Punched in the mouth in Game 1, counter-punching in Game 2, the team that comes out swinging first in Game 3 will likely win.
"Every screen in the National Basketball Association is illegal", the Milwaukee Bucks' Malcolm Brogdon contends.
The Bucks hound ballhandlers. They've shot 48.1 percent from the field and kept their turnovers under control, but their defense had some bad moments. That can lead to players reducing Giannis' chance to drive by sagging off into the paint, tempting him to shoot from distance instead or pass off to a teammate. That's what happened in the second half on Saturday, and the Raptors - owners of the NBA's best offense through mid-January and its sixth-best overall - looked rattled.
Milwaukee's mental and physical toughness allowed it to respond each time Toronto went on a run Tuesday night, overcoming double-digit disadvantages in the third and fourth quarters. It would also take some old-fashioned shot-making. On the second one, DeRozan placed his crosscourt pass where even the long-armed Bucks couldn't get to it, so all DeMarre had to do was make the easy extra pass to the corner.
"You're playing the same team you played in Toronto", guard Jason Terry said about the youth on the team, "and if you can put together a performance like you did in Game 1, at home, then you can come away victorious. I thought we did a much better job putting on-time, on-target passes".
"I had no idea if we'd be able to draft him", Hammond says. Later in the first quarter, DeRozan got a favorable switch: Mirza Teletovic picked him up on the perimeter.
For example, take these possessions against P.J. Tucker, the Raptors' new defensive stud and best wing defender.
"They're not your typical rookies", Matthew Dellavadova said.
For the Raptors, they can't afford to miss seven free throws as they did in Game 2, 16 in total for the two games. And Kidd's personality is all over this young team, which plays the game hard from tip to horn just as its head coach did. They could've let up, content with stealing home court advantage, but they battled until the very end.
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Within a day, authorities expanded the search nationwide and offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to his capture. Stephens was wanted on an aggravated murder charge in the shooting death of a 74-year-old retired man in Cleveland on Sunday.
Lowry had a bounce-back game, scoring an efficient 22 points after finishing with just four in Game 1.
In the end, it was just too much Kyle Lowry.
When Giannis gets so aggressive and reaches fifth gear, that combination of strength and length really can't be stopped. When help defenders converged, he passed it to Tucker in the corner, which triggered two more passes and another 3 for Joseph. Which, seeing as he can simultaneously cover centers and point guards alike at the other end of the floor, completes the package of the Greek Freak. Also notable: the Raptors had 24 assists on their 37 field goals.
The Bucks should be happy with themselves after the Game 2 despite the loss, as they managed to compete and create a chance to win against the good version of Toronto.
"That's what it has to be", Patterson said. We want to continue to take his numbers down as much as we can.
Fittingly, this series is all knotted up with Game 3 looming as that potentially series-altering tip, hoops history on the side of Thursday's victor.
The victor of that series will take on the victor between the third-seeded Raptors and sixth-seeded Bucks in the second round, and this matchup could go the distance of seven games based on the results of the first two. The second one went down to the final seconds, with the Raptors losing a lot of their rhythm in the final frame.
They will need better production out of Malcolm Brogdon, however. Casey, though, liked how his team stretched out the traps, got the ball to the weak side and made the Bucks' rotations longer than usual.
The former Juventus coach said he was not anxious about the pressure mounting over the final six games, however. Otherwise we must clap another team". "We lost two games, but these two games were totally different".
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Si officiellement rien n'est acté, Henrique semble avoir une longueur d'avance dans l'esprit des décideurs du club francilien. Il a découvert Hulk, Falcao et même Javier Pastore qu'il n'a pas réussi à faire signer à Porto pour des raisons financières.
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A spokeswoman for Mr Corbyn insisted Labour's position, backing a "meaningful vote" in Parliament, had not changed . And Labour in this election will be part of a movement of the British people to make that change .
The Labour leader said despite trailing Theresa May in the polls, the election was not a " foregone conclusion ". He added: "The Liberal Democrats have grasped the political challenges of the 21st century".
I would imagine if Donald Trump gets a look at this he'll claim it was photoshopped and that way more players were there. Trump praised catches made by Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman, and the coaching decisions of Bill Belichick.
Les trois derniers ont d'ailleurs porté plainte ce lundi 17 pour " violences en réunion dans une enceinte sportive". Le SC Bastia jouera donc sans doute la fin de saison sur terrain neutre pour les matchs à domicile.
Chelsea have to win six finals to win EPL title, claims Conte
Chelsea's preparations for the game were affected by the loss of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois with an ankle injury during the week. Tottenham have enjoyed a fine season and now sit in second place behind Chelsea in what has been an enthralling title race.
Apple is going to start testing self-driving cars
Apparently, the company will instead focus on developing self-driving technology, just like its all-time competitor, Google . By no means does this confirm an "Apple Car", in fact the permit granted to Apple covers the use of Lexus RX450h vehicles.
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Luckily, there will be a limited commercial release of Fusion by the end of 2017, when more details on pricing will be revealed. You won't find it sitting on a shelf at your local sports store or in the hands of some surfer, at least not yet.