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.
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.
#WeTheNorth field goals in 4th quarter
Kyle Lowry: 5-for-7
Rest of Team: 0-for-15
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) May 16, 2019
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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