Brook Lopez scored a playoff-career-best 29 factors and grabbed 11 rebounds as Milwaukee used a fourth-quarter surge to defeat Toronto 108-100 on Wednesday evening within the opening sport of the Jap Convention Finals.
Lopez scored 13 of his document haul within the last quarter, whereas Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 factors and 14 rebounds for the Bucks who additionally host Sport 2 on Friday.
Malcolm Brogdon added 15 factors off the bench for Milwaukee, whereas Nikola Mirotic scored 13 factors, and Khris Middleton had 11 factors and 11 rebounds.
Kawhi Leonard led the Raptors with 31 factors and 9 rebounds, Kyle Lowry had 30 factors, Pascal Siakam scored 15 factors, and Marc Gasol had six factors and 12 rebounds.
The Bucks trailed for 37 of the sport’s 48 minutes and by as many as 13 factors within the first quarter.
Milwaukee stayed shut sufficient till they may end with a critical kick, scoring the primary eight factors of the fourth quarter to guide by one.
The Raptors missed their final eight photographs and had been outscored 32-17 within the last interval, taking pictures simply 5 of 22.
Toronto is now 3-15 in sport ones, falling to 8-1 in these playoffs when main at halftime, however in a optimistic for the Raptors, Lowry’s seven three-pointers had been a season excessive, a playoff profession excessive and one off his profession excessive.