Aftermath: Recapping the Bucks' Game 1 victory over Toronto


We break down the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals, in which the Milwaukee Bucks did not shoot well but still managed to defeat the Toronto Raptors 108-100.

Some of the biggest storylines:

  • Brook Lopez scored a playoff career-high 29 points to spark the Bucks and their rally in the second half
  • After shooting 6-34 from three through three quarters, Milwaukee finished 11-44 from deep with a 5-for-10 effort in the fourth quarter. Still only 25%, but the Bucks won
  • Despite shooting 39% overall, Milwaukee won by eight points
  • The Bucks' bench is much deeper than Toronto's and Malcolm Brogdon led the charge with 15 points as a reserve

Listen after every Bucks' playoff game for our postgame show!

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Toronto Raptors v Milwaukee Bucks - Game One

Toronto Raptors v Milwaukee Bucks - Game One

Bucks survive Game 1, rally to defeat Raptors 108-100 - Thumbnail Image

Bucks survive Game 1, rally to defeat Raptors 108-100

Highlights: Bucks 108, Raptors 100 - Game 1 - Thumbnail Image

Highlights: Bucks 108, Raptors 100 - Game 1

Reaction: Bucks take down Raptors in Game 1, 108-100 - Thumbnail Image

Reaction: Bucks take down Raptors in Game 1, 108-100

Brook Lopez was the key for the Bucks in Game 1 win over Toronto - Thumbnail Image

Brook Lopez was the key for the Bucks in Game 1 win over Toronto

Bucks Take 1-0 Lead On Raptors  - Thumbnail Image

Bucks Take 1-0 Lead On Raptors

Brook Lopez was HUGE for the Bucks in game 1 - Thumbnail Image

Brook Lopez was HUGE for the Bucks in game 1

Facial Expression Battle: Budenholzer And Nurse - Thumbnail Image

Facial Expression Battle: Budenholzer And Nurse