Bucks finish with a flourish, rally to top Raptors 108-100 in Game 1 of Eastern Conference Finals
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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MAY 15: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks dribbles the ball while being guarded by Serge Ibaka #9 of the Toronto Raptors in the third quarter in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at the Fiserv Forum on May 15, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Tim Reynolds, AP Basketball Writer
Posted at 10:11 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated2019-05-15 23:55:18-04
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brook Lopez scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied in the final minutes to beat the Toronto Raptors 108-100 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night.
Lopez had a dunk with 2:20 left to put the Bucks ahead for good, added a 3-pointer on the next Milwaukee possession to push the lead to four and the team that finished the regular season with the NBA's best record — after trailing for the overwhelming majority of the game — did just enough in the final minutes to grab the series lead.
Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points and Kyle Lowry added 30 for the Raptors.
Game 2 is Friday night.
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