The Bucks lead the Eastern Conference Finals 2-1. With a 2-0 lead in the series the Raptors won in a double overtime thriller. It was on 12 points for the Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard scored 36 for the Raptors. But this won’t happen again.
Giannis just had a bad game, so did Middleton, and Bledsoe. Giannis was 2-7 from the line and was about 31% from the field. Bledsoe missed 13 shots and took 16, and Middleton, their 3-point contest representative, was 1-6 from three. The Bucks clearly had a bad game and they still forced the Raptors to double overtime on the road.
The Bucks are obviously the more superior team. Between their depth and all their starters, and having great defensive physicality and height. They have a shooter in Middleton, a MVP candidate and rebounder in Antetokounmpo, a passer in Bledsoe, and a great sixth man in Brogdon. To add on, they are the only team to have 60 wins this year.
The Raptors have all things the Bucks have like a passer, star and shooter, but aren’t as consistent with those attributes. Lowry has up and down games, they don’t have a dominant rebounder nor a more dominant star or a better shooter. The overall players are better for the Bucks, and the Bucks will finish the series at home in Game 5.