Raptors waste big games from Lowry, Leonard in Game 1 loss

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The Toronto Raptors wasted strong performances from Kyle Lowry and Kawhi Leonard as the Milwaukee Bucks took Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, 108-100.

Leonard finished with 31 points while Lowry contributed 30 of his own. Brook Lopez paced Milwaukee with 29 points, while MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 in the victory.

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The Raptors were ultimately done in by a brutal fourth quarter where they were outscored by 15 points. Lowry was the only Toronto player to make a field goal in the final period.

After struggling from long distance against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Raptors finally turned in a decent three-point shooting night, converting on 36 per cent of their attempts. Lowry himself finished 7-of-9 from beyond the arc, which makes the loss sting even more.

Game 2 of the series goes Friday night in Milwaukee.

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