On May 22, Beijing time, the NBA Eastern Final played again. The Raptors defeated the Bucks 120-102 at home, drawing the series to a 2-2 draw.
The Raptors' 6 players scored in double figures, Lori had 25 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists, Leonard had 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals, Norman Powell had 18 points; The Bucks had 30 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists, and the Alphabet Brothers had 25 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists.
Star of the game: Raptors play team basketball
In this game, the Raptors played a typical team basketball, and everyone played a key role. Lori and Xiaojia felt hot at the beginning, helping the Raptors get through the difficulties. Ibaka broke out in the second quarter, Leonard recovered in the second half, and Van Fritt and Powell also played an important role, both in attack and defense, The Raptors have achieved the utmost, and this victory belongs to everyone in the Raptors team.
At the highlight moment, Leonard cut the ball into the restricted area in the third quarter. Facing the cover of Leonard, he jumped up and smashed the ball into the basket through him. This scene undoubtedly became the best scene of the game. In the first attack of the first quarter, Brother Alphabet completed a single handed smash with two people in a row. After receiving the ball from the baseline, Brother Alphabet shook little Gasol. When Leonard stepped forward to help defend, Brother Alphabet was still not afraid, shook off the small card, and reached the basket to complete a single handed smash.
Ibaka grabs offensive rebounds and completes wild dunk
In the next quarter's game, Ibaka played the role of X factor. He was passionate on the offensive end. In one attack, Ibaka grabbed an offensive rebound on the head of Brother Alphabet, and then completed a powerful double handed smash, which made the scene thoroughly boiling. Gags of this game: Leonard iced his knee off the court. In the last game, Leonard's left knee was suspected of being injured during a layup. In this game, when he was sitting on the bench, the camera caught a shot, and his knee had been covered with thick ice bags.
Brother Alphabet's free throw was booed by Raptors fans. At the first free throw in the first quarter, Brother Alphabet gave a free throw. After seeing such a scene, Raptors fans were jubilant.
Game review: As soon as the Raptors beat the Bucks lightly, Brother Alphabet showed a strong offensive aggressiveness. He attacked the restricted area continuously, including two times of violent dunks, leading the Bucks to make a dream start of 12-5, forcing the Raptors to request a pause. After coming back, Lori took the lead in the attack. He made all the first four shots and scored 12 points. Xiao Jia also played the role of Gao Cannon in the outside and hit two three points. Although Leonard was restricted by his opponent in the first quarter, the Raptors tied the score to 22 in the middle of the quarter with the excellent performance of other players. After that, the scores of the two teams kept biting. With Leonard making two free throws and one hit, the first quarter ended, and the Raptors took a 32-31 lead.
Back in the next quarter, Ibaka played the role of a strange soldier. He turned the tide in the interior and helped the Raptors hit a 9-0 attack to establish a 10 point lead. Middleton threw a shot, but Ebacca once again turned a blind eye with a sharp spike. Since then, the Bucks have been struggling to catch up with the score. When there are 3 minutes left in this section, George Hill made two free throws to help the Bucks catch the score to 48-52. Raptors stopped bleeding in time, and the team blossomed in many places. Powell hit three points, and Lori frequently entered the restricted area to kill. At the end of the half court, Raptors led by 65-55. Ibaka scored 10 points from 5 of 7 shots in a single quarter, with the Raptors and Bucks scoring 28-8 points as substitutes.
In the second half, it was easy to fight again. In the first half, Leonard made 1 of 5 shots and recovered. His violent dunk caused Brother Alphabet's foul to hit 2+1, showing his arrogance. The Raptors still hold a double-digit lead. When Pau Gasol scored three points with eight minutes left in this section, the Raptors were 76-62 ahead. The Bucks then launched a 9-1 attack, and after Middleton hit a jumper, the difference between the Bucks was close to 6 points. Siakam completed his dunk, and Powell and Leonard also attacked successfully one after another. The Raptors dampened their opponents' counterattack. When Powell scored three points with 36 seconds left in this section, the Raptors' lead reached 16 points. At the critical moment, Brother Alphabet hit a long-range shot against the defense on the outside. At the end of the third quarter, the Bucks fell 81-94 behind.
In this game, the Raptors' players broke out in turns. At the end of the game, Van Fritt began to make threats. He shot from inside out to lead the Raptors to hit a 10-3 attack. After Powell's quick attack layup, the Raptors were 104-84 ahead. Middleton hit two goals in a row, and the Bucks hit a wave of 9-3 to close the gap to 14 points. Xiao Jia's layup was successful, Leonard also hit three points, and the Raptors responded with a wave of 7-0 to stabilize the situation. The game lost suspense, and the two sides replaced the main players one after another. Finally, the Raptors easily defeated the Bucks by 120-102.