Milwaukee Bucks Preview: Game 3 vs Toronto Raptors

Apr 15, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Milwaukee Bucks guard Jason Terry (3) talks to forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) on the bench during a break in the action against the Toronto Raptors in game one of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre. Milwaukee defeated Toronto 97-83. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 15, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Milwaukee Bucks guard Jason Terry (3) talks to forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) on the bench during a break in the action against the Toronto Raptors in game one of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre. Milwaukee defeated Toronto 97-83. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 18, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) slaps hands with guard Matthew Dellavedova (8) after making a basket as Toronto Raptors guard Demar DeRozan (10) looks on in game two of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 18, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) slaps hands with guard Matthew Dellavedova (8) after making a basket as Toronto Raptors guard Demar DeRozan (10) looks on in game two of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports /

Finale

Milwaukee Bucks fans are incredibly excited, and they should be. The Bucks stormed into Toronto and took Game 1 with force, and then nearly won Game 2 as well. Coming back to Milwaukee up 2-0 would’ve been fantastic.

Being tied 1-1 after playing two road games against the higher-seeded team is not exactly a bad result either. The Bucks essentially have home court advantage for the rest of the series now–out of the five remaining games, three of them are in Milwaukee.

All the Bucks need to do is win those home games to win this series. Seeing how they look on Thursday will be illuminating–will the Raptors ‘Fear the Deer’, or will Milwaukee have to focus on ‘Owning the Future’ some more?

Predictions and Leaderboard:

Zach Pellowski: Bucks by 14 — 1-1, 10 point differential

Leander Wallace: Bucks by 9 — 1-1, 17 point differential

Lukas Harkins:  Bucks by 2 — 1-1, 19 point differential

Joe Osterndorf: DNP — 1-1, 19 point differential

Jay Spanbauer: Bucks by 4 — 1-1, 21 point differential

Ti Windisch: Bucks by 11 — 1-1, 24 point differential

Adam Coffman:  DNP — 1-1, 25 point differential

Tim Wray: Bucks by 5 — 1-1, 26 point differential

Adam McGee:  Bucks by 15 — 0-2, 31 point differential

Next: Win In 6 #114: Revenge Of The Raptors

The game is Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. and will be televised on NBA TV and Fox Sports Wisconsin.