Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 34 points and grabbed nine rebounds in 47 minutes but went 7 of 13 from the free-throw line.
The real test came in the second half when the Raptors had built the lead up to 25 and looked home and cooled out only to watch the Bucks chip away at the lead as the Raptors offence, which had been running so efficiently bogged down like it never has before.
Instead of making the wrong kind of history, the Raptors are off to face the Cleveland Cavaliers.
If there has been one consistent theme about Toronto in the playoffs, it is inconsistency.
The Raptors, on the other hand, have been battle-tested. It seems insane that Powell didn't play in game one or two and only garbage time in game three. Although, the three games that the Cavaliers won were decided by four points or less.
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We lost two more teams on Thursday night to the National Basketball Association playoffs. That stretch started in 2014, when the Raptors lost a first-round series to the Brooklyn Nets, who were then coached by current Bucks coach Jason Kidd. It was tough. We really didn't realize it until the conference finals when we really looked up and we said 'We've been playing every other day for nearly a month, ' it felt like. For anyone who follows the Raptors closely, this was not particularly surprising.
Cory Joseph had five points in a 9-0 run in the final 2 minutes, including a 3-pointer with 1:27 left, to help stave off the pesky Bucks.
At the time it was hard to argue that the Raptors even had a chance to win the series, as Milwaukee held Toronto to just 46 points through three quarters, with the Raptors finishing the game shooting just 33.8 percent from the field.
It wasn't easy, not at all, but DeRozan came through. The dude has been averaging over 27 points per game, up from his career average 19. Henson has only played three minutes against Toronto. "I had a lane to (drive) at first but I didn't because we were looking for a 3, and then I chose to go".
Antetokounmpo finished 13 of 23 from the field and 2 of 6 in the fourth.
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After looking like they were ready to pull off the biggest upset of the first round, the Milwaukee Bucks find themselves in a must-win situation. The Bucks missed 9 free throws in the final period.
"Our No. 1 thing (Thursday) night is to go in with a warrior's mentality", he told reporters after practice Wednesday.
Despite letting a 25-point lead completely disappear, the shaky Raptors escaped Milwaukee with a harrowing 92-89 win over the never-say-die Bucks to win the first-round series 4-2. Their performance was inspiring, the comeback incredible, but that it was necessary was symptomatic of some of the problems that ailed the team in its three straight losses to end the series.
"It's a thing where, if you see that ball go through the hole a couple times early in the game. hopefully we get him going early, to get his confidence there". In fairness, they couldn't hear anything, because that lead was vanishing like Pepto-Bismol poured down a drain, and it felt like every man, woman and child in Wisconsin was emptying their lungs in the Bradley Center. Led by one of the best backcourts in the game in DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry, Toronto is no stranger to adversity.
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Until that spinoff is officially announced, we'll just be over here playing with our Groot and Rocket action figures, thanks! Guardians of the Galaxy is a good enough movie to support such self-spoofing, and I'm sure the sequel will be too.
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