The Toronto Raptors have their first lead of the playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Raps beat the Bucks on Monday 118-93 to take the lead 3-2.
“It’s gotta be a confidence builder,” Raptors Coach Dwane Casey said, “in the fact that now guys, they know when they give the ball up that that player has an opportunity to score or has a good rhythm going. That made those 28 assists a lot easier. When that ball’s zinging around and you’re not afraid to give it up, is he gonna catch it, what’s he gonna do with it?”
“I thought guys made excellent decisions out of the double team, out of the trap, and everybody that caught it was ready to play, ready to either drive it, pass it, or shoot it. That’s been our Achilles heel the first few games, our shot preparation, our readiness to play. We have a 0.5 rule and we haven’t been sticking to that very much until tonight.
“We have to do a better job,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. “If they’re going to throw fastballs against our defense, it’s going to put us in harm’s way, and that’s going to lead to them shooting open threes or redriving it and finding the open guys. You give DeRozan and those guys credit. They were moving the ball well tonight.”