Milwaukee Bucks Preview: Game 1 at Toronto Raptors

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Is it possible to not be excited about Milwaukee Bucks playoff basketball? Even if the Bucks aren’t favored to make it to the second round, their series against the Toronto Raptors has been pegged by a lot of writers to be an exciting one to watch.

The reasoning for that is obvious. Giannis Antetokounmpo is a quickly-rising star, and he’s emerging as one of the best players in the world already. He’s also 22 years old.

Giannis has been in the playoffs before, but he wasn’t close to the caliber player he is now back in 2015. This is an opportunity for Antetokounmpo to prove to everybody he’s one of the best 10 or so players already in the NBA on the biggest stage–the NBA Playoffs.

Predictions and Leaderboard:

Lukas Harkins:  Raptors by 4 — 0-0, 0 point differential

Adam Coffman:  Raptors by 10 — 0-0, 0 point differential

Ti Windisch: Bucks by 6 — 0-0, 0 point differential

Adam McGee:  Raptors by 3 — 0-0, 0 point differential

Tim Wray: Raptors by 8 — 0-0, 0 point differential

Joe Osterndorf: Raptors by 5 — 0-0, 0 point differential

Leander Wallace: Bucks by 4 — 0-0, 0 point differential

Next: The Bucks Recent History Against The Toronto Raptors

The game is Saturday evening at 4:30 p.m. and will be televised on Fox Sports Wisconsin.