Milwaukee Bucks: Grades From 106-100 Loss To Toronto Raptors

Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Milwaukee Bucks played hard in Game 2 of their series with the Toronto Raptors, but were unable to get the victory in the end. How did the starters, bench, coach, and opposition grade?

From start to finish, Game 2 of the Milwaukee Bucks/Toronto Raptors series was extremely fun. It was high-paced, physical, and it once again showed that this will be a fantastic series to watch over the next week or so.

Even on a relatively off shooting night by Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks were just a couple of open shots away from taking their second straight road game from the Raptors.

Yet, behind the combined efforts of star guards Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, the Raptors were able to even up the series as it heads back to Milwaukee.

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Due to the fact that the Bucks were so close to victory in this game, it would be easy to get down on the team for the loss, but let’s quickly shift the focus to the series on the whole.

In a seven-game series, one game is not the only factor that dictates winning or losing. It takes four wins to take the series, and right now both teams need three more to accomplish that goal. Having split the first two road games of the series, three of the final five games of the series will be played in Milwaukee, giving the Bucks the advantage.

In order for the Raptors to make it out of the first round, they need to win at least one game in the BMO Harris Bradley Center. There is still a long way to go in this series, so let’s take a look at how the team, coach, and opposition graded from this game before looking towards Thursday and the first home game of the series.