Serge Ibaka (ankle) misses Raptors' practice, should be fine for Tuesday

Serge Ibaka (ankle) misses Raptors' practice, should be fine for Tuesday

In what has become a spring tradition of sorts, the Toronto Raptors lost their first game in round one to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Both players landed spots on the Eastern Conference All-Star team and led Toronto to a 51-31 record. "I haven't thought anything about that". I wish him the best of luck.

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives past Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) during second-half NBA playoff basketball game action in Toronto, Saturday, April 15, 2017. If Lowry is having an off night, they can't afford to have their backup point guard, Joseph, be a non-factor as well.

Game 2 is Tuesday in Toronto. "We've been playing well lately. A lot of people expect a lot from us, to do better than two years ago". "We feel good about ourselves", Antetokounmpo told reporters. "Don't really think (I could play)", he said. However, the Raptors are a better all around team.

The 28-year-old was playign the 90th playoff game of his career and looked right at home putting up 19 points and 14 rebounds in the game.

About the only area of weakness with Antetokounmpo is located on the perimeter, where he isn't exactly known for his jump shot. He's totally different than anything else in our league. "He plays so hard, the kid plays so hard, he has a heart as big as this table, and his compete level, you've got to match his compete level to play against him". "He has got that down".

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Toronto couldn't comfortably get into its half-court sets. The Raptors passed the ball badly, and too much. "It's incredible how hard he's got those guys playing".

Fellow All Star DeMar DeRozan is Lowry's closest friend on the Raptors, but said he hasn't felt the need to deliver any kind of message of support or encouragement to his locker room neighbour.

The Toronto Raptors laid another egg, as they say on Broadway when a show opens disastrously. "These guys we brought, they bring intensity and toughness and they're about winning". Against Brooklyn he rallied from a five turnover game in the opener to score 18 and limit the turnovers to just two in Game 2.

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The crowd is expected to be loud in its support of the Raptors.

"We've got to shut the paint down", he said. "It's like no other, it's pretty cool to be involved (in it)" Kidd said. We've talked about the noise and the communication that everybody has to get on the same page. After another open shot from Ibaka rimmed out, Delly hit a wide open triple as the Raps recovery scramble was late following a magnificent one-handed swing pass from Malcolm Brogdon in the corner.

Kyle Lowry's first-round struggles continued in Saturday's Game 1.

"I'm relishing the moment because I don't know how many more of these I have - hopefully, two or three more - but if not, I'm going to play it like my last so I'm going to give everything I have to this group". "We can't take what we did past year and bring it into this playoffs aside from experience".

The Raptors point guard scored just four points, his fewest in a playoff game since being a Rockets backup in 2009, on 2-for-11 shooting while missing all six of his 3-point attempts. Tucker, on the other hand, has zero National Basketball Association playoff experience.

"We can run the floor on offence better, flow better", Tucker said. "Go out there, be locked in". I was anxious about the Milwaukee Bucks, not him.

Raptors: After playing 418 games over seven seasons, Tucker made his playoff debut. "It's something now that we're not unfamiliar with, being at this point".

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