Giannis Antetokounmpo Issues Kevin Durant-Esque Warning Before Game 4

Giannis Antetokounmpo Issues Kevin Durant-Esque Warning Before Game 4

This is now a best-of-three series as the teams head back to Milwaukee.

The best-of-seven series is now tied at two wins apiece, but Game 5 will be played at Milwaukee's Fiserv Forum on Thursday.

Leonard gutted out the Raptors' blowout win over the Milwaukee Bucks to even the Eastern Conference final at two games apiece and at times appeared both hobbled and exhausted. A two-time Defensive Player of the Year, he helped limit Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo to 12 points on five-for-16 shooting in Game Three.

Entering Game 4, Toronto's reserves were averaging just 26.0 points per game while Milwaukee's bench was averaging 43.3 points per game. He still gave a gutsy performance, finishing with 19 points, seven rebounds and four steals, but it didn't appear that he was able to carry the same type of burden on the offensive end that he has been for much of the postseason. Then the Bucks overwhelmed the Raptors in Game 2 with a 125-103 win to take a 2-0 series lead back to Toronto. "They just went in". "No one at this time of the season is 100 per cent but you get to a point where you feel good and go into the next game". As such, on the ensuing Milwaukee possession, Antetokounmpo got a switch with Norman Powell on him and also saw the perimeter mismatch of Serge Ibaka on Malcolm Brogdon.

Green's single three-pointer of the night was a key one, coming early in the first overtime period.

Moneyline: The Raptors are +130 underdogs for their second home game of the series after being favored at -140 in Game 3. With an opportunity to gain control of the series in Game 5, Toronto must dig deep as it did in Game 4 of the Conference Semifinals in Philadelphia. Mirotic was 4-for-9. "I know Game 5 is going to be a dog fight". "There's a competitiveness. I think it's a sign of the character of the group", Mike Budenholzer, the Milwaukee coach, told reporters, speaking of his team's knack for avoiding losing streaks. (We've) just got to play with more energy, execute better, but our feeling is the same.

"First of all", Nurse said, "I want them to come in and hold their own defensively and execute the defensive schemes, and I didn't see many problems there".

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