1/9 but the Raptors didn’t surrender and carried by Leonard and Siakam (25 points and 11 rebounds) they won a very important game.
Probable lineups Toronto Raptors: Lowry, Green, Leonard, Siakam, Gasol
The Bucks didn’t play well but despite that they lost only after two overtimes. If your best player, in this case Antetokoumpo, scores only 12 points (although he had 23 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 blocks) with shooting from the field at mere 5/16, and that two guards Middleton and Bledsoe together shot from the field 6/32, than Mirotic 3/11, and as a team miss even 30 attempts for three points than defeat after overtime doesn’t seem too tragic.
After such poor shooting performances the Bucks can do only better. That should give them hope to make better result in Game 4, regardless that it will be played in Canada. The Bucks starters shot together 19/69, and as a team had even 20 turnovers, which the Raptors turned into 21 points. All these things the Bucks must rectify or improve, of course with better defence on Leonard and Gasol.
Probable lineups Milwaukee Bucks: Bledsoe, Middleton, Antetokounmpo, Mirotic, Lopez
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The fourth game will be even more intensive and many things will be clear after it. The Bucks can only play better, and it is questionable how much Leonard can after being 52 minutes on the court, despite that Raptors’ fans have high hopes for him. On top of it, if the Bucks improve accuracy which was not very high in Game 3 they are more likely to win the game.
Pick: Milwaukee wins (incl. OT)
Odds: 1.71 at bet365 (down to 1.67 can be played)
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