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Bucks fans bask in glow of Game 1 win in Eastern Conference Finals

Posted at 2:44 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 15:44:51-04

MILWAUKEE — Bucks fans are feeling confident after Wednesday night's Game 1 win in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Milwaukee rallied in the final minutes to defeat the Toronto Raptors 108-100 at Fiserv Forum.

Some Fear the Deer faithful even said they can already smell an NBA title. Milwaukee is now seven wins from a championship.

“It was awesome. Pretty good energy. It was loud, a lot of people,” Brenden Mock said.

Fans, such as Mock and his crew, celebrated all night after the team topped the Raptors. They stopped to refuel at Ma Fischer’s after not sleeping following the game.

Some fans including Alberto Valle even had a chance to party with Shaquille O'Neal at Lucid Light Lounge.

“It was unreal. I wanted to get so close to him, but I couldn’t, obviously,” Valle said.

“It was awesome. Pretty good energy. It was loud, a lot of people.” — Bucks fan Brenden Mock

Although Game 1 is over, the best-of-seven series continues.

Milwaukee is painted in team pride — from the River Walk, to Walker’s Point and neighborhoods in between — and you’ll see "Fear the Deer" plastered just about everywhere you go.

“I think they’re going to win again. I hope that they go as far as possible," another fan said.