Raptors coach Dwane Casey made a key lineup change in Game 4, inserting second-year guard Norman Powell into the starting lineup in place of big man Jonas Valanciunas.
To be sure, the Bucks are a player or two away.
Casey said again on Thursday night that his playoff-tested team knows how to respond from adversity.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 30 points Monday with Carroll suggesting the Raptors may have to take a more physical approach to guarding the Greek Freak.
INJURY UPDATE: Khris Middleton missed practice Wednesday with a bug that has been bothering the Bucks' second-leading scorer all week.
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But the Raptors snapped out of their stupor in the final few minutes, with DeMar DeRozan taking charge. The Raptors had the deeper and more talented roster. 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. Ibaka leads in rebounds with 7.6 and in blocks with 2.4 per game.
If the Bucks had managed to upset Toronto, then it would start a stream of stories about how Antetokounmpo represents the future of the league and they might be the eventual heir to the Cavs' throne in the East. Milwaukee didn't get it done, but both of those things could still be true.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Bucks are the slight favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -1.5 points against the Raptors.
The slide continued for Milwaukee as the third quarter began. He made his mark - scoring in the paint, drawing fouls, patrolling the boards and generally aggravating Greg Monroe. That lead would eventually reach a disappointing 20 points, and Milwaukee never could conjure up an answer. That provided Toronto with a 25 point cushion. He is averaging 27.3 points on the road but just 16.5 at home in the series.
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"Them talking, calming us down in the huddle being those leaders and just reassuring us we were fine", Patrick Patterson said. "I don't care who you are, what team you are, it's very hard to do".
"Sometimes we make it hard on ourselves, but we're going to go down swinging". "So, for us, it's just staying in character". First of all, those guys (Bucks) did a heck of a job.
"We've done it in the first four games, but that last game we got out of character right off the bat. We fell into the trap". Instead, Toronto will limp into the second-round, winning the series in the most Raptors way ever with a 92-89 victory. Kyle Lowry added 13 points for the Raptors, who shot 45.7 percent. He excelled as the screener on the pick-and-roll with DeMar DeRozan.
The Raptors can finish off the Milwaukee Bucks and move on to a rematch with the Cleveland Cavaliers, while the Spurs can knock out the Memphis Grizzlies and secure a Lone Star State tussle with the Rockets.
Entering the series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, expect Powell to be back on the bench because of the Cavaliers' frontcourt duo of Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson.
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