Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Bucks Secure Perfect Start To Playoffs

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The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as the Bucks changed the dynamic of their first round playoff series by winning Game 1 in Toronto.

In this edition of the Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we reflect on a memorable Game 1 victory for the Bucks, and dive deep on the various matchups and elements that will remain key as the series progresses against the Toronto Raptors.

Saturday evening was one which will live long in the memory for Bucks fans as Milwaukee’s young team went on the road to beat one of the best teams in the conference, and did so in one of the most raucous buildings in the NBA. Now the Bucks are in a real series having stolen home court away from the off.

Over the exciting week and more of action that now lies ahead, we’ll have no end to analysis and reaction to every single game, including countless articles and regular podcasts. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of that, check in with this column every morning where we’ll round up all of our work from the previous day, as well as sharing some of the best Bucks content from elsewhere around the internet.

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Let’s get down to it:

Best of Behind The Buck Pass From 4/15/17

Milwaukee Bucks Dominate Toronto Raptors In Game 1 On The Road (read here): Joe Osterndorf recapped a night of excitement for the Bucks, as he provided a rundown of the events of the game.

BTBP Roundtable: How Can The Bucks Beat The Raptors (read above): Tim Wray gathered our staff around for an end of season/playoff opening return of our long overdue roundtable series.

Milwaukee Bucks: 5 Keys To Beating The Toronto Raptors (read here): Ahead of the game, Joe Osterndorf ran through some of the most important and potentially decisive elements of this series, picking out his five keys for Milwaukee to advance.

Milwaukee Bucks: 5 Key Stats Ahead of Toronto Raptors Series (read here): Ti Windisch also broke down some of the key aspects of the series, but this time focusing in on some of the most important statistic surrounding the two teams.

Opposition Intel: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors Round One Preview With Brian Boake (read here): Ti Windisch caught up with Brian Boake, the site expert over at Raptors Rapture, to get the Toronto perspective on the players and key talking points in this series.

Milwaukee Bucks: Analyzing Bench Matchup With the Raptors (read here): Lukas Harkins compared the bench units for both teams as he searched to find out which team could have an edge in the second unit.

Win In 6 Podcast #111: Raptors Game 1 Preview, Playoff Rotations (read here): Ti Windisch and I looked ahead to Game 1 on the pre-game episode of our Win In 6 Podcast, focusing in on the shape of rotations and more.

Milwaukee Bucks Preview: Game 1 at Toronto Raptors (read here): Ti Windisch also previewed the game in text form, looking at the keys to victory for both teams, and sharing our staff predictions which were thankfully inaccurate for the most part.

Best of Bucks Across The Internet From 4/15/17

Milwaukee Bucks’ athleticism, defensive intensity rattles Toronto Raptors in Game 1 (read here): John Schuhmann of reports from Toronto after Milwaukee’s shock victory in Game 1, and questions whether this game was just an extension of the Raptors’ strange Game 1 struggles, or if the Bucks have really found something that could turn a series.

Bucks 97, Raptors 83: Defense stymies Toronto in second half (read here): Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Center also has a post-game report from the Bradley Center, where he spoke to Jason Kidd, Greg Monroe, Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Antetokounmpo says he got ‘excited’ to draw late technical (read here): Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel also spoke to Giannis about the dubious technical foul he was awarded late on, with Antetokounmpo stressing his excitement in the moment.

Next: BTBP Roundtable: How Can The Bucks Beat The Raptors?

That’s it for today’s roundup, but we’ll be back to do it all again tomorrow.