DeRozan, Raptors rebound from tough outing, jolt Bucks

Toronto Raptors have no injuries reported.

But the bad taste of that debacle persists, despite the fact that Toronto holds home-court advantage as the first-round playoff series - tied two games apiece - switches to the Air Canada Centre for Game 5 on Monday night.

Game 4 of the Raptors and Bucks series tips off at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sportsnet One.

Tony Snell had 19 points to top Milwaukee.

These Bucks got the Raptors down and didn't let them up. Lowry answered with a bucket before setting up another basket with a drive-and-dish to center Jonas Valanciunas for a layup in traffic.

On the night, Milwaukee committed 21 turnovers, by far the highest total by the Bucks after four games.

Milwaukee's offense was in rhythm all night. The Raptors and their playoff-tested backcourt looked nothing like the crew that held off the Bucks in Game 2 in Toronto. They didn't, thanks in part to Khris Middleton's continued hot streak in the series (he finished with 20, majority coming in the first half when the Bucks made sure to put the game away) and some fantastic bench performances, led again by Greg Monroe (16 points, 7 rebounds).

With about 6 minutes left in the second quarter, the Raptors had called their fourth timeout while trailing by 31.

"We know what to expect from them", Casey said.

Antetokounmpo got off to a choppy start after missing five of his first six shots. The first ball tip-off of the Game 3 is scheduled on 03:00 pm ET. The 6-foot-4 Powell offered more quickness to counter the athletic Bucks.

"The time will come when we will get back out on there on the court but in the meantime try not to go insane in two days of waiting", DeRozan said. Nobody struggled more than shooting guard DeMar DeRozan, who missed all eight of his attempts from the floor and finished with eight points for the game.

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Bouncing back from adversity isn't new for Toronto. "Understanding the moment, understanding we've been in Game 5s and we have had opportunities to close out big games like this. Forcing DeRozan and Lowry into tough shots and try to make everybody else make plays", Middleton said. "You give something or take away something, it's on us to figure out what it is we can get, or what it is we can take away".

The Bucks seemed to match the Raptors' intensity Saturday, especially on defense, but their inability to score consistently against Toronto's ramped-up defense led to frustration, which led to players trying to do too much, which led to turnovers and forced shots, which led to them being outscored by 11 points in the second half. If the Raptors lose the next game don't even look for me, just listen for the screaming. The Raptors were only slightly better with the ball, but their defense set the tone.

The Bucks' Kidd said it was the move they were expecting coming into Game 4 so taking him at his word, it means the Bucks were prepared for the change and still didn't react well to it.

There was no blowout loss to the Bucks, it was the other way around.

The first half ended in a 41-41 tie.

A free throw by Antetokounmpo with five-and-a-half minutes left pulled the Bucks to within five points, but the Raptors, who led the league in comeback victories this season, didn't get frazzled. "We didn't come out with the sense of urgency that we needed".

In the second quarter, directly in front of a referee, a frustrated Lowry lashed out with his arm toward Dellavedova's head.

The Bucks led 32-12 after the first quarter and piled on to win 104-77.

The Hawks were never seriously challenged by the Wizards, who were essentially a one-man team.

Kidd has urged his team to play "aggressive and desperate", two traits that come easily to a team with a young core lacking a lot of playoff experience. Leonard scored the Spurs' final 16 points in the fourth and Conley also had 16 between the fourth and OT.

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