After getting obliterated in Game 2, the Raptors look to avoid going down 3-0 with some help from the home crowd in Toronto. The Raptors missed out on a golden opportunity to close out Game 1, and I would’ve gladly watched that heartbreaking loss again instead of the garbage heap they subjected fans to in Game 2. There wasn’t a single moment on Friday night in which to believe the Raptors stood a chance; early in the first quarter, this game was already a write-off. Marc Gasol failed to set the tone early, fumbling the ball and shakily bricking his jumpers. In the end, he only played 19 minutes as he was rendered entirely ineffective.
The Raptors are going to have to play four perfect games out of the next five to have a chance at advancing past Milwaukee, who put on a clinic last Friday night. The Bucks’ offense was cohesive, the shots were falling and they played hard-nosed defense for much of the game. I’m not going to go on record saying this series is over, but folks: it’s not looking good.
Norman Powell is likely going to see some extended run moving forward to provide the Raptors …
Author: Dylan Litman / Raptors HQ