Five thoughts on last night’s Game 1: Bucks 108, Raptors 100

The Raptors gave an A1 effort, but their tired legs caught up to them, and the Bucks shook off the rust just in time to take the W. Last night’s opening game of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks was an interesting case study in the old “rest vs momentum” debate. The Raptors looked crisp early, were executing their game plan on offense and were locked in on defense, while the Bucks were cold, slow getting into their actions and were getting beaten on the glass.
But as the game went on, it all flipped: The Raptors (not named Kyle Lowry) slowed down and started missing everything, the Bucks started pulling in all the rebounds and hitting their shots… and ultimately, ran off a game-sealing 10-0 run in the final three minutes as the Raptors ran out of steam.
And now the Raptors are in a 1-0 hole.

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Author: Josh Kern / Raptors HQ

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