Associated Press Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) is fouled by Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during the second half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference final in Milwaukee on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:08 pm
Bucks finish with a flourish, rally to top Raptors 108-100
TIM REYNOLDS | Associated Press
MILWAUKEE – Brook Lopez scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied in the final minutes to beat the Toronto Raptors 108-100 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night.
Lopez had a dunk with 2:20 left to put the Bucks ahead for good, added a 3-pointer on the next Milwaukee possession to push the lead to four and the team that finished the regular season with the NBA's best record – after trailing for the overwhelming majority of the game – did just enough in the final minutes to grab the series lead.
Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points and Kyle Lowry added 30 for the Raptors.
Game 2 is Friday night.