- Raptors senior adviser Wayne Embry, a member of the Hall of Fame, played centre for the Bucks in the 1968-69 expansion season.
"You look forward to the intensity", VanVleet said of the playoffs.
"We are a little more well-rounded I think". Requests for single-game credentials can be made by calling the Bucks PR department at 414-489-2120.
Tipoff for Game 1 is set for 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. He will give Kyle Lowry some fits when Jason Kidd decides to turn to him.
"We feel good about ourselves", Antetokounmpo said.
Meanwhile the Leafs took the first goal down in Washington, D.C.in their second game of round one against the Washington Capitals, the team that bested them 3-2 in overtime in their last matchup on Thursday.
This was exciting news for the Raptors because it meant the team could go back to winning games through defense - "the Casey way". The whole team shot just 28 per cent from distance against the Pacers, and the strangest part of that performance was that the Raptors had a lot of open looks. Shutting DeRozan down would be huge for Milwaukee, because the Raptors don't have anyone else to turn to that can produce the same kinds of numbers that he does. They are a good young team. They are simply a better team.
"I haven't thought anything about that", Antetokounmpo said. They simply can't, because how many plays can do this.
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- The expansion Raptors also started ex-Buck Ed Pinckney. "They've got some talented players".
The big question for Toronto is how All-Stars DeMar DeRozan and Lowry will play. He's been a little bit more consistent this year, but Tucker just gives them another weapon on the defensive end and plays within himself.
Toronto will have home-court advantage with the first two games in Canada.
"We're going to need all that experience when we go into Toronto", Kidd said.
"Now for me the real thing starts". "We've got to be defensive-minded. Again, paying attention to the details and understanding what's happening is going to be key". Toronto took the season series against Milwaukee, 3-1. Milwaukee has won consecutive games against Toronto after losing 13 of the previous 14 meetings. "We want to make sure the next few games we continue to get him back into the rhythm and get everybody used to playing with each other".
"No one playoff game or series is the same". So while he struggled mightily at times in last year's playoffs, he believes he's better prepared a year later.
It was also one of the most efficient years from the floor for the 11-time All-Star, who shot over 51 percent - his highest average while with the Raptors. "Go out there, be locked in". They comprise one of the NBA's best backcourts during the regular season, but both struggled from the field in the 2016 playoffs, a big reason why the Raptors were extended to seven games by in and six by Miami, two clearly inferior teams.
Milwaukee also had second-round draft pick Malcolm Brogdon emerge as a top rookie. With that being said, I still expect the Raptors to win the series in 5 or 6 games. He then played the final three games of the regular season as a tune up for the postseason. We're going in with an underdog mentality to prove people wrong.