Now it’s a series in the Eastern Conference finals as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4.
The series is tied 2-all, and Game 5 will be played on Thursday in Milwaukee 8:30 p.m. ET, TNT.) The Raptors ensured they will return to Toronto for a Game 6 while Golden State sits home, rest and awaits the winner in the NBA finals.
With Toronto star Kwahi Leonard less than 100%, the Raptors put together their best performance of the series. Kyle Lowry led the Raptors with 25 points.
“This was one of the nights that we knew Kwahi was a little bit limited and we had to come out and be aggressive for him,” Lowry said.
In one of the best all-round victories of this post-season, six Raptors scored in double figures. Norman Powell had 18 points, Serge Ibaka had 17 points and 13 boards, Marc Gasol scored 17 points, and VanVleet chipped in with 13.
For the Bucks, Khris Middleton scored game high 30 points, while Giannis Antetokounmpo had 25 points and 10 rebounds.
The home team has win all four games in the series so far.