When the Milwaukee Bucks last won in the first round of the National Basketball Association (NBA) play-offs in 2001, Giannis Antetokounmpo was only seven years old and struggling through life in Athens.
"I think it's important that we take a second tonight. It's a good night for the Bucks". He's a 40-percent shooter from beyond the arc in his career, and his development could be crucial for the Pistons after Griffin led the team in 3-pointers in 2018-19.
RAPTORS 115, MAGIC 96: Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, Pascal Siakam added 24 and Toronto used another stifling defensive effort to beat visiting Orlando, winning their first-round playoff series in five games.
Breaking their streak of eight straight playoff exits so quickly means Milwaukee has more time to prepare for their next opponent - the Boston Celtics, who are coming off a sweep of Indiana. The task has only gotten more hard, now that Milwaukee's centerpiece is fresh thanks to careful minutes management and flanked by veteran floor-spacers Brook Lopez, Nikola Mirotic and Ersan Ilyasova. The team had success against Milwaukee, past year and now adds two All-Star-level players into the mix, in Irving and Hayward.
Kyle Lowry scored 14 points as the Raptors finished off the Magic easily, bouncing back from a Game 1 defeat to win by double-digits in three of the next four.
The Bucks will face Boston in the second round.
"It's not over", Mitchell said.
Jae Crowder added 23 points, Ricky Rubio tallied 18 points and 11 assists and Derrick Favors finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds for Utah, who trail three games to one. Utah staved off elimination to force Game 5 on Wednesday. He did play more games in the regular season than he had since 2013-14.
"There is no way we were going to go out like that".
James Harden bounced back from a poor shooting night and posted 30 points of his own.
Embiid again shook off a bad left knee and had six points and five rebounds in the first two minutes to chants of "MVP!"